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Soldier Discharged For Being Lesbian Gets Honorable Discharge After 35 Years

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:51 PM June 20, 2014
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Thirty-five years after being discharged for being a lesbian, Lisa Weiszmiller has had her discharge status changed from “other than honorable” to “honorable”.

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Presbyterian Church Votes To Allow Clergy To Marry Same-Sex Couples

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:23 PM June 19, 2014
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The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. voted today to allow clergy to marry same-sex couples in any state it is legal to do so.

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How Many People Showed Up For NOM’s ‘March For Marriage’ Hate Rally? Guess Who Didn’t.

by David Badash ● 7:33 PM June 19, 2014
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Despite months of emails, despite promises of huge attendance, and despite free busses to protectors of the faith from New York City, NOM’s anti-gay hate march today was largely ignored.

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Rick Santorum: Hating Gay Marriage Comes From Love (Video)

by David Badash ● 6:41 PM June 19, 2014
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“This is a movement,” Rick Santorum says, “that is based in love. This is a movement based in love for what is best for children and families in America.”

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North Dakota Congressman Is ‘Not Even Sure’ Discrimination Is A Problem

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:23 PM June 19, 2014
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A North Dakota Tea Party congressman says there’s no need for a workplace non-discrimination law, because he’s never heard about any discrimination.

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St. Petersburg, Russia, Repeals Its Gay Propaganda Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:03 PM June 19, 2014
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One of the first communities in Russia to pass a “don’t say gay” law has repealed it ahead of a European Court of Human Rights decision.

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Look: One Picture At A Time, #FairnessMeans Calls For Non-Discrimination Laws

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 1:04 PM June 19, 2014
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Making the case for non-discrimination legislation one picture at a time, a diverse group of activists and advocacy groups has launched the #FairnessMeans campaign.

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Watch: Tea Party Congressman Says ‘Become A Real Man,’ Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:18 PM June 19, 2014
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Tim Huelskamp today addressed attendees at NOM’s “March for Marriage” this morning and implored “every man in America” to “become a real man,” presumably by opposing same-sex marriage.

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Watch Live Now: NOM’s Anti-Gay Hate March Against Same-Sex Marriage In DC

by David Badash ● 10:35 AM June 19, 2014
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NOM is holding its annual “March for Marriage,” a wholly anti-gay event that claims the “fight to defend marriage in the legal, political, and cultural spheres is just beginning,”

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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?

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Jon Stewart Slams Rick Perry: ‘Being Gay Is Not A Choice, But Being A Texas Republican Is’

by David Badash ● 9:36 AM June 18, 2014
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“You know what’s sad? Being gay is not a choice, but being a Texas Republican is,” Jon Stewart says, slamming Rick Perry and the Texas GOP for their anti-gay attacks.

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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.

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