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ACLU accuses Texas’ Goose Creek school district of building a cyber-dam to block LGBT content

A while back we told you about the American Civil Liberties Union’s effort to get school districts in Texas and several other states to stop illegally filtering LGBT content on the Web. And we’d like to think that maybe, just … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist

Phelps pickets from a July 2010 Dallas appearance By an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the right of Westboro Baptist Church to picket military funerals, according to Associated Press. From the decision: “Speech is powerful. It can stir people … Continue reading

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Former colleagues testify for lesbian flight nurse discharged from Air Force under DADT

GENE JOHNSON | Associated Press TACOMA, Washington — A lesbian flight nurse discharged from the Air Force under the government’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military was an excellent officer whose sexuality never caused a problem … Continue reading

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Lesbian seeks reinstatement to Air Force; DADT opponents hope for another big legal victory

GENE JOHNSON | Associated Press SEATTLE — Opponents of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against gays serving in the military were hoping for another major legal victory as a federal trial began Monday, Sept. 13 over whether to reinstate … Continue reading

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Groups step up pressure as clock winds down on DADT repeal

DAVID CRARY  |  Associated Press NEW YORK — Elated by a major court victory, gay-rights activists are stepping up pressure on Congress to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy this month. They want to avoid potentially lengthy appeals … Continue reading

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Groups challenging law that revealed donations by Target, Best Buy to anti-gay candidate

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The future of a new Minnesota law that let the public know about polarizing political donations from Target Corp., Best Buy Co. and other companies rests with a federal judge who will decide whether to suspend the disclosure requirement on free speech grounds.

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Ft. Worth ordinance could affect Pride, AIDS walk

Council approves higher fees, new rules on outdoor events, but attorney says city plans to ‘phase in’ enforcement to lessen impact DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Tony Coronado and Allan Gould The Fort Worth City Council has enacted a … Continue reading

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Wisconsin high court upholds marriage ban

The Wisconsin Supreme Court this a.m. upheld the state’s same-sex marriage ban in a unanimous decision. A lawsuit alleged that the referendum on the state’s 2006 constitutional amendment was improper because it dealt with both marriage and civil unions: The … Continue reading

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