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Breaking: Wasting No Time, Minnesota Governor Signs Historic Anti-Bullying Bill Into Law

by David Badash ● 8:41 PM April 9, 2014
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Just hours after receiving last night’s anti-bullying bill, Minnesota Gov. Dayton signed it into law. (Photos)

Bigotry Watch

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer On Anti-Gay License To Discriminate: ‘It’s Very Controversial’

by David Badash ● 3:50 PM February 21, 2014
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If you’re looking for clues as to whether or not Jan Brewer will sign SB 1062, the bill Arizona lawmakers passed last night that provides a license to discriminate against gay people, look no further than her own words.

Bigotry Watch

In Shocking Move, GOP Speaker Transfers Marriage Bill To More Favorable Committee

by David Badash ● 5:16 PM January 21, 2014
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Indiana’s GOP Speaker just pulled a bill that would ban same-sex marriage from a committee that was going to vote against it, and gave it to a committee that will likely pass it.

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Breaking: Senate Advances Unemployment Insurance Bill — Will The House Vote?

by David Badash ● 11:29 AM January 7, 2014
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The U.S. Senate in a procedural vote just advanced an unemployment insurance bill that would extend benefits to 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans for an additional three months.

Marriage

Breaking: Illinois Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law (Photos)

by David Badash ● 5:40 PM November 20, 2013
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Sitting at Abraham Lincoln’s desk, Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn moments ago signed a same-sex marriage bill into law.

Marriage

Breaking: Hawaii Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law (Video, Photos)

by David Badash ● 3:55 PM November 13, 2013
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Before 200 invited guests in an invitation-only ceremony, Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie signed historic legislation extending marriage to same-sex couples in the state of Hawaii.

Marriage

Today, History In The Making — Watch Live As Hawaii Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill

by David Badash ● 1:54 PM November 13, 2013
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Today you have a rare opportunity to watch history in the making. Hawaii’s same-sex bill signing ceremony is by invitation-only, but the future will be televised, as they say. Watch live here!

ENDA

ENDA: Majority Of Republicans Support Workplace Protections For LGBT People

by David Badash ● 5:34 PM September 30, 2013
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A new poll finds that 56 percent of Republicans support ENDA, while a whopping 68 percent of all Americans support the anti-discrimination law.

Bigotry Watch

Russian Lawmaker: ‘We Should Definitely Take Away A Mother’s Rights To Her Child’ If She’s Gay

by David Badash ● 11:39 AM September 11, 2013
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“Homosexuals should not raise children,” Russian lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlev says, because they will “corrupt them.” Zhuravlev’s bill would remove all children from all LGBT parents.

Discrimination

GetEQUAL Texas Issues Travel Alert For LGBT Travelers To San Antonio

by David Badash ● 12:46 PM August 20, 2013
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Citing “a continued risk of discrimination based upon sexual orientation and/or gender identity,” GetEQUAL Texas today issued a travel alert to LGBT people planning on visiting San Antonio.

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Breaking: North Carolina GOP Governor To Sign Anti-Abortion Bill, Defying Campaign Promise

by David Badash ● 3:53 PM July 26, 2013
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Defying a campaign promise made last year, Republican Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina will sign an expansive anti-abortion bill, quietly passed last night, into law.

Marriage

Breaking: Democratic Senator Files Immigration Reform Amendment For LGBT Bi-National Couples

by David Badash ● 8:15 PM June 11, 2013
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Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy has just filed an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would support the rights of same-sex binational couples.

Marriage

Presidents Obama And Clinton Urge Illinois To Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill

by David Badash ● 3:36 PM May 21, 2013
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President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton are asking the Illinois legislature to pass a same-sex marriage bill that is awaiting its final vote in the House.

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Women Would Go To Jail For Not Reporting Miscarriages To Cops If GOP AG Nominee Gets His Way

by David Badash ● 1:41 PM May 20, 2013
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Obenshain, as a state senator, introduced a bill that would require all women (or their medical doctors, if present at the time) to immediately report to the police all miscarriages, or face up to one year in jail.

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