Ted Cruz introduces legislation to stop marriage equality

Ted Cruz

Cruz’s bills as reported by Bloomberg “would establish a constitutional amendment shielding states that define marriage as between one woman and one man from legal action” and “bar federal courts from further weighing in on the marriage issue until such an amendment is adopted.” Ted Cruz’s latest radical stunt follows his participation at a head-scratching [...]

Mike Huckabee defends ex-gay therapy, warns gay rights will outlaw Christianity

Mike Huckabee--

In a conference call with conservative pastors yesterday organized by the anti-gay Family Research Council, Mike Huckabee let loose with a litany of falsehoods about how marriage equality will lead to the “criminalization of Christianity” and demanded that states simply defy the Supreme Court if it strikes down bans on same-sex marriage, reports Right Wing [...]

Texas lawmakers push forward with extreme anti-LGBT legislation

Texas flag

Anti-equality lawmakers in Texas have advanced extreme anti-LGBT legislation, despite warnings from major corporations, technology leaders, and child advocacy organizations of the dangerous consequences. HB 4105 – a bill that takes direct aim at stopping marriage equality in Texas – passed through the House State Affairs Committee Wednesday. HB 3864 – a bill that would [...]

Technology Councils of North America calls for federal non-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals

Tecna

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.– In light of the growing number of state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs) with discriminatory potential, the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) is calling for federal legislation that affords non-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. TECNA, which represents more than 50 IT and technology state-based trade organizations [...]

Settlement reached in lawsuit against South Carolina DMV on behalf of transgender teen forced to remove makeup

Photo-Teresa Culpepper

ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) has announced a settlement in a historic federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on behalf of Chase Culpepper. Chase is a transgender girl who was targeted for discrimination in March 2014 when she attempted to [...]

Loretta Lynch becomes first African American woman to hold post of U.S. attorney general

Loretta Lynch

After months of delay due to partisan politics, today the U.S. Senate finally confirmed Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. Lynch makes history by becoming the first African American woman to hold the post. The Huffington Post reported Lynch was confirmed in the Senate 56 to 43. All Democrats voted for her, along with 10 [...]

HRC asks Pope to stop the Apostolic Nuncio from speaking at the NOM ‘March for Marriage’

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio

The Human Rights Campaign, has released an open letter addressed to His Holiness Pope Francis asking that Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the current Apostolic Nuncio, withdraw from his speaking role at the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)’s “Marriage for Marriage.” The March, to be held this Saturday, April 25, will feature some of the most [...]

New poll reveals overwhelming support for marriage equality

Rainbow flag

Just days before oral arguments on marriage equality are scheduled to begin at the Supreme Court, a new Washington Post/ABC Poll has found overwhelming support for marriage equality. The survey showed that 61 percent of Americans believe that LGBT couples should be allowed to get married. It also showed that 61 percent of Americans believe [...]

Michigan Senate poised to consider three extreme anti-LGBT adoption bills

Rick Snyder

Today, the Human Rights Campaign, urged the Michigan Senate to defeat a package of extreme anti-LGBT adoption bills and called on Gov. Rick Snyder to veto them if they reach his desk. HB 4188, HB 4189, and HB 4190 would enshrine special discrimination rights into Michigan law by allowing adoption agencies contracted by the state [...]

Anti-LGBT ballot initiative spokesperson is convicted serial rapist

Acra Lee Turner

Anti-LGBT activist Acra Lee Turner claims to be a man of the cloth, but also admits to sexually assaulting multiple women, including an 80-year-old who was beaten so badly that she was almost unrecognizable, according to media reports. A video released this week by anti-equality activists in Eureka Springs, Arkansas prominently features the convicted rapist [...]

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