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Justice Thomas Embraces Anti-Gay Activists Ahead of Marriage Cases

Filed by John M. Becker | January 23, 2015 | 3:30 PM | comments

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the issue of marriage equality, Justice Clarence Thomas grabbed a photo with two of the nation's most prominent proponents of marriage discrimination.Read More


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Wingnuts and the State of the Union

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 22, 2015 | 3:00 PM | comments

President Obama's State of the Union Address, complete with a "mic drop" moment, couldn't have annoyed Republicans more if he'd entered to the theme from "Rocky" and exited to "How Ya Like Me Now."Read More


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Starkville Overrides Mayor's Veto, Repeals Pro-LGBT Measures

Filed by John M. Becker | January 22, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

The city council in Starkville, Mississippi voted Tuesday night to override the mayor's veto of a measure repealing the city's historic anti-discrimination resolution and ending domestic partner health insurance coverage for city employees.Read More


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Colin Farrell Passionately Backs Marriage in Ireland

Filed by John M. Becker | January 21, 2015 | 5:00 PM | comments

Actor Colin Farrell, who has a gay brother, is speaking out passionately in favor of marriage equality in his native Ireland.Read More


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Chile Advances, Macedonia Regresses on Relationship Rights

Filed by John M. Becker | January 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM | comments

A civil unions bill advances in Chile, but a marriage discrimination amendment moves forward in Macedonia.Read More


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Lawmakers in Two States Introduce 'Ex-Gay' Bans

Filed by John M. Becker | January 20, 2015 | 3:00 PM | comments

Lawmakers in Virginia and Illinois have introduced bills that would ban the discredited and dangerous practice of "ex-gay" therapy from being offered to minors.Read More


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Trans Woman Picked as PA's New Physician General

Filed by John M. Becker | January 20, 2015 | 11:30 AM | comments

Pennsylvania governor-elect Tom Wolf has appointed Dr. Rachel Levine as the state's physician general. If confirmed by the state senate, Levine will be the first trans woman to hold that position.Read More


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Ireland's Health Minister Comes Out as Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | January 20, 2015 | 9:00 AM | comments

Ireland's Minister of Health, Leo Varadkar, came out as gay on Sunday. He is the country's first openly gay government minister.Read More


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Wingnut Week in Review: Benghazi to Beyoncé

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 18, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

From Benghazi and Beyoncé to the terrorist attack in Paris, this week was a smorgasbord of wingnuttery.Read More


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Holder: Feds Will Back Marriage Equality at SCOTUS

Filed by John M. Becker | January 16, 2015 | 7:00 PM | comments

"We expect to file a 'friend of the court' brief... that will urge the Supreme Court to make marriage equality a reality for all Americans."Read More


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What if We Lose at the Supreme Court?

Filed by John M. Becker | January 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM | comments

Marriage equality advocates are optimistic about our chances in front of the Supreme Court this spring. But it never hurts to ask: what happens if we lose? Lambda Legal's Jon Davidson has an answer.Read More


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BREAKING: SCOTUS GRANTS REVIEW in Marriage Cases

Filed by John M. Becker | January 16, 2015 | 3:32 PM | comments

This just in: the U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to hear the Sixth Circuit marriage cases, meaning we're likely to get a decision on nationwide marriage equality by June.Read More


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Judge Orders Michigan to Recognize 300 Legal Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | January 15, 2015 | 11:15 AM | comments

A federal judge ruled today that Michigan must recognize the approximately 300 legal same-sex marriages performed in the state in March. The ruling has been stayed.Read More


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Russia Backs Away from Trans Driving Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | January 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

Transgender Russians will not be forced to give up their driving privileges after all, according to reports.Read More


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BREAKING: South Dakota Marriage Ban Struck Down

Filed by John M. Becker | January 12, 2015 | 3:45 PM | comments

A federal judge has just struck down South Dakota's marriage discrimination amendment. The ruling has been stayed.Read More