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New Poll Shows Broad Support for Supreme Court on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 17 October 2014

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that Americans support the U.S. Supreme Court decision to effectively let stand lower courts rulings to strike down same-sex marriage bans in several states. The result of the decision was that same-sex marriage became legal in a majority of states. According to the poll, Americans agree with this decision […]

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Dems Demand LGBT Envoy in State Department

Posted on 15 October 2014

Senate Democrats called on President Obama to appoint a special envoy for LGBT Human Rights within the Department of State, according to The Hill. In a letter to Obama sent over the weekend, 25 Democratic senators urged the administration to create the new position within the State Department to serve as an adviser on international […]

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Mormons Attempting to Roll Out Welcome Mat to Gays

Posted on 15 October 2014

SALT LAKE, UT–With the legalization by the courts of same-sex marriage in Mormon stronghold states of Utah, Idaho and Nevada, many Mormon’s are speaking out for a more accepting atmosphere for gay members. It was only six years ago that Mormon’s were leading the effort to write California’s same-sex marriage ban. Now, while the church’s […]

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Catholic Church Says Gays Have ‘Gifts and Qualities,’ or Maybe Not

Posted on 14 October 2014

VATICAN, IT—Roman Catholic bishops are showing a never-before-seen openness toward accepting gay couples as well as unmarried couples who live together. At an on-going two-week seminar on family issues last Monday, the church released a summary of the meetings so far. Although there was nothing specific in the way of changes in the document, there […]

Democrat Michelle Nunn Honored Black Female “Anti-Gay” CEO

Posted on 10 October 2014

Back in the H.W. Bush presidency, there was a campaign called the Daily Point of Light. Georgia Democrat and Senate candidate Michelle Nunn was its CEO.  She resigned last year to run for Senate, but not before giving accolades to Debbit Thomas-Brown as a Daily Point of Light. Unfortunately for Nunn, Thomas-Brown is the founder […]

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Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Posted on 06 October 2014

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider appeals by several states where lower courts had ruled same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. The states are Indiana, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. In some of those states, such as Wisconsin, marriage licenses to same-sex couples began to be issued immediately upon the news. But the decision […]

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Supreme Court Likely to Act

Posted on 02 October 2014

When the Supreme Court of the United States comes back into session next Monday, it is highly likely that the high court will decide the fate of same-sex marriage. There have been more than 80 lawsuits filed in the past 12 months, many finding voice after the Supreme Court struck down a portion of the […]

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Baptists Gives the Boot to CA Church

Posted on 01 October 2014

The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the nation’s largest protestant denomination, has kicked out a California church whose pastor embraces homosexuality, claiming that the minister and the church are not in “cooperation” with the SBC’s stance on LGBT issues. On Tuesday, the SBC’s highest committee voted unanimously to “disfellowship” — or effectively […]

Pennsylvania State Senator Comes Out

Posted on 01 October 2014

A recent anti-gay beating in Philadelphia has prompted Pennsylvania lawmakers to take a new look at passing hate crime laws that include penalties when criminals target individuals’ sexual orientation and gender identity. During a press conference Tuesday advocating for the provisions, outgoing State Sen. Jim Ferlo (D) came out as gay. Ferlo asked to make […]

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Gays Not Getting Tested for HIV

Posted on 01 October 2014

MENLO PARK, CA – More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one […]

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