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Marriage

Watch: ‘Stunned’ NOM Chairman Testifies At Hawaii Marriage Hearing

by David Badash ● 10:49 AM November 3, 2013
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NOM’s John Eastman, arguing against a same-sex marriage bill, told Hawaii lawmakers the “core purpose of marriage” is “to channel that unique and procreative function of men and women.”

News

Breaking: Obama Sends Congress Draft Legislation For Use Of Force In Syria (Full Text)

by David Badash ● 7:38 PM August 31, 2013
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Minutes ago, just hours after announcing to the nation he would seek congressional approval from Congress for the use of force against Syria, President Barack Obama sent Congressional leaders draft legislation for that authority.

Discrimination

GetEQUAL Texas Issues Travel Alert For LGBT Travelers To San Antonio

by David Badash ● 12:46 PM August 20, 2013
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Citing “a continued risk of discrimination based upon sexual orientation and/or gender identity,” GetEQUAL Texas today issued a travel alert to LGBT people planning on visiting San Antonio.

Civil Rights

In Unanimous Vote, Russia Passes Bill Making It Illegal To Tell Kids Gay People Exist

by David Badash ● 10:12 AM June 11, 2013
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Russia today is voting on a Vladimir Putin supported bill that makes it illegal to tell children gay people exist or that homosexuality is equal to heterosexuality, and provides for fines, jail time, and deportation for those who violate the law.

Discrimination

Delaware’s Beau Biden Says He Supports Transgender Protections — Vote Could Be Today

by David Badash ● 11:22 AM June 6, 2013
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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden says he supports legislation, which could be voted on today, to protect transgender people, against violence and discrimination.

News

NY State Senator Introduces Bill To Strip Boy Scouts Of Tax-Exempt Status

by David Badash ● 6:36 PM May 24, 2013
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A NY state senator has introduced legislation that would strip the Boy Scouts of their tax-exempt status over their refusal to allow gay adults into Scouting.

Guns

Gun Control: GOP, NRA Kill Bipartisan Background Checks Bill

by David Badash ● 5:08 PM April 17, 2013
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Senate Republicans in partnership with the NRA today killed a bipartisan background checks bill that until Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing was expected to pass.

Civil Rights

Florida Lawmakers Just Defeated A Domestic Partnership Bill In The Year 2013

by David Badash ● 6:43 PM February 19, 2013
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Florida lawmakers today actually could not bring themselves to vote for a domestic partnership registry bill — not a same-sex marriage bill, not even a civil unions bill, but a domestic partnership bill.

News

Hey, ‘Homosexual Activists,’ Stacey Campfield Is ‘Not Here To Be Somebody’s Piñata’

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM February 2, 2013
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Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield is very angry that “two percent of the community, more or less the homosexual activist community,” is bringing him the national media attention he craves.

News

Uganda’s Kill The Gays Bill Passes Committee Vote, Moves Forward

by David Badash ● 4:07 PM November 23, 2012
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Uganda’s infamous “Kill The Gays” bill has been voted upon and passed through the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of the Ugandan Parliament.

Human Rights

Make It Better – Get Congress To Move On Anti-Bullying Legislation

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 11:18 AM December 6, 2011
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The Safe Schools Improvement Act and Student Non-Discrimination Act will improve and even save lives – but only if we raise our voices. Call Congress – here’s how.