Tag Archives: LGBTQ issues

Maryland becomes 8th state to pass marriage equality

TweetGay marriage is coming to Maryland! Last night, the legislature passed the bill and Gov. O’Malley has promised to sign it into law. Maryland is the eighth state to approve gay marriage–and the fourth state one to do so in the last year. Unfortunately, the law will probably be put to a referendum on the [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: GOP Rep speaks out for gay marriage in Washington

TweetVia Shakesville, here’s a speech that will make you cry a bunch of times. Representative Maureen Walsh is one of two Republicans in the Washington House who voted to pass the same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday. Before the vote, she took the floor to say she was allowing her heart to guide her on this [...]
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Do what Al Franken says: Help make schools safer for LGBTQ students

TweetHere’s a politician who’s actually helping to make it better. Feministing favorite and my own Senator Al Franken released a new video urging folks to contact their representatives in support of the Student Non-Discrimination Act. The bill, which was introduced by Franken and Rep. Jared Polis last March, “would ban discrimination and harassment in public [...]
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Fight for equality by embracing the awkwardness this Thanksgiving

Tweet With Thanksgiving approaching, GLAAD is encouraging LGBTQ folks to talk openly about their lives and partners at the family dinner table–even if that makes Aunt Betty feel a little awkward. And us straight people can do our part by talking about why we support LGBTQ equality. A GLAAD study found that four out of [...]
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Eric Cantor heckled for opposing marriage equality

TweetWhile speaking yesterday at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was booed for opposing marriage equality. When the time came to take questions, Cantor was asked how he squares his support for states’ rights with his support for the federal Defense of Marriage Act. [...]
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