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Is a marriage-equality compromise taking shape at the Supreme Court?

An earlier version of this essay originally appeared on the American Constitution Society Blog.

Egyptian court acquits 26 Egyptian men after bath house raid

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responds to the recent news of an Egyptian court’s decision to acquit  26 men after they were arrested on charges of “debauchery” during a December 7 police raid on a Cairo bathhouse.

San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria: My 2015 priorities

(Editor's note: This is the newsletter that San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria issued to his constituents. It can be viewed HERE as well.)

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Saudi Arabia beheads gays, but Marco Rubio has no problem with you traveling there (just Cuba)

In about a minute you can book a flight to locales that are home to the most brutal anti-gay regimes in the world, where homosexuality is punishable by flogging, imprisonment (sometimes for life) or execution. I don't just mean Uganda or Brunei, where Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah recently decreed Sharia law shall commence and where you might have no interest in ever visiting.

Delaware: Pastor proposes excluding LGBT definitions from textbooks

(Editor's note: This first appeared on AlterNet.)

LGBT rights: The fight's not over

The recent mid-term elections marked a blazingly clear reversal of fortune for the Democrat and Republican political agendas. What's less obvious is how the reverberations will affect the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) movement.

Russian LGBT group stigmatized with "foreign agent" designation

ILGA-Europe is very dismayed to learn that one of its member organizations has become the first LGBTI group to be listed as a so-called "foreign agent" under Russia's notorious legislation. Rakurs, an Archangelsk-based organisation dedicated to LGBTI rights, was recognized as a "foreign agent" by the Russian Ministry of Justice on Monday (Dec. 15, 2014).

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State of LGBT rights: Married on Sunday, but fired on Monday

If you asked most anyone in America how things were going for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, they would probably respond, “Great!” Gay and lesbian people who live in one of the more accepting, urban settings on the East or West Coast might even agree, given that these bastions of liberal thinking have enacted many protections already. Indeed, the struggle for marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples has made great strides, going from a handful of states only a year ago in which gay and lesbian people are able to marry to an astounding 35 states at present.

RNC teams up with anti-gay extremist and hate group

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus insists that the GOP’s opposition to marriage equality must be “draped in the concepts of grace, love and respect” … and what better way to show it than partnering with two radical anti-gay groups to send 168 RNC members to Israel.

Did LGBT Tennesseans just get legal protections?

A largely overlooked case issued by the Tennessee Court of Appeals may have given lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals new protections from discrimination in the state of Tennessee.

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