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  • Republican Political Hackery and the Hate Crimes Bill

    Why don't you want to protect religious people, Hannity? Why don't you want to protect disabled people, Limbaugh? Why don't you want to protect women, Congresswoman Foxx? ...
  • Obama Under Pressure To Deliver On Gay Issues

    President Obama has said he opposes same-sex marriage as a Christian but describes himself as a “fierce advocate of equality” for gay men and lesbians....
  • The Far Right's First 100 Days: Getting More Extreme by the Day

    Their talk is turning ugly, and it's not unthinkable that we could be in for a wave of domestic terrorism unseen since the mid-'90s....
  • Equality Is Inevitable

    A new national poll suggests that a majority of Americans oppose legalizing same sex marriages — but there's a vast generational divide on the issue....
  • Can Congress Block DC Council's Recognition Of Same Sex Marriage?

    DC's City Council voted 12-1 (after Councilman Marion Barry apparently screwed up and voted in favor, then realized he opposed it and voted against it on reconsideration) to legally recognize same sex marriages from other states. ...
  • New Documentary Outs Closeted Politicians Opposed To Gay Rights

    Does the energy behind political opposition to same-sex marriage come largely from conservative political figures and religious activists who hide their inclinations behind anti-gay bluster? ...
  • In the Barracks, Out of the Closet

    The New York Times’ Room for Debate blog hosted a conversation about how repealing the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy banning openly gay men and women from serving would “affect the military ranks.” ...
  • Four Years Out and Rudy Is Already Working the Anti-Gay Vote

    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was a last-minute no-show at the wedding of his former roommates -- a gay couple -- yesterday. ...
  • Joe The Plumber Slurs Gay People: I Would Never Let "Queers" Near My Children

    Joe the Plumber, aka Samuel Wurzelbacher, sat down for an lengthy interview with Christianity Today to discuss his views on the future of the Republican party. ...
  • Military Can Oust Married Gays, Officials Say

    Gay and lesbian military service members who are legally married in Iowa can still be involuntarily discharged from the Iowa National Guard and other military branches under a federal law that prevents gays from openly serving in the armed forces....
  • Britain's New Poet Laureate Is A Lesbian

    Four hundred years of male domination came to an end today with the election of Carol Ann Duffy as Britain's Poet Laureate. Duffy, who is openly gay and the mother of a 13-year-old, is the first woman to be named....
  • Dems: Opportunity As Gay Marriage Acceptance Grows

    As more states accept gay and lesbian unions, there is a debate inside the GOP over how it should position itself on the issue. ...
  • My Friend Got Married Last Weekend

    Earlier this week I was informed by a young woman I've come to know and like over the last few years that she had just gotten married this past weekend....
  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Blow It

    If we have learned anything as a community, it is that our fight for equality demands all hands on deck. Gay hands, straight hands, Presidential hands, Congressional hands and citizen hands. ...
  • White House Changes LGBT Civil Rights Commitments On Web Site

    It’s unclear if the radical change to the White House's page of Civil Rights commitments for LGBT people represents a genuine policy shift, or just a reshuffling of the web site’s focus. ...
  • Churchgoers More Likely To Back Torture Of Suspected Terrorists: Poll

    More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified.  ...
  • NOM Board Member Advocates Criminalization of Homosexuality, Overthrow of Government

    The NOM should answer for the bizarre and troubling remarks of its most prominent board member – best-selling science fiction writer Orson Scott Card. ...
  • Capitalism And The Flu

    The Spring Break hordes returned from Cancún this year with an invisible but sinister souvenir....
  • GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx Dishonored Matthew Shepard's Death, Saying it Was a Hoax

    Rep. Virginia Foxx said Matthew Sheppard was murdered in an attempted "robbery." ...
  • Dear Miss California

    This nation is moving forward, not backward, on civil rights. Miss California, do you want to star in its future, or will you lead the last flash in the pan for hate? ...