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Gay Rights

  1. the law
    The Supreme Court’s Unlikely IntersectionalityGorsuch and Roberts may never admit it, but with today’s ruling they rejected the pitting of historically marginalized groups against each other.
  2. religion
    ‘Where Would I Go? This Is My Home’: Queer United Methodists’ Uncertain FutureAfter a vote against LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage, the church faces a possible split and queer members are agonizing over whether to stay or go.
  3. memes
    A Brief History of Saying ‘Gay Rights!’ OnlineA viral clip from stars of The Favourite has a tangled past.
  4. GOP Congressman: Refusing to Sell Your House to a Gay Person Is a RightDana Rohrabacher suggests that Christians have a right to know that the people buying their house will never engage in sexual activity they dislike.
  5. Andrew Sullivan: Let Him Have His CakeLet’s live and let live.
  6. Jeff Sessions Takes a Stand Against Protecting Gay WorkersThe Dept. of Justice’s new position is that federal civil-rights law doesn’t cover employees targeted by anti-gay bias
  7. gay rights
    Federal Court Says LGBT Workers Are Protected Under the 1964 Civil Rights ActThe ruling is a major victory for gay rights, though the question will probably end up before the Supreme Court.
  8. lgbt rights
    Obama to Name Stonewall Inn First-Ever National Monument for Gay RightsJust in time for Pride Month.
  9. identity
    Change.org Petition Wants to Take the T Out of LGBTOne anonymous gay man’s fight against supposed transgender tyranny.
  10. equal rights
    Trinity Church on Wall Street to Host ‘Gay Blood’ ArtworkArtist protests the FDA’s ban on gay men donating blood if they haven’t been celibate for a year.
  11. gay rights
    Mormon Church Won’t Leave Boy Scouts Over Gay Leaders Because local chapters are still allowed to exclude gay people.
  12. gay rights
    Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Leaders, Face New BacklashThe Mormon Church is “deeply troubled” and is mulling an exit, along with other religious groups.
  13. Boy Scouts to Relax Ban on Gay LeadersThe organizational ban will end, but individual Scout groups will still be able to reject gay adults.
  14. scotus
    Where Will SCOTUS Fall on Gay Marriage?Trying to decipher the oral arguments to see how the justices might rule. 
  15. gay rights
    Where the States Stand in the Fight to Ban Gay Conversion TherapyObama called for an end to the practice with bans already pending in 15 states.
  16. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie Shoot for More Ambiguous RFRA StanceRepublican 2016 candidates were quick to back the law, but now that seems less smart.
  17. indiana
    Anti-Gay Indiana Pizzeria Closes Because of Threats, Excessive TrollingAnd Fox News eats it up.
  18. gay rights
    Why Arkansas Lawmakers Claim They Need a Religious-Freedom LawThey say it has nothing to do with LGBT discrimination, but that’s not what they said two months ago.
  19. the national interest
    Poor, Misunderstood Mike Pence Forced to Amend Religious-Freedom LawHoosier daddy, Mike Pence? That’s right.
  20. gay rights
    Why Indiana’s Religious-Freedom Law Is BackfiringFacing a nationwide backlash, state legislators say they will “clarify” that the bill is not anti-gay.
  21. early and awkward
    Did Indiana Just Legalize LGBT Discrimination? Governor Pence Can’t SayBecause no one really knows.
  22. 2016
    Potential 2016 Candidate Has Questions About Why People Are Gay“Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay.”
  23. encounter
    Visiting Stonewall and Broadway With Retired Gay Bishop Gene RobinsonEven harder than being a gay icon, perhaps, is figuring out how to live as a gay icon emeritus.
  24. equal rites
    Where the Gay Rights Movement Stands, 1 Year After the Repeal of DOMANineteen states have gay marriage, but there are many battles ahead.
  25. history
    Lowlights of Government’s Old Anti-Gay PolicyA depressing reminder that the homosexuals were officially barred from federal jobs until 1977.
  26. equal rites
    Watch Michael Sam’s Emotional Reaction to Being Drafted by the RamsHe’s the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL.
  27. equal rites
    Same-Sex Marriage Is Now a Reality in England and WalesThe first couples tied the knot right after midnight on Friday.
  28. gay rights
    Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Exclusion of GaysJoining Sam Adams and Heineken.
  29. de mayor
    De Blasio Finds a St. Patrick’s Day Parade He Can March InBut confuses which boroughs are discriminating against gays.
  30. early and often
    Jan Brewer Vetoes Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill“Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value; so is non-discrimination.”
  31. sochi olympics 2014
    Gay Rights Activist Detained Twice in 48 Hours in SochiAfter shouting “It’s okay to be gay!” in the Olympic Park.
  32. gays in the boy scouts
    How Allowing Gay Boy Scouts Is Like Y2KHuh?
  33. gay rights
    Senate Advances Bill Banning Workplace Discrimination Against GaysToo bad Boehner plans to kill it.
  34. gay rights
    Hecklers at the Met Call for Gay Rights in RussiaThe ongoing protest finds a high-profile stage.
  35. crimes and misdemeanors
    Gay Men Attacked in Apparent Chelsea Hate CrimeThis again?
  36. equal rites
    Gay Spouses Are Getting an Estate Tax Refund From New York Thanks to the recent Supreme Court case.
  37. scary things
    Gay-Rights Activist Latest Target of City’s Anti-LGBT ViolenceEugene Lovendusky says he was punched in the face near Times Square.
  38. gays in the boy scouts
    Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Gay Youth, Will Continue Excluding Gay AdultsNeither side is thrilled with the plan.
  39. immigration reform
    Senate Committee Passes Immigration Bill, Minus Protections for Gay CouplesThough the bill now contains “rank discrimination,” Schumer still supports it.
  40. crimes and misdemeanors
    Gay-Rights Supporters March to Protest Mark Carson’s MurderThough the suspect’s family insists it wasn’t a hate crime.
  41. progress
    New York State Senator Wants to Ban Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy for Kids Brad Hoylman thinks its time to follow California’s lead.
  42. blog-stained wretches
    Guess Who’s Supporting Gay Rights NowStarts with a “Huff” and ends in “Post.”
  43. gays in the boy scouts
    The Boy Scouts’ Gay-Ban Meeting Is Going to Be a SceneA vote on the organization-wide ban is scheduled for Wednesday.
  44. gays in the boy scouts
    Rick Perry Wants You to Know He’s Against Gays in the Boy ScoutsBut all for non-sexualized character building.
  45. the american dream
    Fight Over Same-Sex Couples Could Complicate Immigration Reform [Updated]Enjoy the optimism while it lasts.
  46. early and awkward
    Obama Managed to Find Another Inauguration Pastor Who Thinks Gay People Are EvilLouie Giglio is the new Rick Warren.
  47. bons mots
    Cambodian Prime Minister Makes World’s Best Appeal for Gay ToleranceIt has something to do with “racing vehicles.”
  48. election night
    Gay Marriage, Legal Pot Lead Liberal-Pleasing Election Night [Updated]But not every lefty cause won.
  49. progress
    California Bans Therapy That Aims to Turn Gay Kids StraightThe practice will be “relegated to the dustbin of quackery,” says Governor Brown.
  50. gays in the military
    Military to Throw Much-Deserved Party for LGBT TroopsThere better be an open bar.
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