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All EU Nations Must Recognize Gay Spouses, Says European Court Official

A European Court of Justice advocate general has advised that European Union member states must recognize the rights of same-sex spouses, even if a country has not extended marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.According to The Guardian, Melchior Wathelet, a Belgian advocate general in the Luxembourg court, said that all EU members must recognize(…)

Arpaio Joins Slate of Anti-LGBT Candidates Vying for Arizona’s Open Senate Seat

Joe Arpaio | Photo: Gage Skidmore A the slate of anti-LGBTQ candidates have entered the race against Representative Kyrsten Sinema for Arizona’s open Senate seat. Tuesday, Joe Arpaio — whose infamous torture and racial profiling of immigrants and people of color has earned him both widespread derision and Trump’s presidential pardon — entered the race(…)

LGBTQ Laws Rated in HRC’s Annual State Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its fourth annual national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBTQ equality across America and placing states in one of four categories based on their pro- and anti-LGBTQ state laws. California falls into the category, “Working Toward Innovative Equality.”(…)

White House to Renominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for Ambassador-at-large for Religious Freedom

Sam Brownback The White House plans to renominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom after he failed to be confirmed by the Senate last year. Brownback has a long record of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric including calling marriage equality a “radical social experimentation” and “a grave threat to our central social institution.”(…)