Mitt Romney clashed with a state commission tasked with helping LGBT youth at risk for bullying and suicide throughout his term as Massachusetts governor over funding and its participation in a pride parade. He eventually abolished the group altogether.
A call for a special legislative session by Gov. John W. Hickenlooper could revive a bill that would have allowed civil unions for same-sex couples in Colorado. The bill died late Tuesday night after lawmakers reached an impasse over whether it would be heard on the floor of the House of Representatives before the legislative session concluded on Wednesday.
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network and the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) are among the organizations that have expressed their support for 17 year old Dynasty Young, the bullied gay teen from Indiana who's been expelled for using an electrical self-protection device as a way of protecting himself against physical violence.
As expected, North Carolinians voted in large numbers on Tuesday for an amendment that would ban same-sex marriages, partnerships and civil unions, becoming the 30th state in the country and the last in the South to include a prohibition on gay marriage in the state constitution.
Take action to support Keaton Fuller, an openly gay senior at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, Iowa, who was denied the opportunity to receive the Matthew Shepard Scholarship from the Eychaner Foundation at his school awards ceremony.
Yesterday, residents of North Carolina voted in favor of Amendment One, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would ban any form of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples as well as not recognize unions other than married couples.
Following almost an entire school year of bullying, Dynasty Young was suspended from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 16 after shooting into the air an electrical self-protection device.
A passionate and riled-up crowd stood on the west steps of the state Capitol today and urged the Republican-controlled House to allow debate on a civil-unions measure, chanting "Let them vote!"
The bill is scheduled to be heard this afternoon by the House Appropriations Committee, and then head to the floor where GOP leadership will decide whether it will be called up for debate. If it is not heard today on the House floor, Senate Bill 2 is dead.
Frank Bruni: "Just two days after his inimitably voluble vice president kind of, sort of, probably came out in favor of same-sex marriage, and just a day after his education secretary expressed more succinct, unambiguous support for it, Barack Obama is scheduled to visit New York and cross paths with the governor who is arguably the Democratic standard-bearer for marriage equality, Andrew Cuomo."