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DHS Grants Same-Sex Couples Protection From Deportations

via Julia Preston, The New York Times The Department of Homeland Security has stated in writing that foreigners who are same-sex partners of American citizens can be included under an Obama administration policy suspending deportations of some immigrants who pose no security risk. In letters sent late Wednesday to several Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary … Continue reading

Boy Scouts Decide Homophobia Suits Them, Uphold Gay Ban

via AP, The Washington Post After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics. An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, “came to the conclusion that this policy is … Continue reading

Google Says ‘Legalise Love’ In Campaign For LGBTQ Rights

via Deborah Netburn, L.A. Times Google doesn’t often get political, but on the issue of rights for gay people, the company is unequivocal: “LGBT Rights Are Human Rights” it proclaims on a Web page describing its new project Legalise Love–an international campaign to promote safer conditions for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people inside and outside the … Continue reading

Rainbow-Colored Oreo A Harbinger Of More Gay Advertising

via Dan Zak, The Washington Post The rainbow-colored Oreo graphic unveiled for LGBT Pride month proves at least one thing: Gays are just as susceptible to clever marketing as straights. At long last! Equality under commercialization. The graphic was posted Monday evening on Oreo’s Facebook page and drew more than 52,000 shares and 177,000 likes … Continue reading

Politicians From Both Sides Of The Aisle Take Bold Stands On LGBT Issues Ahead Of Election

via Robert Rizzuto, The Republican Although perhaps no statement this year was as landmark for the gay community as President Barack Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality, it isn’t just Democrats who are calling for increased rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people — often abbreviated as LGBT — ahead of the 2012 elections. Christian Berle, … Continue reading

Study Suggests Gay Men Have Evolutionary Benefit For Their Families

via Natalie Wolchover, The Huffington Post While female sexuality appears to be more fluid, research suggests that male gayness is an inborn, unalterable, strongly genetically influenced trait. But considering that the trait discourages the type of sex that leads to procreation — that is, sex with women — and would therefore seem to thwart its … Continue reading

Virginia Delegate Drops Opposition To Gay Judge

via Laura Vozzella, The Washington Post One of several military veterans in Virginia’s House of Delegates has dropped his opposition to the appointment of a gay man as a judge, saying that he no longer believes Tracy Thorne-Begland violated Navy regulations when he came out on national television 20 years ago. In a letter sent … 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

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

Romney Adviser Comes Out, Resigns From Campaign

via Cameron Joseph The Hill’s Ballot Box Richard Grenell has resigned his role as a foreign policy spokesman for the Romney campaign following criticism of Romney from some social conservatives for having a gay man on his campaign. “We are disappointed that Ric decided to resign from the campaign for his own personal reasons,” Romney … 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

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Advances In Tennessee

via Julie Hubbard, The Tennessean Tennessee’s elementary and middle school teachers could face more pressure not to talk about homosexuality with their students next year after the so-called Don’t Say Gay bill cleared a House education committee Tuesday. Some Republican leaders have questioned the need for House Bill 229, which prevents the teaching of alternative … 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

Outed GOP Candidate On Same-Sex Marriage: ‘You Can’t Legislate Love’

via Elise Foley, The Huffington Post Republican congressional candidate Paul Babeu, who was outed as gay last week and accused of threatening his ex-boyfriend with deportation, said Monday that he supports same-sex marriage and the right of gays and lesbians to serve in the military. “If it’s not harming somebody else, then it doesn’t matter,” … Continue reading

Indiana Lawmaker: Girl Scouts Are a ‘Radicalized Organization’

via Erin Skarda, TIME Despite their disguise as cookie-selling, campfire-making, s’mores-eating young girls, the Girl Scouts of the USA are actually a pro-sex, pro-abortion, “radicalized” group seeking to crush Christian ideals and corrupt the country’s youth, at least according to one Indiana legislator. Rep. Bob Morris sent a contentious letter to Indiana House Republicans over … Continue reading

Republicans Retreat On Domestic Violence

via Editorial Staff, The New York Times Even in the ultrapolarized atmosphere of Capitol Hill, it should be possible to secure broad bipartisan agreement on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, the 1994 law at the center of the nation’s efforts to combat domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The law’s renewal has strong backing … Continue reading

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