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Tag: Gay Rights

Sanders Warns Voters Against Clinton: ‘I Will Govern Based on Principle, Not Poll Numbers’

The Vermont senator reminded Democrats at an Iowa fundraiser Saturday night of his opponent’s shifting stances on gay marriage, the environment and pernicious trade deals.

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Pope Met Gay Student in Washington; Kim Davis Meeting Was Arranged by Anti-Gay Cleric

Pope Francis’ meeting with the anti-gay-marriage Kentucky county clerk was arranged by an archbishop with known anti-gay sentiments, the Vatican said, and occurred one day after the pontiff met with a gay former student and his boyfriend.

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 READ MORE

The Black Drag Queens Who Fought Before Stonewall

Roland Emmerich’s new film has rightly been criticized for revising and whitewashing the history of the Christopher Street riots. What many of us fail to realize is that the Greenwich Village uprising was not the first chapter in the story of LGBT rights: Courageous rebels of color were fighting for their liberation long before June 28, 1969.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

Kim Davis

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VIDEO: What if Kim Davis Refused to License Marriages of Interracial Couples?

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis’ release from jail was turned into a circus by Mike Huckabee, seeking a way to kick-start his presidential campaign. But would Huckabee be defending her if she was denying licenses to interracial couples who want to marry?

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 READ MORE

Kim Davis Is Out of Jail—Now What?

The same Kentucky federal judge who sent Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to jail last week because of her refusal to let her office issue same-sex marriage licenses ordered her release Tuesday.

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 READ MORE

Religious Objections

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Boys Scouts

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Colorado Court Says Baker Can’t Refuse to Make Cakes for Gay Couples (Updated)

Now that gays and lesbians have Supreme Court backing to get married, it’s getting harder for wedding-industry workers like Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, to refuse to do business with same-sex couples.

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Obama in Kenya: ‘No Excuse’ for Violence Against Women

President Obama continued his diplomatic visit to Kenya on Sunday with a speech focusing on gender issues including sexual violence, education and the forced marriage of minors.

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 READ MORE

The Truth Behind the Turkish Police Attack on Istanbul’s Gay Pride Parade

Did the heavy-handed police action signal a new culture war, or was it a form of revenge over the recent election results in which President Erdogan got less power than he’d expected?

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE

Chelsea Manning: SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn’t Rule Out Need for LGBT Movement

In an essay published in The Guardian after the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, Chelsea Manning traced the arc of progress on the issue of LGBT rights, starting from the moment California’s controversial Proposition 8 was passed in 2008 to Friday’s stunning SCOTUS victory.

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 READ MORE

Glenn Greenwald: Victory for Marriage Equality ‘Exposes the Myth of Defeatism’

Friday’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the legal right of same-sex couples to marry “demonstrates that real political change typically comes from citizens, not leaders,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 READ MORE

Marriage License

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Gay Flags

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Liberty and Justice for All

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Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 READ MORE

The High School Valedictory Address You Weren’t Supposed to Hear

Evan Young was valedictorian of this year’s graduating class at Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Longmont, Colo. He’d planned to give his valedictory address at the graduation ceremony May 16. But Principal B.J. Buchmann didn’t give him the chance.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Gay High School Student Delivers Valedictorian Speech He Was Barred from Giving

The administration of Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School in Longmont, Colo., prevented 2015 class valedictorian Evan Young from giving his graduation speech after learning he would announce he is gay. Two weeks later he made his speech to an audience of hundreds. “Democracy Now!” airs Young’s full address and speaks with him about the experience.

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE

Ireland on Its Way to Becoming First Country to Legalize Gay Marriage by Popular Vote

Saturday vote counts of the Irish referendum on gay marriage show that the once “Roman Catholic stronghold” seems ready to embrace same-sex marriage with open arms.

Posted on May 23, 2015 READ MORE

Conversion Therapy

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Obama Supports Ban on ‘Conversion’ Therapies for LGBT Youths

Remember when President Obama wasn’t making the strongest case for securing the civil rights of LGBT Americans and wouldn’t, for example, come out in favor of gay marriage? Looks like things are a bit different for our 2015-edition POTUS.

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 READ MORE

Wedge Issue

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Truthdigger of the Week: USC Athletic Director Pat Haden

It is difficult to imagine American culture having become more accepting of homosexuality without the aggressive support of public figures like Pat Haden.

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 READ MORE

The Average American Has No Idea Just How Extreme Income Inequality Truly Is

Most of us suspect the rich have a great deal going for them, but it may be even more obscene than we imagine; it may be unwise for the gay-rights movement to focus too much attention on the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act; scientists have figured out which neurons signal pain and itching. These news items and more.

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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Religious Freedom

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Indiana’s Intolerance

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Jon Stewart on Widespread Efforts to Limit Gay and Trans Rights in the United States

Whether it’s refusing to sell boutonnières for same-sex weddings or refusing to let transgender people use public bathrooms, an anti-LGBT backlash is underway in several U.S. states.

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 READ MORE

Utah Passes Anti-Discrimination Bill With Support From Mormon Leaders

Utah Republicans passed a bill that would bar employers and landlords or property owners from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and protect religious institutions that object to homosexuality.

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 READ MORE

‘The Imitation Game’ Screenwriter Gives Moving Oscar Speech on Feeling Like an Outsider

Screenwriter Graham Moore revealed a surprising fact about himself during his Oscar acceptance speech on Sunday night, paid tribute to computer science pioneer Alan Turing and offered encouragement to “that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different.”

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 READ MORE

In the New Gilded Age, Social Protest Dominates Academy Awards Ceremony

The committed artists honored at the 87th Academy Awards took advantage of their bully pulpits to make an amazing series of eloquent statements on behalf of minorities and the discriminated against.

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 READ MORE

Gay Marriage

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 READ MORE

Alabama Survives the Homopocalypse

You may have heard that gay marriage is legal, for now, deep in the heart of Dixie. Redneck News’ own Jeremy Todd Addaway reports that, outside of the squirrel population, Alabama is pretty much the same.

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 READ MORE

The Flame of Intolerance Still Flickers in Alabama

This week, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore released an order that no same-sex marriage licenses be granted in the state.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE

‘Modern Brides & Modern Grooms’: How Same-Sex Marriage Has Opened Doors for All of Us

The new paradigm explodes restrictive categories and in their place offers greater freedom for both gay and straight couples.

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 READ MORE

Special Delivery: California Woman Suing FedEx Over Late Wife’s Spousal Benefits

FedEx is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by a California woman who claims the speedy delivery company refused to recognize her marriage with another woman.

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 READ MORE

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If Rick Santorum Runs Again, He’ll Try to Be Less ‘Crazy’ and ‘Dumb’

Former Pennsylvania senator and tea party favorite Rick Santorum told NBC News he’s not sure if he’ll run for president in 2016, but if he does he’ll try to be more palatable.

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 READ MORE

Is Universal Health Care Too Radical for Americans?

Although the country’s views have progressed in terms of gay rights and race, universal health care isn’t something Americans can get used to; a company in Japan offers people weddings to themselves; meanwhile, a confession by former officer Darren Wilson’s prosecutor may be cause to reopen the Ferguson case. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 27, 2014 READ MORE

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More Than 100 Gay Athletes Came Out in 2014

From amateurs to professionals to Olympians, 2014 was the year of the gay athlete.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 READ MORE

Is The New York Times Biased When It Comes to Israel?

A former reporter and professor of journalism argues that The New York Times omits and blurs facts to protect Israel; drones are having an impact on the way we measure crowds, which is significant in a number of ways; meanwhile, a Russian TV show tried to prove that American parents turn their children gay with propaganda. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 READ MORE

What’s the Problem With Gay Public Displays of Affection?

Apparently some people just can’t deal with gay PDAs, and, surprisingly, it’s not just heterosexuals who get uncomfortable; a former Israeli intelligence leader expresses his fears about the future of Zionism; meanwhile, Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a small town in Poland for being a “hermaphrodite” who “exposes himself in public.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 READ MORE

Gay Marriage Ban

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 READ MORE

AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Truthdigger of the Week: Apple CEO Tim Cook

Tim Cook’s statement that he is gay, and considers the fact a gift, is an important event in a line that leads back to Harvey Milk.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: Tim Cook, Midterms, and Fast-Food Wages in Denmark

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists agree that Apple CEO Tim Cook’s (at right) announcement that he’s gay is historic. Meanwhile, the “war on women” isn’t playing in the midterm elections and fast food workers in Denmark are making about $20 per hour.

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 READ MORE

Tinted Pope

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Pope Francis’ Synod: Change Is in the Air, but Not Yet on the Books

On Sunday, Pope Francis wrapped up the synod, or bishops meeting, he presided over for the last two weeks with a beatification service at the Vatican for Pope Paul VI but without significant progress made on hot-button topics such as homosexuality, divorce and contraception. 

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 READ MORE

Pope Float

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 READ MORE

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