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Santorum would ‘invalidate’ all existing, legal same-sex marriages

Sunday, January 1, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Saturday once again vowed his support for a federal constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, and under such an amendment, said all existing same-sex unions should become "invalid." [ Read more → ]

Advocacy group’s newspaper ad rebukes Chicago Archbishop over anti-gay remarks

Sunday, January 1, 2012
CHICAGO -- Truth Wins Out, a non-profit advocacy group that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism -- stepped up its campaign against Cardinal Francis George with a full-page ad in Sunday's Chicago Tribune, rebuking the Chicago Archbishop for his recent comments comments likening gay activists to the Ku Klux Klan. [ Read more → ]

2011: A riveting year for presidential campaigns, anti-gay politicians

Saturday, December 31, 2011
Few in the GOP field could rival President Obama with their records on LGBT issues, and yet, the outcome of the Republican presidential race riveted the attention of LGBT people in 2011. Many of the contenders were notoriously anti-gay. They were often asked about, or were inclined to share, their positions on gay-related issues. [ Read more → ]
Amy Koch

Minnesota gay community ‘apologizes’ to GOP adulteress for ruining her marriage

Thursday, December 22, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- As far right-wing and so-called Christian "family values" groups continue to insist that same-sex marriage is a force that is destroying the sanctity of marriage, one Minnesota resident “apologized” on behalf of the state's LGBTQ community for causing anti-gay GOP state senator Amy Koch to have an extramarital affair. [ Read more → ]
Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford

Lesbian couple files discrimination suit against Honolulu bed and breakfast

Monday, December 19, 2011
HONOLULU -- Lambda Legal on Monday filed a discrimination lawsuit in the First Circuit Court of Hawaii on behalf of a lesbian couple rejected by a commercial business establishment, the Aloha Bed & Breakfast, because of the owner’s personal anti-gay beliefs. [ Read more → ]
Jennifer Keeton

Appeals court rejects anti-gay graduate student’s bid for reversal of her expulsion

Monday, December 19, 2011
ATLANTA -- The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by a U.S. district judge who ruled Augusta State University may expel a graduate student who refused to comply with graduate degree program requirements citing her Christian beliefs that homosexuality is immoral. [ Read more → ]
John Nienstedt

Minnesota Archbishop wants Catholics to recite prayer opposing gay marriage

Friday, December 16, 2011
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., is calling on Catholics in his diocese to recite a special prayer during mass to promote passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Minnesota state constitution. [ Read more → ]
Amy Koch

Anti-gay Minnesota GOP Senate Majority Leader resigns amid scandal with senate staffer

Friday, December 16, 2011
Minnesota State Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch (R) has resigned her leadership post amid allegations of an "inappropriate relationship" with a Senate staffer. Koch, who is is married with one child, has been one of the leading proponents of Minnesota's 2012 ballot initiative aimed at amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Irshad Manji

Islamic extremists call for lesbian’s death

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
An Islamist group called for a Muslim lesbian author to be killed and invaded a discussion on Islam in Amsterdam last week. The mob threw eggs and called for Irshad Manji’s neck to be broken. [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

Rick Perry heckled in Iowa for demonizing gays in recent campaign ad

Sunday, December 11, 2011
AMES, Iowa -- Texas Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry was met by hecklers during a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa on Sunday, continuing to catch heat for an anti-gay campaign ad released last week in which he said that gays serving openly in the military is a sign of what's wrong with America. [ Read more → ]

Proponents of North Carolina marriage amendment known for anti-gay attacks

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Among the groups affiliated with the new Vote for Marriage NC is the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). The group has been involved in several high-profile marriage initiatives, including California’s 2008 Proposition 8 and Maine’s 2009 Question 1. Additionally, NOM took a high-profile stance against New York’s legislative push to approve marriage equality there this year. [ Read more → ]

The Salvation Army: Ringing anti-gay bells this holiday season

Friday, December 2, 2011
We must be cognizant of where are pennies are going when we drop them in the Salvation Army's shiny red kettle. In addition to anti-gay fights which the Salvation Army has participated in, they have also fought in court in defense of their virulently anti-gay hiring and employment practices. [ Read more → ]

Nigeria Senate approves wide-ranging anti-gay marriage bill

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Nigeria's Senate has passed an "anti-gay marriage" bill, extending its scope by also criminalizing gay clubs and organizations, and making public displays of affection between gays punishable with 10 years imprisonment. [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay grad student files appeal to stop university from expelling her

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
ATLANTA -- A Georgia graduate student who has sued Augusta State University in a battle over graduate program requirements and her stated anti-gay "Christian beliefs," has petitioned the U. S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent the university from expelling her. [ Read more → ]

Nureyev’s destiny for 21st century St. Petersburg

Sunday, November 27, 2011
In November 2011, St. Petersburg shocked the world. Legislative Assembly of one of the world's cultural capitals approved in its first reading the bill which outlaws promotion of homosexuality, transsexuality and pedophilia to minors... [ Read more → ]

Vote on Nigeria’s proposed anti-gay law scheduled for next week

Saturday, November 26, 2011
A vote on Nigeria's proposed anti-gay law is scheduled for next week, according to the group Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws. [ Read more → ]

St. Petersburg parliament temporarily postpones anti-gay law

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
St. Petersburg's parliament on Wednesday said it would review a controversial bill banning so-called "gay propaganda that targets children." The law -- which has been slammed by critics as too discriminative -- has been postponed in order to clarify its wording. [ Read more → ]

Legislative assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia approves anti-gay law

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Russia’s second city has passed a law banning so-called “gay propaganda.” The law, which has been rushed through the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, prohibits so-called propaganda of “sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors.” [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

Rick Perry, looking to score votes from GOP bigots, signs anti-gay pledge

Monday, November 21, 2011
DES MOINES -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, looking to jump start his floundering presidential campaign, has signed the extreme anti-gay pledge that requires GOP candidates to be faithful to their spouses, appoint bigoted judges to the federal bench if elected, and “vigorously oppose” same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]

AFA’s Brayn Fischer: Fornication and homosexuality should be made illegal

Friday, October 14, 2011
We figure that as long as Bryan Fischer is going to keep calling for the criminalization of homosexuality, we are going to just keep posting videos of him calling for the criminalization of homosexuality: [ Read more → ]
Andrew Mitchell

Britain warns it will cut aid to African nations for persecuting LGBT citizens

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Britain's Tory led government has announced that it will reduce financial aid to nations that persecute their LGBTQ citizens. [ Read more → ]

SPLC debunks 10 myths commonly used to demonize LGBT people

Monday, October 10, 2011
Bullying and anti-gay violence are by far the worst legacy arising from the falsehoods spread by the Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA), according to a new intelligence report by the Southern Poverty Law Center that examines two of the most powerful and influential organizations in the American anti-gay lobby. [ Read more → ]

Let ‘freedom to live, love and be happy’ be more than a slogan of our times

Sunday, October 9, 2011
Let “freedom to live, love and be happy” be more than just a slogan in the passing of our times. Let it not be our epitaph, but our non-violent resistance to freedom being denied to us all. [ Read more → ]

SPLC examines role, history of FRC, AFA in ‘demonization of LGBT people’

Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday issued a ground breaking intelligence report that examines two of the most powerful and influential organizations in the American anti-gay lobby -- the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA), headquartered in Tupelo, Miss. -- calling them the "chief purveyors of lies about LGBT people." [ Read more → ]

Fischer warns of ‘homosexual agenda,’ gays a threat to public health

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Speaking at the the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, the vehemently anti-gay Bryan Fischer, spokesman for the American Family Association, warned of the "threat" of "the homosexual agenda," said the nation must choose "between homosexuality and liberty, because we cannot have both," and said gays are a threat to public health. [ Read more → ]
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