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Civil Rights

In 27 States You Can Marry Your Cousin — But Not Your Same-Sex Cousin

by David Badash ● 2:19 PM May 30, 2012
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Today, in an easy-to-read graphic, we show you the 27 states in which you can marry your first cousin, unless you’re gay .

Analysis

The Silence Of Our Friends: Why Anti-Gay Bullying Survives

by Ian Rivers ● 12:16 PM May 4, 2012
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Why is it that we, all of us, have allowed bullying to continue? Professor researcher, bullying author and expert Ian Rivers explains.

Analysis

On Our Radar – The Crash And Burn Of An Anti-Gay Marriage Talking Point

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:48 PM January 22, 2012
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A judge’s decision makes a blatant lie out of this anti-gay marriage talking point: religious institutions will be forced to allow same-sex unions on their property.

Bigotry Watch

“You Don’t Allow Muslims To Serve In The Military” Says GOP Lawmaker

by David Badash ● 1:37 PM November 18, 2011
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Tennessee Republican state Representative Rick Womick said that because he can’t tell good Muslims from bad ones, “you don’t allow Muslims to serve in the military.”

International

On Our Radar: Australia New Transgender Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:00 AM September 18, 2011
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Australia has decided to allow their passports to have three gender boxes, M, F, and X for those who are transgender.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

DADT: Dan Choi Trial Halted, Judge Allows “Vindictive Prosecution” Defense

by David Badash ● 4:30 PM August 31, 2011
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Today, in Dan Choi’s trial for chaining himself to the White House fence, the judge halted trial and allowed the defense to pursue a vindictive prosecution defense.

Analysis

UN General Assembly Votes To Allow Gays To Be Executed Without Cause

by Tanya Domi ● 2:08 PM November 20, 2010
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Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people were once again subject to the whims of homophobia and religious and cultural extremism this week, thanks to a United Nations vote that removed “sexual orientation” from a resolution that protects people from arbitrary executions. In other words, the UN General Assembly this week voted to allow LGBT people [...]