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Gay Widower Wins Landmark Legal Battle for The Social Security Benefits of The Man He Loved For 43 Years

A US federal court has ruled that a gay widower is entitled to claim spousal benefits of his husband, who tragically died just six months after their wedding. Michael Ely and James A. Taylor had been in a relationship since 1971, when they were when 18 and 20 years old.…

Anti-gay Republican Voted Against Coronavirus Testing Bill Because It “Redefined Family”

The House of Representatives finally passed a coronavirus relief bill this past Monday night, but one Republican refused to vote for it because he said it “redefined family” by including sick leave to care for an unmarried partner’s children. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) was talking to the SPLC designated hate…

Arizona Republicans’ New Law Would Fire Teachers Who Discuss ‘Controversial’ Things, Like Politics

Arizona Republicans have introduced a bill (House Bill 2002) that would fire teachers for discussing “controversial” political, racial and religious messages, but it doesn’t say who gets to decide what’s “controversial.” Specifically, the text of the bill says, “Education in a democracy is best served by teaching students how to think, not…