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Court battle continues to keep R-71 off Washington’s November ballot

Supporters of Washington’s “everything but marriage” gay partnerships are continuing their court battle over Referendum 71. R-71′s conservative sponsors have collected enough petitions to force a vote on the latest expansion of domestic partnership rights, but gay-rights activists say that ...

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Maine gay marriage on hold; voters to decide in November

The fate of Maine’s gay marriage law now lies in the hands of the voters. Election officials announced Wednesday that gay marriage foes surpassed the threshold of signatures necessary to put the state law on the November ballot, setting the ...

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‘Protect Maine Equality’ releases TV spots in gay marriage battle (Video)

Protect Maine Equality has released its first two television ads following Wednesday’s announcement that a ballot measure to repeal the state’s marriage equality laws has made it November’s ballot. (See related post.) The first features Sam Putnam af Portland, who ...

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Meet Sam Putnam and his 2 moms

Meet Sam Putnam of Portland, he plays high school football and baseball, and is the pride and joy of his mother, Jennifer and her partner, Michelle. For Sam, it’s pretty basic — this is his family and he wants them ...

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Revelers descend on New Orleans for annual ‘Southern Decadence’

Thousands of tourists, gay and straight, are descending on New Orleans this weekend for the annual Southern Decadence Festival, which organizers says is “one of the gay world’s major annual events.” In the almost four decades since it started, Southern ...

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RI Governor to speak at anti-gay organization fund raiser

Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri is defending his decision to speak at a fundraiser for a Massachusetts group that considers homosexuality “destructive” and “an unhealthy practice.” Carcieri said on WPRO Radio on Wednesday that he agreed at the request of ...

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Gay couples begin exchanging vows at Midnight in Vermont

Same-sex couples in Vermont began exchanging vows at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday morning, taking advantage of the state’s new marriage equality law. Bill Slimback and Bob Sullivan (pictured) were among the the first same-sex couples to legally marry ...

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MN teachers acussed of harassment placed on leave

The Anoka-Hennepin School District reported that two teachers who repeatedly mocked a student they believed was gay are on leave, a district official said Tuesday. Diane Cleveland and Walter Filson were placed on leave within the past week, said Ginny ...

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‘Real Housewives’ star goes topless for the ‘No H8 Campaign’

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is the latest celebrity to pose for the NOH8 Campaign. The “Tardy for the Party” singer, whose single was released Tuesday, tweeted, “the noh8 campaign shoot was hot. and I am topless!!! ...

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R-71 has signatures to make the ballot, pending latest court challenge

Washington state’s Referendum 71, which will give voters a chance to overturn the new “everything but marriage” same-sex domestic partnership law, has moved a step closer to being on the November ballot. The secretary of state’s office ruled Monday that ...

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