TN Senate passes bill that would let therapists reject gay patients.

The Tennessee State Senate has passed a bill that would permit therapists to reject patients on the basis of “sincerely held religious beliefs,” a phrase frequently associated with people trying to create a state of inequality for LGBT people, but who want it to sound rosier — like they’re the real victims: Therapists and counselors [Read More…]

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Kentucky Senate approves a bill that would create different marriage form for same-sex couples.

The Kentucky State Senate has approved a bill that would create a separate (but equal) marriage form for same-sex couples because if same-sex couples were allowed to use the same form as straight couples it would be disrespectful to straight couples: The primary purpose of the legislation was to remove the names of county clerks [Read More…]

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West Virginia lawmakers move forward on anti-gay RFRA.

West Virginia lawmakers are moving forward on a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, kinda like the one in Indiana which totally worked out well for the state. And if there’s any wonder as to why this bill is out, don’t worry, they’ll flat out tell you (hint: it’s about those icky gay people getting the same [Read More…]

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Virginia committee approves “Kim Davis bill” which would allow clerks to turn away same-sex couples.

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee has approved what is being called the Kim Davis bill.  This is apropos since it would allow clerks not to do the same part of their job that Davis didn’t do: A Virginia Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow officials to refuse to issue marriage [Read More…]

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“It is evil, it’s wicked, it’s sinful, and they want us to swallow it.”

This last weekend Ted Cruz let Phil Robertson warm up a crowd for him in Iowa.  The event confirmed that Robertson needs a little more awareness: Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson warmed up a crowd Sunday in Iowa for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by vowing to “rid the earth” of same-sex marriage supporters. “It is [Read More…]

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Donald Trump claims he’d stack the Supreme Court with Justices who would overturn same-sex marriage.

Donald Trump recently told Fox News Sunday that the Justices he’d appoint to the Supreme Court would be those who’d overturn Obergefell: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that he disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage and hopes that it could be changed in the future. “It has been ruled [Read More…]

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Oregon judge who refused to officiate same-sex weddings sanctioned by the state.

An Oregon judge who refused to officiate the weddings of same-sex couples after the Obergefell ruling due to his Christian beliefs has been sanctioned after a recommendation from the State Supreme Court: A judicial oversight panel investigating complaints against Marion County, Oregon, Judge Vance Day, has recommended that the State Supreme Court remove Judge Day [Read More…]

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Utah Republican to introduce bill that would give straight couples an advantage in adopting kids.

A Utah Republican is going to introduce a bill that would give straight couples the edge in adopting children: A Republican representative wants to make clear in Utah law that the state favors couples in traditional marriages when it comes to placing children for adoption and foster care. The effort by Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber [Read More…]

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Indiana’s anti-gay “religious liberty” bill wound up costing the state around $60 million.

While the anti-gay crowd has been down-playing how much money Indiana lost for its ill-fated “religious liberty” bill that was really a discrimination bill in disguise (and a pretty thin disguise at that), some groups have been trying to objectively piece together about how much hatred toward gay people cost the state. That figure is [Read More…]

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Tennessee’s “Natural Marriage Defense Act” dies in subcommittee.

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are looking for ways to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell.  The best idea they’ve come up with so far is to say the ruling doesn’t count in Tennessee: After failing to win enough votes for a bill they believed would overrule the Supreme Court on marriage equality — an [Read More…]

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