Pat Brady lost his job as chair of the Illinois Republican Party because he supports same-sex marriage equality. He got his new job for the same reason. Brady has been hired by the ACLU of Illinois to lobby legislators on behalf of marriage equality.
Taos County, New Mexico will begin issuing marriage licenses at 8 am this morning, County Clerk Ana Martinez told TaosUnfiltered.com, making it the sixth county in the state to do so following Doña Ana, Santa Fe, Bernalillo, San Miguel, and Valencia.
Mourners gathered in Harlem on Thursday night to remember Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old transgender woman who was beaten to death last week. Nettles was walking with friends on August 17 when she was confronted by a group of men.