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‘No Gays Allowed’ Billboard in Times Square Calls Out an Insidious Hate Group You’ve Never Heard Of

Commissioned by LGBTQ advocacy group Citizens for Transparency, the billboard draws attention to Christian legal group ADF

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President Obama First Came Out for Marriage Equality 6 Years Ago Today

Today in 2012, President Obama became the first sitting president to endorse marriage equality, starting to make LGBT rights part of the Obama legacy

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Politics
Is Hillary Really Worse Than Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is no friend to the gays — yet some queer people insist they’ll vote Trump. But is Hillary really that bad for LGBTQ people?

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Bachmann, Romney, Santorum Sign NOM Pledge to Beat Gay Marriage to Death

On the very same day that the American Psychological Association announced it has unanimously voted to support federal recognition of same-sex marriage – because, hello SCIENCE – the bigots over at the National Organization for Marriage are dancing around waving an idiotic pledge signed by a few of the Republican[…]

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Politics
Al Franken Catches Focus of the Family Leader in Lie To Senate

Senator Al Franken’s smackdown of Focus on the Family leader Tom Minnery before a Senate Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act is required viewing, as far we are concerned. Senator Franken catches the homophobic Minnery in a lie about the well-being of children in homes[…]

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President Obama, of All People, Should Know That Some Rights Can’t Be Left to the States

In 1961, when Barack Hussein Obama II was born in the brand new State of Hawaii, laws on the books in 22 of the other 49 United States forbade the marriage of his White American mother to his Black Kenyan father. Arizona’s anti-miscegenation law prohibiting marriage between whites and any persons[…]

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‘A Remarkable Man’: Gay Solider’s Parents Fight Gay Marriage Ban

In an incredibly moving display of support, the parents of dead solider Andrew Wilfahrt are standing up for complete civil rights for the gay community in America. Andrew Wilfahrt died in Afghanistan at the age of 31 and is believed to be the first gay US solider to die in[…]

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Politics
Is John Boehner’s Lawsuit Defending DOMA Actually Illegal?

If he can’t pay for it, then yes it is! (And nobody seems to think he can pay for it.) Gay blogs weren’t the only ones up in arms when word leaked that defending the Constitutionally-challenged and dated Defense of Marriage Act would cost $500,ooo minimum. Nancy Pelosi and many[…]

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Marriage News Watch: 5/2/2011

DOMA drama, King & Spalding, New Yorkers for Marriage Equality, and Rhode Island’s push for civil unions – all in this week’s Marriage News Watch.

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Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins: Gays Are Corporate Terrorists

Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins offends our gay blog sensibilities while dropping the T word five times in his explanation for how defending DOMA went awry for King & Spalding, the lawfirm that pulled out of defending the unconstitutional law this week. FRC, as you probably know, is a[…]

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