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Scott Lovely Assumes the Mantle: ’America’s Biggest Homophobe’

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
Fred Phelps is dead, but don’t worry: Someone just as vitriolic and virulently anti-gay is ready to assume the sobriquet of "Most Homophobic Man in America," and his reach extends to Uganda and Russia, where he helped usher in a new era of hate.

Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

NATIONAL | By Ed White | Apr 16
A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that’s not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

Mich. Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path

NATIONAL | Apr 16
Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan’s ban on gay marriage are opposing the state’s request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

Louisiana House Kills Bill to Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law

NATIONAL | Apr 16
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.

Executive Director of ACLU-Idaho Takes Post in WDC

NATIONAL | Apr 15
The executive director of the ACLU of Idaho has been hired for the same post at the ACLU in Washington, D.C.

NC LGBT Group to Hold Rally Over Tax Filing Policy

NATIONAL | Apr 15
North Carolina’s largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

Russell Crowe as ’Noah’

Gays Caused That Flood!: Conservative Writer Angered Over ’Noah’ Inaccuracies

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 15
The conservative Christian uproar over the film "Noah" continued last week when conservative Christian writer Don Feder blasted the biblical era blockbuster for what he considers pro-environmental politics and for not blaming the flood on the gays.

Geoff McGrath

Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

NATIONAL | Apr 15
The mayor and Seattle City Council have expressed their support for a Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Alaska Native Heritage Center

NATIONAL | Apr 15
A Topeka, Kansas, church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

New Ohio Gay Marriage Ballot Language Approved

NATIONAL | Apr 15
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has certified the language in a new version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning the state’s gay marriage ban.

Anais Celini and her boyfriend Nathaniel Baez

NYC High School Allegedly Blocks Student’s Trans Boyfriend From Prom

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 15
A teen couple claims that officials from a New York high school refuse to let them attend theprom together because one of them is transgender.