Vatican Report Asks If Church Can 'Accept And Value' Lesbians and Gays

A new report from the Roman Catholic Church's two-week long Synod on the Family has left LGBT+ groups cheering and conservative Catholic commentators upset. The Church recognises the "gifts and qualities" of gay people, and asks if the Church can "accept and value" the orientation of lesbians and gays. » 10/13/14 9:57pm 10/13/14 9:57pm

Greg Abbott: Your Gay Marriage Will Cause Immoral Straight Baby Making

Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has proven once again that GOP politicians do not understand how the whole same-sex vs different-sex thing works: by seriously arguing that same-sex marriage somehow decreases "out of wedlock" births and that legalising same-sex marriage in Texas would… » 10/12/14 5:01pm 10/12/14 5:01pm

Charlie Crist Calls On Rick Scott Not to Defend FL Gay Marriage Ban

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has penned an open letter calling on his successor, Rick Scott, not to defend the recently struck down state ban on same-sex marriage. In the letter, Crist points to his own actions after a district court of appeals struck down the state's gay and lesbian adoption ban. » 9/01/14 1:01pm 9/01/14 1:01pm

Hilarious Marriage Equality PSA from Ireland Mocks 'Armagayddon'

The Irish group LGBT Noise has released this hilarious public service announcement. In the PSA, a straight couple fears that with the passage of marriage equality in Ireland, it is only a matter of time until the country collapses into chaos. Of course, there's a very obvious twist at the end for anyone who isn't a… » 8/21/14 11:33pm 8/21/14 11:33pm

Republicans Quietly Tap Lobbyists for Shift on Marriage Equality

While no progressive could be blamed for thinking that the Grand Old Party is far from changing its tune on gay rights issues, apparently it's happening. While marriage equality has gained traction amongst the majority of Americans, Republicans are quietly turning to K Street lobbying firms to help them shift their… » 7/31/14 11:04pm 7/31/14 11:04pm

No, Florida, You Can't Have a Same-Sex Marriage Ban Either

Surprising absolutely no one, yet another judge has ruled that a state ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. This time in the sunny state of Florida. Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel in Miami-Dade County said the state's ban denied due process and equal protection, and because she's a badass, also "basic human… » 7/26/14 5:35pm 7/26/14 5:35pm

Justice Dept. Urges SCOTUS to Rule Gay Marriage Bans Unconstitutional

In new remarks from Attorney General Eric Holder, the United States Justice Department will urge the Supreme Court to rule state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional after Utah state officers stated that they will ask the Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that concluded gay couples can legally marry in the… » 7/14/14 9:00pm 7/14/14 9:00pm

Anti-Gay Archbishop Investigated for Sexual Misconduct With Men

It looks like the anti-same-sex marriage crusader Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been accused of multiple incidents of inappropriate sexual conduct with seminarians, priests, and other men. Most interestingly, the investigation is coming at the Archbishop's own request. » 7/04/14 4:01pm 7/04/14 4:01pm

Hardly Anyone Bothered to Show Up to the Anti-Gay 'March 4 Marriage'

Look at this picture, isn't it sweet? Wouldn't you say our victory's complete? Wouldn't you think we're the cause... the cause which has... everything? ...Ahem, sorry, been singing a bit too much Little Mermaid with my students. Point here is that the "March 4 Marriage" orchestrated by the "National Organisation for… » 6/19/14 11:33pm 6/19/14 11:33pm