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Bigotry Watch

Judge Rules One of America’s Most Vocal Anti-LGBT Catholics Must Testify About Abuse

by Casey Michel ● 1:42 PM February 18, 2014
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Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt, one of the nation’s most vocal anti-LGBT Catholic voices, will be forced to testify about covering up child abuse within the church.

Marriage

Virginia AG Says Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional, Joins Federal Lawsuit To Overturn

by David Badash ● 9:26 AM January 23, 2014
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The newly-elected Democratic Attorney General of Virginia has declared he believe the state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

News

Atheists Take IRS To Court Over Preferential Treatment Given To Religious Organizations

by David Badash ● 11:27 AM November 26, 2013
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American Atheists and other secular groups are taking the IRS to court over what they say is the preferential treatment the tax-collection agency gives to religious organizations.

News

In Blow To Women’s Rights, Bush-Appointed Judges Reinstate Texas Anti-Abortion Law

by David Badash ● 9:02 AM November 1, 2013
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Now, starting Friday, women in Texas seeking abortion services will have far fewer options, as at least twelve clinics will be closed by law.

Marriage

Gov. Christie: Implementing Same-Sex Marriage Now Will Cause ‘Irreparable Harm’ To New Jersey

by David Badash ● 11:41 AM October 3, 2013
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Claiming “irreparable harm” to the state, Chris Christie, as he promised, has filed an appeal to last week’s NJ Superior Court ruling that clearly stated same-sex couples must be allowed to marry.

News

French High Court: Same-Sex Marriage Law Constitutional — President To Sign

by David Badash ● 12:45 PM May 17, 2013
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France’s highest court has ruled against conservative groups and declared last month’s same-sex marriage law constitutional.

International

Brazil Poised To Become 15th Country To Support Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 4:48 PM May 14, 2013
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Brazil is poised to become the fifteenth country to extend the institution of marriage to same-sex couples, nationwide.

Legal Issues

Breaking: Court Throws Out Lawsuit That Could Have Killed Gay Marriage In NY

by David Badash ● 5:00 PM July 6, 2012

A court just tossed out a lawsuit that, if successful, could have killed New York’s one-year old same-sex marriage law, possibly nullifying thousands of marriages.

Civil Rights

Breaking: DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional In Unanimous Federal Court Decision

by David Badash ● 10:44 AM May 31, 2012
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DOMA today was again declared unconstitutional by a federal court for the second time in days, this time by a three-judge court of appeals panel.

Celebrities

Tweet Of The Day: Dan Savage On Dharun Ravi 30-Day Sentence

by David Badash ● 1:38 PM May 21, 2012
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Dan Savage, who, with his husband created the It Gets better project, today commented via Twitter on the 30-day sentence for Dharun Ravi.

Media

Current TV To Olbermann: You’re Fired. Olbermann To Al Gore: See You In Court

by David Badash ● 9:32 PM March 30, 2012
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Keith Olbermann has been fired from Current TV, one year into his 5-year contract. Olbermann announced after being notified he will be suing Current and its owners.

Bigotry Watch

HRC Reviews Key Themes In NOM’s Secret, Race-Baiting Court Documents

by David Badash ● 2:52 PM March 27, 2012
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HRC has analyzed the secret just-unsealed confidential NOM court documents and offered, via a press release, this review of key themes they found.

Civil Rights

Federal Court Finds DOMA Unconstitutional Again, Boehner Spent Your Tax Dollars To Defend It

by David Badash ● 6:52 PM February 22, 2012
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Yet another federal court has ruled DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, is unconstitutional, and thanks to John Boehner, your tax dollars were spent defending DOMA.

Civil Rights

Prop 8 Supporters Ludicrous Move Today Delays Supreme Court Hearing

by David Badash ● 12:59 PM February 21, 2012
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Supporters of California’s Prop 8, banning same-sex couples from marrying, waited until the very last day to file a motion with the Ninth Circuit to appeal their case.