LGBTQ Nation

LGBTQ Nation is a mix of news, opinions, arts and culture.

rss feed Twitter Facebook 's Website

All articles by LGBTQ Nation

Third Illinois county plans to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

John Dixon, APMarissa Meli, left, and Laura Meli were the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license at the Champaign County Champaign County Clerks office in Urbana, Ill., on Wednesday Feb. 26, 2014.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- McLean County, Ill., Clerk Kathy Michael says she hopes to be issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples by the middle of next week, months ahead of the June 1 date when Illinois' marriage equality law is scheduled ...

Filed under: , , ,

GOP lobbyist releases text of bill to prohibit openly gay players in the NFL

Michael Sam
WASHINGTON -- The Republican lobbyist behind the campaign to ban Michael Sam and any other openly gay football player from joining the NFL, released the text of his proposed federal legislation on Thursday. ...

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Federal judge issues order requiring Ky. to recognize same-sex marriages

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal judge has issued an order requiring the state of Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where it is legal. ...

Filed under: , , ,

D.C. mayor announces health coverage requirements for transgender citizens

Vincent Gray
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday announced that public and private health insurance plans that the D.C. government regulates -- including Medicaid, D.C. government employee insurance, and private plans sold on D.C.'s health exchange -- will be required ...

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Transcript: Ariz. governor Jan Brewer’s statement on vetoed bill

APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)
PHOENIX — Following is a transcript of the statement read by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday regarding her veto of a bill allowing religious reasons for refusing service to gays: ...

Filed under: , ,

Religious freedom bill raises complicated legal questions for Ariz., other states

Cheryl Evans, The Arizona Republic (AP)Opponents of the SB1062, a religious freedom bill, urged Gov. Brewer to veto the bill during a protest rally at the state Capitol, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
Phoenix — The bill has galvanized business leaders and gay-rights supporters nationwide, united libertarians and Christian conservatives and stirred up a passionate debate on topics like religion and discrimination. Opponents of Ariona’s legislation, Senate Bill 1062, call it state-sanctioned discrimination ...

Filed under: , , , ,

D.C. lobbyist says he is preparing legislation to prohibit gays in the NFL

Jack Burkman
A top Washington lobbyist said this week he is preparing legislation that would prohibit gays fro playing in the NFL, and that he has the support of more than three dozen unnamed lawmakers. ...

Filed under: , , , , ,

Plaintiffs in Utah same-sex marriage case file brief with appeals court

Rick Bowmer, APDerek Kitchen, left, and his partner Moudi Sbeity, right, talk with the media outside Frank E. Moss United States Courthouse following court on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY — Attorneys for three gay and lesbian couples have filed a brief with an appeals court contesting Utah's same-sex marriage ban, which a federal judge overturned in December. ...

Filed under: , ,

Mo. lawmakers introduce ‘right to refuse service’ religious freedom bill

Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — While Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer deliberates the fate of her state's anti-gay religious freedom bill, legislation was filed on Monday in the Missouri Senate that would allow Missouri business owners to cite religious beliefs as a ...

Filed under: , , ,

Reports: Arizona governor likely to veto anti-gay religious freedom bill

APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)
Arizona governor Jan Brewer is likely to veto a controversial "religious freedom" bill that would allow business owners with to deny service to gay people, reports NBC News, citing sources close to the governor who are "familiar with her thinking." ...

Filed under: , , , , ,

Page 194 of 669« First...102030...193194195...200210220...Last »