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Marriage

Hearing Ends In Nation’s Oldest Same-Sex Marriage Case — Judge Argues ‘Constitutional Rights’

by David Badash ● 4:50 PM April 17, 2014
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A three-judge panel today heard the nation’s oldest same-sex marriage case. Judges appeared to be leaning toward equality.

News

Video: Westboro Protests Derrick Gordon At UMass, But Massive Student Turnout Mocks The Haters

by David Badash ● 3:42 PM April 17, 2014
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1500 UMASS students out-protested 5 members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, by mocking them. The WBC was protesting Derrick Gordon, and the students weren’t having it.

Discrimination

John Kerry Calls Jews Being Ordered To Register In Ukraine ‘Grotesque’

by David Badash ● 1:50 PM April 17, 2014
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Reports are flooding in that flyers are being distributed ordering all Jews in the Ukraine to “register.” Some reports add that members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been “threatened.”

Marriage

Lead Prop 8 Defense Attorney’s Views ‘Evolving’ After Learning His Daughter Is Gay

by David Badash ● 1:03 PM April 17, 2014
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The man who defended California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court has changed his mind on same-sex marriage.

Families

We Are Family: Two Dads Adopt Twelve Kids

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:00 PM April 17, 2014
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VIDEO: How do two gay men end up the fathers of a dozen kids? “We had to fight to get them,” says Roger. “We had to fight to get them all,” says Steven.

Marriage

Big Big Marriage Day Today!

by David Badash ● 11:45 AM April 17, 2014
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Today is a big day on the marriage equality front. Courts will hear two marriage cases, one in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma.

Civil Rights

Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Restriction

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:43 AM April 17, 2014
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Judge Daniel Hovland calls North Dakota’s ban on abortion at six weeks “a blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women.”

News

Louisiana Lawmakers Just Voted to Keep Gay Sex Illegal, But Are A-OK With Necrophilia

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM April 17, 2014
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Louisiana lawmakers refuse to accept that sodomy is legal, refuse to make necrophilia illegal.

Discrimination

The Top Ten List Of Least — And Most — Homophobic Countries May Surprise You

by David Badash ● 8:44 AM April 17, 2014
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Which countries are the most homophobic? Which countries are the most accepting of homosexuality? The results might surprise you.

Discrimination

Gays Are Gay Because They ‘Were Sexually Molested When They Were Children’ Says Top Baptist

by David Badash ● 5:03 PM April 16, 2014
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One of the most powerful Southern Baptist leaders, Richard Land, just suggested children become gay because gay people rape them.

Marriage

Wisconsin Same-Sex Couple Files Lawsuit In Supreme Court For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 2:29 PM April 16, 2014
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Katherine Halopka-Ivery and Linda Halopka-Ivery, a Wisconsin same-sex couple, have just filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court asking for the right to marry.

Actions

Southern Poverty Law Center Defends Gay Widower From His Mother-In-Law

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:24 PM April 16, 2014
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A gay widower trying to have his marriage recognized by the state of Alabama is facing resistance from his deceased partner’s 75-year-old mother, who has enlisted right-wing legal help.

Marriage

Breaking: Federal Judge Issues Partial Stay To Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

by David Badash ● 12:52 PM April 16, 2014
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A federal judge has issued a partial stay on his own ruling, limiting it now to just the four couples who filed the lawsuit.

News

Dan Savage Wants You To Ask 67 Louisiana Lawmakers ‘Have You Ever Given Or Received A Blow Job?’

by David Badash ● 12:15 PM April 16, 2014
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Dan Savage isn’t happy that 67 anti-gay lawmakers voted to keep Louisiana’s anti-sodomy laws on the books, and he’d like you to do something about it.