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Homophobia

Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, and may be based on irrational fear. [ Wikipedia → ]

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Rand Paul: Same-sex marriage is the result of a ‘moral crisis’ in America

Friday, March 27, 2015
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything. In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage..." [...]

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California AG moves to block ‘shoot the gays’ ballot initiative from going forward

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has moved to block a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to amend the California penal code to make gay or lesbian sex a capital offense punishable by "bullets to the head or by any other convenient method." [...]

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Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after critics label it racist, homophobic

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Kevin Hart, top, and Will Ferrell appear in a scene from "Get Hard."
In the annals of film festival flops - from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes - the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy. [...]

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American Family Association reminds Supreme Court whose idea marriage was ‘in the first place’

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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The American Family Association on Tuesday published a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post to remind U.S. Supreme Court justices that "only God can define marriage." [...]

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Ex-Bob Jones president apologizes for 1980 call for stoning gays, then calls them sinners

Monday, March 23, 2015
Bob Jones III
The former president of Bob Jones University has apologized for saying in 1980 that gays should be stoned, and that he no longer condones "the stoning of sinners." [...]

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Ted Cruz, who wants a federal ban on same-sex marriage, to launch presidential bid

Sunday, March 22, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Sen. Ted Cruz, who has called for sweeping legislation to undo federal recognition of marriage equality and modify the U.S. Constitution to block same-sex marriage, will announce a presidential run on Monday. [...]

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The Fear of Being Gay in Russia

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Nikolai Baev, an LGBT activist, in Moscow a few days after he was detained by police.
Moscow’s first gay pride parade was held in May 2006, thirteen years after homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia. It was supposed to be a joyous occasion, the beginning of a new era of openness for the LGBT community.
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Texas lawmakers file record number of bills targeting LGBT community

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Texas
LGBT rights advocates say the onslaught of bill was widely expected as backlash over the rapid advancement of marriage equality. [...]

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Calif. AG may have no choice but to allow ‘shoot the gays’ proposal to go forward

Friday, March 20, 2015
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
An Orange County, Calif., attorney filed the proposed measure last month, asking voters to criminalize homosexuality in the state and impose a death penalty sentence. [...]

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Missouri lawmakers add to wave of anti-LGBT legislation with eight bills

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City
Missouri is adding to the wave of anti-equality legislation being filed across the nation with the introduction of eight bills targeting the LGBT community thus far this legislative session. [...]

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