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WASHINGTON: Court Fines Anti-Gay Florist $1000, Gives Her 60 Days To Pay

34 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees. Benton County Superior Judge Alexander Ekstrom's ruling gives Barronelle...Show More Summary

Beliefs: Catholics on Left and Right Find Common Ground Opposing Death Penalty

On March 5, two liberal and two conservative publications shared an editorial supporting the Roman Catholic church’s opposition to executions. On other issues, like same-sex marriage and abortion, gaps remain.

FRC keeps lying about where majority of Americans stand on marriage equality

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Reacting to the news that eleven Republican US Senators voted in favor of a measure that ensures Social Security and veterans benefits to same-sex couples regardless of whether or not their state has marriage equality, exceedingly anti-gay Family Research Council...

Sen. Rand Paul Courts Fundies: Same-Sex Marriage Is The Result Of A Moral Crisis

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything. In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage, there’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage. Show More Summary

Eleven Senate Republicans Join Democrats in Voting to Guarantee Equal Benefits for Married Gay Couples

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an unexpected move Thursday night, eleven Senate Republicans joined all Democrats on a nonbinding vote to guarantee equal Social Security and veterans benefits to married same-sex couples, regardless of state laws on gay marriage. Buzzfeed reports: The amendment, proposed...

States file their briefs defending same-sex marriage bans in Supreme Court

State officials' merits briefs are in. The post States file their briefs defending same-sex marriage bans in Supreme Court appeared first on Equality On Trial.

The Economics of Religious Freedom Bills

Legislation signed in Indiana this week could allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. Other companies are hitting back.

The Senate's Surprising Support for Paid Sick Leave and Gay Marriage

An all-night 'vote-a-rama' on the Republican budget revealed bipartisan backing for giving new benefits to same-sex spouses and American workers.

Audra McDonald Takes to Twitter to Criticize Indiana Law

7 hours agoEntertainment : ArtsBeat

Ms. McDonald, the winningest actress in Broadway history criticized the passage of a law in Indiana that would allow businesses citing religious objections to deny service for same-sex weddings.

Tech Executives Pressure Indiana After Passage of Controversial Law

7 hours agoTechnology : Bits

An industry with a long history of supporting gay rights is starting to speak out against a new Indiana law that gives legal cover to people who refuse to do business with same-sex couples.

Black Church Group: We Are Ever So Pissed At The Presbyterian Church

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The National Black Church Initiative today declared that they are furious with the Presbyterian Church's decision to endorse same-sex marriage. They are now totally no longer besties and have "broken fellowship" with them. Whatever that means. Show More Summary

Gen Con Responds to Indiana Passing “Religious Freedom” Bill, Moving Ahead With Discussions to Leave the State - What Would Leslie Knope Do?

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

After Indiana passed a heinous "Religious Freedom" Bill yesterday allowing business owners to deny same-sex couples service, Gen Con CEO and founder Adrian Swartout issued a letter to Con attendees promising that "discussions, whether to remain in Indy or move elsewhere, have begun" in light of the hateful new law.

Revisiting Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Laws

Indiana draws criticism while Utah draws praise in latest attempts to balance religious and gay rights. When it comes to balancing the rights of religious and LGBT individuals, there’s a big difference when lawmakers versus judges make...Show More Summary

BYU Student Says He Was Attacked, Evicted After Disclosing “Same-Sex Attraction”

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Adam White was told he would no longer be allowed to live in the apartment, in an argument that escalated to "abusive language and threats of physical violence," according to the lawsuit.

Same-Sex Marriage Pre-History

Reasonable Moderate Sam Alito and other theocrats claim that same-sex marriage is illegitimate because it is a brand new perversion of a perfect and long-lasting institution. This is of course hooey. First of all, much of the history of the United States is based around the right to marry the person of your choice and […]

Understanding the RFRA: Why It's A Downright Embarrassing Day to Be a Hoosier

Just this past October, Indiana became one of several states that legally recognizes same-sex marriages. For a state that had been reluctant to address the issue for years, the move proved that there was indeed hope on the horizon for...Show More Summary

Eleven Senate Republicans Vote For Benefits For Married Same-Sex Couples

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: Eleven Senate Republicans joined with all of the Democrats on Thursday night in supporting an amendment to guarantee equal Social Security and veterans benefits to married same-sex couples — even if they live in a state that does not recognize such marriages. Show More Summary

Holding Leviathan by the Tail: A Story of Republicans and Same-Sex “Marriage”

How do people who claim to fear Leviathan think you can put a tether on him just one more time and then drop him back in the sea? This is a question that should, but apparently does not, occur to the signatories of a now-infamous amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

PUERTO RICO: Liberty Counsel Seeks To File Brief In Marriage Equality Case

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last week the Puerto Rican government announced that it was dropping its opposition to same-sex marriage. Enter, as always, the Liberty Counsel: Today Liberty Counsel filed a motion seeking permission to file an Amicus Curiae brief at...Show More Summary

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