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This Right-Wing Legal Powerhouse Wants to Make Gay Sex Illegal

Carlos Maza | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Carlos Maza

While the group prefers to talk about its "religious liberty" work when in the media spotlight, ADF is actively working to promote and defend anti-sodomy laws that criminalize gay sex.

Round Two: India's LGBT Community Tries Again To Strike Anti-Gay Law

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices

India’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear pleas against the controversial sodomy law that recently re-criminalized gay sex. In July 2009, the Delh...

This Guy Wants To Outlaw Oral Sex Between Teenagers

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Virginia lawmakers sure are obsessed with oral sex! Just months after the Supreme Court declined Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's attempts to rein...

Sorry, Indian Supreme Court, but Queers Are Here to Stay

Sandip Roy | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Sandip Roy

What the judges do not realize is that you cannot turn the clock back to 2008 any more than you can squeeze toothpaste back into the tube. This is a different India now.

Sodomy's Legal In Virginia, But Guess What's Still Prohibited?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Virginia is for prudes, according to the state's blue laws. The starkly explicit sodomy law that helped undo gubernatorial would-be Ken Cuccinelli ...

A Grandmother on -- Gasp -- Sodomy

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Never in my 79 years, nearly 59 of them married to the only man I have ever known, did I imagine being able to say -- much less write -- this: I am guilty of sodomy. We live in Virginia, and in Virginia, the state's anti-sodomy law is again front and center.

Ken Cuccinelli's War on Oral Sex

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Is this really where the GOP is going in 2013, taking on straight sex too? And that raises yet another question: Is it time for a reporter to ask Cuccinelli, currently the Virginia attorney general, if he's ever engaged in cunnilingus or had anyone go down on him?

GOP Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Legalize Discrimination

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

Legislation proposed in Washington state this week would allow businesses to deny service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population and...

11 Actions That Prove Republicans Are Intent On Making 2013 A Terrible Year For Sex

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

Move over "war on women," the GOP's "war on sex" is here to invade your bedroom and reproductive system. While some of the measures below may resem...

Dem Blasts GOP Colleagues For Supporting Law Making It Illegal For Gays To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Thirty-eight legislators in the Montana state House voted on Monday to keep sex between gay people illegal, a fact that elicited a stinging rebuke fro...

CRAZY Things Are Illegal In Virginia.. Like Oral Sex

Richmond Times-Dispatch | A. Barton Hinkle | Posted 04.05.2013 | DC

Only one or two centuries late, Virginia lawmakers have decided it is none of their business if unmarried couples share a roof. So the legislators are...

John Celock

Fate Of Equality Measure 'Dubious'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The fight to repeal Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was declared unconstitutional, is facing a larger hurdle, prompting the bill's sponsor to de...

Morning Links: Prop 8, Sodomy Laws, And Carrie

Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- Proponents of Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage in California that will be tested before the Supreme Court this spring, filed their opening br...

John Celock

Lawmakers Seek To Drop Unconstitutional Sex Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

The battle over the fate of Montana's so-called sodomy ban, which was deemed unconstitutional in 1997, will come back up in the 2013 legislative sessi...

John Celock

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Allowed To Move Into Church

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

A Republican-dominated Kansas state board voted unanimously to grant permission to an anti-gay Democratic lawmaker to move into a church in order to p...

4 Iranian Men Set To Be Hanged For Sodomy: Report

Posted 05.15.2012 | Gay Voices

Four Iranian gay men are due to be executed for sodomy under their nation's Shari'a laws, Pink News is reporting. The four men -- identified by th...

A Problem With Jury Duty

Felice Picano | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco
Felice Picano

I was recently called to jury duty at a federal court in Los Angeles. Because it is a federal court for the Southern California District, I would have...

Rick Perry Forgets Stance On Anti-Sodomy Law

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry blanked out Thursday on a question about a Supreme Court decision he fought against as governor of Texas. At the Blue Strawberry Coffee Com...

Kansas Activists Seek Repeal Of Sodomy Law

Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

A Kansas-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group is calling for the repeal of a law criminalizing "unnatural" sexual activi...

Rick Santorum Defends Support For Controversial Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum touted his support for anti-sodomy laws and said gay marriage supporters wanted to "drive faith out of...

The Last Police Raid on Gays of Fire Island

Karl Grossman | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Karl Grossman

In the 1960s, a Suffolk County custom was the annual police raid on the gay communities of Fire Island, a barrier beach on the Atlantic and a diverse summertime haven for New Yorkers.

Extremism, the Makeover, and Election 2010

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Not long ago, a passing familiarity with Bible verses, a flair for rhetoric, and hunger for a following could be enough to land someone in a small-tow...

Legalized: Oral Sex, Sodomy and Immoral Prosecutions

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Illegal is not the same as immoral. Jaywalking is illegal, few would argue it's immoral. What lawmakers, banks and brokers did to the economy was technically legal -- but it was far from being moral.

Lack of Coverage on Transgendered Pakistanis Shows Bias in US Media

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

For American reporters and editors, Pakistan only exists in the context of security concerns: the Taliban, terrorism, fundamentalist Islam, and the war in Afghanistan. Outside of this context, there is no Pakistan.

'Sodomy Laws' Rooted In British Colonialism

Ipsnews.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (IPS) - Although 66 countries signed a statement at the United Nations on Dec. 19 affirming that human rights protections exten...