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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 ...


Illinois Senate approves measure to ban gay conversion therapy

On Saturday, May 30th, 2015
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 23:  Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leaves a campaign event on September 23, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Christie, who heads the Republican Governors Association (RGA), was in town to campaign for Rauner. Recent polls show Rauner, a Republican, is in a dead heat with incumbent Pat Quinn, his Democratic opponent.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) A measure to ban therapy aimed to “convert” gay young people to heterosexuals was passed by the Illinois Senate on Friday. After a 34-19 vote, the bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Bruce Rauner. The proposed measure to ban gay conversion therapy reached the Senate after receiving House approval earlier this month. With ...

Out & proud: Arizona Senator Steve Gallardo comes out as gay

On Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Constitutionality Of Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law The controversy over Senate Bill 1062 has influenced an Arizona state senator to open up about his sexuality. According to USA Today on March 5, Sen. Steve Gallardo has come out as gay. The veto of SB 1062, a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse customers service based on the owners’ religious beliefs, ...


Bill Clinton’s ex-mistress claims Hillary Clinton is bisexual

On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
Hillary Clinton Receives Honorary Degree At St Andrews University Gennifer Flowers made a splash back in 1992 when she revealed that she had a 12-year affair with former President Bill Clinton during his first presidential campaign. Although Clinton claims he only had a onetime sexual encounter with Flowers, she still maintains years later that her and the former president had something real and lasting. ...

New Jersey’s civil union law heads to court this week

On Monday, August 12th, 2013
New Jersey Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Same Sex  Marriage A New Jersey judge may be the first in the nation to sort out what the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DOMA actually means in the context of ongoing legislation. Two years ago, six New Jersey couples sued, stating that New Jersey’s civil union law, one of the strongest in the nation, still did not ...

President Obama has ‘no patience’ for Russia’s anti-gay laws

On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
President Obama Departs White House For Trip To California There has been boycotts and there have been many protests against new anti-gay laws signed into legislation by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Gay rights activists, Olympic athletes, and celebrities have spoken out against Russia’s treatment of their LGBT community and now President Barack Obama has expressed his impatience according to CNN on August 7. Obama ...

United States to begin issuing immigrant visas to same-sex couples

On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
John Kerry Chairs UN Security Council Meetings Secretary of State John Kerry announced on August 2 that the United States will begin issuing immigrant visas to same-sex couples and that their applications will receive equal consideration. As reported by Politico, the announcement by Kerry is welcoming news for same-sex couples where one spouse is not a U.S. citizen. If you are the ...

Republican Gabriel Gomez joins GOProud

On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Gabriel Gomez GOProud, a national conservative group founded as a coalition of gay and lesbian conservatives and their allies, has a new member in Republican Gabriel E. Gomez who will be joining the board of directors of the organization. As Boston.com reports on July 30, Gomez is honored to be a part of GoProud. Gomez, in a ...

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