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Chris Christie’s gay rights gamble

There are multiple reasons why social conservatives have never quite warmed to Chris Christie. On Monday, he gave them another.

After vowing to challenge the September ruling by a New Jersey judge legalizing same-sex marriage in the Garden State, a spokesman for the Republican governor announced Monday morning, Oct. 21, that Christie had asked the state’s attorney general to abandon that fight, effectively making New Jersey the 14th state, plus D.C., to embrace marriage equality.  Read more

The Decline and Fall of the Ex-Gay Movement

How a multimillion-dollar industry that seeks to ”cure” gay people was brought to its knees


When Tracey St. Pierre was 16-years-old, she fell in love with a girl from her high school. They were head over heels for each other but as children of Charlotte, N.C., neither was out and their relationship was anything but public.

“We were closeted in a secret relationship for two years,” says St. Pierre. “We basically pretended to be straight, just best friends.” Read more