June 27, 2014

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Labor, LGBT Activists Protest at Brunei Embassy in D.C.

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 9:00 PM | comments

Today, a group of about 35 labor and LGBT advocates in Washington, D.C. protested the Sultan of Brunei for his anti-worker policies and human rights abuses against women and LGBT people.Read More

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Anti-LGBT Faith Leaders Ask Obama for Special EO Exemption

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 8:00 PM | comments

A group of approximately 160 religious leaders sent a letter to President Obama this week asking him to include broad religious exemptions in his forthcoming ENDA executive order.Read More

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LISTEN: Samia's Soul is On Fire

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 7:45 PM | comments

Check out "Soul on Fire," a new single from queer singer/songwriter Samia that explores pansexuality and strives to empower people whose desires don't necessarily fit into what conservative society deems acceptable.Read More

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Did You Marry in WI During the Window? ACLU Needs You

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 7:30 PM | comments

If you're a Wisconsin same-sex couple who married during the 8-day marriage equality window earlier this month, the ACLU of Wisconsin needs your help!Read More


BREAKING: 7th Circuit Stays Indiana Marriage Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 6:15 PM | comments

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has just stayed Judge Richard Young's ruling striking down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage, pending appeal. Further marriages are on hold.Read More

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1st Openly Gay U.S. General: DADT Was So Stressful I Nearly Retired

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, the first openly gay general in U.S. history, revealed at a military LGBT pride celebration this week that the stress of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" nearly brought an end to her trailblazing career.Read More

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Indiana Clerk Refuses to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Filed by Bil Browning | June 27, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Daviess County Clerk Sherri Healy, however, is still claiming ignorance and cites her religion as the reason she's refusing to follow the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Strangely enough, she's never refused someone who's been divorced.Read More

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Earth to the WSJ: Trans People Are Not Mentally Ill

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 27, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm not sure if it psychiatrist Paul McHugh's agenda is based on willful ignorance or is a form of transphobia that is often related to a person's insecurity about their own gender identity.Read More

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Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | June 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

As a church that proudly touts itself as "reformed and always reforming," let's hope the Holy Spirit shows up again to help it along.Read More

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Why the Pittsburgh Dyke & Trans March Is Necessary

Filed by Sue Kerr | June 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

This is what the Dyke and Trans March means to me. I have not attended every march, but I was there for the first one, several in-between, and the most recent march.Read More

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A Different Kind of Pride

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

When the marriage discrimination amendment in my home state of Wisconsin was struck down this month, I experienced pride in a new and deeper way.Read More

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Finnish Lawmakers Again Reject Equal Marriage Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Lawmakers in Finland -- the only Nordic country where same-sex couples don't have the freedom to marry -- again rejected a marriage equality bill this week.Read More

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Gary Oldman Apologizes: I'm an A-Hole

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Actor Gary Oldman, who touched off a controversy this week for defending other actors' bigoted remarks and throwing in a few of his own, apologized Wednesday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."Read More

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Vatican Signals Additional Shift in Tone on Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

A new document released by the Vatican yesterday reportedly calls for more respect and less judgment of same-sex couples, and for parishes to more fully include their children in church activities.Read More


WI GOP Candidate: Marriage Equality Will Lead to Incest

Filed by John M. Becker | June 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Another Republican sticks their foot in their mouth on marriage equality.Read More