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Obama Extends More Federal Benefits To Same-Sex Couples — But The Rest Are Up To Congress

by David Badash ● 8:47 AM June 20, 2014
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President Obama today will extend more federal benefits to same-sex couples. But the administration is cautioning that this is the end of the road, and Congress must act.

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Anti-Gay Hate Leaders: ‘Traditional American Values Being Criminalized’ By ‘New McCarthyism’

by David Badash ● 8:41 AM June 19, 2014
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Top leaders of the anti-gay hate movement are given a free platform to lament what they see as their victimhood, now that the vast majority of Americans have repudiated their fear-filled hate-mongering.

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Listen: Even After DNA Testing, Texas Judge Denying Gay Dads On Birth Certificates Of Their Kids

by David Badash ● 7:25 PM June 18, 2014
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What would you do if a judge denied you the right to have your name listed as a parent on your biological children’s birth certificates?

Civil Rights

When Will Obama Sign The Executive Order? It’s Kind Of Up To The Supreme Court.

by David Badash ● 2:46 PM June 18, 2014
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Democratic political strategist Richard Socarides says President Obama will sign the executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors sign the executive order “as soon as the Supreme Court rules in the Hobby Lobby case.”

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Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Will Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases From Four States August 6

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM June 18, 2014
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The 6th Circuit Appeals Court has scheduled arguments in marriage cases from Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio, August 6 in front of a three-judge panel.

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Judge: Gay Fathers’ Names Cannot Appear On Their Biological Children’s Birth Certificates

by David Badash ● 4:53 PM June 17, 2014
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A judge has ruled that two fathers, a legally married same-sex couple who each biologically fathered one of two twin boys, cannot have their names appear on their own children’s birth certificates.

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11 Years After Mandated By US Supreme Court, Alabama Court Strikes Down Anti-Sodomy Law

by James McDonald ● 11:58 AM June 17, 2014
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Last week, an Alabama appeals court ruled the state’s ban on consensual same-sex intercourse unconstitutional, after the Supreme Court did 11 years ago.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Rick Perry Gets Slammed By Conservative CNBC Host For Anti-Gay Comments

by David Badash ● 1:59 PM June 16, 2014
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Rick Perry appeared on the NBC News financial network CNBC this morning and was roundly berated for his anti-gay comments last week.

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CEO Whose Career Was Destroyed By Fear Of Anti-Gay Bias Writes Gay Business Manifesto

by Thomas Alberts ● 10:09 AM June 16, 2014
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One of the most powerful and celebrated CEOs in the world at the time became a victim of anti-gay bias in his company even though he was the Chief Executive Officer.

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New Senate Bill Would Create US Special Envoy For Human Rights Of LGBT People

by David Badash ● 8:43 AM June 16, 2014
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A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would create a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Anderson Cooper Holds Texas GOP Lawmaker Accountable For Supporting ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy

by David Badash ● 10:19 AM June 12, 2014
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Anderson Cooper last night, with surgical precision, sliced, diced, and effectively demolished a Texas Republican lawmaker’s false claims about so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy.

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Hillary Clinton Says US ‘Must Be On The Front Lines’ Supporting LGBT Rights Worldwide

by David Badash ● 6:21 PM June 11, 2014
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Hillary Clinton today told an audience of 1500 at the Chicago Harris Theater that the United States must lead the fight for LGBT civil rights worldwide.

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Hong Kong Defies UK By Refusing To Allow Gay Weddings In British Consulate

by Thomas Alberts ● 12:14 PM June 11, 2014
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Hong Kong still operates under a very conservative culture that has decided to stand against British attempts to stand up for gay marriage.

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Eastern European Nation Bans Same-Sex Marriage

by Thomas Alberts ● 7:00 AM June 9, 2014
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Another Eastern European country has chosen to effectively kill any chance for the advancement of marriage equality by voting to place a gay marriage ban in its constitution.

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