November 17, 2014

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Marriage Equality Round-Up: Heartland Edition

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

Is your head spinning from marriage equality news? Here's a round-up of all the news you need to know from Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee... and Ireland.Read More

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Study Indicates That Genes Influence Sexual Orientation

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

A large new study of gay brothers provides additional evidence in support of a genetic component to male homosexuality.Read More

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MO Homeless Shelter Forcibly Misgenders Trans People

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

An evangelical homeless shelter in Kansas City, Missouri will only serve trans people if they present as their incorrect gender. It also refuses to house married same-sex couples together.Read More

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Apple Is Worth More Than Russia's Entire Stock Market

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Apple, headed by openly gay CEO Tim Cook, is now more valuable than the stock market of Russia -- one of the world's most infamously anti-gay countries.Read More

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Will Alaskan Town Become First to Tax Churches?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 17, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Kudos to Nome, Alaska. The small town is the first in the nation to consider taxing churches to plug up holes in the town budget and allowing them to continue offering threatened social services.Read More


Pope Francis Endorses Marriage Discrimination at Vatican Conference

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

"I pray that your colloquium will be an inspiration to all who seek to support and strengthen the union of man and woman in marriage as a unique, natural, fundamental and beautiful good for persons, communities, and whole societies."Read More

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Michigan Claims Legal Same-Sex Marriages Are 'Void'

Filed by John M. Becker | November 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Michigan's Republican leaders are trying to undo the approximately 300 legal same-sex marriages performed in that state in March.Read More

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Was the Catholic Synod a Slap in LGBT People's Faces?

Filed by Mark Segal | November 17, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

The results of the Catholic Church's recent synod were disappointing for LGBT people and families. But they were not a defeat.Read More