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The Michigan Catholic Conference expressed dismay at the religious exemption clause in "Matt's Safe School Law." Although the Conference originally supported the bill, they withdrew their support when the religious exemption clause was added.
Following the passage of a controversial bill, Michigan media has largely denounced the measure and its inadequate support for bullying victims.
We mustn't blame the victims of bullying for simply being true to themselves. Let us instead focus our attention on shifting the conversation to how we can change people’s hearts and minds to be more accepting and supportive of all students, including those who come out as LGBT.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) last week introduced the “Real Education for Healthy Youth Act,” aimed at educating teenagers about LGBT people and issues in federally funded sex education programs.
"Ohio must have the courage to confront bullying," said Ed Mullen, the executive director of Equality Ohio. "Until our state's laws and school policies specifically address this problem, bullying will continue unabated and schools will remain unsafe."
Pop superstar Lady Gaga created her last album, Born This Way, to communicate a distinct message of acceptance and self-confidence with the LGBT community very much in mind, and today she announced the creation of the Born This Way Foundation to take her anti-bullying work to the next level.
This weekend San Diego’s Patrick Henry High named Rebecca Arellano Homecoming King and her girlfriend, Haileigh Adams Queen, making national news and prompting an outpouring of support – and also some apparently VERY negative reactions.
Seeing Bobby Montoya expressing herself, seeking to join a venerable institution like the Girl Scouts, and eventually being accepted was an incredibly positive sign, and would have served as a perfect happy ending to this story - if some in the media had let it.
When photographer Craig F. Walker captured Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino — one of the biggest proponents of the state's new civil unions legislation which passed March 12 — kissing his husband, Greg Wertsch, in his office after the historic vote, he had no idea it would cause a local debate.
One way or another, New Jersey will be deciding on gay marriage over the next year. If one lawmaker succeeds, the issue of same-sex marriage in the state might even wind up on November’s ballot during a governor race. But not all gay rights advocates agree with that approach.
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s announcement that he had decided to give up his opposition to gay marriage — a decision prompted, at least in part, by the fact that one of his sons is gay — is the latest in a series of moves that make one thing crystal clear: The political debate on gay marriage is effectively over.
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is just the latest politician to “come out” in support of gay marriage. Prominent lawmakers and public officials from both sides of the aisle have reversed course in recent years.
Until tax season comes around, Mary Ritchie and Kathy Bush can act like any legally married couple raising two boys. In midwinter, that means watching lots of basketball. "We go to every game and every practice," Bush said.
While my born-again Christian mom had over time come to accept my being gay, something changed last Mother’s Day. Four days after President Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage, so did my mother for the first time.
When I woke up to International Women's Day celebrations this past weekend, the first thing on my mind wasn't politi
A Maryland state Senate committee on Thursday struck down a bill that would have banned anti-transgender discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation.