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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 ...


Pa. Governor Tom Corbett correlates same-sex marriage to incest

On Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Penn State Community Reacts As Trustees Fire Coach Joe Paterno On Friday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett drew criticism for comments made in an interview with WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pa. According to Philly.com on October 4, the Republican governor made a correlation between same-sex marriage and incest. In the interview, Corbett was asked about a controversial statement his lawyers made over the summer on gay marriage ...


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 ...

Protest staged against Senator Marco Rubio for ‘pushing our country backward’

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Bipartisan Group Of Senators Announce Major Agreement On Immigration Reform LGBT activists are not happy with Florida Senator Marco Rubio. The Associated Press reports on June 25 that GetEQUAL, a LGBT advocacy group, staged a sit-in at Senator Marco Rubio’s office in Tampa.  The group has an issue with Rubio’s opposition against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and his recent questioning of the Immigration Reform ...

Former President Bill Clinton to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards

On Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Will.I.Am's Annual TRANS4M Day Conference Focuses On TRANS4Ming America In 2013 Former President Bill Clinton has remained in the public eye since leaving office.  Clinton, who initially signed the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, urged the Supreme Court to overturn the bill in March.  He asked for qualities of freedom, equality, and justice for the court to take into consideration.  This action is one of the ...


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