August 5, 2014

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Australia's Parliament Will Vote on Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

After several years of mounting public pressure, it's looking likely that lawmakers in Australia will finally be able to vote on marriage equality.Read More

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Fourth Florida Judge Strikes Down State Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 5:20 PM | comments

A state judge in Palm Beach County has ruled that the state's marriage discrimination amendment is unconstitutional. This is the fourth such ruling in as many weeks.Read More

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Heckler to Lesbian City Councilwoman: 'You're Filth'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian councilwoman in the San Francisco Bay city of Richmond, has endured a relentless onslaught hate speech from members of the public and even some of her colleagues.Read More

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David Tyree Uses Fame to Help Anti-Gay Christians

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

David Tyree, the new director of player development for the New York Giants, has a long history of trading on his fame to raise money for anti-gay Christians.Read More

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Marriage Equality: From Paper to Practice

Filed by Mark Segal | August 05, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Who would have thought that a broken arm would lead anyone to appreciate marriage equality?Read More

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Two More Marriage Cases Now On Supremes' Doorstep

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Two more marriage equality cases (Oklahoma and Virginia) are now on the doorstep of the United States Supreme Court, with another six potentially on the way.Read More

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Ohio AG Has Troubling Ties to Anti-Gay Extremists

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 05, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Republican Mike DeWine, Ohio's anti-gay attorney general, is pledging to "work actively" to revoke laws and ordinances that upset people's religious beliefs if he's re-elected.Read More

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WATCH: Gay Reporter Grills Anti-Gay MN Archbishop

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Embattled Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt tried to defend his homophobic beliefs to a gay news reporter. He didn't do very well.Read More

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Attempt to Force Vote on Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Fails

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Opponents of Houston's new equal rights ordinance failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a referendum, but they plan to challenge the process in court.Read More


Laverne Cox Educates Gayle King on Gender Identity

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Emmy-nominated actress, history-maker, and transgender possibility model Laverne Cox gently but firmly corrected CBS host Gayle King for her statement that Cox was "born a boy."Read More

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U.S. Used HIV Workshop to Undermine Cuban Government

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

The Obama administration reportedly used an HIV-prevention workshop as a front for efforts to undermine the Cuban government.Read More

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Transgender Woman Robbed in D.C. in Possible Hate Crime

Filed by John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

Police in Washington, D.C. are investigating another possible anti-trans hate crime -- the second such incident in three days.Read More