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GOP House leaders triple spending to defend DOMA

"At a time when budgeting is the watchword in Washington, Americans will be rightly aghast at this boondoggle for right-wing lawyers. The Defense of Marriage Act singles out same-sex couples for unfair treatment and no amount of money can overcome the fact that it flies in the face of our cherished constitutional principles.”

Meet NOM's new face of hate: John C. Eastman

The anti-gay hate group National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has ousted Maggie Gallagher as chairman of the board and named college professor John C. Eastman in her place.

VIDEO: Lesbian couple want Dollywood park to stop anti-gay discrimination

A Knoxville same-sex couple are calling on Dollywood Splash Country to come up with more inclusive policies regarding guests after a park gatekeeper made one of them reverse a "Marriage is so gay" T-shirt whose message he found objectionable.

Anoka-Hennepin district sued over anti-gay environment in schools

The lawsuit contends that LGBT students and students perceived as LGBT were subjected to anti-LGBT slurs on a daily basis and were physically threatened or attacked by peers. While many of these abuses occurred in front of teachers or were reported to school officials, school personnel almost always took insufficient action to stop the abuse.

Amnesty report on Turkey reveals discrimination against LGBT people

Amnesty International is calling on the Turkish authorities to amend the constitution to prohibit discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. Laws should be brought into force that will protect LGBT people from widespread discrimination, including from officials in health services, education, housing and the workplace.

Tennesseans challenge anti-gay state law

House Bill 600 prohibits local municipalities and counties, including local school districts, from enacting local laws or school policies that protect LGBT people against discrimination.