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June 27, 2013

Texas Filibuster Kills Anti-Abortion Bill

Texas Filibuster Kills Anti-Abortion Bill

Austin, TX—A lone Texas legislator held an 11 hour solo filibuster on Tuesday night, in a successful attempt to stop the state from passing one of the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion laws. According to Texas state law, the bill was required to pass by midnight on June 26 in order to go to Governor Rick Perry's ...

June 5, 2013

Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser

Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser

  A pro-gay rights audience member heckled and shouted at Michelle Obama last night regarding an executive order to prohibit sex discrimination as the first lady was speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in our nation’s capital.  The rowdy crowd member, identified as Ellen Sturtz, is an activist ...

June 3, 2013

Gay Marriage Bill Temporarily Falters in Illinois

Gay Marriage Bill Temporarily Falters in Illinois

For supporters of gay marriage in the state of Illinois, this moment was supposed to a landmark time in a collective “I do” from state legislators. Thousands participated on social media and live streams throughout the day on Friday of last week, sending messages and tweets of hope as they anxiously waited for the House ...

May 30, 2013

Going Backwards: Nigerian Lawmakers Vote to Outlaw Gay Marriage

Going Backwards: Nigerian Lawmakers Vote to Outlaw Gay Marriage

  Nigerian lawmakers approved a bill today that outlaws gay marriage and significantly hampers gay rights, including placing criminal penalties on public displays of affection between homosexual couples.    The Nigerian House of Representatives unanimously approved the measure which provides lengthy jail terms ...

May 23, 2013

Boy Scouts of America Take Monumental Step

Boy Scouts of America Take Monumental Step

    Delegates to the yearly meeting of the Boy Scouts of America issued a landmark statement today, voting to allow openly gay young members to join their organization.  Boy Scouts of America is comprised of a 1,400-member national council, which voted for the policy change that is set to take effect on the 1st ...

May 22, 2013

Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons

Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons

  Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons   The House of Commons voted to permit gay marriage in Wales and England, despite 161 members of Parliament opposing the British government’s plans.    Several Tory Members of Parliament spoke openly against the bill, which have caused a rift in ...

May 22, 2013

Shooting Death of Homosexual man Disrupts New York’s Birthplace of Gay Rights

Shooting Death of Homosexual man Disrupts New York’s Birthplace of Gay Rights

    Greenwich Village, the birthplace of the American gay rights movement, remained in a state of shock on Sunday over the shooting of a homosexual man by gunman who police claimed uttered anti-gay slurs prior to targeting the victim.    Mark Carson, age 32, was shot and killed in Greenwich Village near ...

May 22, 2013