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Civil Rights

After 8 Years Of Trying, Maryland Passes Trans Protections

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:33 AM March 28, 2014
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Republicans predictably supplied the histrionics, including bible readings, and mildly pornographic bathroom fantasies during the final debate.

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Wisconsin GOP State Senator Lambastes His Republican Party

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:58 PM March 20, 2014
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“I am not willing to defend them anymore. I’m just not and I’m embarrassed by this.” – Wisconsin GOP State Senator Dale Schultz

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Florida State Representative Joe Saunders Gives Lawmakers The Gay Perspective

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM March 5, 2014
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Video: Florida State Rep. Joe Saunders added something to the debate today that has been missing too often in the past – the LGBT perspective.

Farce

Washington Lobbyist Touts Bill To Ban Gays From The NFL

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:45 AM February 25, 2014
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“Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country.” – Jack Burkman You have to see this video!

Discrimination

Kansas Senate Rejects House ‘Freedom To Discriminate’ Bill

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM February 17, 2014
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The Kansas State Senate has refused to consider a bill that would make it legal to refuse service to gays due to “sincerely held religious beliefs”.

Discrimination

Now You’re Married, Now You’re Not

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:52 PM February 14, 2014
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Tea Party Senators have introduced a bill that would strip marriage benefits from any couple living in a state that doesn’t recognize their marriage.

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Forty-Three LGBT Activists Arrested Blocking Idaho Senate Chamber

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:10 PM February 3, 2014
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There are dramatic photos from a protest in Idaho today, where advocates for adding LGBT protections to the state’s non-discrimination law blocked the entrance to the senate.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

‘Restore Honor To Service Members Act’ Introduced In Senate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:59 AM January 31, 2014
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“A clean, honorable record is long overdue for veterans who were discharged solely because of who they love.” – NY Senator Kristin Gillibrand

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Republican Terms Of Surrender. Who Gave A Dam?

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:30 PM October 17, 2013
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The Continuing Resolution passed yesterday had a prize inside, two billion for a dam in Kentucky – home state of Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell.

Civil Rights

Watch: Rep. Brian Sims To Introduce Ban On Reparative Therapy In Pennsylvania

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:29 PM September 18, 2013
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At a press conference at Philadelphia’s Attic Youth Center for LGBT youth, state Rep. Brian Sims announced that he will introduce legislation to ban reparative therapy in Pennsylvania for LGBT youth.

Civil Rights

Indiana Law Makes It A Felony For Same-Sex Couples To Apply For A Marriage License

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:51 AM July 8, 2013
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Beginning July 1, 2014, a same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in the state of Indiana will be guilty of a Level 6 felony, punishable by 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

DOMA

Federal Judge Slaps Down Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder – Cites The DOMA Decision

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 7:21 PM July 2, 2013
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Citing the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision, a federal judge has enjoined Michigan from enacting its “Public Employee Domestic Partner Benefit Restriction Act”, which would take away medical insurance benefits from same-sex spouses of state employees.

Discrimination

Delaware Governor Markell Signs Transgender Nondiscrimination Act

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:34 PM June 19, 2013
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Governor Jack Markell wasted no time signing into law the Transgender Nondiscrimination Act passed by the Delaware Senate this afternoon, making Delaware the 17th state to provide transgender protections.

DOMA

Amendment to Include Same-Sex Couples Added To Immigration Bill

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:48 AM May 8, 2013
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“Americans with partners from other countries should not be faced with the painful choice between staying with their partner, or staying in their country.” – President Obama. Yesterday, Senator Patrick Leahy put us one step closer to that goal. (Video)