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Dan Savage Wants You To Ask 67 Louisiana Lawmakers ‘Have You Ever Given Or Received A Blow Job?’

by David Badash ● 12:15 PM April 16, 2014
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Dan Savage isn’t happy that 67 anti-gay lawmakers voted to keep Louisiana’s anti-sodomy laws on the books, and he’d like you to do something about it.

ENDA

Boehner Tells LGBT Lawmakers ‘No Way’ Will ENDA Get A Vote This Year

by David Badash ● 5:36 PM January 29, 2014
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John Boehner for the first time ever met with the House of Representatives’ LGBT Equality Caucus, telling them there is “no way” ENDA will be brought to the floor for a vote this year.

Marriage

Breaking: Indiana Anti-Gay Marriage Ballot Measure Was (Likely) Just Killed – For Today

by David Badash ● 6:24 PM January 27, 2014
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The full Indiana House in a bipartisan vote just effectively killed an anti-gay marriage bill — at least for now.

Marriage

Watch Live: Full Indiana House Votes On Bill Allowing Public To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:45 PM January 27, 2014
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The full Indiana House is scheduled to vote on a bill that would put before the voters in November a ballot measure asking them if they want to change the constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

Marriage

Breaking: Indiana Committee Passes Bill Allowing Voters To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 7:58 PM January 22, 2014
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A Republican-led Indiana House committee has just advanced a bill that would place before voters the question of whether or not to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution.

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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

Oregon Voters To Decide If They Want To Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by David Badash ● 4:40 PM December 10, 2013
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Oregon United for Marriage has obtained enough signatures to put the repeal of a same-sex marriage ban on the ballot.

Marriage

Breaking: Hawaii Passes Same-Sex Marriage — Bill Heads To Governor’s Desk

by David Badash ● 5:55 PM November 12, 2013
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After two decades of attempts, Hawaii just passed same-sex marriage into law. Governor Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign the legislation during a special invitation-only event tomorrow.

Marriage

Watch Live Now: Hawaii Senate Takes Historic Final Marriage Equality Vote

by David Badash ● 2:37 PM November 12, 2013
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Today at 3:00PM ET, 10:00 AM local time in Honolulu, the state Senate will take the final vote, and most likely, pass the same-sex marriage bill. You can watch the historic vote live here.

Marriage

Lawmaker: ‘Have The People Of Hawaii Not Done Enough? We Gave You Your Civil Unions’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 7:13 PM November 11, 2013
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Rep. Karen Awana, who says she has “friends who are of the GLBT persuasion,” spent 12 minutes spewing anti-gay hate to defend her vote against Hawaii’s same-sex marriage bill.

ENDA

Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner ENDA Will Pass: ‘Just Bring It Up For A Vote’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:07 PM November 11, 2013
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Tammy Baldwin last week told John Boenher that he he would let ENDA come to the floor for a vow it would pass. “Just bring it up for a vote,” the Democrat from Wisconsin urged.

Marriage

Hawaii Lawmaker: ‘People Aren’t Born Discriminating Against Same-Sex Couples’ They’re Taught To

by David Badash ● 10:57 AM November 11, 2013
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During the Hawaii House vote on Friday, Rep. Chris Lee explained to his colleagues that “people aren’t born discriminating against same-sex couples, people are taught to discriminate against them.”

Marriage

Video As It Happened: Roll Call Vote As Hawaii House Passes Marriage Equality, And Crowd Response

by David Badash ● 2:00 PM November 9, 2013
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Here’s the video of the roll call vote, when Hawaii House lawmakers cast their votes on same-sex marriage, the Speaker announcing, “Senate bill passes, third reading,” and the crowd’s resounding response.

Marriage

Breaking: Hawaii House Passes Same-Sex Marriage, To Become 16th Equality State

by David Badash ● 3:12 AM November 9, 2013
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In a 30-19 vote late Friday night in Honolulu — Saturday morning on the mainland’s East coast — the Hawaii House passed marriage equality, becoming the 16th state in the nation to extend the institution to same-sex couples.

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