Category Archives: News Briefs

Speed Read: Supreme Court says no

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the National Organization for Marriage's request to stay a federal court ruling in Oregon that allowed same-sex couples to marry. More church groups have joined the United Church of Christ's lawsuit in North Carolina. And

Speed Read: Bathroom battle cry

Opponents of Houston's newly passed non-discrimination ordinance are going for the jugular: focusing on fears that respecting the rights of transgender citizens means opening up women's bathrooms to "predators, pedophiles, and rapists." At the same time this second-round is underway,

Speed Read: Zero not low enough

Idaho has asked the Ninth Circuit to let it skip the first round three-judge panel in its appeal regarding its state ban on same-sex couples marrying. GOProud says news of its shutting down is greatly exaggerated. GLAD sues the maker

Speed Read: Strange travel companions

Illinois' new marriage equality law went into effect officially Sunday, though more than 1,600 same-sex couples had already been married since February. And Equality Maryland is breathing easier since an anti-LGBT group failed to turn in enough signatures Saturday night

Speed Read: Preserving history

The number of LGBT-related hate attacks stayed relatively consistent between 2012 and 2013, according to a report released yesterday. The Secretary of the Interior will announce a new campaign today to identify places and events in the LGBT civil rights

Speed Read: NOM at Supreme Court

The National Organization for Marriage is seeking U.S. Supreme Court intervention in its effort to defend Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage. The Houston City Council passed Mayor Annise Parker's proposed non-discrimination bill. Senator Orrin Hatch says anybody who doesn't think

Speed Read: Houston vote today

The Houston City Council votes today on whether to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Maine's commission on campaign ethics votes today on whether to penalize the National Organization for Marriage for failure to comply with the

Speed Read: Log Cabin attacks Polis

Log Cabin Republicans is running attack ads against an openly gay Congressman. Opponents of Houston's lesbian Mayor Annise Parker's proposed non-discrimination ordinance threaten to launch a recall election against her. North Dakota is left standing as the only state with

Speed Read: Montana’s time has come

Montana now has a lawsuit pending against its ban on same-sex couples marrying. The latest Gallup Poll finds support for recognizing marriages of same-sex couples at a new high. And LGBT leaders in San Diego make clear they want strong

Speed Read: No appeal, Keystone is 19

In a surprise development, Pennsylvania's Republican Governor Tom Corbett announced Wednesday he would not appeal a federal district court decision striking down the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying. New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie reappointed the state supreme court