A gay Indonesian man fighting to remain in the U.S. with his American husband has been denied a reprieve from deportation — a decision that appears to contradict Obama administration promises that LGBT binational couples can be considered lower-priority cases among the nation’s 300,000 current deportation proceedings.
The Florida teacher who posted anti-marriage messages to Facebook is taking his anti-gay rhetoric to the national stage. Jerry Buell, a currently employed public high school teacher at Mouth Dora High School, is known for taunting his students for their actual or perceived sexual orientation. Now he’s being featured in an anti-LGBT advertisement that undermines the relationships of gay and lesbian couples.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is officially involved of some East Tennessee teenagers who want to start a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). The ACLU sent a letter to Monroe County Schools on Tuesday demanding that they let students wear clothing in "peaceful demonstration" for the GSA by October 11, 2011.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is appearing in the first of a series of videos advocating marriage equality in Maryland. The Marylanders for Marriage Equality coalition launched the video campaign on Monday. The group says it will release more videos on its web site in coming weeks and months.