Dallas adds LGBT protections to city constitution in landslide vote

Dallas voters overwhelmingly added nondiscrimination protections for LGBT city employees to the City Charter on Tuesday. With all 430 precincts reporting, 77 percent of voters supported adding both “sexual orientation” and “gender identity and expression” to the City Charter, with only 23 percent opposed

North Carolina Lesbian Denied Marriage License, Arrested

After the passage of North Carolina's Amendment 1 last week, nine gay and lesbian couples filed applications for marriage in protest last week.   Their applications were denied, of course, but adding insult to injury, two lesbians, Mary Jamis, 52, and her partner Starr...

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Evolving

As June arrives and PRIDE celebrations begin I like to take inventory of my impressions and thoughts over the past years. Much like President Obama, my ideas on gay marriage have been evolving. As an out lesbian who identifies as both femme and queer the...

UN Blasts Cameroon’s Anti-gay Laws

GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights office is sharply criticizing Cameroon's anti-gay laws, which it says criminalize same-sex relationships.  The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it is deeply concerned by reports in Cameroon of harassment, intimidation, arrest and imprisonment...

My Big Fat Legal Wedding

  My wife of three years and I are going to get married in New York next week. We have intermittently discussed going somewhere to get legally married, but have always decided that there is no point in going out of the way for it...

NEW JERSEY SENATE APPROVES MARRIAGE EQUALITY

With a vote of 24 - 16, the New Jersey Senate voted today to advance a bill which would legalize same-sex marriage.  Governor Chris Christie (R), insists that there will be a veto and that this type of vote should require a referendum. Although New...

The Epitome of Christian Hypocrisy & Homophobia

Watch this "pastor, Reverend Welton Gaddy, from a North Carolina church tell his congregation not to vote for "baby killer" Obama and how he would get rid of all of the "queers" in a very Adolf Hitler fashion.  

Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

The judges of the 9th Circuit court in California agreed that the ballot initiative, Proposition 8, violates the 14th Amendment and that they could find no "legitimate reason" for the law to be in force. The judges released this statement: “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and...

Why Marriage Equality is Not the End of the GLBT Struggle

“Sixty-one percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population in the U.S. will continue to live in states with medium or low legal protections — or that have outright hostile laws,” says a press release announcing the report, Mapping LGBT Equality in...