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Why Obama Changed His Mind on DOMA

Why Obama Changed His Mind on DOMA
The Obama administration announced last week that it will no longer defend in court a part of the Defense of Marriage Act that forbids the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage. One widow’s story was one of two cases pending in federal courts cited in the announcement of President...
March 1st, 2011 | LGBT, NewsBites | Read More

TONIGHT: State of the Union Address

TONIGHT: State of the Union Address
White House officials recently announced new online features to accompany the live stream of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. The features promise to be interactive, informative and experience-enhancing and hope to answer any questions the viewers may have during the president’s...
January 25th, 2011 | NewsBites | Read More

BREAKING: Iowa House Committee backs vote on gay marriage ban

BREAKING: Iowa House Committee backs vote on gay marriage ban
In a 13-8 vote, an Iowa House committee has approved a measure calling for a referendum on a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. The measure, House Joint Resolution 6, calls for a constitutional amendment to declaring “marriage between one man and one woman shall be the only legal union valid...
January 25th, 2011 | LGBT, NewsBites | Read More

Battle for marriage equality rages on

Battle for marriage equality rages on
The last few months have been nothing short of bittersweet for proponents of marriage equality. We’ve seen some gains, we’ve seen some losses, we’ve seen some extreme setbacks. This month, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign a bill that will recognize civil unions for same-sex...
January 25th, 2011 | LGBT, NewsBites | Read More

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Dear Readers, Forgive me, for today is an emotional day. I would love to provide something witty and wonderful, however as I am writing this, tears are streaming down my eyes and I can barely see what I am typing. Please enjoy this article originally published via the LA Times instead: Reporting...
December 18th, 2010 | LGBT, NewsBites | Read More

Mr. President, I respectfully have to disagree

Mr. President, I respectfully have to disagree
“I think the entire population has come tremendous strides forward in dealing with the issue of gays,” Carter said in an interview from Big Think. “I dunno about next election, but I think in the near future, because step by step we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has...
December 16th, 2010 | LGBT, LGBT, Opinion | Read More

House votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

House votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
In a final vote of 250-175, the House votes in an overwhelming majority to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in spite of staunch disapproval from several House Republicans. This was announced at 5:24 via live stream from cspan.org by Rep. Barney Frank. Stay tuned for more information...
December 15th, 2010 | LGBT, NewsBites | Read More

House plans new showdown on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

House plans new showdown on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
UPDATE: House introduces stand-alone bill. Timetable for debate is TBD. CLICK HERE for more information! WASHINGTON (AP) – In a new showdown on a volatile issue, the House this week will take up a bill that would overturn the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy...
December 14th, 2010 | LGBT, NewsBites | Read More

AIDS Awareness Month: A Plea for Personal Responsibility Over Blaming Bisexual Men

AIDS Awareness Month: A Plea for Personal Responsibility Over Blaming Bisexual Men
The following post was originally published by Arielle Loren via Clutch Magazine. The piece is a powerful one, advocating for education, safe sex, and honesty regarding our sexual activities. Arielle Loren is a staunch advocate for taking the “blame game” out of sex and erradicating the...
December 14th, 2010 | World | Read More

A breakdown of civil unions in Illinois

A breakdown of civil unions in Illinois
The civil unions bill that now awaits the governor’s promised signature will provide same-sex couples in Illinois with sweeping protections and benefits, many of which were previously unattainable or required an expensive array of legal paperwork. At its essence, the bill says that two people who...
December 14th, 2010 | Read More

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