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USA: How Long Until the South Sees Marriage Equality?
May 20th, 2013
Forget marriage equality - even basic human rights are hard to come by for our LGBT brothers and sisters in the South. The Advocate reports:
The battles against LGBT people continue to be waged quietly in the South. Alabama's current school curriculum requires teachers to instruct students that homosexuality is an "unacceptable, criminal lifestyle," according to the Human... read_more
The 5 Worst States on LGBT Rights
May 17th, 2013
As marriage equality sweeps the nation there are still some hurdles that need to be crossed. There are five states that have laws that treat the lgbt community unfairly.
1) Virginia is for "Lovers": The Commonwealth has a number of laws regulating lovers, including lewd and lascivious cohabitation, fornication, and crimes against nature -- which is still maintained as a class... read_more
USA: How Long Will the South Deny Marriage Equality?
Mar 27th, 2013
Nate Cohn thinks it will be a long, long time. Andrew Sullivan reports at the Dish:
With evangelicals slower to change their minds, Southern states should move at a slower pace than the national average. To date, support for gay marriage has increased at a roughly linear rate of 2 points per year. But it's possible that increases... read_more
Ex-Mississippi Governor Regrets Signing Gay Adoption Ban
Mar 21st, 2013
An ex democratic Governor of Mississippi has had a change of heart on gay adoption. Maddow Blog reports:
In 2000, then Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove, a Democrat, signed a bill into law that banned same-sex couples from adopting kids in his state. Now, in 2013, Musgrove says he regrets that decision, citing Republican Senator Rob Portman along... read_more
Mississippi Newspaper Defends Decision to Run Lesbian Wedding Story on Front Page
Feb 21st, 2013
Mississipi's Laurel Leader Call ran a front page story on February about the first same sex marriage in the county, and received a bunch of hate mail. The paper's owner has just published an editorial defending the decision, Yahoo News reports:
We were well aware that the majority of people in Jones County are not in favor of... read_more
Attempt to Repeal Ban on Marriage Equality in Virginia Fails
Jan 14th, 2013
A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee on Monday voted 6-1 to kill a proposal that would have repealed the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Delegate Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) introduced HJ665 on Jan. 9, the first day of the current legislative session. He told the Washington Blade after the vote he feels "people affirming their love to each other and living... read_more
USA: The "We Do" Campaign Seeks Marriage Equality in the South
Jan 13th, 2013
In the Southeast, where legal same-sex marriage remains a distant hope for many, some are challenging the law of the land in a very direct way: gay couples are requesting marriage licenses knowing they'll face rejection under state law.
Through the "We Do" campaign, organized and executed by the gay rights group Campaign for Southern Equality, roughly 50 couples have sought... read_more
USA: Gay Activists to Demand Marriage Licenses in Seven Southern States
Jan 3rd, 2013
As part of a planned action by the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) yesterday, five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The state of Mississippi passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2004.
The women came to the courthouse as part of the CSE's "We Do" campaign and, as expected, all the couples were turned away: "This takes... read_more
The Five Worst States for LGBT Rights in the USA
Dec 31st, 2012
2012 is sure to be remembered as a pivotal year for the LGBT civil rights movement, and 2013 is guaranteed to be even more exciting as the Supreme Court gears up to hear two landmark cases bound to turn the traditional definition of marriage on its head.
To be honest, government has no business in marriage. Consenting adults should by natural... read_more
The Campaign for Southern Equality
Nov 14th, 2012
Our friend at Joe.my.God brings our attention to a new video from The Campaign for Southern Equality, to bring full LGBT Equality to the states in the South, one of the most homophobic regions of the country. Watch the video:
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