Topics :: Massachusetts

Anti-Gay Pastor Qualifies Mass. Gubernatorial Bid

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The moniker "Liberal Massachusetts" proved to be somewhat of a misnomer Wednesday, when it was reported that extremist anti-gay activist Pastor Scott Lively received over 10,000 valid signatures from state residents in support of his bid for governor.

Mass. Senate Passes Updates to Anti-Bullying Law

Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The Massachusetts Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

Mass. State House Passes Updates to Anti-Bullying Law

Thursday Feb 27, 2014
The Massachusetts House has approved a bill designed to build on the state’s 2010 anti-bullying law in part by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

Anti-Gay Minister Makes Bid for Mass. Governor

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 16, 2013
Scott Lively, the ultra-conservative minister known for his crusade against the LGBT community, is currently being sued by a Ugandan civil rights group for crimes against humanity but that isn’t stopping him from running for Massachusetts governor.

Meningitis Victims Hope for Mass. Criminal Charges

By Denise Lavoie | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
A federal grand jury in Boston has been investigating the New England Compounding Center that made the steroid injections blamed for the fungal meningitis outbreak.

Massachusetts Celebrates 10 Years of Marriage Equality

By Tony Hobday | Monday Nov 18, 2013
Nov. 18, 2013, marks the 10th anniversary of the marriage equality law passing in the state of Massachusetts. The landmark decision in 2003 placed the state as the first to legalize same-sex unions with the full benefits as traditional marriage.

A Decade After Mass. Ruling, Gay Marriage Gains

By Denise Lavoie | Saturday Nov 16, 2013
In the decade since the highest court in Massachusetts issued its landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, 14 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized it, with Illinois poised to become the 16th in a few days.

Norwegian Comedy Duo Release ’Fox’ Follow Up: ’Massachusetts’

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
The Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis follow up their viral hit "The Fox" with "Massachusetts," an ode to the Bay State with plenty of gay jokes.

Anti-Gay Pastor Announces Plans to Run for Governor of Mass.

By EDGE | Tuesday Oct 1, 2013
Controversial anti-gay pastor Scott Lively, who is set to stand trial for crimes against humanity, announced on Monday his intentions to run for Governor of Massachusetts.

Mass. Bill Would Ban Sexual Orientation Therapy

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013
Gay rights activists are planning to gather at the Statehouse in support of a bill that would ban therapy on minors that seeks to change their sexual orientation.