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Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

Texas Rep. Compares Gay Marriage to Cancer

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
Texas' GOP state representative recently compared gay marriage to cancer, and said that gay people shouldn't marry because they can't have children, comparing it to the losing streak of the Phoenix Suns -- but one that would never end.

Ark. Gov. Names Special Justice for Gay Marriage Case

Gov. Mike Beebe has named a retired judge from Harrison to fill in as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

Roundup: Top 5 Ridiculous Comments From Values Voter Summit

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 30
Sarah Palin's 1400 Pennsylvania Ave gaff wasn't the only stupid thing said at the Values Voter Summit podium this week. Here's our round-up of the top 5 anti-gay statements.

EQCA Expands to National Work

POLITICS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 28
The statewide lobbying group that has long focused on enacting laws protecting LGBTs in California is expanding to a national scope as a new executive director takes charge.

Sarah Palin Says White House is Located at 1400 Pennsylvania Ave.

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 28
If Sarah Palin was ever elected to the nation's highest office, she'd never find her way home.

Republicans Rallying Behind 'Religious Liberty'

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples | Sep 26
Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote "religious liberty" at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues.

Ad Urges RNC Chair to Denounce Upcoming Hate Groups' Event

Does RNC Chair Reince Priebus have the clout to ask fans of GOP superstars Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee, to miss seeing their idols by skipping this weekend's anti-gay hate group sponsored Value Voters Summit?

Pa. Senator Comes Out During Conference on LGBT Crimes

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 23
A Pennsylvania state senator came out as gay during a Tuesday conference on LGBT hate crimes, held in the wake of the recent attack against a same-sex couple.

Citing Joan Rivers Death, Rick Perry Backs Abortion Clinic Law

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.