Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: A teacher and a trail of victims

My husband’s hometown, a small city in western Pennsylvania, is currently undergoing its own Harvey Weinstein moment, as decades of sexual abuse by a teacher has finally been let out into the open. Every year, ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 15

1. The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted down the Student Nondiscrimination Act, a measure that would have protected LGBT students from discrimination in school. The proposal got 52 votes, eigh...
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Franken pushes marriage equality in HRC video

Al Franken pushes for marriage equality in HRC video

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) added his voice to the Human Rights Campaign's “Americans for Marriage” video series this week. Franken, an avid supporter of marriage equality, says in the video that the government should “help people make those loving, life-time commitments.”

“I think everybody should be able to marry the person that they love,” the senator adds.

Watch the full video below:

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[Video] Sen. Al Franken makes people chuckle during DOMA hearings

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) made a career of making people laugh when he was a writer and actor on "Saturday Night Live." He also made some of us laugh and think with his books, including, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations."

In 2008, he won a seat in the U.S. Senate and is now on the Senate Judiciary Committee where members are taking up the Defense of Marriage Act and the new pro-gay bill, the Respect for Marriage Act.

Watch below as Franken crushes Tom Minnery,  the executive director of CitizenLink, a public policy division of that not-so-funny and very anti-gay Focus on the Family, during the hearings on July 20. Minnery cites a federal study that he says straight couples are the best kinds of parents. Well, Franken said he actually read the study.