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Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively Shows Up at Mass. Gubernatorial Forum

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
Scott Lively, the Springfield, Mass.-based pastor who allegedly had a part in creating anti-gay laws in Uganda and Russia, is running for Massachusetts governor as an independent and attended a Boston gubernatorial forum on LGBT rights Tuesday night.

SD GOP Lawmaker: Businesses Should Be Able to Deny Gays, African-Americans

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A Republican lawmaker from South Dakota is making headlines this week after making racist statements in an interview about an anti-gay measure he introduced.

’God is Super Angry’ Says Chicago Republican Primary Winner

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A Chicago Republican, who made headlines earlier for blaming autism, dementia and tornados on the gay marriage and abortions, won her primary Tuesday.

Wyoming Legislator Defends Own Anti-Gay Book

Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Wyoming’s newest legislator is defending a book he wrote nearly three decades ago that says many gay people demand the right to have sex with children and people with AIDS should be quarantined if they continue having sex.

Iowa Rep. Steve King Defends Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Iowa Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Sunday Arizona’s now defunct SB 1062 would have been good for businesses and that homosexuality is "self-professed behavior" and that it can’t be "independently verified."

Signs of a Coming Gay Reckoning for the GOP?

By Justin Snow | Saturday Feb 1, 2014
Reince Priebus knows his party has a problem. Taking the stage Friday at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Washington, D.C., one didn’t have to listen long to the RNC chairman’s remarks to come to that conclusion.

Nigeria’s ’Jail The Gays’ Bill Signed Into Law

By EDGE | Monday Jan 13, 2014
Nigeria’s controversial "Jail the Gays" bill was signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. The law which effectively bans homosexuality, imposes hefty prison sentances to anyone involved in a same-sex relationship or belongs to a gay organization.

Indiana House Republican Files Marriage Ban Amendment

Thursday Jan 9, 2014
A Republican lawmaker in Indiana has introduced a measure that seeks to place the state’s same-sex marriage ban into the state constitution. The resolution would strengthen Indiana’s existing ban and limit further expansion of equal benefits.

2016 Campaign Checklist: They’ve All Been So Busy

By Calvin Woodward | Monday Dec 30, 2013
A look at the politicians who may run for president in 2016.

NJ Lawmakers End Push for Gay Marriage Law

Monday Dec 16, 2013
With gay marriage already legal in New Jersey, state lawmakers have ended their push to codify some of the details through a bill.