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  • Anti-Equality Figurehead: Same-Sex Parenting Is A ‘Crime Against Humanity’
    Robert Oscar Lopez is the new darling among groups opposed to marriage equality because of his brazen will to deride all same-sex couples as child abusers. In a new post today, Lopez doubled down on his comments, adding that he believes allowing same-sex couples to have children through insemination or surrogacy is a “crime against […]
        

  • Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Campaigns On Effort To Restore Ban On Oral Sex
    In an unusual move, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), his party’s nominee for governor, launched a new campaign website Wednesday highlighting his efforts to reinstate Virginia’s unconstitutional Crimes Against Nature law. The rule, which makes felons out of even consenting married couples who engage in oral or anal sex in the privacy of […]
        

  • Marriage Equality Is Officially Law In The United Kingdom
    Stonewall UK has confirmed that Queen Elizabeth has granted royal assent to the marriage equality bill, concluding its process and officially making it law. This makes the UK the 16th country to pass marriage equality, and same-sex couples will be able to begin marrying in England and Wales by next summer. France, Uruguay, and New […]
        

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  • The Morning Pride: July 17, 2013

    Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality. – Another gay teen, 17-year-old Carlos Vigil of New Mexico, […]

  • Maggie Gallagher Claims Ex-Gay Therapy Provides ‘Help’ For Gay People

    National Organization for Marriage co-founder Maggie Gallagher made it quite clear today that she believes ex-gay therapy offers “help” to gay people. She published a brief post at the National Review supporting lawyer Chuck Liamndri, who is defending the Jewish ex-gay group JONAH from a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center: Chuck Limandri, […]

  • STUDY: HIV Criminalization Laws Disparately Impact Transgender People

    Preston Mitchum is a Policy Analyst for LGBT Progress at the Center for American Progress. A serious issue, often not discussed by lawmakers, is the number of selectively enforced criminal laws against HIV transmission that exist across the United States today. These laws allow for the prosecution of people who do not disclose their HIV […]

    STUDY: Kids Are Impacted By Their Parents’ Relationship, Not Their Sexual Orientation

  • A second study in as many weeks has found that adopted children are not impacted by the sexual orientation of their parents. Instead, what matters is how well parents support each other and how satisfied they are with the division of childcare labor. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and […]

        

  • Major League Baseball Bolsters Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Policy

    Major League Baseball’s policy preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation is about to get stronger. MLB commissioner Bud Selig, the MLB Players Association, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will announce enhancements to the league’s non-discrimination policy Tuesday ahead of the All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field, the Associated Press reported Monday. Baseball […]

        

  • LGBT Organizations Declare: ‘Trayvon Martin Deserves Justice’

    A coalition of LGBT rights groups, including the National Black Justice Coalition, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the Human Rights Campaign, have issued a letter declaring solidarity with Travyon Martin’s family and friends. The letter demands justice for him and justice in his name, highlighting that many marginalized communities continue to be […]

        

  • The Morning Pride: July 16, 2013

    Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality. – At least two transgender women have successfully filed claims […]

        

  • President Obama Takes A Step Forward In The Fight Against HIV

    Joseph Diebold is an intern with ThinkProgress. President Obama announced Monday a series of executive actions aimed at ramping up his administration’s fight against HIV. The announcement marks an attempt to increase federal involvement in curbing HIV. It supplements the 2010 National AIDS/HIV Strategy with “additional scientific discoveries (which) have greatly enhanced our understanding of […]

        

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