Posts by Ross Murray, Director of Programs, Global and US South

Bryan Fischer's statements prove a liability for American Family Association, cost him his high-profile job

Bryan Fischer, whose inflammatory statements have been documented through GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, has gone too far for his employer, the American Family Association (AFA). Leaders of the AFA shared with the Rachel Maddow show that he should no longer be referred to as the Director of Issues Analysis for the organization.

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Mormon hierarchy calls for freedom to ignore laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination

Leaders from the Church of Latter Day Saints, or the Mormons, held a press conference today, stating that the church would, in undetermined cases, support non-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. However, in return, the church stated that it would not change its beliefs about LGBT people, and would continue to support broad religious exemptions that undermine those laws.

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After years of giving voice to LGBT youth, Children-404 convicted under "anti-propaganda" law

Lena Klimova, who created an online support group called for gay teens called "Children-404" in Russia, has now been convicted under Russia's "anti-propaganda" law.

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Marriage equality comes to Alabama

On Friday evening, the United States District Court for the 11th Circuit in Alabama struck down the ban on marriage equality in Alabama. U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade found that the Alabama Constitution and the Alabama Code containing these prohibitions are unconstitutional because they violated the due process clause and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

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Obama at #SOTU: As Americans, we condemn persecution of LGBT people.

Tonight’s State of the Union address marked several mentions of the LGBT community, including growing acceptance of marriage equality, and the historic first mention of bisexual and transgender people.

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Pope Francis called marriage equality "ideological colonization" to destroy family

Pope Francis came out with his strongest comments against marriage equality, calling it, "ideological colonization that we have to be careful about that is trying to destroy the family." His comments came during a visit to the Philippines, and in the midst of a Roman Catholic conversation on marriage and family.

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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on marriage equality again

It's possible that the Supreme Court will finally make a nation-wide decision on marriage equality. Today, the court decided to hear arguments in four marriage equality cases.

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Gary Sinise bows out of Legatus summit, followed by Bret Baier and Pete Coors

The conservative Catholic organization Legatus is finding that its extreme and alienating anti-LGBT rhetoric is harming its reputation and ability to retain mainstream speakers. Just this week, actor Gary Sinise, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, and Molson Coors chairman Pete Coors, have all cancelled appearances at the Legatus annual conference, citing the controversial and extreme positions the organization has taken in regard to the LGBT community.

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