June 16, 2014

New York Assembly Bans 'Ex-Gay' Abuse for Minors

Filed by John M. Becker | June 16, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today the New York State Assembly approved a ban on "ex-gay" therapy, which falsely claims to change people from gay to straight. The measure now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate.Read More

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WI Democrats Ask Holder to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | June 16, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking AG Eric Holder to grant federal recognition to all legal same-sex marriages performed in the state during its brief marriage equality window.Read More

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Brian Brown Hilariously Spins WI Stay as NOM Win

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

NOM's Brian Brown is hilariously trying to claim a Wisconsin's federal judge's stay on her marriage equality ruling as a victory for the group.Read More

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Dear Pope Francis: It's Time for Talk, Not Hate

Filed by Mark Segal | June 16, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput won't even meet with members of the LGBT community, and he's attending a hateful NOM rally this week. It's time for talk, not hate.Read More

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Navy's USS Carl Vinson Blocks LGBT Pride Observance

Filed by John M. Becker | June 16, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The command leadership of the USS Carl Vinson, a Navy aircraft carrier based in San Diego, have allegedly "shut the door" on sailors' efforts to hold an LGBT Pride Month observance.Read More


Indiana Preparing for Possibly Broad Marriage Ruling

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

An unusually long deliberation from a federal judge in Indiana indicates that he may be preparing to issue a broad ruling on marriage discrimination in the Hoosier State.Read More

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Allstate's New Gay Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | June 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Allstate has launched a new animated ad campaign aimed at the gay and lesbian community. It features out singer Eli Lieb's tune "Safe In My Hands."Read More

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BREAKING: Obama Will Sign ENDA Executive Order

Filed by John M. Becker | June 16, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

President Obama will sign an executive order forbidding federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people in the workplace.Read More

Could Canada's Anti-Sex Work Bill Stifle LGBT Speech?

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 16, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

A proposed bill in Canada that targets sex workers also contains a poison pill that could be used to stifle LGBT and sex-positive speech.Read More


Madison Bishop: Marriage Equality Threatens Civilization

Filed by John M. Becker | June 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

"Marriage, between one man and one women with openness to children, is an element of the very first 'domino' of civilization... When that first "domino" falls, everything that is good, true, and beautiful, which is rooted on the natural family, is seriously threatened.Read More