Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship: 'Fun Home' Creator One Of 21 New Fellows

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit For SCOTUS' Next Move On Gay Marriage

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Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Struck Down by Federal Judge

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(CNN) — Texas on Wednesday became the latest state to have a federal judge strike down its same-sex marriage ban, thanks to a sweeping decision holding that its current prohibition has no “legitimate governmental purpose.” The ruling, by San Antonio-based Judge Orlando Garcia, will not take effect immediately: Its enforcement has been stayed while the case…

AZ Gov. Brewer Vetoes “License to Discriminate” Bill

Arizona Gov. Vetoes License to Discriminate Bill

Today Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a recently-passed bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on the basis of religious freedom.  This morning, HRC delivered 65,000 petition signatures to Gov. Brewer calling on her to veto the bill.  The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act…

Arizona Businesses “Open To Everyone”

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With the passage of SB 1062, the “License to Discriminate” bill in Arizona, opposition to the bill has been growing. Many businesses and organizations in Arizona understand that this bill does more that it says it would. It would allow any individual, corporation, institution, or business organization may be permitted to refuse services to LGBT…

Ellen Page Comes Out as Gay: ‘I Am Tired of Lying by Omission’

Ellen Page Comes Out at HRC's Time To Thrive

Ellen Page has come out as a gay woman. The star of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past made the announcement in a moving and deeply personal speech delivered at Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote the welfare of LGBT youth held at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. STORY: Hollywood Reacts to Ellen Page’s…

Virginia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

A federal judge declared Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, the state’s attorney general announced late Thursday. The decision was immediately stayed, pending an expected appeal. U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen said the marriage ban violated the rights guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, but the stay meant same-sex couples in the…

Russia Enacts Anti-Gay Adoption Ban

(CNN) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree banning foreign same-sex couples — as well as singles from countries where same-sex marriages are legal — from adopting Russian children. Though there was no official ban until now, foreigners’ attempts to adopt Russian children before the decree generally would be unsuccessful if a…