Author Archives: Lisa Keen

Obama: ‘new forms of discrimination’

Speaking to an LGBT Democratic fundraiser in New York Sunday evening, President Obama identified "new forms of discrimination" involving religious claims by politicians.

Fiorina shines, Bush ‘contorts’ to the right, Walker and Perry are gone

People posting on the Log Cabin Republican’s Facebook timeline last Wednesday night overwhelmingly agreed that business executive Carly Fiorina was the winner. But not everyone was praising Fiorina after the debate.

GOP field: split on Kim Davis, NOM pledge; agreed on Planned Parenthood

  While the many Republican presidential hopefuls hold similar positions on LGBT-related issues, the past two weeks has seen them begin to distinguish themselves in some ways. For instance, during the past two weeks, five said they believe Kentucky county

One LGBT rep voted against the Iran deal

Only one of the U.S. House’s six openly LGBT members voted against the multi-nation deal negotiated with Iran to stop its nuclear development program. Guess who didn’t?

Judge releases Kentucky clerk with instructions she should ‘not interfere’

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis walked out of jail Tuesday afternoon, eliciting cheers from hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside to demand her release. While the release is being hailed by some as a victory for Davis, the court order

Supreme Court denies stay in Kentucky clerk bid to refuse marriage licenses

In a significant blow to those who seek to use a free exercise of religion argument to discriminate against same-sex couples seeking to marry, U.S. Supreme Court on Monday evening denied an emergency request to stop enforcement of a federal

Cruz says gay florist should be able to refuse service to evangelical

Republican presidential hopeful told a gathering last Friday that a gay florist should be able to refuse service to an evangelical couple if the florist disagrees with the couple's faith.

For the record: Clinton: ‘Everything I can’

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton held a town hall style meeting in Las Vegas August 18. Two of the approximately one dozen questions fielded by the candidate concerned LGBT issues.

For the record: Trump on firing gays

NBC news reporter Chuck Todd asked Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump Sunday, "Should private companies be able to fire people because they're gay?"

Religion v. equal protection showdown reaches 6th Circuit

An important showdown between the constitutional rights to religious freedom and equal protection reached a federal appeals court Tuesday (August 18). A county clerk in Kentucky filed an appeal to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in hopes of