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Gay Marriage and free exercise of religion: Amendments in conflict

"Religious liberty" has become one of the most important shibboleths in discourse on controversial political topics. In June, for example, a federal court ruled that Hobby Lobby could not be…

Walker: Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban part of ‘healthy balance’ of LGBT rights

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently said he believed his state had a "healthy balance" of LGBT rights even though they have a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Why? Because Wisconsin…

The beginning of the ENDA: Catholics, Mormons and workplace discrimination

The Senate may have passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, but it faces an uphill battle in the House where religious influence weighs more heavily. On one hand, you have 5…

2013 Election brings huge LGBT victories

The 2013 election resulted in some significant victories for LGBT candidates across the country. It is increasingly clear that the American public views sexuality as a non-issue in government, in…

George H.W. Bush acted as official witness at a same-sex marriage in Maine

You read the title right — George H.W. Bush and the infinitely sassy Barbara Bush were witnesses at a same-sex marriage this past weekend in Maine. It's unclear if Papa…

Why the March on Washington matters for LGBT activism

LGBT individuals are in a much better political position today than ever before. This is in part thanks to increased visibility from successful protest movements. Like many other…

Mary Cheney: My sister is ‘dead wrong’ on gay marriage

Mary Cheney took to Facebook on Friday night to criticize her sister, Liz Cheney, on her position on same sex marriage writing, “For the record, I love my sister, but…

Elisa Chan’s damage control plan after homophobic comments? Pretend the meanies don’t exist

Elisa Chan, the San Antonio city councilwoman who recently came under fire for homophobic comments, has decided to fight back — and her attempts to redeem herself are almost as…

San Antonio politician reveals homophobic views in leaked recording

A San Antonio councilwoman is in hot water after a staffer leaked a recording of her characterizing homosexuality as "So disgusting!" in a meeting with her staff members over a…

Updated: Supreme Court overturns DOMA, punts on Prop 8

By Jessica Huseman and Andrew Scoggin @polinclined In separate 5-4 decisions released Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, but declined…

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