Ninth Circuit declares California’s Prop 8 Unconstitutional

 by Jacob Combs and Adam Bink of  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced today their opinion in Perry v. Brown that Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage in California, is unconstitutional. In addition, the appeals panel ruled that the… Continue Reading

Columbia, MO adds gender identity to city nondiscrimination ordinance

Last night, the Columbia City Council unanimously passed legislation to include gender identity in the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance protecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Under the leadership of Mayor Bob McDavid and… Continue Reading

North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue Says She Will Oppose Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

Huffington Post North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, a Democrat, signaled on Friday that she’ll oppose passage of a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, according to the AP. “My top priority is creating jobs,” said Perdue in a statement. “Too many people are… Continue Reading