Ned Flaherty
Ned Flaherty

Boy Scouts Gay Ban Policy: Don't Forget the Gay Adults Who Are Still Banned From Scouting Forever

The Boy Scouts of America’s most unfair, unhealthy policy isolates gay and bisexual Scouts, vilifies them as criminals, teaches bigotry to all Scouts, and hurts society.

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The Republican Party Stubbornly Opposes Marriage Equality

Republicans unanimously reaffirmed their total opposition to marriage equality for LGBT couples and their children after religious extremists threatened to launch a third political party.
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Prop 8 and DOMA: 5 Questions SCOTUS Should Answer Before Deciding Gay Marriage

There are five core social questions the Supreme Court should ask itself as it hears cases on gay marriage. If they can answer "yes" to all of them, then America is ready for gay marriage.
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DOMA: $10 Billion Waste Threatens Conservative Movement's Survival

DOMA — and measures like it — are increasingly threatening the very existence of the conservative movement. The last batches of young, educated voters are about to jump ship for good.
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12 States That Will Probably Legalize Gay Marriage in 2013-2014

Over the last two decades, support for same-sex civil marriage grew rapidly, from only 12% in 1988 to 53% in 2012. Here's 12 more states that are moving to the right side of history.
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GOP Leaders Still Totally Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

The CPAC convention gives white supremacists better hospitality than it gives to LCR and GOProud. That’s just how untouchable gay people still are to other conservatives.

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DOMA: U.S. Makes a Historic Defense Of LGBT Rights At Supreme Court

Never before has the U.S. government defended LGBT people in the highest court of the land. That will soon change.
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DOMA: Why It is the Worst Federal Law Of This Generation

Repealing DOMA would aid military security abroad, and economic security at home, but the Republican Party refuses to consider it.
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Log Cabin Endorses Romney: How the LGBT GOP Group Has Abandoned Gay Rights

On Tuesday, the Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBTQ group in the GOP, officially endorsed Mitt Romney's campaign, but a Romney presidency will work against everything the group has been fighting for.
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DOMA and Gay Marriage: Supreme Court Path to LGBT Equality is Long, Complex

Despite the start of the Supreme Court's new term on Monday, the eight cases about marriage equality on the docket will not yield quick results when it comes to LGBT rights in America.
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DADT Repeal: How the Gay Rights Victory Will Bolster Support for Same Sex Marriage

The success in repealing DADT will aid LGBTQ Americans and their allies in achieving marriage equality, as the ways in which federal law penalizes same-gender couples are revealed.

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GOP 2012 Platform: 9 Shocking Anti LGBT Planks in the Republican Plan for America

If fully implemented, the GOP platform would set LGBT rights back 50 years.
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Same Sex Marriage Rights Surprisingly Funded by Wealthy Republicans (Yes, Republicans)

Hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, AQR Capital Management founder Cliff Asness, Yahoo investor Dan Loeb, and more may win over Republican-leaning independent voters.
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Same-Sex Marriage: 2012's Top Political Issue

Today President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage, but why is this being treated as the most important issue of the 2012 election?
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Joe Biden Gay Marriage Remarks Kick Off the Most Important Issue in 2012

2012 will see reinforced White House views on LGBT human rights, growing national turmoil over same-gender marriage, Mitt Romney’s failure to stand up to right-wing evangelicals.
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Roman Catholic Church Historical Reversal: Backed Gay Marriage In New Hampshire

In the second historic reversal in only two weeks, the Roman Catholic church now endorses civil unions in New Hampshire.

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5 Lesser Known Champions of LGBT Equality

These five modest heroes — hailing from the disparate worlds of health, research, law, journalism, and religion each makes unique contributions to LGBT equality.
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Marriage Equality USA: 2012 Election is the Most Homophobic Election in American History

The 2012 presidential campaign may be the most homophobic in American history, with most Republicans vowing to restrict the rights of LGBT citizens.