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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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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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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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has withdrawn an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have granted gay and lesbians the same rights to sponsor foreign partners that married heterosexuals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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Rand Paul Doesn’t “Understand” Gay Marriage. What’s To Understand?

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) gave an interview to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association today, and, seeing as this is the same Bryan Fischer who thinks that pedophiles will take over the Boy Scouts if the group’s ban on … Continue reading

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