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June 27, 2013

Supreme Court Releases Momentous Gay Rights Rulings

Supreme Court Releases Momentous Gay Rights Rulings

Washington, DC—In a move that excited gay rights activists and angered some conservative politicians, the United States Supreme Court made two rulings on Thursday in favor of gay marriage. The first of these rulings overturned a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.  According to the law as it was written, gay couples ...

June 5, 2013

Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser

Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser

  A pro-gay rights audience member heckled and shouted at Michelle Obama last night regarding an executive order to prohibit sex discrimination as the first lady was speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in our nation’s capital.  The rowdy crowd member, identified as Ellen Sturtz, is an activist ...

June 3, 2013

Gay Marriage Bill Temporarily Falters in Illinois

Gay Marriage Bill Temporarily Falters in Illinois

For supporters of gay marriage in the state of Illinois, this moment was supposed to a landmark time in a collective “I do” from state legislators. Thousands participated on social media and live streams throughout the day on Friday of last week, sending messages and tweets of hope as they anxiously waited for the House ...

May 30, 2013

Going Backwards: Nigerian Lawmakers Vote to Outlaw Gay Marriage

Going Backwards: Nigerian Lawmakers Vote to Outlaw Gay Marriage

  Nigerian lawmakers approved a bill today that outlaws gay marriage and significantly hampers gay rights, including placing criminal penalties on public displays of affection between homosexual couples.    The Nigerian House of Representatives unanimously approved the measure which provides lengthy jail terms ...

May 22, 2013

Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons

Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons

  Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons   The House of Commons voted to permit gay marriage in Wales and England, despite 161 members of Parliament opposing the British government’s plans.    Several Tory Members of Parliament spoke openly against the bill, which have caused a rift in ...

May 22, 2013

Shooting Death of Homosexual man Disrupts New York鈥檚 Birthplace of Gay Rights

Shooting Death of Homosexual man Disrupts New York鈥檚 Birthplace of Gay Rights

    Greenwich Village, the birthplace of the American gay rights movement, remained in a state of shock on Sunday over the shooting of a homosexual man by gunman who police claimed uttered anti-gay slurs prior to targeting the victim.    Mark Carson, age 32, was shot and killed in Greenwich Village near ...

May 22, 2013

Terrible Act: Crowd Led by Priests Attacks Gay Rights Marchers in the Nation of Georgia

Terrible Act: Crowd Led by Priests Attacks Gay Rights Marchers in the Nation of Georgia

    A massive group of thousands led by priests in black robes stormed through police barriers in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia last week and attacked a group of 50 or so gay rights demonstrators.    Carrying banners reading “no to gays,” and “no to mental genocide,” the masses of ...

May 22, 2013

Another Victory for the LGBT Community: Gay Marriage Ruled Constitutional in France

Another Victory for the LGBT Community: Gay Marriage Ruled Constitutional in France

    France’s constitutional council today rejected a challenge by conservative legislators to the country’s new gay marriage law, claiming the law was constitutional. This ruling means the nation of France could see its first gay marriages commence by the end of this month.   The nation’s ...

May 16, 2013

Moscow Rejects Bid to Hold Gay Rights Festival

Moscow Rejects Bid to Hold Gay Rights Festival

    Moscow officials rejected an application by gay rights advocates to hold a parade this month, claiming the event would undermine a campaign to instill patriotic values on the city’s younger population.   This refusal emphasizes the Russian government’s support for a slew of legislation in cities ...

May 16, 2013

New Polls Show Growing Momentum for Gay Marriage in Virginia, Michigan and Arizona

New Polls Show Growing Momentum for Gay Marriage in Virginia, Michigan and Arizona

    Newly released polls from Virginia, Michigan and Arizona reveal that the majority of voters in these states support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.  A poll released in Michigan found that voters support gay and lesbian marriage at a rate of nearly 57 percent, which is up 12.5 percentage points ...

May 15, 2013

Gay Marriage Gaining Momentum in Nevada

Gay Marriage Gaining Momentum in Nevada

    A Nevada Assembly Committee underwent a testimony on the Senate Joint Resolution 13 yesterday when many of those who previously testified earlier this year maintained their opposition or support for the measure that would effectively repeal the state’s constitutional ban against same-sex marriages.  ...

May 10, 2013

Gay Marriage Passes in Minnesota House Today

Gay Marriage Passes in Minnesota House Today

  A crucial vote today in the Minnesota House positioned the state to become the 12th in the United States to permit gay marriages and the first in the Midwest to pass such a law.    The 75 to 59 vote was viewed as the first pivotal step for the bill to become a law; the law would permit same-sex couples to marry ...

May 6, 2013

New Poll: Seven in Ten Young Adults Support Gay Marriage

New Poll: Seven in Ten Young Adults Support Gay Marriage

    Support for same-sex marriage is now seemingly a wide held belief among adults born after 1980 as 70 percent claim that they believe lesbian women and gay men should be able to marry.   These results were released today from Pew Research; the poll showed millennial support for same sex marriage far outpaces ...

May 6, 2013

Boy Scouts of America Offer New Resolution Regarding Acceptance of Gay Members

Boy Scouts of America Offer New Resolution Regarding Acceptance of Gay Members

    Last week, the Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee offered a policy that would establish a nondiscrimination policy to eliminate its longstanding discriminatory ban on gay Scouts, while maintaining several discriminatory practices in place for lesbian and gay parents, employment opportunities, and Scout leaders ...

May 1, 2013

Jersey City Establishes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force as it Sets Sights on Perfect MEI Score

Jersey City Establishes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force as it Sets Sights on Perfect MEI Score

    Throughout the United States, some of the most fundamental and vital work being accomplished on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion is occurring in cities and local communities. Efforts to boost the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are being undertaken at the local level ...

May 1, 2013

Groundbreaking Achievement: NBA Player becomes first Active U.S. Athlete to come out as Gay

Groundbreaking Achievement: NBA Player becomes first Active U.S. Athlete to come out as Gay

    It’s the biggest move of Jason Collins’ career, and it occurred off the court.    Jason Collins, who has played 12 years in the National Basketball Association most notably for the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics, has disclosed to the nation that he is a homosexual. This announcement ...

April 29, 2013

Washington State Bill would Permit Businesses to Deny Gays

Washington State Bill would Permit Businesses to Deny Gays

  A number of Republican lawmakers filed a bill today seeking an exemption to the state’s anti-discrimination statutes just weeks after legal action was initiated against a local florist who denied service to a homosexual couple for their upcoming wedding. The piece of legislation introduced by Republican Senator Sharon ...

April 23, 2013

Rising Tides: Support for Gay Marriage in New Jersey at an All-Time High

Rising Tides: Support for Gay Marriage in New Jersey at an All-Time High

  A new poll issued by the Rutgers-Eagleton association shows support for marriage in equality in the state of New Jersey at an all-time high; over 62 percent of voters in the Garden State said they would happily vote for marriage equality should it be placed on a ballot. The poll also showed that a decisive majority of voters ...

April 10, 2013

Enjoy your Stay: Thousands Await Putin鈥檚 visit to Amsterdam to Protest the President鈥檚 Position on Gay Rights

Enjoy your Stay: Thousands Await Putin鈥檚 visit to Amsterdam to Protest the President鈥檚 Position on Gay Rights

    Over 3,000 people gathered in Amsterdam to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit on Monday. The throng of gay rights activists and supporters flew rainbow flags at half-mast around the city that prides itself on expression and enjoying every kind of freedom.    The cheerfully dressed ...

April 9, 2013

Mark another One Down: Republican Senator Mark Kirk Announces Support for Gay Marriage

Mark another One Down: Republican Senator Mark Kirk Announces Support for Gay Marriage

  Mark another One Down: Republican Senator Mark Kirk Announces Support for Gay Marriage   Republican Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois announced today that he supports gay marriage. The announcement makes Kirk the second sitting Republican senator to affirm support for same-sex marriage.    Senator Kirk ...

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Watershed Moment in Gay Rights Movement

Watershed Moment in Gay Rights Movement

  In the next couple of days, the Boy Scouts of America Association is expected to announce whether it plans to alter its longstanding national policy against the inclusion of openly gay members.

Political Shifting May Affect America鈥檚 Legal Plan on Gay Marriage

Political Shifting May Affect America鈥檚 Legal Plan on Gay Marriage

  Lawyers often opine: the practice of law would be far more pleasant if clients were not involved.

Gay Rights at the Forefront in Immigration Debate

Gay Rights at the Forefront in Immigration Debate

  In his final prominent act as senator, newly-appointed Secretary of State John Kerry sought to resolve a global dilemma.

Michigan Court Delays Decision on Gay Marriage Ban

Michigan Court Delays Decision on Gay Marriage Ban

  A federal judge decided on Thursday that he will wait for the U.

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