5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 13

1. “If advocates have misjudged the mood of the Court, that would be an astonishing reversal for their efforts. The ruling late Wednesday in the Kansas case strongly suggests that, even if they have to wait ano...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 3

1. Vox on how the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was signed into law 50 years ago today, could protect LGBT workers now. 2. We don't often get to write the words “People are furious over Burger King's Gay P...
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‘Culture war’ coming to Ga. over SCOTUS rulings on same-sex marriage, says TV hack


Phil Kent, an angry white man who wishes we lived in times where women were in the kitchen and people of color were, well, elsewhere, says the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8 was a "sad day for America."

Kent is a panelist on The Georgia Gang which airs every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on Fox 5 Atlanta — and he's a die-hard very conservative Republican that can make you want to throw your coffee in his face except you don't want to mess up your TV.

Better Georgia, a new grassroots group working hard to turn Georgia from red to purple and eventually blue, points out this week that Kent is a Gov. Nathan Deal political appointee to serve on the state's Immigration Enforcement Review Board. Just so happens Kent is outspoken on his hatred for immigrants.

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[Video] Atlanta LGBTQ activists ask for our hand to ‘Marry the Movement’


I'm in love. And I hope we all say, 'I do.' And how could you not to such a dapper looking group of people asking for our help to continue to fight for equality for all people.

Southerners on New Ground, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is honoring the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage by urging LGBTQ people and allies to "Marry the Movement."

Check out this great video released the day after the historic SCOTUS rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 that features Atlanta-based LGBTQ leaders including Pat Hussain, Paulina Helm-Hernandez, Ashe W. Helm-Hernandez, Step Guillod and Holiday Simmons.

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LGBT groups decry SCOTUS Voting Rights Acts ruling as ‘grave disservice’


Tomorrow will be a historical day in the history of the fight for equality for all LGBT Americans when we learn what nine people in black robes think about our relationships.

Today we learned that a slim majority, 5-4, of the Supremes feel our country is enjoying a time of post racial progress and, to quote many others, gutted the Voting Rights Act and essentially erased the work of so many people during the civil rights movement.
Who voted how was not surprising: voting against the Voting Rights Act were Chief Justice John G. Roberts, who delivered the majority opinion. Joining Roberts were Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a "fiery" dissent, and she was joined by Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

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Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Prop 8

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Tensions were high at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as justices hammered attorneys with tough questioning on prospective rulings on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 — with a particular emphasis on inquiries about standing.

Within moments of the opening of the oral arguments in the Prop 8 case, known as Hollingsworth v. Perry, justices interrupted both Charles Cooper, who is arguing in favor of Prop 8, and Ted Olson, who is arguing against it on behalf of two plaintiff gay couples, with questions about standing.

Anti-gay groups, such as ProtectMarriage.com, are defending Prop 8 in court because California officials — Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris — have elected not to do so. Whether these groups have standing to defend the law is a question posed by the court.