Chris Ward: Pledging to continue a legacy of LGBT leadership in District 3

(Editor's note: Chris Ward is a candidate for San Diego City Council in District 3. He and his partner, Thom Harpole, are homeowners in University Heights and are new parents to a baby daughter. He wrote this for SDGLN.)

Anthony Bernal: Why I deserve your vote in District 3

(Editor's note: Anthony Bernal is a candidate for San Diego City Council in District 3. He is a straight ally and the top deputy for District 3 City Councilmember Todd Gloria, who is gay and who cannot run again for this seat due to term limits. Bernal wrote this for SDGLN.)

HRC: Senator Inhofe throws red meat at anti-LGBT base

WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, condemned an amendment introduced in the Senate as a last ditch effort to undermine marriage equality. Introduced by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the anti-LGBT amendment would endorse the idea that businesses and organizations should be allowed to use taxpayer funds to discriminate against married same-sex couples.

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Americans would rather vote for a President who supports gay marriage

WASHINGTON -- Support for gay marriage has become the majority opinion, and voters now also say they're more likely to reject a presidential candidate opposed to gay marriage than one who backs it -- something gay marriage advocates hope marks a political tipping point for 2016.

HRC calls on Jeb Bush to explain support for anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bills

WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, called on former Governor Jeb Bush to clarify recent comments supporting new so-called “religious freedom” protections in states across the country that would put LGBT Americans and other minority groups at risk of discrimination.

HRC highlights Ted Cruz’s history of rhetoric against LGBT community

Early this morning, Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz announced his intention to run for president on Twitter, but let’s not forget Cruz’s long standing anti-LGBT history.

For years now, Cruz has stood on the wrong side of history against the LGBT community. The Texas Senator has proved his homophobia time and time again, and shown a willingness to use the LGBT community to create divisions in order to advance his own career.  

HRC: Alabama governor wrong on the facts and on wrong side of history

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- On Wednesday, HRC Alabama strongly criticized the inaccurate, hurtful and harmful remarks of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, who called same-sex marriage a ‘social experiment’. In a brief to the United States Supreme Court opposing marriage equality nationwide, Bentley claims that same-sex marriage destroys the “rights of children to be connected to their biological parents.” The court is expected to hear arguments on April 28 with a decision by late June.

The Governor’s dangerous claims lack any factual basis:

Alabama's anti-gay Supreme Court Chief Justice's son blames media for his drug bust

TROY, Alabama -- Caleb Moore, the 24-year-old son of rabidly anti-gay Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, is blaming the media and not accepting responsibility for his ongoing problems with staying in trouble with the law.

The younger Moore was busted on drug possession charges on Sunday in Troy, Alabama, but is trying to blame his legal problems on the media he accuses of scheming to bring down his homophobic father, who has been doing everything legal and perhaps illegal to stop gay marriage in the Yellowhammer State.

Jeb Bush hires anti-gay, anti-Muslim radical

Lawyer and political adviser Jordan Sekulow is the Saul Goodman of social conservatism. He frequently appears on right-wing television to pontificate —his face caked with makeup, hair gelled back, suit shining, and double chin taking on a life of its own—about a wide range of topics, from Christian persecution to conservative persecution.

ACLU of Utah and Equality Utah celebrate SB 296, reject harmful provisions of HB 322

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After seven years of consideration, last night Utah lawmakers passed SB 296, which modifies the Utah Antidiscrimination Act and the Utah Fair Housing Act to address discrimination and religious freedoms by including sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited bases for unequal treatment.

The ACLU of Utah and Equality Utah applaud our state leaders for taking this historic step. Utah now joins the 18 other states, plus Washington DC, that expressly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.