Category Archives: GLBT

Why Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is Not That Big of a Deal

Indiana’s newly-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the controversy surrounding it have dominated headlines this week. Indiana Governor Mike Pence and the RFRA legislation he signed have been excoriated in the media based on fears that the law will “legalize discriminations against … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Pride Photo #8

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Twin Cities Pride Photo #7

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Twin Cities Pride Photo #6

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Twin Cities Pride Photo #5

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Twin Cities Pride Photo #4

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Twin Cities Pride Photo #3

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Twin Cities Pride Photo #2

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Twin Cities Pride Photo #1

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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Rulings Bring Out the Crazy on the Right

Last week the Supreme Court delivered twin rulings on gay rights, striking down the section of DOMA relating to federal benefits for same-sex couples, and letting stand a lower court ruling that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Of course, right-wing … Continue reading

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10 Years After Lawrence v. Texas, Supreme Court Issues Another Landmark Gay Rights Ruling

In a historic ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, while avoiding a larger ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. The court ruled 5-4 that Section 3 of the Defense of … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann’s Greatest Hits

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced this week that she will not be running for re-election in 2014. Good riddance! Bachmann is so batshit crazy she makes all the other wackjobs in the Republican Party look sane and rational by comparison. (I’m talking to you, Rick … Continue reading

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Democrats Throw Gays and Lesbians Under the Bus to Appease GOP Bigots

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has withdrawn an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have granted gay and lesbians the same rights to sponsor foreign partners that married heterosexuals currently have. As Immigration Equality explains it on the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

After passing both houses of the state legislature, a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota was signed into law Tuesday afternoon by Governor Mark Dayton. Thousands gathered outside the State Capitol in St. Paul to witness the signing of the bill, after … Continue reading

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Freedom of Association vs. Coercion in the Case of the Homophobic Florist

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is suing a florist for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. According to the lawsuit, Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., illegally discriminated against a customer on the basis of … Continue reading

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