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Watch Live Now: Queer Undocumented Activists Protest Obama NYC Fundraiser Over Deportations

by David Badash ● 6:21 PM June 17, 2014
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LGBT Activists from GetEQUAL and United We Dream are in New York City right now protesting Barack Obama over his deportations policies. The President is attending a DNC fundraiser.

Civil Rights

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.

Families

Twelve-Year Old Transgender Boy Is First Canadian To Get New Birth Certificate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:49 PM June 17, 2014
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In an historic first, a twelve-year-old Canadian transgender boy was awarded a birth certificate reflecting his gender.

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Historic Day For Diversity: Senate Confirms Two Judges, Who Are Gay, Black, To Federal Bench

by David Badash ● 1:39 PM June 17, 2014
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For the first time in history, the U.S. Senate today confirmed two judges who happen to be openly-gay, and Black, to the federal bench.

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Romney Aide: Obama Could ‘Mandate Gay Marriages For Everyone’ And GOP Would Stay Silent

by David Badash ● 12:50 PM June 17, 2014
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Has the GOP has been up in arms, issuing press releases and warning of fires and brimstone? Nope. What does this mean?

Civil Rights

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.

Celebrities

Steve Martin Shoots Down Rumors Of A “Gay” Father Of The Bride Sequel

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM June 17, 2014
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Steve Martin has dismissed rumors that there is a Father Of The Bride III in the works, which would revolve around the wedding of his character’s gay son.

Actions

Judge Eviscerates North Carolina Legislature’s New Protest Rules

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:38 AM June 17, 2014
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A judge has restrained the North Carolina state legislature from enforcing their new rules which were meant to impede the weekly Moral Monday protests.

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HRC Accuses ExxonMobil Of Lying About Their Non-Discrimination Policy

by David Badash ● 9:22 AM June 17, 2014
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In the wake of the news that President Obama will sign an executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, HRC is slamming ExxonMobil, accusing the giant federal contractor of lying about their non-discrimination policy.

Marriage

Actress Stacey Dash: GOP Supports Gay Marriage — ‘Propaganda’ To Say We Don’t (Video)

by David Badash ● 8:27 AM June 17, 2014
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Conservative actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash is under the very mistaken impression that Republicans support same-sex marriage.

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Breaking: New York Moving To Become Third State To Ban ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy For Kids

by David Badash ● 6:38 PM June 16, 2014
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The New York State Assembly late this afternoon passed a bill that would ban so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy to be attempted on minors.

Immigration

LGBT Organizer Pens Open Letter To President Obama — About His Deported Dad

by Guest Author ● 4:37 PM June 16, 2014
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An LGBT organizer whose father was deported writes a heartfelt open letter to President Obama, asking him to “think about the great pain he would feel to be separated” from his family.

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Obama Executive Order Is ‘Single Largest Expansion Of LGBT Workplace Protections’

by David Badash ● 3:45 PM June 16, 2014
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President Barack Obama intends to sign an executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors and their employees — why this is possibly the top LGBT news story of the year.

Families

Read One Texas State Senator’s Father’s Day Letter To His Gay Daughter

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:39 PM June 16, 2014
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“You are my daughter — you deserve the same love and acceptance and to share in the same freedoms to marry the person you love.” – Texas State Senator Chuy Hinojosa

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