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German Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, in a landmark decision after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a free vote on the topic. The bill, which would give homosexual couples in Germany the same rights as heterosexual couples, is expected to pass through the country’s upper house next week. Merkel said Friday…

Trump: I Will ‘Destroy’ Johnson Amendment [VIDEO]

After asking prayer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Apprentice ratings this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast Trump declared that religious freedom is “under threat,” He vowed to repeal an IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment…

Trump to Senate GOP: Go Nuclear on SCOTUS Vote

On Wednesday President Trump said that he would be fine with the Senate changing rules to pass his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, with just 50 votes as opposed to the necessary 60 required now. “Yes, if we end up with the same gridlock we’ve had in Washington for longer than eight years, in all…

Trump Selects Judge Neil Gorsuch For SCOTUS

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night, saying in a speech at the White House: “This may be the most transparent judicial process in history.” Gorsuch, 49, sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and is the youngest Supreme Court nominee in 25…

Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over its controversial “bathroom law,” according to the Associated Press. The Department of Justice is seeking a permanent injunction to block the law and a declaration that the law is discriminatory. North Carolina had filed its own lawsuit against…

Houston Votes Down LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

After nearly an 18-month legal battle that drew national attention, Houston voters on Tuesday rejected an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community. Voters opted to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which not only offered nondiscrimination protections for gender identity and sexual orientation, but also banned discrimination against…

KY Clerk Allegedly Met With Pope [VIDEO]

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis allegedly met with Pope Francis during his trip to the U.S., her lawyers said Tuesday. Davis, who was jailed for five nights after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Rowan County, said in a statement she was “humbled” by the pontiff’s invite. “Pope Francis was kind, genuinely…

Huckabee Aide Block Ted Cruz From Entering Kim Davis Event [VIDEO]

Republican presidential candidates have been flocking to Kim Davis’s side to show how devout they are, but some are find it literally difficult to get by her side. Ted Cruz recently tried to get near her, but was blocked by an aide of GOP rival Mike Huckabee. “The rally Tuesday had been scheduled before it…

Clerk Must Issue Gay-Marriage Licenses [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Kentucky county clerk’s request to deny issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The high court ruled against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in her appeal to refuse issuing same-sex marriage licenses based on her Christian convictions. Davis had turned away couples in the days following the U.S. Supreme…

John Oliver: CNN Mistakes Dildo Flag for ISIS in Pride Parade

John Oliver on Gay Pride, Same-sex Marriage and CNN mistaking a dildo flag for the ISIS Flag in the gay pride parade in London. “It’s a full day later now, and they still haven’t addressed this mistake on-air,” said Oliver. “Probably because it would be too embarrassing to have a professional journalist say, ‘I’m sorry.…

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Marriage Equality The is a BREAKING NEWS Event. To WATCH LIVE CLICK HERE The Supreme Court in 5-4 decision on Friday ruled that states may no longer ban same-sex marriage. Justice Kennedy wrote the decision. The decision came almost two years to the day of when the Supreme Court…

The SCOTUS Considers Arguments on Same-sex Marriage [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court considers a variety of arguments in opposition to same-sex marriage, but Justice Kennedy will likely have the final say. Ginsburg chimed in when Justices Roberts and Kennedy began to fret about whether the court had a right to challenge centuries of tradition.“Marriage today is not what it was under the common law…

Vatican signaling more lenient stance toward gays, divorce

A Vatican report released Monday indicates the Vatican is moving toward more tolerance regarding gays and divorce in the Catholic Church. The report comes as Pope Francis and an assembly of 200 bishops enter the second week of their synod. “The Church turns respectfully to those who participate in her life in an incomplete and…

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Holder: Michigan same-sex marriages will be recognized

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Photo: Elizabeth Gardiner, left, and Stephanie Citron hold hands as a woman, right, officiating their wedding ceremony reads the marriage vows from her cell…

Judge strikes down Michigan ban on same-sex marriage

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman on Fridaystruck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, making it the 18th state in the nation to allow gays and lesbians to join in matrimony, just like their heterosexual counterparts. The plaintiffs, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, are raising three special needs children together and want to get married. The…

President Museveni Signs the “Kill the Gays” Bill Into Law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law Monday a bill that criminalizes homosexuality…Homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda. The law toughens the penalties, including life imprisonment…The United States and Britain are among Uganda’s largest donors. Source: CNN.com Read more —————————————————————————- Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill imposes lifetime imprisonment for conviction of homosexuality, lifetime imprisonment for…

Virginia ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional late on Thursday. The decision makes Virginia the second state in the South to have a ban on same-sex marriage overturned, following similar rulings in Kentucky, Utah and Oklahoma. U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen stayed her decision until an appeals court…

Nevada withdraws legal support for ban on same-sex marriages

The state of Nevada has withdrawn its legal support of the gay marriage ban passed by voters in 2002. Attorney General Catherine Corte Masto filed a motion Monday to withdraw the state’s legal arguments in a case pending before a federal court. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval says he agrees with the move, saying it’s clear…

Gay and Russian: ‘It’s hunting season, we are the hunted’

The level of hostility towards gay people in Russia right now is eye-watering, writes Liz MacKean on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Watch Channel 4’s Dispatches tonight at 10pm. Crawling through the morning traffic in St Petersburg, I was greeted with a surprising sight in the car alongside: a young man was staring…

Nigerian president signs law banning gay marriage

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill Monday that bans gay marriage, gay rights groups and making “public show of same-sex amorous” relationships. The bill contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison. Under existing Nigerian federal law, sodomy is punishable by jail, but this bill legislates for a much broader crackdown on homosexuals…

Hawaii to become 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage

Hawaii’s legislature gave final passage to a measure Tuesday to make it the 16th American state to legalize same-sex marriage. “With today’s vote, Hawaii joins a growing number of states that recognize that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated fairly and equally under the law,” President Obama, a native Hawaiian, said…

Pope Francis Says Church ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion

In his first extensive interview since ascending to the papacy, Pope Francis said that he believes the Roman Catholic Church is too ‘obsessed’ with the issues of gay marriage and contraception. The interview was conducted with La Civiltà Cattolica, an Italian Jesuit journal. Francis said the Church should exist as a ‘home for all.’ Photo:…

Oklahoma Governor Blocks Military Same-Sex Benefits

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s office confirms that she has ordered the National Guard to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples. This is despite a Pentagon directive to do so. A spokesman said the governor was following the wish of Oklahoma voters. In 2004, voters in the state approved a constitutional amendment that…

Walmart Extends Health Care Benefits To Same-Sex Partners

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers’ domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting Jan. 1. The nation’s largest private employer, which has been a target of attacks by labour groups for what they criticize are skimpy wages and benefits, said Tuesday that the changes were made…

Poll: Majority In Michigan Now Support Gay Marriage

A majority of Michiganians supports gay marriage and broadening rights for homosexuals, a dramatic reversal from just a few years ago, according to a statewide poll released Tuesday to The Detroit News and WDIV-TV Channel 4. Support for same-sex marriage has increased to 56.8 percent, up 12.5 percentage points from last year — movement fueled…

White House Urges Court To Overturn Proposition 8

The Obama Administration filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to declare California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The brief filed by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli mentions bans on same-sex marriage in seven other states that grant broad domestic partnership rights and suggests they are also unconstitutional, but the Justice Department did not directly…