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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.

ENDA

195 House And Senate Democrats Ask Obama For ENDA Executive Order

by David Badash ● 3:44 PM March 18, 2014
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Recognizing that passing an employment non-discrimination bill in the House won’t happen any time soon, 195 House and Senate Democrats are asking President Barack Obama to sign an ENDA executive order.

Discrimination

New Arizona GOP Bill Would Allow Judges To Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 3:54 PM February 28, 2014
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Arizona House Republicans in two committees have now passed yet another anti-gay discriminatory bill shrouded in “religious freedom.”

ENDA

Boehner Tells LGBT Lawmakers ‘No Way’ Will ENDA Get A Vote This Year

by David Badash ● 5:36 PM January 29, 2014
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John Boehner for the first time ever met with the House of Representatives’ LGBT Equality Caucus, telling them there is “no way” ENDA will be brought to the floor for a vote this year.

Marriage

Watch Live: Full Indiana House Votes On Bill Allowing Public To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:45 PM January 27, 2014
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The full Indiana House is scheduled to vote on a bill that would put before the voters in November a ballot measure asking them if they want to change the constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

Actions

Another Gay Republican Leaves The Party Over Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:07 PM January 24, 2014
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A gay Republican candidate from Indiana is the latest to see the light and abandoned the GOP.

Marriage

Breaking: Indiana Committee Delays Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by David Badash ● 1:50 PM January 13, 2014
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The Indiana House Judiciary Committee this morning heard testimony on a bill that would write a ban on same-sex marriage directly into the state constitution.

ENDA

Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner ENDA Will Pass: ‘Just Bring It Up For A Vote’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:07 PM November 11, 2013
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Tammy Baldwin last week told John Boenher that he he would let ENDA come to the floor for a vow it would pass. “Just bring it up for a vote,” the Democrat from Wisconsin urged.

Marriage

Hawaii Lawmaker: ‘People Aren’t Born Discriminating Against Same-Sex Couples’ They’re Taught To

by David Badash ● 10:57 AM November 11, 2013
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During the Hawaii House vote on Friday, Rep. Chris Lee explained to his colleagues that “people aren’t born discriminating against same-sex couples, people are taught to discriminate against them.”

Marriage

Video As It Happened: Roll Call Vote As Hawaii House Passes Marriage Equality, And Crowd Response

by David Badash ● 2:00 PM November 9, 2013
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Here’s the video of the roll call vote, when Hawaii House lawmakers cast their votes on same-sex marriage, the Speaker announcing, “Senate bill passes, third reading,” and the crowd’s resounding response.

Marriage

Breaking: Hawaii House Passes Same-Sex Marriage, To Become 16th Equality State

by David Badash ● 3:12 AM November 9, 2013
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In a 30-19 vote late Friday night in Honolulu — Saturday morning on the mainland’s East coast — the Hawaii House passed marriage equality, becoming the 16th state in the nation to extend the institution to same-sex couples.

Marriage

Watch Live Now: Hawaii House Historic Final Same-Sex Marriage Vote

by David Badash ● 2:54 PM November 8, 2013
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After two weeks, dozens of hours of in-person testimony and over 30,000 emailed comments, the Hawaii House today will hold the third and final reading and final vote on same-sex marriage. Watch live!

News

After 30-18 Vote, Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Bill Now All But Guaranteed To Pass

by David Badash ● 8:46 AM November 7, 2013
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After an eleven hour day of debate, marred by dozens of anti-gay protestors clamoring to “let the people vote,” and attempts to include extreme religious exemptions, last night the Hawaii House passed the second reading of its same-sex marriage bill, 30-18.

Marriage

Watch: Christian Anti-Gay Marriage ‘Mob’ Now Protesting Outside Hawaii State House

by David Badash ● 5:50 PM November 6, 2013
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In what is being described as “mob rule,” a large anti-gay group is shouting and protesting right now outside the Hawaii State House, chanting “let the people vote” — a standard NOM incitement.