Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Speed Read: Friday 6 December 2013

While waiting to hear what agreement, if any, a House-Senate committee comes up with in hopes of avoiding an automatic round of sequestration cuts in January, one LGBT community health clinic warns that such cuts could seriously jeopardize its mission.

Speed Read: Tuesday 22 October 2013

Activists are arriving in Springfield, Illinois, today, ready to push a special legislative session to give final passage to a marriage equality bill. A pro-gay Republican group has hired two former members of Congress to lobby for ENDA even though

Speed Read: Wednesday 16 October 2013

Clerks in 10 Michigan counties are ready to start issuing marriage licenses this week if a federal judge rules today that the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying is unconstitutional. Three of six openly LGBT members of the U.S. House

Speed Read: Monday 7 October 2013

Russian security may be monitoring calls, emails, and internet communications for 'sensitive" words. Pennsylvania Governor tries to re-write marriage quote. Senate hopeful Cory Booker stands firm in support of marriage equality despite baiting. Victory Fund backs gay lieutenant governor candidate

Marriage cases preview, Part 2: The presidential punch

How strong a position did the Obama administration take in its briefs on the Supreme Court marriage cases—and can it make a difference? The following is the second in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March

Historic Supreme Court session starts Monday; DOMA, Prop 8, and NOM on potential agenda

Perhaps the most historic U.S. Supreme Court session ever for the LGBT community gets underway officially October 1, with a record nine gay-related cases seeking review, all involving same-sex marriage.

First Circuit: DOMA unconstitutional; next stop: Supreme Court

A unanimous three-judge panel of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today (Thursday, May 31) that the core part of the Defense of Marriage Act, barring federal recognition of marriages of same-sex couples, is unconstitutional.

SLDN challenges use of DOMA against gay service members

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Fund filed suit in a federal district court Thursday (October 27) challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act and its use in denying to gay service members spousal benefits equal to that given to their straight

Provincetown, D.C. — highest density of same-sex couples

There is a new gayest place in the United States--at least when it comes to number of same-sex couples: Provincetown, Massachusetts. And a new gayest state: the District of Columbia.

The bathroom scare: ‘Public bathrooms just won’t be safe anymore’

A right-wing group in Massachusetts has launched a new ad campaign using an old scare tactic--the fear of sexual predators in public bathrooms. The aim is not to shore up security in public restrooms. It’s to destroy a bill to