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congrats to awesome IU grad students

The December ASR has a number of articles by IU related folks, including Brea Perry, who just joined us. Notable is an article by three IU BGS called “Formal Rights and Informal Privileges for Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from a National Survey Experiment.” From Long Doan, Annalise Loehr, and Lisa R. Miller: Attitudes toward gay rights […]

Former ‘ex-gay’ minister marries same-sex partner

The former director of an "ex-gay" ministry that endorsed "straight boot camps" has married his same-sex partner.

John Smid: Former ‘Pray The Gay Away’ Pastor Marries Same-Sex Partner

John Smid once claimed that his group Love in Action could help steer gay people away from their same-sex preferences, but now six years after leaving the group Smid himself is ready to embrace his own sexuality and has announced plans to marry his same-sex partner. Show More Summary

Sunday Funday’s Making Herstory with Samira Wiley, Jodie Foster, and 18 Trans Models at Montana’s First Gay Wedding

8 hours agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Among other important items of note, Jill and Doc became the first same-sex couple to be married in Montana!

Former director of controversial ex-gay ministry weds his same-sex partner

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The former director of an ex-gay ministry that endorsed aggressive “conversion therapy” announced last week that he married to his same-sex partner in a ceremony performed in Oklahoma, Gawker reports. John Smid was the director of Love in Action, a Memphis-based group about which he...

16 North Carolina Judges Quit Following State's Legalization of Gay Marriage

Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in that state last month after a judge ruled that an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

FOF #2087 – It’s Never Too Late – 11.22.14

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Feast of Fools

Much of the youthfulness that gay men seem to possess probably stems from the fact that many of us had to postpone our adolescence due to a world that wasn’t hospitable to same-sex love. Today Josh Sabarra talks about his new book Porn Again: A Memoir where he gives us the brutal reality of his life as a closeted gay man working in Hollywood.

Texas Official Says Equal Retirement Benefits For Gays Will Lead To 'Decline Of The Empire': AUDIO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Galveston County, Texas, commissioner says offering retirement benefits to the same-sex spouses of employees could lead to "the decline of the empire." Republican County Commissioner Gary Clark (above) made the comments during a meeting of the Houston-Galveston Area Council...

FLORIDA: Liberty Counsel Files Amicus Brief With Eleventh Circuit Court

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel today filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. Last week Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed that court's first same-sex marriage appeal. Show More Summary

Court Won’t Protect Will of South Carolina Voters

By refusing to step in, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in South Carolina. That’s despite overwhelming support for the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released a statement after the high […]

MISSISSIPPI: State Supreme Court To Hear Same-Sex Divorce Case

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 21 from a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. In 2013, DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. Show More Summary

NOM Vows To Stop Same-Sex Marriage Even If It Takes Them A Hundred Years

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"We have to resolve that we will stand for marriage and fight for however long it takes - it might be 20 years, it might be 50 years, it might be 100 years - to rebuild the marriage culture and to restore in law, where it has been displaced, a sound understanding of marriage. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Now Has 5 Chances to Rule on Marriage Bans

Attorneys for the same-sex couples hoping to overturn Louisiana's ban on marriage equality have petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case, even before a lower court rules. read more

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback: State Won't Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

2 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

As same-sex couples wed in about a quarter of the state's counties, Gov. Sam Brownback is determined to block marriage equality. read more

CBS Network's 'Home for the Holidays' Special Will Feature First Gay Couple

The annual holiday special will include a family with same-sex parents for the first time. read more

GAMBIA: President Signs Bill Making Gay Sex Punishable By Life In Prison

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has signed a bill that makes homosexuality punishable by life in prison. The law targets those with a previous conviction for homosexuality, those living with HIV, and same-sex partners of people with disabilities - all of whom could be imprisoned for life. Show More Summary

Here’s How To Talk To Your Kids About Gay Country Musicians

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Yesterday unofficially became country music’s coming out day when we heard from not one but two twangtastic artists about their same-sex secret lives. And while in full disclosure we hadn’t ever heard of either Billy Gilman or Ty Herdon before, the news was still good. Kudos to YouTube channel Heck Bender for putting out an intelligent […]

Ninth Circuit Court To Alaska: Get Lost

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Fairbanks Daily New-Miner: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Alaska's request that an 11-judge panel review a decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Now, gay and lesbian couples will continue...Show More Summary

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.

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

2 days agoLGBT / 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...

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