Defense counsel representing Kim Davis deemed a hate group

Written by The AP Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:04

Kim Davis’ lawyer stood onstage in a Washington, D.C., hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.

The crowd erupted.

Clinton says gay rights will be a pillar of her administration

Written by Lisa Lerer,
AP writer
Sunday, 04 October 2015 08:17

Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the strongest speech in support of gay rights in the 2016 presidential race on Oct. 3, promising that ending discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people would be a pillar of her administration.

“I see the injustices and the dangers that you and your families still face,” she told hundreds of gay activists at the annual meeting of the Human Rights Campaign. “I’m running for president to stand up for the fundamental rights of LGBT Americans.”

Anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis says pope encouraged her

Written by The AP Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:27

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met briefly with Pope Francis during his historic U.S. visit, an encounter she said validates her campaign against gay marriage. 

"He held out his hand to her and she grasped his hand,'' her attorney, Mat Staver, told The Associated Press. "He asked her to pray for him and she said she would; she asked the pope to pray for her, and he said he would."

Obama: Religious freedom no defense for denying constitutional rights

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Monday, 28 September 2015 08:20

Freedom of religion isn't reason enough to deny any American their constitutional rights, President Barack Obama said Sunday as he addressed members of the LGBT community, one of his major sources of political and financial support.

Speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser, Obama said while Americans hold dear the constitutional right to practice their religion free from government interference, that right can't be used to deny constitutional rights to others.

Lawmakers: Make Stonewall Inn a national park

Written by The AP Thursday, 24 September 2015 03:37

Two New York lawmakers are leading a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler made their announcement in late September in front of the Greenwich Village tavern that was the scene of a 1969 uprising at a key moment for the nascent gay rights movement.