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Florida becomes 36th state to legalize gay marriage, and Jeb Bush is ‘eh’ about it

Today marks another triumph in the movement for marriage equality, as Florida joins the ranks of states to allow same-sex couples to marry. As of today, 70 percent of Americans…

Supreme Court Roundup: Death and taxes (and gay marriage)

By Brandon Bub Nov. 9, 2014 This turned out to be a more of an eventful week in the legal world than I might have anticipated. Cases regarding Obamacare, gay marriage…

Supreme Court week 1 roundup: Gay marriage, voting rights, religious liberty and Amazon

The Supreme Court officially began its 2015 term on Monday. It's hard for me to think of any other term that began with so many newsworthy events, so here's a…

When ‘putting a ring on it’ means jail: Egypt arrests 7 over ‘gay wedding’

By Irene Morse Sept. 9, 2014 Everyone has untagged themselves from that one photo that featured an incriminating red solo cup, but in Egypt the stakes are much higher when it…

Drag queen turned anti-gay-marriage Republican loses primary race

In a news story that sounds eerily like a satiric plot line of a drag performance, an anti-gay-marriage political candidate was outted as a former drag queen, provoking the ire…

Wagging the Dog: Why you shouldn’t engage the casual bigots of Twitter

Rick is your classic American bigot. He knows interracial coupling is to blame for this country’s current turmoil, the president is an Islam-practicing Kenyan, and “the gays” are conspiring with…

Lots of talk, no action on ENDA

It is clear that Biden supports employment non-discrimination, though perhaps only through legislative act. In his speech at the HRC, he referred to workplace discrimination as "close to barbaric" and…

Fred Phelps, homophobia and the limits of free speech

Last week brought the death of the Reverend Fred Phelps at the age of 84. I hesitate to use that title to describe him because there are few people out…

Despite LGBT stance, toss your change to Salvation Army bell ringers

You've probably seen the volunteers ringing bells outside stores over the past month, asking shoppers for donations. The Salvation Army is one of the most visible charity organizations in America,…

The 5 most creative protests against Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

Ever since Russia started cracking down on the LGBT community, people have been lashing out and in fantastic ways. Click below for a rundown of the most creative protests to…

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