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Federal Assistant Attorney General Wants to Fight LGBT Discrimination

In a stark departure from old Bush policies, Tom Perez, the federal assistant attorney general that runs the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, said Wednesday he will seek to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pending legislation in Congress, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Preventions Act, federal prosecutors will be able to prosecute hate crimes against LGBT Americans.

In California and New York, Homophobic Music and Hate Crimes Still a Big Problem

Musical lyrics promoting the killing of people should never be the chorus of any tune. That however, is not the case for Buju Banton, a reggae singer whose music promotes the violent murder of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Governor Replies to E-mails for Out of State Couples Bill

Thousands of EQCA members sent emails to Gov. Schwarzenegger asking him to sign our out-of-state couples bill authored by Sen. Mark Leno, and on the Sunday before last, he signed SB 54 into law! He also got plenty of noise from the anti-LGBT industry and their fans, but he was apparently won over by the justness of our cause and the common-sense reasoning behind SB 54, sending many of those who asked him for it the following message:

Fighting 'Fear and Lies' in Maine

With only days left until Election Day in Maine, the fight surrounding Question 1 is bearing a stark similarity to California’s Proposition 8 battle last year. In fact, the chairman of the anti-gay PAC, Stand for Marriage Maine, has even hired the Yes on 8 PR manager Schubert Flint.

Housing and Urban Development Plans to Prohibit Gender Identity Discrimination

Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a series of proposed regulatory changes that would include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in HUD programs.

8: The Mormon Proposition Will Knock Your Socks Off

8: The Mormon Proposition will explain once and for all just how the Mormon Church operates, and how they have led the fight against marriage equality all across the United States since Utah became the first state to ban same-sex marriage in 1995.

Help "Atlanta Power Couple" Support All Our Troops

We often hear the words “we support our troops.” I just heard it on the radio this morning in an ad for a veteran-related charity. When I hear those words, I always wonder, “do you support all our troops—or do you support only those who are straight?”