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Reporter Says Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBTQ Activists Are Shaping Federal Policy

TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. President Trump has had trouble getting some of his legislation through Congress, but he's been able to make a lot of significant policy changes ... read more

The Christian right are taking over the Dept. of Health and Human Services

Prominent anti-abortion and anti-LGBT activists are increasingly taking over roles in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the US, ultimately shaping federal ... of policy reserved for ... read more

Gay Rights and Hollywood Still Have a Long Way to Go

“The Michigan law was targeting the LGBT community, it was targeting same-sex couples, and it was a deliberate backlash to what we’re seeing on marriage equality,” says Emily Hecht-McGowan, director o... read more

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Eric Lee, former Inouye aide, dies at 69

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Protesters rally at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul

The Minnesota protests were among those held by anti-abortion activists at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday morning. They urged lawmakers to end federal ... reporter for the Star ... read more

Republican Arizona Rep. claims anti-choice movement ‘arrested Nazi holocaust’

But that doesn’t seem to matter much to the Arizona congressman, who appeared Thursday with Tony Perkins, president of the anti-LGBT hate group Family Research Council, and declared that he believes A... read more

What Are Anti Marriage Equality Forces Really Demanding?

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Credit where credit is (un)due on marriage?

The conclusion of Becker’s account gives credit to the lawsuit against DOMA, but says the arguments in the Prop 8 case influenced U.S. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy’s decision in striking down the ... read more



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