President Obama says there wasn't a single moment in which LGBT issues became important to him but rather it's an accumulation of a lifetime of friends and family who have helped him understand how
A lesbian who has attended multiple sermons at Rev. Charles Worley's church in North Carolina since the 1980s said that the antigay pastor's violent words are typical of his views. "I recall, as a younger person, listening to those kind of comments on an occasion or two," she told journalist David Pakman. She added, "I'm saddened but I'm not surprised." After coming out, the woman said stopped attending services, but still has family members who frequent the Providence Road Baptist Church.
A Mississippi Baptist minister-turned-lawmaker says he fears for his life after he reportedly cited Bible passages that denounced homosexuality on Facebook. Rep. Andy Gipson, reacting to President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of marriage equality, said, "The only opinion that counts is God's," he said before posting a passage from the Book of Leviticus on May 10. The passage read, "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."
A binational lesbian couple in Vermont who sued the federal government over the Defense of Marriage Act have been granted a reprieve from deportation proceedings.
According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 53% of Americans support marriage rights for same-sex couples — a record high for the survey — while opposition has plummeted to unprecedented lows. Only 39% of Americans said they opposed marriage equality, according to the poll, released two weeks after President Obama’s announcement that he supports same-sex marriage.
Decades before antigay pastor Charles Worley said lesbians and "queers and the homosexuals" should be rounded up, placed in camps surrounded by electric fences and left to die "so the won't reproduce," the pastor described other violently homophobic acts against gay people during a sermon.
Gay activist and Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger is launching another challenge against the National Organization for Marriage for potentially failing to report $345,000 in contributions it received from 11 donors for Proposition 8.
Associates of Brian Telesh have come forward with materials proving that the chairman of the Clifton Park, N.Y. Republican Committee has a past of making harsh antigay statements online. The Albany Times Union acquired online postings from the past several years attributed to Telesh, a supporter of Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione who is challenging incumbent Sen. Roy McDonald.