Tag Archives: White House

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: 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: 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

Speed Read: Big news in Oregon today

A federal judge will release his opinion at noon PDT today on the constitutionality of Oregon's ban on same-sex couples marrying. Arkansas marriages are off again as the state supreme court grants a stay. And a show of solidarity with

Speed Read: ‘Might have 3 votes’

Openly gay gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud has taken a dip in the polls in Maine. A Texas judge says the state "cannot discriminate against same-sex couples." And Mary Cheney is back in action this week for Republicans.

Speed Read: Log Cabin gets booster

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has introduced a human rights bill that goes farther than many thought she would. A major trade group has promised "financial support" to Log Cabin Republicans. And Rep. David Cicilline is in the Ukraine to show

Speed Read: Ohio surprise

A federal judge in Cincinnati surprised a courtroom Friday by saying he would issue a ruling by April 14, declaring Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Michigan, meanwhile, is hoping to leap frog ahead of other appeals to the Sixth

Speed Read: Mixed messages

Counselor to the President John Podesta said Friday that an executive order barring sexual orientation discrimination is "under consideration," but press secretary Jay Carner said it was "the wrong approach" and that the president sees ENDA as "the right way

Speed Read: Thursday 26 December 2013

A federal appeals court refused to grant a stay of a lower court decision requiring Utah to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses, World War II hero Alan Turing gets a posthumous pardon from the Queen. The White House

Rustin, Ride win presidential award

The White House announced Thursday (August 8) that President Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and first American woman into space Sally Ride. Both were gay.