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Marriage

Big Big Marriage Day Today!

by David Badash ● 11:45 AM April 17, 2014
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Today is a big day on the marriage equality front. Courts will hear two marriage cases, one in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma.

Civil Rights

Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Restriction

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:43 AM April 17, 2014
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Judge Daniel Hovland calls North Dakota’s ban on abortion at six weeks “a blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women.”

News

Louisiana Lawmakers Just Voted to Keep Gay Sex Illegal, But Are A-OK With Necrophilia

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM April 17, 2014
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Louisiana lawmakers refuse to accept that sodomy is legal, refuse to make necrophilia illegal.

Discrimination

The Top Ten List Of Least — And Most — Homophobic Countries May Surprise You

by David Badash ● 8:44 AM April 17, 2014
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Which countries are the most homophobic? Which countries are the most accepting of homosexuality? The results might surprise you.

Discrimination

Gays Are Gay Because They ‘Were Sexually Molested When They Were Children’ Says Top Baptist

by David Badash ● 5:03 PM April 16, 2014
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One of the most powerful Southern Baptist leaders, Richard Land, just suggested children become gay because gay people rape them.

Marriage

Wisconsin Same-Sex Couple Files Lawsuit In Supreme Court For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 2:29 PM April 16, 2014
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Katherine Halopka-Ivery and Linda Halopka-Ivery, a Wisconsin same-sex couple, have just filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court asking for the right to marry.

Actions

Southern Poverty Law Center Defends Gay Widower From His Mother-In-Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:24 PM April 16, 2014
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A gay widower trying to have his marriage recognized by the state of Alabama is facing resistance from his deceased partner’s 75-year-old mother, who has enlisted right-wing legal help.

Marriage

Breaking: Federal Judge Issues Partial Stay To Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

by David Badash ● 12:52 PM April 16, 2014
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A federal judge has issued a partial stay on his own ruling, limiting it now to just the four couples who filed the lawsuit.

News

Dan Savage Wants You To Ask 67 Louisiana Lawmakers ‘Have You Ever Given Or Received A Blow Job?’

by David Badash ● 12:15 PM April 16, 2014
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Dan Savage isn’t happy that 67 anti-gay lawmakers voted to keep Louisiana’s anti-sodomy laws on the books, and he’d like you to do something about it.

Civil Rights

Christian High School Bans Student’s Transgender Boyfriend From Senior Prom (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:19 AM April 16, 2014
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A New York City private Christian high school has banned one student’s boyfriend from accompanying her to the senior prom because he is transgender.

Bigotry Watch

Anti-Gay Hate Group Leader Cuts Canada Visit Short After Arrest

by David Badash ● 8:55 AM April 16, 2014
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Peter LaBarbera has returned to the U.S. days early, immediately following his release from jail, but he left a nasty wake.

Bigotry Watch

Breaking: Louisiana House Votes To Keep Same-Sex Relations Illegal

by David Badash ● 8:20 PM April 15, 2014
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The Louisiana House just voted to keep a law on the books that makes sex between people of the same gender illegal.

News

Welcome To Brunei, Where Being Gay Can Literally Get You Stoned To Death

by David Badash ● 5:05 PM April 15, 2014
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Brunei is a little country of less than a half-million people, located on the small island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. One week from today, a new law allows for gay people to be stoned to death.

News

You Just Paid Your Taxes — Here’s What You Got For Your Money.

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM April 15, 2014
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If you think a mere 1.1 cents of every dollar going to fund science isn’t enough — while a whopping 27 cents of every dollar going to fund our military is ridiculous, I would agree with you.