Republican lawmaker’s ‘ugly’ anti-LGBT+ bill paves the way for child marriage in Tennessee (Newsy/YouTube) A Republican bill to make common law marriage legal in Tennessee, United States, could allow for cases of child marriage to occur, opponents say. The bill, which was sponsored by state representative Tom Leatherwood along with 23 other Republicans, would see
A protester holds a trans pride flag and a placard that reads “Protect Trans Kids” placard during the trans rights demonstration. (Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty) An Arizona lawmaker is ringing in the new year by introducing two new bills targeting trans youth in the state. Republican senator Wendy Rogers proposed Senate Bill 1045 (SB
Kellyanne Conway at a White House news briefing in January 2020 (Alex Wong/Getty) The former senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is the latest member of Trump’s inner circle to test positive for coronavirus after attending a Rose Garden event last week. The crowded ceremony in which Trump announced his anti-LGBT+ Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is expected to push his extreme anti-LGBT+ views onto the international diplomatic community at an upcoming UN general assembly. On 16 September Pompeo reportedly plans to present the findings of his ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights’, a report which describes abortion and same-sex marriage as “divisive social and political controversies”.
Donald Trump holds an LGBT+ Pride flag given to him by supporter. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty) As much as a widening gulf has yawned between LGBT+ voters and US president Donald Trump over the years, apparently launching an array of anti-queer policies and, overall, not caring about queer people is enough to get them to vote for
Pennsylvania state representative Malcolm Kenyatta (YouTube/Pa. House Video) Pennsylvania representative Malcolm Kenyatta has shamed Republican lawmakers for backing legislation that he says will “intimate” people from exercising their right to vote. The Black gay Democrat tore into Republicans in an impassioned address on the House floor on September 2, drawing attention to a bill that
Louie Gohmert has tested positive for coronavirus. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Anti-mask and anti-gay Texan lawmaker Louie Gohmert sent shudders through the Republican Party Wednesday (July 29) after announcing that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The 66-year-old, who once said gay men should be thrown onto a deserted island so they
Donald Trump praised American scientists for developing a non-existent AIDS vaccine (Screenshot: The Hill) Donald Trump has falsely suggested that American scientists have “come up with” an AIDS vaccine, which doesn’t exist. Speaking at a press conference on police reform, the president began rambling off topic and instead hailed his own efforts to tackle the
Cory Wilson testifies at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in on May 20, 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/ Getty) Republicans have moved a step closer to the lifetime appointment of judicial nominee Cory Wilson, a man who could potentially set LGBT+ rights back decades. Wilson is Donald Trump’s latest nominee to the 5th US Circuit
Republican Denver Riggleman lost his party’s support after officiating a same-sex wedding (Facebook/Denver Riggleman) Republicans in Virginia are attempting to oust one of their own house representatives for the simple reason that he officiated a same-sex wedding. Denver Riggleman, a libertarian-leaning business owner and Republican congressperson, has represented Virginia’s 5th congressional district since 2018. His
Senator Sylvia Allen from Snowflake, Arizona, is attacking the state’s sex education laws (Facebook) A Republican senator who literally comes from a town of snowflakes is trying to ban schools from discussing the existence of LGBT+ people. Senator Sylvia Allen represents the tiny town of Snowflake in Arizona, which has a population of just 5,590.