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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Part Of Arizona Immigration Law, Strikes Down Others

via Jess Bravin and Miriam Jordan, The Wall Street Journal The Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona’s tough-immigration law but struck down others as intrusions on federal sovereignty, in a ruling that gave both sides something to cheer in advance of November elections where immigration is a major issue. The court backed a … Continue reading

Rhode Island Passes ‘Homeless Bill Of Rights’

via Jason McLure, The Huffington Post Rhode Island’s governor is expected to sign into law the first “Homeless Bill of Rights” in the United States as early as next week, formally banning discrimination against homeless people and affirming their equal access to jobs, housing and services. The legislation, which won final approval by the state … Continue reading

Boy Scouts’ Governing Board Member Opposes Banning Gays

via, The AP, Fox News A high-profile member of the Boy Scouts of America’s governing board says he doesn’t support the Scouts’ policy of excluding gays and will work from within to seek a change. Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, whose accounting firm has welcomed gays and lesbians in its own work force, becomes … Continue reading

Senator Calls New Voter Laws, “The New Jim Crow Laws Of Our Times”

via Len Lazarick, The Chestertown Spy The right and the left agree on a few things about current trends in voting laws: democracy is being threatened by a desire to win elections and wield power. But at panels a mile apart this weekend, the two sides presented very different views of the state of election … Continue reading

President Obama Presses Senate To Act On Equal Pay For Women

via Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post President Barack Obama on Monday dropped in on a White House press call to urge the Senate to pass legislation that ensures women are paid the same amount as their male counterparts. “Tomorrow, Congress is going to have a chance to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act,” Obama said … Continue reading

Appeals Court Finds DOMA Unconstitutional

via MSNBC A federal appeals court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that denies a host of federal benefits to same-sex married couples, is unconstitutional. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled Thursday that the act known as DoMA, which defines marriage as a union between a man … Continue reading

Illinois: Lawsuits Filed By ACLU, Lambda Legal Aim For Marriage Equality

via Sophia Tareen, The Huffington Post More than two dozen gay and lesbian couples filed lawsuits Wednesday arguing that it’s unconstitutional for Illinois to deny them the right to marry, a move advocates hope will lead to legalized same-sex marriage in the state. The two lawsuits – backed by the American Civil Liberties Union of … Continue reading

Obama’s Marriage Equality Position Sets Up Future Clash

via Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post President Obama is walking a tightrope on same-sex marriage, teetering between his stated view that marriage is the province of the states and his legal position that refusal to recognize same-sex marriage can violate the Constitution. In his interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, the president emphasized the traditional state … Continue reading

Virginia Thrown Into Equality Wrangle After Rejection Of Openly Gay Judge

via Ed Pilkington, The Guardian Democratic politicians in Virginia are weighing up their options in the wake of the general assembly’s vote to block the appointment of the state’s first openly gay judge. Senior Democrats expressed their dismay and outrage at the vote in the House of Delegates to reject a prominent local prosecutor, Tracy … Continue reading

Silence From GOP Leaders On Marriage Equality

via Carrie Budoff Brown and Seung Min Kim, Politico President Barack Obama’s embrace of same-sex marriage was viewed for so long as such a risky move that operatives in both parties expected it to drop like a bomb, handing Republicans a powerful wedge issue in an election year. Instead, it’s landed like a feather. Top … Continue reading

Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Holding DNC in North Carolina

Think the DNC should be moved out of North Carolina? Sign the petition here. via George E. Condon Jr., National Journal Democrats who already were queasy about the site of their national convention could be excused after Tuesday’s election in North Carolina if they asked, “Tell me again just why we’re going to Charlotte this … Continue reading

President Obama Voices His Support For Marriage Equality

via Julie Pace, The Associated Press President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House. Obama’s announcement, after refusing to take a clear stand for months, cheered gay rights groups … Continue reading

Supporters Express Frustration As Officials Walk Back Joe Biden’s Marriage Equality Comments

via Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post Excitement quickly turned to frustration amongst gay rights activists on Sunday after the Obama team walked back Vice President Biden’s remarks on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that seemed to signal his endorsement of marriage equality. When asked by host David Gregory on Sunday whether he is “comfortable with same-sex … Continue reading

New York State Assembly Passes Transgender Rights Bill

via Trudy Ring, The Advocate The New York Assembly keeps approving the bill, for the latest time on Monday, while the Senate lets it stall. The New York State Assembly today passed a bill banning discrimination based on gender identity and expression, but its prospects in the Senate are uncertain. This is the fifth time … Continue reading

North Carolina Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment One Reportedly Written To Protect ‘Caucasian Race’

via The Huffington Post The wife of a North Carolina state senator reportedly told poll workers during early voting Monday that an amendment sponsored by her husband was intended partially to protect the Caucasian race. Jodie Brunstetter is the wife of state Sen. Peter Brunstetter (R), a supporter of Amendment 1, which would change North … Continue reading

Is The LGBT-Inclusive Domestic Violence Act Doomed?

via Michelle Garcia, The Advocate The day after the Senate approved the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act with LGBT-inclusive provisions, members of the Republican-controlled House introduced their own version of the bill, which excludes coverage for LGBT citizens. The day after the Senate approved the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act with … Continue reading

Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Is Dead

via The Huffington Post A controversial bill in Tennessee meant to restrict public school discussion of sexuality and LGBT issues is set to die without a vote after the key GOP sponsor announced on Monday that he simply wouldn’t bring it up. “With that assurance and the opposition of some people who didn’t want to … Continue reading

Scott Walker Pressed For Answers On Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repeal

via Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post Three female Democratic leaders in Wisconsin are demanding an explanation from Gov. Scott Walker (R) of why he repealed a law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court. “We are writing today to request a written answer to a simple question … Continue reading

Missouri ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Advances

via Nick Wing, The Huffington Post A bill in Missouri meant to eliminate any mention of sexual orientation in the state’s public schools advanced to committee on Thursday after a first reading. The brief wording of HB 2051 gets right to the point: Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no instruction, material, or extracurricular … Continue reading

Supreme Court Will Hear Arizona v. United States This Week

via Mike Sacks, The Huffington Post On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the federal government’s challenge to the Grand Canyon state’s controversial anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070. The case, Arizona v. United States, will not only be the Court’s second politically-charged blockbuster in as many months, but also a rematch between … Continue reading

Alberto Gonzales Says Immigration Talk From Republicans ‘Harmful’ To Party

via Andrea Stone, The Huffington Post Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales — who was the first person of Hispanic descent to hold that position and a lightning rod for controversy as President George W. Bush’s chief legal adviser on the war on terror — warned his fellow Republicans Thursday that the issue of immigration could … Continue reading

Illinois Not Ready To Say ‘I do’ To Same-Sex Marriage

via Andrew Maloney, Chicago Sun-Times Despite a push by gay lawmakers, the effort to legalize gay marriage in Illinois is unlikely to get off the ground this year, the chief sponsor of a marriage proposal said. State Rep. Greg Harris (D–Chicago) told the Chicago Sun-Times that reeling in Medicaid and pensions programs as well as … Continue reading

In Maine ‘Gay Marriage’ Is Out; ‘Sodomy Based Marriage’ Is In

via David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement “Gay marriage” is so 2011. Remember last week when we reported that some conservatives believe America’s third party will focus only on defeating same-sex marriage across the nation? Well, it appears they have their own Super PAC now, and it’s called the No Special Rights PAC. The … Continue reading

Denying Same-Sex Insurance Benefits Discriminates, Federal Judge Rules

via AP, The Huffington Post A federal judge in San Francisco says the denial of insurance benefits to same-sex spouses is discriminatory. The ruling Tuesday involves 38-year-old federal court law clerk Christopher Nathan and 39-year-old Thomas Alexander, who were married in 2008 when same-sex marriages were legal in California. Voters later approved Proposition 8, overturning … Continue reading

I’m Christian, Unless You’re Gay

via Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing Today I want to write about something that has bothered me for the better part of a decade. I’ve carved out no fewer than a dozen drafts of this post, all strangely unalike, all ultimately failing to accomplish the job I’ve set out to do. Truth is, I’ve been … Continue reading

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