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Bigotry Watch

Breaking: Out Of Nowhere, Shockingly, One Million Moms Is Pissed At JC Penney Again

by David Badash ● 5:14 PM May 31, 2012
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The embarrassingly misnamed but virulently anti-gay group, One Million Moms, is — shock! — angry at JC Penney again for including a photo of a same-sex couple in its June catalog.

Civil Rights

Help Wanted: LGBT Families To Adopt

by Michael Talon ● 9:00 AM February 26, 2012
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Britain has accepted that LGBT families have amazingly loving homes and have the same ability to provide support to children as heterosexually coupled families.

Civil Rights

Gov. McDonnell, Children Of LGBT Couples Are Thriving — And We Can Prove It

by Guest Author ● 12:15 PM February 25, 2012
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Gov. Bob McDonnell says children of LGBT couples are at a disadvantage because of who their parents are. Virginia’s 2,279 LGBT couples raising kids prove him wrong.

Bigotry Watch

NOM Lies: Controversial “Lesbian Couple” Actually One-Man One-Woman Couple

by David Badash ● 1:30 PM January 24, 2012
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NOM’s story titled, “Lesbian Couple Boasts About Hiding Gender of Son for Five Years,” falsely claimed that a controversial heterosexual couple was a lesbian couple.

Bigotry Watch

Church Votes To Ban Interracial Couples After One Shows Up

by David Badash ● 3:28 PM November 30, 2011
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A local Kentucky church has reportedly voted to ban interracial couples from becoming church members or to worship under their roof, after one couple showed up.

Bigotry Watch

Hate Crime: Christian Pastor Attacks Gay Couple To Keep Them From Church

by David Badash ● 11:36 AM October 3, 2011
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A gay Tennessee couple was reportedly attacked by a Christian Pastor, the father of one of the men, to prevent the same-sex couple from entering the church.

Civil Rights

Gay Rights: In Important Move Obama Extends Medicaid To Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM June 10, 2011
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President Obama will issue direction to states to allow them to include same-sex couples in Medicaid protections, equal to those of heterosexual married couples.

Bigotry Watch

Scott Walker Is Dead Wrong On Hospital Visitation Rights For Gay Couples

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:44 PM May 18, 2011
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Scott Walker, the Republican Governor of Wisconsin, is dead wrong to take away the legal rights of gay couples to visit each other in the hospital.

culture

If You Don’t Help, This Film About Same-Sex Binational Couples Won’t Get Made.

by David Badash ● 1:39 PM May 5, 2011
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Actor and musician David W. Ross explores the path that led him to want to create the film, “I Do.” But without your help, the film won’t get made.

Civil Rights

Same-Sex Binational Couple Faces Deportation – Thomas Roberts Interview

by David Badash ● 9:09 AM April 29, 2011
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Same-sex legally-married couple, Josh Vandiver and Henry Velandia, explain to MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts how Henry will be deported May 6 thanks to DOMA.

Civil Rights

New York Couple Marriage License Denied On Valentine’s Day

by David Badash ● 1:06 PM February 14, 2011
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A same-sex New York City couple attempted to join be joined in marriage at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Their request for a license was denied.

Civil Rights

Breaking: The Majority Of Americans Support Marriage Equality.

by David Badash ● 8:35 AM September 20, 2010
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An AP/Roper poll taken last month shows that a majority of Americans support marriage equality, and believe the government should not make any distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex couples when determining government benefits. 52% of Americans, up from 46% just one year ago, answered “Yes,” to the question, “Should the Federal Government give legal recognition [...]

Bigotry Watch

Gay Couples Don’t Need Marriage Because They Never Have Children By Accident

by David Badash ● 6:20 PM June 30, 2010
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To America’s Right Wing, the idea that a same-sex couple could be allowed to marry and raise children goes just too far. That two parents are available to love and bring up a child, especially an adopted child, is not a rational concept for them. The needs and benefits to the child are unimportant. They would rather make up science to try to come up with a reason against it.


Gay Couples Don’t Need Marriage Because They Never Have Children By Accident is part three in our week-long series, America’s Right-Wing’s Ridiculous Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments.

Civil Rights

Photos! Washington, D.C. Same-Sex Marriage Couple Jonathan And Gregory!

by David Badash ● 6:01 PM March 3, 2010
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As promised, here are some photos of Jonathan Howard and Gregory Jones, the same-sex couple who filed this morning to receive their marriage license in Washington, D.C. An incredibly exciting day, in which over one hundred couples (including an opposite-sex couple) stood in line to register. (Remember, Jon and Greg are trying to win Crate [...]