Jesse Helms redux?

Posted on 03 Jun 2016 at 7:40am

House GOP votes down bill with pro-LGBT amendment   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com While the nation’s attention is riveted to the increasingly bizarre presidential campaign or eagerly counts down the days to when the livin’ is easy, Congress has returned to a business-as-usual battle over LGBT issues brought up inside funding measures. […]

Wisconsin: Sanders wins; Clinton still leads in delegate count

Posted on 01 Apr 2016 at 8:07am

On the GOP side, Cruz claims victory in Wisconsin but Trump still has more delegates   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com   Tuesday’s hotly-contested Wisconsin primary produced some unusual political background noise for both Democrats and Republicans. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders was compared to a Wisconsin statewide candidate who has said the feminist […]

Who gets to judge the protestors?

Posted on 28 Aug 2015 at 7:30am

Black Lives Matter advocates have come under fire for targeting Democrats. But aren’t they getting results? As a gay man in his 40s, I have a long history with direct action protests for LGBT rights. I’ve earned my right to critique and criticize groups like GetEqual when I think their protests are misguided or unproductive. […]

Sweeping federal nondiscrimination bill introduced in Congress

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

A sweeping federal nondiscrimination bill protecting LGBT people was introduced in Congress today, earning praise from some of the nation’s leading LGBT advocacy organizations and allies. The Equality Act, sponsored by out Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., would amend federal laws to include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity […]

Some important text from the marriage equality ruling

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:15am

The opinion seems to go out of its way not to state a standard of scrutiny.

More from the marriage equality ruling

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:00am

From the majority opinion, addressing the role of history in the constitutional analysis:

PHOTOS: Outside the Supreme Court

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 6:45am

Photos taken this morning outside the U.S. Supreme Court by University of North Texas’ Assistant Dean Dreanna Belden.

National Pride Events • 06-05-15

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 at 7:40am

June is Pride month around the country and around the world. And since Dallas Pride is held in September, this is a good month to experience the LGBT community in other cities. Houston Pride is June 27, and you can visit DallasVoice.com for details on this and other Pride celebrations around Texas. That information was […]

Historic day in D.C.

Posted on 01 May 2015 at 7:15am

SCOTUS hears arguments in marriage equality cases; equality supporters hopeful but there’s no guarantees   Lisa Keen  |  Contributing Writer Keen News Service The very first question from the U.S. Supreme Court bench Tuesday morning, April 28, was about the rights of states to regulate marriage. And, though attorneys for same-sex couples tried numerous times […]

Arguing marriage before the Supreme Court

Posted on 28 Apr 2015 at 3:50pm

Attorneys’ arguments, justices’ questions leave people guessing; ruling not expected before June   Lisa Keen  |  Contributing writer Keen News Service The very first question from the U.S. Supreme Court bench Tuesday morning, April 28, was about the rights of states to regulate marriage. And, though attorneys for same-sex couples tried numerous times to refocus […]