Today the Supreme Court handed down two decisions affirming marriage rights for same-sex couples in the cases of US v Windsor and Hollingsworth v Perry.
Senator Lisa Murkowski Endorses Same-Sex Marriage
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski came out in support of same-sex marriage Wednesday during an interview with Anchorage television station KTUU. She also posted an op-ed about her position on her Senate website.
Delaware Legislature Passes Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act
The Delaware Legislature passed the Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act Wednesday, adding gender identity as a protected nondiscrimination category alongside race, age, religion, and sexual orientation.
Gay Marriage is About to Have Its Golden Moment, But What About the Rest of Us?
As we await the SCOTUS ruling on Proposition 8, I can’t help but be bothered that there are many more urgent, pressing issues facing the LGBTQ community.
Syracuse Passes Transgender Nondiscrimination Legislation
In a 7-1 vote yesterday, the Syracuse Common Council amended the Syracuse Fair Practice Law to include the protection of transgender and gender non-conforming people against discrimination. The passage of this legislation will prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations (such as restaurants, hotels, and stores) based on a person’s gender identity or expression. […]
Ugandan Speaker: “Kill A Gay” Bill Will Pass This Year
This week Uganda’s parliamentary speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, said Uganda’s “Kill a Gay” bill will be passed by the end of the year and intends to offer it as a so-called “Christmas Gift” for Ugandans. Speaker Kadaga argues the people “are demanding it” be passed. The Anti-Homosexuality or “Kill a Gay” bill calls for the death […]
Chick-Fil-A: Would You Like a Side of Homophobia and Misogyny with that Chicken Sandwich?
This week, you may have heard that Chick-Fil-A doesn’t like gay people. In fact, you may have heard that Chick-Fil-A dislikes gay people so much that they donate millions of dollars to anti-gay rights organizations. When COO Dan Cathy was asked about these anti-gay feelings and these large sums of money in a recent interview, he […]
by Audrey Bilger It’s official. After a week of speculation about whether the White House was going to take a strong stand on marriage equality, President Obama has gone on record in support of same-sex marriage rights. After explaining how his views have changed over the years, the President said the words that many of […]