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 [...]

Moving Past Détente Between The HRC And The Trans Community

By: Monday April 1, 2013 10:53 pm

On the day the constitutionality of Prop 8 was being argued before the the Supreme Court, a rally organized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Family Equality Council, GetEQUAL, Marriage Equality USA, and the New Organizing Institute was underway. The rally was almost in every way successful in [...]

SCOTUS: State University ‘Christian’ clubs not allowed to discriminate against LGBT students

By: Monday March 19, 2012 2:48 pm

Expect a fundie eruption in 3…2…1. The U.S. Supreme Court said no to the hand of the fundies, refusing to accept a case challenging a lower court ruling on the anti-discrimination policy at organizations recognized by California state universities. The groups relied on a “religious freedom” argument to justify discriminating against LGBT students — restricting [...]

National Organization for Marriage slapped down by the Supreme Court

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 12:17 pm

According to Think Progress, the National Organization for Marriage continued its losing streak in front of the courts with a huge loss at the U.S. Supreme Court: The Supreme Court has decided not to hear the National Organization for Marriage’s challenge to Maine’s campaign finance laws: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a [...]

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