Blogs by Ross Murray, Director of News
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After hours upon hours of testimony from Hawaii citizens, and debate the Hawaii House has passed marriage equality. The legislation passed a concurrance vote in the Senate, and is onto Governor Neil Abercrombie, who has said he will sign the bill into law.
GLAAD joined a coalition of Ohio and nation-wide transgender in an open letter addressed to the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding their coverage of violence against transgender people and the upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Thomas Roberts is in Russia, doing double duty, hosting the Miss Universe Pageant, as well as lifting up the stories of LGBT Russians.
The White House issued a statement by President Obama, moments after the Employment Non-Discrimination passed the US Senate on a strong bipartisan basis.
All signs point to a Senate vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) this afternoon. Yesterday, GLAAD partnered with Google+ to host a hangout in order to discuss ENDA, what it means for people, and what its prospects are after the Senate.
Openly gay American journalist Thomas Roberts is reporting from Russia, and speaking with Anton Krasofsky, who lost his job as a journalist after coming out.
The White House released a statement from President Barack Obama, praising Illinois for passing marriage equality. Obama, a former Illinois State legislator, expressed his appreciation to the Illinois lawmakers who passed the measure, as well as congratulated the LGBT citizens of Illinois who will now be granted marriage equality.