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President Signs Non-Discrimination Executive Order

Posted on 22 July 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — It was weeks overdue, and took a sideline position to world affairs, but last Monday President Barack Obama signed an executive order giving employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies. In signing the executive order, which was originally announced several weeks ago, Obama said […]

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Couple’s Right Pre-Date Marriage

Posted on 22 July 2014

HARTFORD, CT — The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a remarkable decision last Wednesday, said that the some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the approval of Civil Unions in 2005 and gay marriage in 2008 by the state.  Legal analysts are calling the ruling the first of its kind in the country. The state Supreme […]

Utah to Ask US Supreme Court to Decide Future of Gay Marriage Ban

Posted on 22 July 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–Utah will go directly to the Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that overturned its same-sex marriage ban, the state attorney general’s office announced Wednesday. The office of the state attorney general selected to jump another review of the ban from the full 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals […]

US Appeals Court Tosses Oklahoma Gay-Marriage Ban

Posted on 22 July 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY,  OK—A three-judge panel of the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday upheld a federal judge’s ruling that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. It is the latest in a string of victories across the country in favor of same-sex marriage that will suffer the same response—further appeals, and […]

Pridefest Comes to Atari

Posted on 19 July 2014

A social SIM game designed to appeal to the LGBT community is coming to an iOS or Android tablet near you, Atari says. Dubbed Pridefest, players will be able to “launch their very own personalized pride parade in a city of their choosing.” So, customize parade flotillas by choosing size, components, mascots and decorations, as […]

Dolly Parton to Release New Gay Dance Album

Posted on 16 July 2014

Country superstar Dolly Parton will release a new dance album focused on the LGBT community and includes the Parton-composed song, “Just a Wee Bit Gay.”  Speaking to Billboard Magazine, the “9 to 5” star said, “At some point, I would like to do a dance record and I have several songs that are very positive […]

John MacArthur: Churches which support same-sex marriage belong to Satan

Posted on 16 July 2014

SUN VALLEY, CA–John MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, said that any house of God that supported same-sex marriage “belonged to Satan.” According to an interview published in The Blaze, MacArthur stated, “You go back to every one of those seminaries…for a century [they] have been deniers of biblical authority, […]

Salem, MA, Says No to Anti-Gay Rights College

Posted on 16 July 2014

SALEM,, MA—The city of Salem, Massachusetts, put an end to a long-time contract with the Christian-based Gordon College after administrators refused to cave to the gay-rights movement and remove a ban on “homosexual behavior” among students and staff. The contract between the two entities was a “reciprocal arrangement where we provided management of the facility […]

South Carolina Town Supports Lesbian Police Chief

Posted on 16 July 2014

LATTA, SC–When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as “questionable,” she feared her two decade career in law enforcement in this town was over. Then, this conservative, small town rebelled, according to CBS News. The people of Latta, who voted overwhelmingly for a state amendment banning […]

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Ends Its Backing of ENDA

Posted on 09 July 2014

In a major move with broad political implications, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) announced Tuesday that it can no longer back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key section of President Obama’s healthcare law. Last week, in a case brought by Hobby […]

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