Governor Mike Pence, who believes in the Golden Rule, clarifies that Indiana’s new religion law does not discriminate against him as it does against gays and lesbians.
George Stephanopoulos asked Governor Mike Pence (R) whether the state’s new law allows discrimination against gay people — and then had to ask it again, and again, and again.
Speaking in the bill’s favor, Rev. Garland Hunt said, “I voted for my elected officials to protect my religious freedoms. The Lord is our judge. The Lord is our lawmaker.”
There appears to be nothing that can stop a proposed initiative submitted by a Huntington Beach attorney that would authorize the killing of gays and lesbians by “bullets to the head” — or “any other convenient method” — from getting on the ballot.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]