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Think the U.S. is a Democracy? Think Again

Filed by John M. Becker | April 17, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

A major new study of the American political system from Princeton and Northwestern Universities finds that the U.S. government doesn't work for the many, but a wealthy few.Read More

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Today in Court: AR, OK, Becker v. UCF Decision Day

Filed by John M. Becker | April 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Today in LGBT legal news, marriage equality cases from Arkansas and Oklahoma will be heard in state and federal court, respectively. It's also decision day in Becker v. UCF, the Florida open records case.Read More


Losing Track of Marriage Lawsuits? Let Lambda Legal Help

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Lambda Legal has assembled a comprehensive list of every marriage case currently pending in the United States. Read More

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Malta Passes Civil Unions, Adds Trans Rights to Constitution

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lawmakers in the heavily Catholic nation of Malta made history this week, approving civil unions and adding gender identity protections to their constitution.Read More

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Ethiopian Government Scraps Planned Anti-Gay Protest

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Ethiopian government scrapped a major anti-gay rally planned for later this month and pulled a bill cracking down further on gay people, claiming the current legal penalties are "enough."Read More