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Equality news round-up: ACLU to broaden same-sex marriage lawsuit, and more

News from Kansas, Arkansas, and more. The post Equality news round-up: ACLU to broaden same-sex marriage lawsuit, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.

One of America's most anti-gay organizations rallies for the Duggars; because of course they would

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Over the past few years, TV's Duggar family has gone from reality television personalities who mostly keep their political lives separate from their public personas to a family that proudly pushes its beliefs into public policy. Eldest son Josh took...

'Applications', The Tale of a Guy, a Phone, and a Dating App: FINALE

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Here's the finale of our weekly comic Applications, by Josh Trujillo and Dave Valeza. We hope you liked this series. If you did, please let us know! Click panes to enlarge. To start from the beginning of the series, click...

NEW YORK CITY: At The Out 100 Party

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims and boyfriend Brandon McMullin were among the gay glitterati in attendance at last night's Out 100 party at Stage 48 in Hell's Kitchen. Also seen above are Out 100 honorees Freedom To Marry head Evan...Show More Summary

Gambian Leader Signs Law Imposing Life Imprisonment for Homosexual Acts Amid New Crackdown

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Gambia's leader Yahya Jammed signed a bill into law that would imprison citizens for homosexual acts, the AP has revealed: It criminalizes "aggravated homosexuality," which targets "serial offenders" and people living with HIV or AIDS. Suspects can also be charged...

Chris Pratt, Lena Dunham, Lisa Kudrow and Other Celebs Read Mean Tweets About Themselves: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Jimmy Kimmel presented the eighth in his series of videos of celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham, Gerard Butler, Ty Burrell, Bob Newhart, Britney Spears, Geena Davis, Chris Pratt, Chloe Grace Moretz, Scott Foley, Michael...

Anna Kendrick…Into the Woods and full of neuroses

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Out.com

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ACLU Will Sue Kansas to Force State Agencies to Recognize Gay Marriages

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The ACLU of Kansas is poised to amend its lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Yesterday, we reported that despite marriage equality having commenced in many...

MAP: Richest Members Of Congress

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

At #1 is GOP car thief (seriously) Rep. Darryl Issa, who is worth at least $357M. Issa lists seven high-yield bonds as being worth more than $50 million — the highest disclosure category. How much those bonds are actually worth is unknown; they could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars each. Show More Summary

Conchita Wurst Releases Dramatic New Music Video for 'Heroes': WATCH

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Bearded drag performer Conchita Wurst has released a dramatic new video directed by Clemens Purner for his power ballad "Heroes", which is the follow-up to "Rise Like a Phoenix", the track which led to the Eurovision crown. According to Sony,...

LGBT Groups Disappointed With President Obama's Plan For Immigration Reform

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from Lambda Legal: While we praise President Obama’s efforts to do what is in his executive power to improve immigration, we are deeply disappointed that his plan unfairly excludes many members of the LGBT community. Show More Summary

Lambda Legal Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Federal Judge's Ruling Upholding Louisiana Gay Marriage Ban

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hoping to bypass the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Lambda Legal and the lawyers representing Forum for Equality Louisiana and seven same-sex Louisiana couples have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's August ruling upholding...

Winter Boots

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Out.com

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KANSAS: ACLU To Sue To Force State To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Wichita Eagle: The lawyer who successfully sued to overturn Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage in federal court now plans to amend the lawsuit in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Same-sex...Show More Summary

Nick the Gardener Makes His Glorious Pectoral Return to Help Ellen With an Anatomy Lesson: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a segment yesterday where Ellen offered to help her viewers with homework questions, one pre-nursing major was desperate for some tips on how to memorize all the different parts of the body for her Human Anatomy class. And so...

Conchita Wurst - Heroes

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The lyric clip was released two weeks ago and today we get the full production video.

Matthew Shepard's Parents Head To Russia To Fight Anti-LGBT Intolerance: VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The parents of Matthew Shepard are heading to hostile territory in hopes of bringing a message of tolerance to Russia. Tomorrow, Dennis and Judy depart for St. Petersburg to attend the screening of a movie about their slain son and....

MONTANA: County Allows Staff To Refuse Marriage Licenses Over Religious Beliefs

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Montana's CBS affiliate: A few clerks in Yellowstone County have decided not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of their religious beliefs. The county anticipated the ruling and the human resources departmentShow More Summary

LGBT Groups Remain 'Deeply' Dissatisfied with President Obama's Immigration Order

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

President Obama's announced executive action to provide temporary relief from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants was met with lukewarm reception from LGBT rights groups concerned the proposal leaves out a disproportionate number of undocumented LGBT immigrants. Said Francisco Dueñas,...

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