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John Becker

Seattle Bishops Ask Churches to Collect Signatures for Anti-Marriage Amendment

The National Organization for Marriage posted an article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer which reports that that city’s Catholic bishops have asked priests to deploy their parishes to

April 09, 2012 Blog

New Study: Many Homophobes are Self-Loathing Gays

An important series of studies recently conducted by researchers in the U.S. and the U.K. lend credence to the long-held belief that homophobic people often

April 09, 2012 Blog

California Bathroom Sting Reveals Double Standard

Earlier this week, the CBS News affiliate in Los Angeles ran a story about eighteen men who were arrested by the Manhattan Beach Police Department

April 05, 2012 Blog

First DOMA Challenge Reaches Federal Appeals Court

In Boston yesterday, a challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was heard in federal appeals court for the first time. In July 2010,

April 05, 2012 Blog

Iowa Rep. Steve King Wants “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the Workplace

Talk about trying to put the genie back into the bottle: in an exclusive interview with ThinkProgress’s Scott Keyes, notoriously bigoted Iowa GOP Rep. Steve

April 05, 2012 Blog

Calling All Vermonters: Join TWO Tomorrow at the State House

Tomorrow — Friday, April 6 — Truth Wins Out will be joining Vermont Freedom to Marry, RU12? Community Center, Outright Vermont, Vermont CARES, and members

April 05, 2012 Blog

Can a Man Be Raped? The LAPD Doesn’t Appear to Think So…

On August 31, 2009, James Hornik was raped by another male in Hollywood, California. Naturally, Hornik contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report the

April 04, 2012 Blog

Viral Blog Post Inspires Teen to Come Out to His Mom

One of the most rewarding (not to mention humbling) things about working for LGBT equality — or any other social justice cause, for that matter

April 04, 2012 Blog

Minnesota Catholic High Schoolers Not Happy With Mandatory Marriage Discrimination Lecture

Even among the virulently homophobic American bishops, Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt stands out. More than perhaps any other prelate in the country (with possible

April 04, 2012 Blog

LGBT Community in Liberia Faces Violent Threats

The Associated Press is reporting that an anti-gay group in the west African nation of Liberia distributed hit lists over the weekend containing the names

April 03, 2012 Blog
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