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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a campaign speech about national security in Manchester

Trump Isn’t The LGBTQ Ally He Claimed To Be After Orlando Shooting

While Donald Trump has framed himself as a supporter of the LGBTQ community following the shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub, his past record on gay rights issues tells a different story.

June 14, 2016
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Pastor’s False Charge Sets Struggle Against Real Injustice Back

Last month, a pastor named Jordan Brown, who is openly gay, went into a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, and purchased a cake. He ordered the words “Love Wins” to be written in icing. On the car ride home, he claimed, he noticed an anti-gay slur written on the cake as well.

May 24, 2016
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Georgia Governor To Veto Religious Freedom Bill Seen As Anti-Gay

Deal said he could not support legislation that drew wide criticism from corporations and had triggered threats of a state boycott by the entertainment industry, including movie and TV studios and prominent actors.

March 28, 2016
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‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Are About Freedom To Discriminate

The state legislators — instigated mostly by Republican members — are obsessed with women and girls’ use of the bathroom. They’re freaked out that someone who was born male but who now identifies as female could wind up in the neighboring stall.

March 25, 2016
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‘Lesbian Mother’ Just Another Word For ‘Mother’

This week, the nation’s highest tribunal figured out what Cassey’s narrow-minded dad never could — that “lesbian mother” is just another word for “mother.”

March 9, 2016
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Croatians Protest Anti-Gay Marriage Vote

Gay rights supporters have staged protests in Croatia ahead of a controversial referendum that could outlaw same-sex marriage in the EU’s newest member state.

February 25, 2016
Supporters of gay marriage wave the rainbow flag after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry

Rubio’s Same-Sex Marriage Opposition Clashes With Generational Message

Marco Rubio often pitches himself as the candidate of the future, but when it comes to the issue of same- sex marriage, he’s something of a throwback.

December 15, 2015
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Kentucky Clerk Continues To Deny Marriage Licenses, Defying Court Order

In a brief but tense encounter between Davis and a couple dozen marriage equality demonstrators, the clerk repeatedly said she was not issuing licenses.

September 1, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington

Biden Backers Eye Gay Support, Money For Presidential Bid

Biden’s cheerleaders see an opening for the vice president. In 2012, he surprised the White House by endorsing gay marriage during a television interview, forcing Obama to come out in support of same-sex unions earlier than he had planned.

August 28, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Beware The Gaystapo Goon Squad!

Homophobes, misogynists, bigots… what a wonderful world.

August 14, 2015
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Oops: Israeli Newspaper Misidentifies Al Franken As ‘Gay Jewish U.S. Senator’

The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” had an embarrassing gaffe Thursday, in its effort to track the latest congressional vote count on the Iran nuclear deal.

August 13, 2015
People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant shortly after he stabbed participants at the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem

Religious Assailant Attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride March, Wounding Six

The march, which attracts thousands of participants, has long been a focus of tension between Israel’s predominantly secular majority and the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority, who object to public displays of homosexuality.

July 30, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Jon Stewart’s ‘Secret’ Meetings

Jon Stewart had some fun mocking the news coverage of his “secret” meetings with President Obama — though in fact, the two meetings were both on the White House visitor logs.

July 30, 2015
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Obama Urges Africans To Drop Anti-Gay Laws

President Barack Obama urged Kenya and other African nations to abandon laws criminalizing homosexuality, comparing anti-gay policies to racial segregation.

July 25, 2015
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Endorse This: Jimmy Carter Gives Jesus’ Stamp On Marriage Equality

The nation is getting a new round of assurance that everything will be all right — from Jimmy Carter, the most religious man to be President of the United States in the last 50 years.

July 7, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: SCOTUS’ Consolation Prize For The Right

“So yes, gay people have the right to marry, and poor people have the right to insurance — but on the bright side, Americans can still kill prisoners painfully, and everyone else slowly.”

July 1, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: ‘Good News-Mageddon’ Meets ‘The Human Dissentipede’

Jon Stewart highlighted the acidic dissents of Justice Antonin Scalia, the man who decries the elite Supreme Court overturning the will of voters — except when he does it.

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