Catholic power dynamics highlighted in Colorado funding flap

The political tug-of-war waging within the U.S.

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Ban on LGBT Discrimination in Jury Service Added to Appropriations Bill

A measure to ban discrimination against LGBT jurors was approved by a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, marking the first time the issue has come to a vote in Congress.

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In Wake of Supreme Court Marriage Decisions, Gay-Rights Mecca Braces for Celebration

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Activists celebrate the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage in San Francisco Wednesday morning, June 26, 2013 (THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT/Todd Heywood)

SAN FRANCISCO – The city where the battle for marriage equality in California began in 2004 is bracing for massive celebrations in the wake of the U.S.

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After new policy, Boy Scouts still losing money, sponsors

When Boy Scouts of America delegates voted at last month’s National Council meeting to allow gay youth to become Scouts but to continue banning gay and lesbian adults, the organization put itself i

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Amendment to National Defense bill would require feds to review HIV crimes

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Michigan Supreme Court upholds partner benefits for unmarried state workers


LANSING – State employees in Michigan can continue to receive health benefits for their significant others, even if they’re not married, and even if they’re gay.

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Journalist sues University of Central Florida for docs on publication of flawed parenting study

In a quest for more answers surrounding the swift publication of sociologist Mark Regnerus’ paper on the controversial “New Family Structures Study” in the sociology journal Social Science Rese

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Family Research Council finally scrubs Nazi reference from sermon used to fight marriage equality


Opponents of marriage equality in Minnesota recently came under fire for comparing the campaign tactics of gay-rights supporters to the tactics of Germany’s Nazi Party in the lead-up to the extermi

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University of Texas professor behind controversial study wades further into gay-marriage debate

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Gay-marriage friends and foes gather in front of U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear arguments in the U.S. v. Windsor, surrounding the Defense of Marriage Act, March 27, 2013 (THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT/Sofia Resnick).

“You are a researcher, not an advocate. You are simply reporting on what the data tells us.”

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Maryland lawmaker cranks HIV-decriminalization gears with message bill

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*This article has been updated to reflect a correction.

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