Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A Mythical Right To Discriminate

How anti-LGBT extremists mask their bigotry as a quest to protect ‘religious freedom.’

February 18, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Fifty Shades Of Jokes

Seth Meyers addressed the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie craze — by getting all of the jokes out of his system in one go.

February 17, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: ‘There’s No Place Like Homophobia’

Jon Stewart suggested the creation of a new word, to be named in honor of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R).

February 12, 2015
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Texas Lawmakers Introducing Measures To Roll Back Advances For Gay Rights

Texas Republicans are going to war against anti-discrimination laws.

February 5, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: From The Super Bowl To Snoop Dogg

Conan O’Brien said his hometown of Boston let him down after the Super Bowl — when they *didn’t* riot in victory.

February 3, 2015
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Mormon Church’s Shift On Gay Rights Follows Series Of Defeats In California

The bruising battle over Proposition 8 caused a Mormon shift on gay rights.

January 28, 2015
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Endorse This: Ellen vs. The Christian Right

Ellen DeGeneres responded to an attack by a religious right columnist — noting he’s the one watching lots of gay TV.

January 15, 2015
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U.S. Supreme Court Set To Meet On Same-Sex Marriage

Marriage equality may soon get its day before the Supreme Court.

January 8, 2015
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Florida Clerks Must Issue Gay Couples Marriage Licenses, Judge Rules

Federal judge: County clerks in Florida are all required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

January 1, 2015
A comparison between human red blood cells differing in oxygenation state. The cell on the left presents an oxygenated appearance as it would while in arterial circulation (after loading oxygen and unloading carbon dioxide in the lungs). The cell on the right appears as it would when deoxygenated, or in venous circulation (after unloading oxygen and loading carbon dioxide in the oxygen requiring-tissue capillaries).

In Shift, FDA Says Gay And Bisexual Men Will Be Able To Donate Blood

The FDA just announced a major reform on who can donate blood.

December 23, 2014
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Apple Chief Tim Cook Puts Focus On Gay Rights

What effect will Tim Cook’s announcement have on the gay rights movement?

October 30, 2014
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9th Circuit To Take Up Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times Three federal appeals court judges who have ruled in favor of gay rights in the past are to hear arguments Monday on whether to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Western states. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, randomly selected to consider the appeals, are Stephen Reinhardt, appointed […]

September 8, 2014
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Louisiana’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Upheld By Federal Judge

By James Queally, Los Angeles Times A federal judge in Louisiana upheld the state’s ban on same-sex marriages Wednesday, marking the first time a federal court upheld a ban since the Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act last year, according to court filings. U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman […]

September 3, 2014
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Judges Ask Pointed Questions About Same-Sex Marriage Bans

By Annie Sweeney and Meredith Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Attorneys for Indiana and Wisconsin faced tough, pointed questions from a panel of three federal appeals judges in Chicago during Tuesday morning’s arguments over bans on gay marriage in those states. Judge Richard Posner waited just seconds before interrupting the solicitor general from Indiana, beginning […]

August 26, 2014
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FDA Faces Growing Calls To Change Policy Barring Gay Men From Donating Blood

By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — When Ryan James Yezak’s workplace hosted a blood drive a few years back, he told his boss he would be happy to donate. Then the West Hollywood resident found out that as a gay man, he was banned for life from giving blood under a federal […]

August 20, 2014
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Chris Kluwe, Vikings Finalize Settlement To Avert Lawsuit

By Master Tesfatsion, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings and their outspoken former punter, Chris Kluwe, have settled their differences after a seven-month battle. Under the terms of the settlement, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed amount to five charities over the next five years to benefit LGBT and anti-hate groups, and will sponsor […]

August 19, 2014
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Brunei Denies Plans To Purchase New York Hotels

London (AFP) — The sultan of Brunei denied on Tuesday media reports that he was mulling the purchase of three landmark hotels including New York’s Plaza. The reports had sparked a protest by the U.S. gay lobby group, Human Rights Campaign, as Brunei plans to implement tough punishments for same-sex acts. “Neither His Majesty, the […]

August 19, 2014
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Church Firing Stirs Up Controversy Over Same-Sex Marriage

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Angry, tearful parishioners stood in line at the crowded church, each taking a turn to beg church leaders to bring back their longtime music director, who was fired recently from northwest suburban Holy Family Catholic Church after announcing his engagement to his same-sex partner. As other parishioners looked […]

August 15, 2014
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Our Gayest Summer Ever

Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and corporate sponsors to kick off the weeklong 2014 Gay Games. Yes, we still have that awful law. Yes, they came anyway. Hope doesn’t need an invitation, and justice never waits […]

August 14, 2014
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Weekend Reader: ‘Soldier Of Change: From The Closet To The Forefront Of The Gay Rights Movement’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement by Major Stephen Snyder-Hill, a leading LGBT activist and U.S. Army reservist who served two tours in Iraq. It was Snyder-Hill who infamously asked former senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) during a presidential debate if he would “circumvent the […]

August 9, 2014
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Singapore Halts Destruction Of ‘Pro-Gay’ Children’s Books

Singapore (AFP) – Singapore on Friday stopped its national library from destroying two children’s books with gay themes following an outcry over literary censorship in the tightly regulated city-state. Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim ordered the books moved to the adult section, where parents can borrow them for their children, after another title had already been […]

July 18, 2014
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Kentucky’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down, But Weddings Delayed

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A federal judge struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday. But don’t expect a rush of weddings in the Bluegrass State. The judge immediately put his decision on hold until the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue, a delay similar to what other judges […]

July 1, 2014
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Tragedy Explored In ‘Broken Heart Land’

His family doesn’t know if Zack actually heard any of it firsthand. Maybe he was at that City Council meeting (some people swear he was) or maybe not. Either way, they figure he probably knew about the things that were said, how his neighbors in the small town of Norman, Oklahoma, paraded to the microphone […]

June 25, 2014
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Marriage Equality: Coming To A State Near You

United States v. Windsor was a landmark decision. The U.S. Supreme Court’s momentous ruling, which found the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional under the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment, opened the door for states across the country to set out on their own in advancing marriage equality for all Americans. “The federal statute is invalid, for […]

June 23, 2014
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U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Uganda For ‘Vile’ Anti-Gay Laws

Washington (AFP) – The United States Thursday slapped sanctions on Uganda — cancelling a military air exercise, imposing visa bans and freezing some aid — amid deep U.S. anger at “vile” Ugandan anti-gay laws. The legislation “runs counter to universal human rights and complicates our bilateral relationship,” the White House said, renewing calls for the […]

June 20, 2014