Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Endorse This: Donald Trump’s Traditional Divorces

We do have to agree with Trump on one thing, though: We don’t blame his first two wives for divorcing him, either.

June 29, 2015
2015 LGBT Pride Day

Thousands Celebrate At San Francisco’s Pride Parade

The Pride Festival & Parade was long ago planned for this weekend, and although same-sex marriage was already legal in California, Friday’s court ruling declaring that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry brought added jubilation and gratitude.

June 29, 2015
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5 Reasons The GOP Can’t Let Marriage Equality (And Love) Win

The Republican party’s unwillingness to move past lost culture-war battles will continue into 2016. Here are 5 reasons same-sex marriage as an issue won’t go away soon.

June 29, 2015
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The New Law That Would Outlaw LGBT Discrimination Everywhere

Congressional Democrats plan to put forward legislation that would outlaw LGBT discrimination not only in employment but also in education, credit, federal programs, housing, and jury service.

June 26, 2015
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‘Religious Liberty’ Is The Next Frontier In Gay Rights Battle

In the next round of the marriage equality battle — expect to see same-sex rights pitted against the rights of those with religious objections.

June 26, 2015
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Supreme Court Hands Down Landmark Ruling For Marriage Equality

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs, LGBT activists, and marriage equality throughout the nation Friday morning.

June 26, 2015
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As Supreme Court Ruling Looms, Churches Divided Over Gay Marriage

Among White evangelical Protestants, an overwhelming 70 percent oppose allowing same-sex coupes to wed.

June 21, 2015
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Michigan Governor Signs Bills Targeting Gay Adoption

Critics of the bills have derided the legislation as state-sanctioned discrimination against same-sex and unmarried couples — especially because many of the faith-based agencies receive public funding from the state.

June 11, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Graduation Day

Larry Wilmore highlights the news from high school graduations — from black parents charged with cheering on their kids, to a young man forbidden to come out in his valedictorian speech.

June 5, 2015
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Coach Denny, Grandma Nancy, And America’s Family Values

Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.

June 3, 2015
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Irish Gay Marriage Vote ‘A Defeat For Humanity,’ Vatican Says

Ireland says yes. The Vatican says no.

May 28, 2015
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Supreme Court Weighs Gay Marriage; Kennedy Unexpectedly Expresses Doubt

Gay rights lawyers went to the Supreme Court hoping to find a majority of justices ready to support a historic ruling that would declare same-sex couples have an equal right to marry nationwide.

April 29, 2015
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Outside Supreme Court, Same-Sex Marriage Is Rallied For, Prayed Against

The scene in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday was a melange of carnival, protest, and political rally, as the justices inside heard arguments on whether there’s a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

April 29, 2015
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A Look At The Major Gay Rights Cases Decided By The Supreme Court

A brief summary of the history of gay-rights cases that the Supreme Court has heard.

April 28, 2015
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U.S. Supreme Court Hears First Argument In Landmark Gay Rights Case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which links together four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in states that do not recognize the right of gay couples to marry.

April 28, 2015
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A Look At The Major Gay Rights Cases Decided By The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has struggled with the issue of gay marriage and gay rights for nearly half a century. Here are some of the key decisions.

April 28, 2015
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Gay-Rights Skeptic Roberts Urged To Make U.S. High Court History

Should the court back same-sex marriage it would cap a transformation in the rights of gays over the past dozen years, bringing weddings to the last 14 states where they are banned.

April 27, 2015
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Texas Legislative Panel Votes To Restrict Same-Sex Marriage

Just a week before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, Texas lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill in committee that would bar state or local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

April 23, 2015
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State Judge Strikes Down Kentucky’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage, But Decision Put On Hold

A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Thursday struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, although he immediately put his decision on hold because the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on that ban in less than two weeks.

April 17, 2015
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“Republicans Ain’t Done Nothin’ For Me” — A Tea Partier Confesses He Might Vote For Hillary

This “Commie-hating, Obama-hating, lead-spraying” gun enthusiast and stalwart Republican voter for 32 years decided he likes his Obamacare.

April 16, 2015
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White House Video Features LGBT Officials Against Conversion Therapy

“Conversion therapy can be called many things — we used to call things like this ‘brainwashing’ or ‘reprogramming,'” says Obama administration official Amanda Simpson.

April 10, 2015
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Companies’ Pro-Equality Rhetoric Belied By Their Campaign Donations

Many of the companies speaking out against religious freedom bills have donated cash to politicians who very publicly led the fight against LGBT rights.

April 10, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Bring On The Second Civil War!

This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?

April 10, 2015
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Barack Obama Calls For End To Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapies

Obama derides conversion therapy, the unfounded method of reconditioning gay men back to ‘traditional masculine gender roles,’ and calls for a national ban.

April 9, 2015
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Obama Seeks Ban On ‘Conversion’ Therapy For Sexual Orientation

“The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm.”

April 9, 2015
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