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

UPDATED: Idaho marriage ban ruled unconstitutional; marriages may begin on Friday

A federal judge has issued a ruling calling Idaho's ban on marriage equality unconstitutional. U.S. District Magistrate Candy Dale also issued an injunction to block enforcement on that ban will go into effect at 9:00 AM Friday morning, local time.

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Pentagon weighs providing Chelsea Manning with transition-related healthcare; how this is reported is important

Private Chelsea Manning made recent headlines for her request for hormone treatment and the fact that the Pentagon is considering moving Manning to another facility for treatment.

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Houston HEROs speak out for non-discrimination ordinance

Houston, Texas could soon pass HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which would cover employment, city contracting, housing, public accommodations and private employment at businesses with at least 50 employees on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity.

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First gay couple married at US Naval Academy

Over the weekend, David Bucher and Bruce Moats were married. The historic twist on this story is that this is the first wedding for a same-sex couple at the US Naval Academy.

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Filmmaker talking to NYC congregations about family acceptance, Latino families, and HIV/AIDS

Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.

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GLAAD returns donation to Beverly Hills Hotel, warns of continued pressure

GLAAD is joining those who have spoken out for the LGBT people of Brunei whose lives are in danger. We are returning donations to the GLAAD Media Awards from the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

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Activist who was subject of Call Me Kuchu applying for asylum in US

John Abdallah Wambere, the Ugandan LGBT advocate who was presented the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary for his role in Call Me Kuchu, is applying for asylum in the United States.

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Newsweek's stories on "ex-gay" movement distance themselves from owner's support for the practice

Last week, Newsweek published two full-length stories on the so-called "ex-gay" movement's decline onehighlighted former "ex-gay" activist, John Paulk, while another told the story of Mathew Shurka, who went through attempts to change his sexual orientation, and is now a vocal critic of the dangerous practice.

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