Secretary of State John Kerry Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

By: Monday June 10, 2013 12:36 pm

Transcript of Video Remarks Celebrating LGBT Pride Month: Hello! I wanted to take a moment to join people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month. This month is about the assertion of equality and dignity. It is about the affirmation of fundamental freedoms and human rights. It is about people [...]

ADF Stirs Up Needless Anxiety In Anti-Gay Preachers

By: Monday June 10, 2013 11:17 am

Yesterday was Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an event coordinated by the anti-gay legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom. In years past ADF used Pulpit Freedom Sunday to invite pastors to break the IRS rule which prevents churches and other 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations from advocating for or against political candidates.  ADF’s goal was to provoke a lawsuit that [...]

How The Senatorial Candidates Showed Their Pride In Boston

By: Sunday June 9, 2013 10:41 am

While Democratic candidate Congressman Ed Markey was marching in the Boston Pride Parade with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Joe Kennedy, state Representative Linda Dorcena Forry, Barney Frank, NBA veteran Jason Collins and a contingent of supporters… …Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez stood in front of his lonely campaign booth talking to his wife, son and a [...]

Make Gabriel Gomez Work For His Photo Op At Boston Pride Today

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 11:18 am

Gabriel Gomez, Republican candidate for the open US. Senate seat in Massachusetts, says that he’ll be “dropping by the Boston Pride Festival in Boston (City Hall Plaza) at 3:00 pm” today. He apparently still hasn’t figured out (or is uninterested in recognizing) that marriage equality isn’t the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issue [...]

Celebrating Six Months of Love in Washington State

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 2:19 pm

Same-sex couples began joyfully marrying in Washington state six months ago this week. The couples, some having waited decades for the opportunity, many with children and extended families in tow, celebrated their love as a welcoming community cheered them on. Re-live the moment through some of the thousands of #MEDayWA tweets marking the occasion, and [...]

British House of Lords Gives Initial Approval To Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 1:51 pm

Following two days of second reading debate involving over 90 speakers, the British House of Lords has voted to move the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill to the next stage of consideration, the committee stage. The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, was passed overwhelmingly by the House of [...]

Is National Organization For Marriage Bankrupt?

By: Monday June 3, 2013 12:55 pm

In an email claiming credit in stalling the Illinois marriage equality bill, National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown stated today that “NOM put everything we had into this fight”.  However, “everything” was reportedly only $125,000, according to NOM’s own emails and blog post as well as blog posts from another anti-gay organization focused on this [...]

Ninety Lords A-Leaping

By: Monday June 3, 2013 9:02 am

Today promises a marathon debate in the British House of Lords, as 94 Lords have signed up to speak on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during the Second Reading debate. The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, was overwhelmingly passed by the House of Commons on March 21st on [...]

Illinois Legislature Demonstrates How Politically Not-Powerful Gays Are

By: Friday May 31, 2013 8:16 pm

This evening the Illinois state House ended the year’s legislative session without calling the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (SB 10) to a vote.  The next time that the marriage equality bill could be considered is this November. The Senate passed the bill on Valentines Day on a vote of 34 to 21. The [...]

US Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez Answers My ENDA Question, Sort Of

By: Wednesday May 29, 2013 4:04 pm

This afternoon I had the opportunity to ask Republican senatorial candidate Gabriel Gomez his views on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA; S 815), which is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate in July. Mr. Gomez, who is vying with Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA05) for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts recently [...]

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