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Top Republicans Skipping CPAC After Inclusion of Gay GOP Group

Evangelical Christians show their political influence ... One invitation has been followed by a lot of rejection for the Conservative Political Action Conference. From the...

Gays Remain Minority Most Targeted by Hate Crimes

The religious anti-gay right has been knocked back on its heels by civil rights advances. But its hardest core angrily presses on By Mark Potok at Alternet Four...

Year In Review—Nice on DADT and NewStart, Naughty on Afghanistan, Palestine,...

There's been a few pieces of good news as this year draws down. But in most ways, this year has been a really hard one,...

President Obama Signs Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010

Landmark civil rights legislation signing this morning is the culmination of a long battle against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and an array of political...

Senate Repeals ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Saturday struck down the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military, bringing to a close...

President Obama: ‘It Gets Better’ Statement on Bullying

- President Obama is committed to ending bullying, harassment and discrimination in all its forms in our schools and communities - By Brian Bond at...

Obama appoints record number of gay officials

- Bigotry under attack by most LGBTQA-friendly president in U.S. history - By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON – Less than halfway through his first term, President Barack...

Justices Torn Between Sympathy for Soldier’s Family and Free Speech Protection

- Anti-gay hate group targets military services - From the VA: Arguments before the US Supreme Court on Wednesday over whether the Westboro Baptist Church of...

NYT: Military Equality Goes Astray

- The irrational ban on openly gay members of the military wasn’t repealed this year thanks to acrimony and mistrust in the Senate - Ultimately,...

Vietnam Combat Vet on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Discrimination

- Federal Judge Finds Act Violates First Amendment Rights of U.S. Service Members - By Ernest A. Canning in the BradBlog In her Sept. 9 decision...

Bush-Cheney Campaign Chief Says He’s Gay, Ran Most Virulent, Anti-gay Campaign...

Update: Raw Story reports Bush-Cheney campaign pressured papers to keep campaign manager’s sexuality secret (from  November 11, 2004). Ken Mehlman ran the most hateful, anti-gay project in presidential...

Who gets discharged under ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’?

By Ed O'Keefe in the Post The military threw out hundreds of service members in 2009 for violating its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, including...

Freedom for Me but Not for Thee, Say Equality Opponents

 - Over at Fox News , Ted Olson silenced the states’-rights argument in favor of Prop 8 last weekend by asking Chris Wallace: “Would...

Ted Olson Eviscerates Fox “News” on Equal Protection and Civil Rights

- Seriously, what part of conservative values and the U.S. Constitution do Fox "News" 'conservatives not get? - By Brad Friedman at The Brad Blog As...

The Transformation of the American Conservative Movement into Fascism

I am not sure when I first detected the noxious fumes that would envelop the conservative movement in the Obama era. It might have been early on, in April 2009, when I visited a series of gun shows in rural California and Nevada. Perusing tables piled high with high-caliber semi-automatic weapons and chatting with anyone in my vicinity, I heard urgent warnings of mass roundups, concentration camps, and a socialist government in Washington. "These people that are purchasing these guns are people that are worried about what's going on in this country," a gun dealer told me outside a show in Reno. "Good luck Obama," a young gun enthusiast remarked to me. "We outnumber him 100 to 1." At this time, the Tea Party movement had not even registered on the national media's radar.

Military says no separate but equal living facilities for gays

By Liz Goodwin Though Congress still hasn't settled the ultimate fate of the the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" ban on military service openly gay...

Legal group: Gays don’t answer Pentagon survey for fear of being...

By PAULINE JELINEK WASHINGTON – An advocacy group for gays in the military is warning them not to answer a Pentagon survey seeking opinions on...

David Boies on the fight for marriage equity

No Justice deemed anti-family. Destined for the U.S. Supreme Court, "We're not giving up on any justice," he vows. By Daniel Denvir in Salon David Boies is...

Updated – God’s General, William “Jerry” Boykin, Now Disinvited as Witness...

Update: The Hill reports that Lt. General William G. "Jerry" Boykin has now been disinvited from testifying at the confirmation hearing of Elena Kagan. Looks...

“Don’t ask, don’t tell: Putting lives at risk

A challenge to the reader: You want to advocate against equal rights, have a damn good reason. By Rob Smith in Salon: For a gay soldier like...

“Fundamentalist Muslims and Homosexuals” Run U.S. Military, Says American Family Association

More wisdom from the religious right on our armed forces. Huh? American Family Association Says The Military Is Run by "Fundamentalist Muslims and Homosexual Activists" by...

Pope’s Preacher: Child Abuse Cover-up Critics Akin to Anti-Semites

In a sermon that shocked the world on Good Friday, the AP reports that "Pope Benedict XVI's personal preacher likened the tide of allegations that...

Support Marine Dad’s Legal Fund in Fight Against ‘Thank God For...

Veterans Today says support the Marine Dad, Al Snyder Legal Fund against idiots who disrupt Marine and U.S. troop funerals in an outrageous show of disrespect for killed-in-action servicemen and women.

Bigots Fight Against Family Across Borders

From Brian Leubitz at Prop Eight Trial Tracker: Love Across Borders by Brian Leubitz One of the more important of the 1,000+ rights of marriage under federal...

No Real Arguments Challenge Gay Marriage Equality

As a great civil rights case of our day (Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger) winds its way up the federal court system, a 1970s...