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Michigan governor signs legislation allowing gay couple adoption refusal

On Friday, June 12th, 2015
DETROIT, MI - JULY 19: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder discusses Detroit's bankruptcy filing at a news conference July 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit's emergency manager Kevin Orr made the Chapter 9 filing yesterday. Detroit owes its approximately 100,000 creditors between $18 and $20 billion. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Same-sex couples in the state of Michigan received another blow on Thursday. According to Reuters, Michigan Governor Rick Synder signed legislation allowing private adoption agencies the right to refuse to place children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. The bill was one of a series of Republican-influenced measures targeting the rights of same-sex ...

Revised Pentagon policy protects gay and lesbian troops from discrimination

On Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Ash Carter  A new Pentagon policy aimed at protecting gay and lesbian troops from discrimination has been announced on Tuesday (June 9.) Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the policy that will ensure gay and lesbian servicemembers the same equal opportunity protections as other servicemebers. Certainly seen as a victory in progress for openly gay and lesbian troops, ...



J.K. Rowling delightfully slams the Wesboro Baptist Church over anti-gay tweets

On Friday, May 29th, 2015
rowling-460_1377999c Ireland’s historic vote to legalize same-sex marriage drew praise from author J.K. Rowling. It also inspired the “Harry Potter” creator to joke lightheartedly on Twitter about Professor Dumbedore, a gay character in her book series, to be able to marry “Lord of the Rings” wizard Gandalf. Although the idea delighted many, there were some who were not so accepting. ...

Ethiopia: Lawmakers to put homosexuality on list of ‘non-pardonable’ offenses

On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Ethiopia Ethiopia is already one of many African countries where homosexuality is illegal, but lawmakers are set to pass a bill that will add to the criminal nature of same-sex acts in the country. According to a report by the Associated Press on March 25, the new bill will add homosexuality to the list of offenses considered “non-pardonable” under the country’s ...



Gay American reporter rants on Russian TV about anti-gay laws

On Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Jamie Kirchick American journalist Jamie Kirchick was brought on as a guest on Russian network RT to offer his opinion abut the Bradley Manning trial. Instead, the reporter used his time on the air to slam the network about Russia’s anti-gay laws recently signed into law by Vladimir Putin. As Politico reports on August 21, Kirchick was ...


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