Gay Rights

Anti-Gay Conservative Loses Gig for Saying Teachers Should Be Shot

Anti-Gay Conservative Loses Gig for Saying Teachers Should Be Shot
Poor Austin Ruse is feeling the blowback from saying liberal professors should be taken out back and shot yesterday. What's the big deal?
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#GoodNews in #NewPoll: Majority of Americans Back Marriage Equality

#GoodNews in #NewPoll: Majority of Americans Back Marriage Equality
Yes, folks, it is official: the majority of Americans now support marriage equality. Even in the states where gay marriage remains illegal, the vast number of those polled believe that the right-to-marriage is guaranteed by the Constitution, regardless of sexual orientation.
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AZ Gov Brewer Won't Challenge State Constitution by Running for a Third Term

AZ Gov Brewer Won't Challenge State Constitution by Running for a Third Term
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office. The Arizona Constitution limits governors to two terms, but the Republican governor and her advisers have kept alive a scenario in which she might mount a longshot legal challenge to seek another four years in office.
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Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie
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CT Conservative Extremist Group Is More Kryptonite than Crusader

CT Conservative Extremist Group Is More Kryptonite than Crusader
The Family Institute of Connecticut – a stridently conservative lobbying group focused on family issues – has fallen on hard time. Their candidates no longer win public office; their views are marginalized. The humiliating defeat of the tea party's Steve Mullins might have been the nail in their coffin.
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Vatican to Uganda: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

Vatican to Uganda: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'
A Vatican cardinal has criticized Uganda's anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said Tuesday that "homosexuals are not criminals" and shouldn't be sentenced for up to life in prison.
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AP
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MO State Senator Introduces 'Religious Freedom' Bill, Then Calls Critic a 'Faggot' on Facebook

MO State Senator Introduces 'Religious Freedom' Bill, Then Calls Critic a 'Faggot' on Facebook
A state senator from Missouri is introduced an anti-gay "religious liberty" bill similar to the one causing national outrage in Arizona and then upped the ante by responding to a critic on Facebook. Free speech is also a guaranteed liberty, even when the state senator in question calls his detractor a "faggot." Maybe he thought no one would see it.
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Effort to Overturn CA's Transgender Student Protections Bill Fails to Qualify for Ballot

Effort to Overturn CA's Transgender Student Protections Bill Fails to Qualify for Ballot
A referendum to overturn California's bill that guarantees equal rights for transgender students has failed to acquire sufficient signatures for placement on the ballot this November. However, the fight to keep AB 1266 as the common sense, decent law of the land is far from over. There's big industry in hate- and fear-mongering.
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Anti-Gay KS Bill Is Dead, But Battle Against 'Religious Freedom' Lives On

Anti-Gay KS Bill Is Dead, But Battle Against 'Religious Freedom' Lives On
An anti-gay marriage proposal that roiled Kansas politics is dead, the chairman of a state Senate committee assigned to review it said Tuesday. But the declaration from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff King didn't appear likely to end the debate over providing legal protections for people and organizations refusing for religious reasons to provide goods and services to gay and lesbian couples.
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John Hanna
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Democratic Candidate for Governor Hedges on Hateful KS Gay Discrimination Bill

Democratic Candidate for Governor Hedges on Hateful KS Gay Discrimination Bill
Minority Leader Paul Davis, the head of the House Democrats and candidate for governor, was lackluster in his opposition to the deplorable Kansas bill that enshrines discrimination against gay people, said LGBT-rights advocates. In a press release Davis made no mention of the civil rights violations, only briefly mentioning "critical challenges" for families.
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UN Secretary General Bashes Russia's Olympic Gay-Bashing

UN Secretary General Bashes Russia's Olympic Gay-Bashing
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned attacks and discrimination against homosexuals on Thursday, touching on the gay rights issue in Russia that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics.
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