Today a Senate panel unanimously advanced Michael Walter Fitzgerald's nomination to the full Senate. FRCAction and the Traditional Values Coalition submitted letters to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to oppose the nomination of the openly gay nominee for U.S. District for the Central District of California.
Police in Texas arrested Daniel Martin, James Mitchell Laster and Micky Joe Smith in connection with an attack on openly gay Burke Bennett over the weekend. The suspects are being held on charges of aggravated assault.
Some members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging the body to pass an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would prevent lesbian and gay service members from using military facilities for marriage ceremonies.
"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."
JP Marzullo, Area 3 vice chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, wrote a powerful op-ed for the Concord Monitor in which he speaks lovingly of his son, who is gay, and asks fellow Republicans not to repeal marriage equality.
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.
New Hampshire state Rep. David Bates, who is the sponsor of a constitutional amendment aiming to ban marriage equality in New Hampshire, has decided not to pursue the measure next year because he wants to make room for a debate on a bill aiming to repeal the current marriage equality law.