Brody Levesque

Brody Levesque is a veteran journalist based in Washington D.C.

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Obama opposes Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scouts, gay scout leaders

President Obama opposes the recently affirmed Boy Scouts policy of banning gay members, according to a statement from the White House sent in response to a Washington Blade inquiry. ...

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‘Honoring America’s Veterans’ act has implications for anti-gay Westboro church

Fred Phelps (right) and others at a Westboro protest.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday signed legislation known as the "Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Families Act of 2012" into law, and is expected to have implications for the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based fringe church which has ...

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Federal appeals court: Hate Crimes Act does not prohibit anti-gay speech

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit brought by three Michigan pastors challenging the constitutionality of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. ...

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Chick-fil-A franchise to co-sponsor New Hampshire LGBT Pride event

NASHUA, N.H. -- The sole Chick-fil-A restaurant in New Hampshire, located in the food court of the Pheasant Lane Mall south of Nashua, will be one of the co-sponsors for New Hampshire LGBT Pride Fest 2012. ...

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Six Eagle Scouts return medals in protest of Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy

At least six Eagle Scouts from across the country have return their Eagle Scout medal to the Boy Scouts of America in response to the organization's refusal to reverse its long-standing policy against gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout ...

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Outrage escalates into public relations debacle for anti-gay Chick-fil-A

The fallout over remarks made by Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy last week, stating his opposition to LGBT rights, and in particular same-sex marriage, has turned into a public relations debacle for the Atlanta-based fast food chain. ...

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Report: U.S. Christian Right lobbies to implement anti-gay laws in Africa

Frank Mugisha (left) and Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma
SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Conservative U.S. Christian "family values" and religious organizations are setting up fronts in Africa to fight for anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation to promote their fundamentalist convictions, according to a report released Tuesday by the progressive think ...

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Major League Soccer to end partnership with anti-gay Boy Scouts

NEW YORK -- Its partnership is not even a year old, but Major League Soccer has announced that it will end its affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America when its when the current agreement expires at the end of ...

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Russian embassy warns children in UK program may be placed with ‘families of homosexuals’

LONDON -- The Russian embassy in London has issued a warning to parents who send their children to summer schools in the United Kingdom, saying alleging that their children may be placed in "inappropriate housing conditions," including with "families of ...

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Lesbian couple refused use of facility for same-sex commitment ceremony

Ceara Sturgis (left) and Emily Key
JACKSON, Miss. -- A lesbian couple in Mississippi has been refused use of a state-owned museum facility that is routinely hired out for weddings and other functions because they are gay. ...

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