May 13, 2014

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BREAKING: Idaho Marriage Ban Struck Down

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 8:30 PM | comments

Tonight, the promised "quick ruling" in the NCLR-led case challenging the constitutionality of Idaho's marriage discrimination amendment came -- and U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale has struck it down.Read More

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Russia May Withdraw From Eurovision Over Conchita Wurst

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Some Russian politicos are so furious over drag queen Conchita Wurst's Eurovision win that they want to withdraw and create their own totally-homo-free song contest instead.Read More

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Colbert Gives Michael Sam a Penalty for 'Unnecessary Tenderness'

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

To late-night satirical comedian Stephen Colbert, Michael Sam's famous on-air kiss with his boyfriend is a bridge too far.Read More

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Dallas Sportscaster Again Slams Homophobes, Defends Sam

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Well-known Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen again took to the airwaves to defend Michael Sam and call out the NFL for its homophobic behavior.Read More

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This is How Out-of-Touch Donald Sterling Is

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

If Donald Sterling's jaw-dropping racism, 1980s-era understanding of HIV/AIDS, or Neolithic views on women weren't enough to make you question the guy's grip on reality...Read More

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Gambian Dictator Threatens Gay Asylum-Seekers

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yahya Jammeh, the crackpot dictator of Gambia, warned LGBT Gambians that if they fled the country and claimed asylum on the basis of anti-LGBT persecution, he'd kill them.Read More


Donald Sterling and Brendan Eich: A Tale of Two Bigots

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

The downfalls of Donald Sterling and Brendan Eich were both largely free-market responses to bigotry. But the reactions to both men's ousters were markedly different.Read More

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Heavy Metal Rockers Come Out as Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, co-founders of the progressive metal band Cynic, came out as gay last week.Read More

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Bob Jones University Misuses Title IX to Target LGBTs

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 13, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Bob Jones University and other fundamentalist Baptist schools are misusing Title IX - which is designed to protect students from gender-based discrimination - to target LGBT people.Read More

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An Excerpt from Hillary Clinton's New Book 'Hard Choices'

Filed by Bil Browning | May 13, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Former Secretary of State (and likely presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton will release a new book, "Hard Choices," in June.Read More

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Alaska Gets a Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Alaska is the latest U.S. state with an active marriage equality lawsuit. There are now just three without one.Read More


Bryan Fischer: Michael Sam Needs 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

"If the NFL possessed one ounce of genuine compassion... they would be meeting privately with Michael Sam to urge him... to pursue reparative therapy in the hopes of saving his life."Read More

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NOM's Anti-Equality Rally in VA Looks Like a Snooze-Fest

Filed by John M. Becker | May 13, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

NOM is rallying this morning outside the federal courthouse in Virginia where a challenge to marriage discrimination will be heard. The rally looks like it's going to be a major fail.Read More