Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Golden Rule, Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, Law, GOP

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Calls For Legislative Fix For Religious Freedom Law

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.

March 31, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘A Couple Things’ About Indiana

The state of Indiana got some more national attention that it might not want — from a late night comedy show.

March 31, 2015

Indiana Religious Freedom Act: What’s Behind The Law And The Backlash

The issue of Indiana’s new law is a political window into the changing nature of gay rights.

March 31, 2015

Endorse This: The Hoosier State Of Confusion

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.

March 30, 2015
Golden Rule, Mike Pence, Civil Liberties, Religion, Discrmination, Gay Rights, Law, GOP

Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Lets Businesses, Individuals Decide Who Gets Equal Treatment

Indiana’s Orwellian-named ‘religious freedom’ law is a huge step back for civil rights.

March 26, 2015
Georgia State Capitol

Georgia House Panel Takes No Action After Hours Of ‘Religious Liberty’ Testimony

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.”

March 25, 2015
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California Officials Powerless To Stop Proposed Anti-Gay Initiative

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.

March 24, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Unhealthy Eating And St. Patrick’s Day Drinking

Jon Stewart highlighted America’s love of super-sized, ostentatiously unhealthy fast food.

March 18, 2015

Endorse This: Ben Carson On Gays — And Prisons

Ben Carson has a message that’ll give new meaning to ‘Scared Straight.’

March 4, 2015
American Life League protest

A Mythical Right To Discriminate

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

February 18, 2015

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

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

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

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
Tim Cook

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
Gay blood donors

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

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