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Plaintiff Michael Egan III (right) and his mother Bonnie Mound take questions from the media during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014. Egan, who previously accused “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen, sued former TV programming executive Garth Ancier in Hawaii Monday accusing him of abuse in 1999 when Egan was 17. Egan also sued two other men in separate federal court lawsuits in Hawaii Monday, claiming they also abused him on trips there.

Bryan Singer accuser sues three more entertainment figures for sexual abuse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen has sued three more entertainment industry figures, claiming they also molested him. [ Read more → ]
Chelsea Manning

Transgender soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case granted name change

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. [ Read more → ]
Plaintiff Edith Windsor (right) and her attorney Roberta Kaplan leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Johns Hopkins Univ. to honor DOMA plaintiff, attorney with honorary degrees

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
BALTIMORE -- Two women involved in a case challenging the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriages that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month. [ Read more → ]
Ben Sasse

U.S. Senate hopeful: ‘Marriage is defined by God and it predates government’

Monday, April 21, 2014
Ben Sasse, the GOP US Senate candidate from Nebraska who has garnered endorsements from Tea Party-aligned groups including the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund, appeared on Friday’s edition of The Janet Mefferd Show to reiterate his commitment to the social conservatives cause. [ Read more → ]
Franklin-Graham

Franklin Graham: Putin’s doing what’s right for Russia, gays can go to heaven if they repent

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of iconic American preacher Billy Graham, reiterates his strong opposition to same-sex marriage and gay adoption in an appearance Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” [ Read more → ]
Michael Egan

Man details abuse claims against ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer

Saturday, April 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued. [ Read more → ]
Dustin Lance Black

College rescinds commencement invite to Dustin Lance Black over sex photos

Friday, April 18, 2014
PASADENA, Calif. -- Pasadena City College has rescinded an invitation to Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor and LGBT rights activist Dustin Lance Black to speak at its commencement ceremony because they fear sexually explicit photos of Black that surfaced on the internet in 2009 would tarnish the school’s reputation. [ Read more → ]
Attorney Charles Cooper, the lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is evolving after having argued in court that gay unions could undermine marriages between a man and a woman.

Lawyer who argued in favor of Prop 8 now planning gay daughter’s wedding

Thursday, April 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on same-sex marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. [ Read more → ]
Bryan Singer

‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

Thursday, April 17, 2014
HONOLULU -- A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. [ Read more → ]
Richard Land

Richard Land ‘exposes’ the ‘Dirty Little Secret’ of the gay community

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
While filling in for Washington Watch host Tony Perkins on Tuesday, Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land and guest Donna Rice Hughes of the anti-pornography group Enough Is Enough agreed that sexual abuse causes homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera, arrested in Canada on April 14, 2014.

Anti-gay hate group leader back to U.S. after spending night in jail in Canada

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
NAPIER, Illinois -- Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is back home in Illinois after spending 24 hours in custody in Canada for demonstrating against homosexuality and abortion at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera

U.S. anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada

Monday, April 14, 2014
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Peter LaBarbera, the leader of the anti-gay hate group Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), was arrested Monday at the University of Regina for violating a no trespass instruction given by campus security officials. [ Read more → ]
safe-schools

The five worst religious right claims about safe schools initiatives

Friday, April 11, 2014
In honor of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence today – an annual event meant to draw attention to the “silencing effects” of anti-gay harassment and name-calling in schools – Right Wing Watch is re-releasing a collection of some of the most troubling recent claims from the Religious Right about safe schools initiatives. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera

Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera detained at Canadian airport

Friday, April 11, 2014
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- The leader of a U.S.-based anti-gay group was detained by Canadian Border Services officials on Thursday at the Regina, Saskatchewan airport. [ Read more → ]
Boies-Olson

Boies, Olson: ‘We’re trying to bring marriage equality to every state in the Union’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- David Boies and Ted Olson, the legal team who helped take down California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage, were on hand for the the kick-off Tuesday of the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. [ Read more → ]
Bill Russell

NBA Hall of Famer says gay athletes face same question black athletes once faced

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says the fight for equality for gay athletes reminds him of the civil rights movement of African-Americans in the 1960s. [ Read more → ]
Scott  Lively

Lively: Gays are ‘using parts of the body in ways they’re not supposed to be used’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Anti-gay crusader and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively was a guest on the "The Alan Colmes Show" Tuesday, where he attempted to explain why “homosexuality is a behavioral disorder on par with alcoholism or eating disorders.” [ Read more → ]
Mike-Huckabee

Mike Huckabee: ‘I’m not homophobic … this is the right side of the Bible’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday told an Iowa audience that he is not a hater, not homophobic, and is merely standing on the "right side of the Bible." [ Read more → ]
Johnsons

LBJ daughters talk gay marriage: Bigotry is ‘just one more expression of hate’

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
In a new interview to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the daughters of former U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson discuss marriage equality for same-sex couples, and reflect on what their father might think of same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Craig James

Gay marriage foe, former Fox Sports broadcaster Craig James joins FRC

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Former college football broadcaster Craig James has joined the conservative Family Research Council, where he said he would fight against the kind of "religious bigotry" he blames for his firing by Fox Sports after expressing opposition to gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Alan-Simpson

Simpson: Time to ‘live and let live’ and allow gay couples the freedom to marry

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, a Republican, says it’s time to “live and let live” and allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry. [ Read more → ]
Glenn-Beck

Glenn Beck: Gay activist groups ‘are becoming nothing but a terrorist organization’

Friday, April 4, 2014
Glenn Beck reacted to the news that Brendan Eich had resigned from his new position as CEO of Mozilla following an outcry and boycotts stemming from his support for California’s Proposition 8 exactly as you would expect Glenn Beck to react: with a lot of shouting punctuated by a diatribe about whether he is supposed to use the words “gay,” “homosexual,” or “queer.” [ Read more → ]
Firefox

Mozilla CEO resigns amid controversy surrounding anti-gay marriage donation

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a same-sex marriage ban in California. The Mountain View, Calif.-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him last week. [ Read more → ]
Jacquelline Fuller

World Vision board member resigns in protest of gay hiring policy reversal

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
SEATTLE -- A World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed a two-day-old policy change that would have allowed it to hire Christians in same-sex marriages in the U.S. [ Read more → ]
Brendan Eich

Three Mozilla board members resign over CEO who opposes same-sex marriage

Monday, March 31, 2014
Three Mozilla board members have resigned over the selection of Brendan Eich, a Mozilla co-founder, as the company's new chief executive. The resignations are the latest fallout since the announcement last week that Eich -- who in 2008 donated to fight against marriage equality in California -- would lead Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox web browser. [ Read more → ]
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