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Rep. Scott Peters scrubs website, removes blog with gay slur

"Make no mistake, were it not for Log Cabin Republicans holding Congressman Peters' feet to the fire today, the offensive story that was allowed to linger on his website's front page for days would still be there, and this apology would not have been forthcoming," Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo stated.

LGBT blogger condemns NOM attack on Carl DeMaio

LGBT blogger David Cary Hart reacts to this week’s anti-gay attack on congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of San Diego by the anti-gay hate group the National Organization for Marriage with this piece titled “Carl DeMaio scares the crap out of NOM – and for good cause.” Here is his blog.

Oregon's next export? Discrimination, via an anti-gay ballot measure

At a time when we should be celebrating the imminent end of discrimination against same-sex couples, we're gearing up to fight another effort to discriminate against people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. Oregon, once again, is the state where the opposition is focusing its efforts.

Letter to the community: Help close discrimination loopholes

Tell the California Supreme Court that judges should be banned from belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

When religious freedom isn't free: Uganda as mirror for the U.S.

If you are following the public discussions of human rights for LGBT people, you know that recent anti-gay flurries in Arizona, Kansas, Texas and Uganda share the same origin: (1) homophobia disguised as the right of religious freedom and (2) inserting state or regional rights in place of basic human rights for all people.