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The Catholic Church has funneled unprecedented amounts into the four states where marriage equality is on the Nov. 6, according to data from the Human Rights Campaign.

Voters in Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington are deciding ballot questions related to gay marriage in the general election. In Minnesota, voters face a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

U.S. appeals court rules DOMA unconstitutional

Written by WiG Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:04

A federal appeals court ruled today that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally discriminates against married same-sex couples.

The court found that government discrimination against lesbians and gays is unconstitutional and that the defenders of DOMA – Republicans in the U.S. House – offered no good reason for treating married same-sex couples differently from all other married couples.

A group that preaches chastity among gays and lesbians is starting a local chapter in Louisville, Ky., with the backing of Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Kurtz says the Connecticut-based group known as Courage has a goal to “promote chaste living” by abstaining from sex outside of a heterosexual marriage. The group was founded in 1980.

Man beaten after calling Waffle House patrons 'faggots'

Written by WiG Thursday, 18 October 2012 03:32

A group of apparently gay Atlanta Waffle House patrons fought back when a customer hurled the word “faggot” at them.

video of the scuffle posted on the site World Star Hip Hop on Oct. 16 shows a group of angry patrons punching, slapping and kicking the homophobe to the ground after he used the anti-gay slur. Meanwhile, onlookers cheer the attackers.

Survey finds most liberal, most conservative alumni

Written by WiG Thursday, 18 October 2012 18:46

The U.S. Air Force Academy and Reed College in Oregon, when it comes to the social and political views their alumni, are on the extreme, opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Based on a survey in “The Alumni Factor,” a new book that ranks colleges based on the success of graduates in their careers and lives, Reed’s alumni are the most liberal college grads in the United States and the Air Force Academy’s graduates are the most conservative.

WNBA star speaks out for marriage equality in Minnesota battle

Written by AP Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:27

Seimone Augustus has always preferred to stay out of the public eye even as her basketball career has taken her to the heights of an Olympic gold medal and a WNBA championship.

With her adopted home state of Minnesota considering a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, the Lynx star is now becoming a vocal proponent of equal rights for gays.

Right-wing group endorses Wis. rep after controversial rape remark

Written by AP Thursday, 18 October 2012 05:11

A right-wing group that claims to promote “family values” has endorsed a Wisconsin lawmaker who drew widespread criticism for his comment that “some girls rape easy.”

Republican Rep. Roger Rivard of Rice Lake was among 45 candidates endorsed this week by Wisconsin Family Action. Wisconsin Family Action director Julaine Appling tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel her group endorsed Rivard because of his stance on issues.

Iowa pressed for position on driver's licenses for DREAMers

Written by WiG Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:47

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is calling on Iowa Department of Transportation director Paul Trombino to indicate whether young people granted “deferred action” status by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be eligible for Iowa driver’s licenses and IDs.

In June, President Barack Obama announced that young adults who came to the United States as children and are currently in the United States without authority – known as 'DREAMers' after the proposed Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act – will be granted “deferred action” status if they meet certain conditions.

Petitioners want Halloween parade open to LGBT youth

Written by WiG Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:36

Petitioners from across the country are calling on the Anoka Halloween Festival Committee to overturn its rejection of an LGBT youth group that wanted to join in an annual parade.

Anoka, Minn., bills itself as the Halloween Capital of the World.

Romney’s son wanted to take swing at the president

Written by WiG,
AP reports
Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:03

Mitt Romney’s eldest son said on North Carolina radio that he wanted to punch President Barack Obama during the second debate, which took place on Oct. 16.

North Carolina radio host Bill LuMaye asked Tagg Romney what it felt like “to hear the president of the United States call your dad a liar.”

Wisconsin man defends Obama 'hang in' noose sign

Written by AP Thursday, 18 October 2012 04:49

A Wisconsin man who made a "Hang in there Obama" sign featuring an outline of a noose says he actually supports President Barack Obama.

Thomas Savka tells WLUK-TV that his sign in the east-central Wisconsin town of Redgranite "has nothing to do with color."

Actress Anne Hathaway plans to donate the proceeds from the sale of the photographs of her and Adam Shulman’s wedding to nonprofits fighting for marriage equality.

One such recipient will be the Freedom to Marry.