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Healthcare

On Our Radar – What It Is Is Beautiful – Fourth Graders Take On LEGO

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:49 AM June 22, 2014
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Wisconsin elementary school students asked LEGO to “represent and celebrate more cultures.” Today, ending gender and cultural stereotyping is On Our Radar.

Discrimination

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.

Civil Rights

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.

Civil Rights

On Our Radar – Who’s Your Choice For Most Despicable Politician In America?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 5:00 PM May 18, 2014
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One with no scruples. One mean-spirited. One un-American. Today, the competition for the most despicable politician in the country is On Our Radar.

Civil Rights

After 8 Years Of Trying, Maryland Passes Trans Protections

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:33 AM March 28, 2014
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Republicans predictably supplied the histrionics, including bible readings, and mildly pornographic bathroom fantasies during the final debate.

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Wisconsin GOP State Senator Lambastes His Republican Party

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:58 PM March 20, 2014
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“I am not willing to defend them anymore. I’m just not and I’m embarrassed by this.” – Wisconsin GOP State Senator Dale Schultz

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Florida State Representative Joe Saunders Gives Lawmakers The Gay Perspective

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM March 5, 2014
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Video: Florida State Rep. Joe Saunders added something to the debate today that has been missing too often in the past – the LGBT perspective.

Farce

Washington Lobbyist Touts Bill To Ban Gays From The NFL

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:45 AM February 25, 2014
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“Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country.” – Jack Burkman You have to see this video!

Discrimination

Kansas Senate Rejects House ‘Freedom To Discriminate’ Bill

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM February 17, 2014
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The Kansas State Senate has refused to consider a bill that would make it legal to refuse service to gays due to “sincerely held religious beliefs”.

Discrimination

Now You’re Married, Now You’re Not

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:52 PM February 14, 2014
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Tea Party Senators have introduced a bill that would strip marriage benefits from any couple living in a state that doesn’t recognize their marriage.

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Forty-Three LGBT Activists Arrested Blocking Idaho Senate Chamber

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:10 PM February 3, 2014
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There are dramatic photos from a protest in Idaho today, where advocates for adding LGBT protections to the state’s non-discrimination law blocked the entrance to the senate.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

‘Restore Honor To Service Members Act’ Introduced In Senate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:59 AM January 31, 2014
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“A clean, honorable record is long overdue for veterans who were discharged solely because of who they love.” – NY Senator Kristin Gillibrand

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Republican Terms Of Surrender. Who Gave A Dam?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:30 PM October 17, 2013
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The Continuing Resolution passed yesterday had a prize inside, two billion for a dam in Kentucky – home state of Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell.

Civil Rights

Watch: Rep. Brian Sims To Introduce Ban On Reparative Therapy In Pennsylvania

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:29 PM September 18, 2013
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At a press conference at Philadelphia’s Attic Youth Center for LGBT youth, state Rep. Brian Sims announced that he will introduce legislation to ban reparative therapy in Pennsylvania for LGBT youth.