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  • CNN’s Lemon: Pence ‘Does Not Love Gay People’ (Oh the Horror!)

    11/20/2016 5:08:48 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 128 replies
    During Friday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” anchor Don Lemon stated that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence “has rallied and railed against” and “does not love” gay people. Lemon said, “Mike Pence has rallied and railed against gay people, and tried to shoot down and block gay legislation.” He added, “Mike Pence does not love gay people. His record shows that he does not love gay people.”
  • Andrew Sullivan Calls Trump ‘Fascist,’ But Predicts He’ll Win

    11/04/2016 4:29:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On yesterday evening’s Hardball, an overwrought Andrew Sullivan stopped just short of chewing the scenery, while repeatedly referring to Donald Trump and Ann Coulter as fascists. But precisely because of Trump’s supposed fascist fear-mongering, Sullivan predicted that “Trump is going to win this election.” Former New Republic editor Sullivan claimed that we are in a “fascist moment” because white Americans are reacting to the country becoming majority-minority. Calling Ann Coulter “the other fascist” along with Trump, Sullivan cited Ann’s book “Adios, America” as epitomizing the fear of the foreigner driving Trump’s support. View the video here.
  • FOX News Anchor Shepard Smith Finally ‘Comes Out,’ Admits He’s Gay

    10/18/2016 6:02:19 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 78 replies
    21stcenturywire.com ^ | 10/18/16 | 21wire
    For many viewers, this came as no surprise, but for many FOX conservative loyalists, this latest news would have come as a shock. FOX News host Shepard Smith joins other high-profile gay cable news anchors like CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. A number of high-profile media critics including top-rated talk radio host Michael Savage, have recently raised the alarm that FOX News is undergoing a liberal facelift following the departure of its news head Roger Ailes over a number sexual harassment cases.
  • Op-ed: Sainthood for Mother Teresa exposes the delusion of religion

    09/11/2016 4:48:33 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 10 2016 | Gregory A. Clark
    In canonizing Mother Teresa as a saint ("Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint," Sept. 5), the pope publicly confirmed the essential tenets of Catholicism: That God could have stopped Catholic priests from raping altar boys. But, overall, He didn't want to. And millions throughout the world rejoiced in this good news. Such is religion.
  • Mike Pence, Trump's Likely VP Pick, Is Too Anti-Gay Even for Republicans

    07/15/2016 12:08:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 15, 2016 | Jay Michaelson
    The Indiana governor and culture warrior would balance the ticket with a twice-divorced, proud philanderer at the top -- except he legalized discrimination against LGBT people with a law so extreme other GOP states rejected it. In choosing Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has shored up the GOP's religious base. But based on the Indiana governor's disastrous run-in with pro-business Republicans and moderates last year over gay rights, Trump may have just lost the election. [Snip] Unlike Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie, Pence has been a right-wing culture warrior for his entire career. As Samantha Allen detailed...
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • Texas GOP may distance support for gay 'reparative therapy'

    05/13/2016 7:00:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 6:54 PM EDT | Paul J. Weber
    The Texas Republican Party considered a platform Friday that would soften support of widely rebuked “reparative therapy” for gays while still preserving some of the toughest anti-gay language on any party plank in the U.S. The new platform also would oppose bathroom rights for transgender persons — an unsurprising move after the state’s Republican lieutenant governor said Friday that Texas is ready to forfeit billions of federal dollars rather than comply with a new Obama administrative directive on transgender rights in public schools. …
  • Manny Pacquiao posts Bible verse that states gay people should be killed [Luke 6]

    02/19/2016 4:48:43 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/18/2016 | Chuck Schilken
    Manny Pacquiao is not backing down from his stance against homosexuality. Less than a day after the Filipino boxer and politician lost his sponsorship deal with Nike because he compared gay people to animals, Pacquiao took to Instagram early Thursday morning and posted some Bible verses that support his views. One of them, Leviticus 20:13, states in no uncertain terms that homosexuals should be killed: "If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on...
  • Lena Dunham takes over Hillary Clinton's Instagram account

    01/09/2016 8:29:12 AM PST · by massmike · 74 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 01/09/2016 | Ted Johnson
    Lena Dunham is taking over the Hillary Clinton campaign Instagram account as she stumps for the candidate in New Hampshire this weekend. "Hey y'all! I made it to New Hampshire and I'm thrilled to be taking over the HRC Instagram! Warning: I'm pretty focused on my outfits," Dunham wrote. The post got almost 10,000 likes as of Friday, but also some critical reactions to Dunham's involvement in the campaign. Dunham also has been making campaign appearances with FIFA Women's World Cup champion Abby Wambach. Meanwhile, Clinton will appear on "The Ellen Show" on Monday.
  • Just in Time for Christmas, 'New York Times' Finally Finds Perfect Story

    12/27/2015 3:28:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 27, 201544444 | Michael Walsh
    A once great newspaper's descent into special-interest, sex-obsessed self-parody is now complete. Even if the Gray Lady did have to travel all the way to ladyboy Indonesia to find the subject closest to its Leftist heart just before Christmas. The headline says it all: Transgender Muslims Find a Home for Prayer in Indonesia No, really. As the call to prayer boomed over this midsize university town on a recent Sunday evening, rows of conservatively dressed Muslim women laid out their prayer mats, bowed toward Mecca and murmured prayers in Arabic. As dusk fell, it was a ritual being carried out...
  • The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America (Barf alert)

    12/27/2015 9:00:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 26 Dec 15 | Jay Michaelson - LGBT Activist
    <p>Among the Christian Right, and most Republican presidential candidates, it’s now an article of faith that the United States is persecuting Christians and Christian-owned businesses—that religion itself is under attack.</p> <p>Why has this bizarre myth that Christianity is under assault in the most religious developed country on Earth been so successful? Because, in a way, it’s true. American Christianity is in decline—not because of a “war on faith” but because of a host of demographic and social trends. The gays and liberals are just scapegoats.</p>
  • If You Are Not Comfortable Being Naked Around Other People, You Are Not an Adult

    12/03/2015 7:45:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 110 replies
    Slate ^ | December 3, 2015 | By Mark Joseph Stern
    In a recent disquieting article for the New York Times, Choire Sicha investigates a curious new challenge for gyms: Some men want to shower and change without ever being publicly nude, and they expect their gyms to build locker rooms that accommodate that desire. Drawing upon the experiences of gym managers and architects, Sicha explains that over the last quarter-century, men have grown increasingly uneasy with being naked in the locker room. While older men generally remain comfortable being undressed among others, younger ones insist on maximum privacy, pining for a way to strip, shower, and change clothes without even...
  • STD rates rise dramatically, especially among men

    11/23/2015 10:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20.2015 | By Carina Storrs
    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good. The number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States increased between 2013 and 2014, after being on the decline for several years. Cases of syphilis, which have been on the rise for the last decade, shot up in 2014. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the three most common STDs in the United States that are also notifiable, meaning health departments are required to report new cases to the CDC. (HIV and shigella are also notifiable STDs.) Chlamydia is...
  • BeyoncĂ© Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • What It's Like To Be a Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl,

    10/31/2015 7:36:25 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 69 replies
    People ^ | 31 October 2015 | JENNIFER HEYDE
    To keep up with the adventures of the Keswani family, visit PEOPLE.com/keswanis. It's been a big year for the transgender community, thanks in large part to Caitlyn Jenner. But not every member of the community is 66: Devina Keswani, the youngest of three children in PEOPLE's new web series, The Keswanis: A Most Modern Family, and a proud Girl Scout, is just 6. "One [of my classmates] hates transgender, and he hates me because I'm transgender," Devina says, adding, "Before that he liked me, but now he hates me. He spits at me and pushes me."
  • New anti-HERO ad drags abc13 into political fight

    10/20/2015 3:05:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    ABC Inc., KTRK-TV Houston ^ | Monday, October 19, 2015 06:26PM | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- On the first day of early voting, two new ads were released to abc13. Both of them are available here, but we are told will start airing on broadcast and cable television Tuesday. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick held a news conference Monday to unveil his offering. In the 30-second spot paid for by Patrick's campaign, the Lt. Governor stands against a flag draped background and tells viewers, "City of Houston Prop One is not about equality. That is already the law of the land. It's about allowing men in women's locker rooms and bathrooms."
  • Annise Parker hits back at Lance Berkman for anti-HERO advertisement

    10/08/2015 5:11:00 AM PDT · by pkajj · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Mayor Annise Parker took a moment on Twitter to bash former Houston Astros star Lance Berkman after he voiced opposition toward the city's equal rights ordinance known as HERO. In late September, Berkman recorded an advertisement for the Campaign for Houston PAC, a group that is opposed to HERO. "My wife and I have four daughters," Berkman says in the ad. "Proposition One, the 'bathroom ordinance,' would allow troubled men to enter women's public bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. This would violate their privacy and put them in harm's way. That's just wrong." The mayor called Berkman a hypocrite for...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

    09/20/2015 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Sept 2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s...
  • Anderson Cooper Flips out on (Trump) Guest: I’ve Been Overseas More Than You in Your Little Life

    09/17/2015 10:12:41 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 65 replies
    Anderson Cooper snapped at a pro-Donald Trump guest tonight and apologized by the end of the segment. Cooper was particularly worked up about Trump’s answer to a rallygoer who was ranting about all the Muslims in the United States. When Dean said he was taking things out of context and brought up how Muslim training camps are a real concern, Cooper said, “I’ve spent more time overseas than you ever have in your little life.”
  • LGBT Group Burns Kim Davis With Billboard in her Hometown

    09/13/2015 6:04:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 13, 2014 | Christopher Spata
    LGBT Group Burns Kim Davis With Billboard in her Hometown By Christopher Spata Dear Kim Davis, it's going to be pretty difficult for you to ignore this giant billboard that just went up in your hometown to remind you that your views on marriage are a little outdated​ ancient. The billboard, which according to Mashable was paid for by the LGBT advocacy group Planting Peace, reads: "Dear Kim Davis, the Fact that you can't sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we've already redefined marriage." Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, was released from jail last week...
  • [VA] Judge denies transgender student’s request to use boys’ bathroom

    09/04/2015 5:23:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Julie Zauzmer
    A federal judge has denied a transgender teenager’s request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia. Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue using a separate, private bathroom that he has said makes him feel “singled out and humiliated.” Gavin Grimm, a teenage boy who was born female, used the boys’ bathroom for seven weeks with no problem, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board on his behalf. But then parents heard about the teen using the boys’...
  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing up for Beliefs (tissue alert)

    09/02/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Claire Galofaro
    As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest of my life?" the band Chicago sang. "I can't go on if I'm on my own." Miller pulled over. And for the first time since she and her partner stepped into the vortex of history, she wept. [Snip] The couple has lived quietly together for years, never intending to lead a battle that has consumed their town of Morehead, where Miller is a tenured university...
  • Man proposes to his boyfriend in Texas Methodist Church that prohibits gay marriage - and gets...

    08/27/2015 5:45:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 August 2015 | Catherine Townsend For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Man proposes to his boyfriend in Texas Methodist Church that prohibits gay marriage - and gets a standing ovation from the congregation A Texas man gave his boyfriend a proposal to remember when he got down on one knee in front of the entire congregation at their local Methodist Church – receiving a standing ovation in the process. Trevor Harper, 36, and Davis Covin, 30, who live in Austin, have been dating since 2006 and have been proud and active members of the First United Methodist Church of Austin for the past two years. Mr Harper said the...
  • Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.

    08/26/2015 8:35:31 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 46 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/21/2015 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from Americans' 25% estimate in 2011, and only slightly higher than separate 2002 estimates of the gay and lesbian population. These estimates are many times higher than the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Gallup Daily tracking in the first four months of this year.
  • Ted Cruz thinks scientists invented climate change

    08/03/2015 3:11:48 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 77 replies
    grist.org ^ | 8/3/2015 | Katie Herzog
    Remember Ted Cruz? Way back last spring, it seemed the Texas senator could be the front-runner for the most extreme, anti-reason candidate in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. That was, of course, before Donald “All Mexicans Are Rapists” Trump captured the attention of the American populace, turning what was your standard 47-candidate presidential primary into a giant, media-fueled train wreck that the nation’s Democrats are slowly driving by with equal parts horror and delight. Unfortunately for all candidates who are not Donald “Pass the Hairspray” Trump, you’ve basically got to believe in phrenology, bloodletting, and finding Jesus in...
  • A Thousand Points of Hate: Couple Plans Massive Series of Anti–Gay Marriage Billboards

    08/02/2015 8:11:27 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/2015 | Samantha Cowan
    Some highway billboards are the same wherever you go across this great land of ours: McDonald’s, Target, Walmart. Others are more regional (where is the line at which Carl’s Jr. becomes Hardee’s, anyway?). Some are particular to states, and those road-tripping through Oklahoma will likely see billboards directing them to visit online adult toy shops and to alert law enforcement about any methamphetamine use they come across. And in one small part of the state—the town of Durant, in the southeast corner—visitors and residents may now feast their eyes upon a message against marriage equality. The plea comes from Betty...
  • If being gay is not a choice, why so much proselytizing?

    07/20/2015 2:34:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/20/15 | Newsmachete
    Scott Walker was asked whether being gay was a choice. This was important to ask because homosexuals are an estimated 1%-2% of the population (not including transvestites who declare themselves gay, which actually makes them straight), so I understand the need to constantly talk about this little group at the expense of issues affecting the other 98%. So Walker was asked whether being gay is a choice and so far, unlike other gay-topical questions, he has only given one answer, which is "I don't know." But what I want to know is, if being gay isn't a choice, why is...
  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 3:01:13 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Scott Walker stumbled over his own prior comments Wednesday, saying that when he called on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a ban on gay leaders because it “protected children,” he meant the ban protected them from media scrutiny. “The protection was not a physical protection,” Walker said Wednesday at an event in South Carolina, according to The New York Times. Rather, the Wisconsin governor continued, he was referring to “protecting them from being involved in the very thing you’re talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which...
  • Archbishop: School that fired gay teacher showed ‘character’ (Waldron Mercy, Philly)

    07/13/2015 12:26:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 2:50 PM EDT
    The archbishop of Philadelphia said Monday that Roman Catholic school officials who fired a married gay teacher showed uncommon “character and common sense.” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said the nuns and board members who run Waldron Mercy Academy are not seeking controversy, but simply following the church’s teaching. Chaput, in a statement, thanked school leaders “for taking the steps to ensure that the Catholic faith is presented … in accord with the teaching of the church. They’ve shown character and common sense at a moment when both seem to be uncommon.” …
  • Pat Buchanan warns of another Civil War: The time of mass right-wing civil disobedience is at hand

    07/12/2015 9:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Salon ^ | July 10, 2015 | Scott Eric Kaufman, assistant editor
    "A secession of the heart has already taken place," he said using rhetoric that is in no way inflammatory.In his latest column at WorldNetDaily, paleoconservative commentator Pat Buchanan argued that given the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol grounds, a “rebellion” unlike any seen since the Civil Rights Movement “is likely to arise from the right.” Buchanan situated this “coming era of civil disobedience” in a long tradition that began with the Founding Fathers. “What else was our revolution but a rebellion to...
  • Mundelein Mayor Defends Controversial Remarks on Gay Marriage

    07/06/2015 11:19:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz on Monday defended widely criticized comments he made about the legalization of gay marriage and other societal issues during an Independence Day speech. "If people are curious about what I said, go listen to it," Lentz said of the 11-minute speech, which can be found on YouTube and Facebook. play video video Lentz July 4 speech Near the midpoint of his remarks Saturday morning at the village's Fort Hill Heritage Center, Lentz said he wanted to "address the elephant in the room" and started talking about the Supreme Court's recent ruling on marriage equality. He called...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • CNN: Obama's approval rating grows following memorable week

    06/30/2015 1:03:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/30/2015 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    <p>Could Barack Obama's great week mark a turning point in his poll numbers?</p> <p>After months of stagnant approval ratings, a new CNN/ORC poll finds that for the first time in more than two years, 50% of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling the presidency. And his overall ratings are bolstered by increasingly positive reviews of his treatment of race relations and the economy.</p>
  • Gay men blow kisses, taunting guy in ‘Ask Me About Jesus’ shirt; watch his reaction

    06/29/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by Jacvin · 54 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/29/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Supreme Court’s decision Friday that same sex marriages are constitutionally guaranteed hasn’t brought the love out from the left — it’s brought out their hate. And it’s disgusting. Jeffrey Luscombe, who describes himself as a gay, Canadian freelance writer, thought it was humorous when a black man, wearing an “Ask Me About Jesus” sweatshirt, was blown kisses by a group of men as he tried to make his way through a gay pride event.
  • Daily Beastie Cries 'Treason' and 'Terrorism' and 'Vandalism' on Conservative Justices

    06/28/2015 6:37:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/28/15 | Tim Graham
    When the Left erupted in outrage over the Supreme Court decision on campaign financing in Citizens United, they didn’t their resistance to the result could be described as “treason.” But that’s not the way they’re playing on the new gay-pleasing decisions. At The Daily Beast, contributor Jay Michaelson asked “Did The Four Dissenting Justices In Gay Marriage Case Just Suggest Treason? The conservative justices’ incendiary dissents in Obergefell are a shocking betrayal of judicial responsibility.” Michaelson -- who announced "I'm queer, I'm Jewish, and I'm proud of it" -- suggested somehow that resistance to a Court decision isn’t democratic, it’s...
  • [Texas AG] Paxton: State workers can deny licenses to same-sex couples

    06/28/2015 4:00:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2015 6:37 PM EDT
    Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. He warned in a statement Sunday that any clerk, justice of the peace or other administrator who declines to issue a license to a same-sex couple could face litigation or a fine. But in the nonbinding legal opinion, Paxton says “numerous lawyers” stand ready to defend, free of charge, any public official refusing to grant one. …
  • S.E. Cupp tearfully begs GOP to accept marriage equality

    06/28/2015 12:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | June 26, 2015 | Jenny Kutner
    The conservative pundit tells CNN Republicans will become "relics" if they don't evolve on same-sex marriage.Conservative pundit S.E. Cupp got emotional on CNN Friday afternoon in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, which she urged the Republican party to accept. Tears welling, lip quivering and all, Cupp — a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage, though not always for the most progressive reasons — begged the GOP to evolve on the issue, lest conservatives begin to be viewed as “relics.” “Those people there are not pariahs, they’re patriots,” Cupp said of same-sex couples. ”And wherever you stand...
  • Fake conservative S.E. Cupp trashes Rush Limbaugh again

    06/28/2015 1:32:58 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Mofopolitics ^ | Feb. 19, 2013
    I know, I know: “But she’s on The Blaze! And she likes guns!” S.E. Cupp is clearly trying to ingratiate herself to MSNBC and its liberal audience by trashing conservatives. Here are just a few examples… On Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech… I didn’t think having another old white guy was another thing we needed. (SNIP) Another insisted that I ‘Name one thing that Rush has said that is crazy,’ as if that would be an impossible task. … There will be no apology.
  • Gay rights supporters push beyond marriage to broader legal protections

    06/28/2015 4:36:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2015 | Paul Kane, The Washington Post |
    Fresh off their biggest legal victory, gay rights supporters began to expand their efforts beyond same-sex marriage to a broad push to rewrite civil rights law and extend protections to other personal and financial actions. A liberal coalition spanning gay rights groups and traditional African-American leaders turned its attention to a new legislative bid to outlaw discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, financial dealings and other regular actions not protected under the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right. "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on...
  • Should We Lower the Age of Consent to Protect Teenagers? (Nov. 18 2013)

    06/28/2015 4:54:39 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 77 replies
    Slate ^ | Nov. 18 2013 | Amanda Hess
    In 16th-century England, the age of consent was set at 10 years old in an effort to protect young girls from sexual abuse by adult men. In 1875, parliament raised the age of consent to 13; in 1885, it upped it to 16. Now, a leading public health advocate has proposed that the United Kingdom bring the age down again in light of the high proportion of British adolescents who are having sex—with one another—before they’re legally capable of granting consent. Lowering the age of consent to 15 (where it stands in Sweden) or 14 (where it’s set in Germany...
  • Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers [Dominos Free Pizza!]

    06/27/2015 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | June 27, 2015 | Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felto
    Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felton 27 June 2015 Shortly after 10am on Friday, Chris Berghuis was barraged by texts from his partner, Derek Davis, asking: “Are you here yet?” The destination was the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where marriage licenses were being issued to both same-sex and heterosexual couples after the state’s marriage ban had been struck down in a pivotal supreme court ruling that brought marriage equality to the entire United States. Davis filled out the forms while his soon-to-be-husband drove from work, ecstatic...
  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling

    06/27/2015 8:11:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2015 4:07 PM EDT | Kristen Wyatt
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to “unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature’s God” when it legalized gay marriage across the nation. […] Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry derided the ruling but didn’t suggest a next step. “These decisions need to be made in the states,” said Perry, who noted that his states’ rights plank extends even to Colorado legalizing recreational marijuana in defiance of federal drug law. […] On Friday, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said the gay marriage ruling was “based on a lie” that gay-marriage opponents...
  • Gay marriage: Supreme Court validates social reality, experience of most Americans

    06/27/2015 5:59:28 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steve Sanders
    In knocking down the last remaining barriers to same-sex marriage in the United States, the Supreme Court announced a conclusion that, according to every measure of public opinion, a substantial majority of Americans have already reached: there is no longer any justification for denying the dignity and protections of civil marriage to gays and lesbians. The decision is consistent with the American constitutional principle that government must provide strong justification – that is, it must point to serious and concrete harms – before it denies a fundamental liberty such as the right to marry. On this point, the arguments of...
  • Legacy: Obama now an equal with Ronald Reagan, says pollster Zogby

    06/27/2015 9:09:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | june 27, 2015 | paul bedard
    In his weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogby found that President Obama's legacy was greatly improved by two key Supreme Court decisions, endorsing same sex marriage and Obamacare, and passage of controversial trade agreements. "There have been some bad weeks and some less than stellar ones. This one was the kind of week that most presidents can only dream about." A GOP Congress passed the largest free trade pact with the largest market in the world. "The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold 'state' subsidies under Obamacare." "A combination of major southern states and retailers vowed to stop manufacturing, selling,...
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds

    06/26/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 101 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/26/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage. “As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage,” they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not...
  • ISIS Celebrates Gay Love by Tossing 4 Gays from Roof of Building

    06/26/2015 7:48:34 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-26-2015 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS celebrated gay love today by tossing four more gays from top of a highrise. Of course a crowd gathered below to watch the execution. Several Islamists tweeted out #LoveWins – the same hashtag that was used today after the Supreme Court ruling. Of course this wasn’t the first time… A massive crowd assembled to watch ISIS rebels throw another gay man off a building top earlier this month. Hundreds of spectators came out to watch the brutal public execution. It looks like they drove their cars to the execution! They hung the man from his feet and then let...
  • Washington Post Sees "Sign From The Heavens" In Double Rainbow Above White House (Shorten)

    06/26/2015 3:19:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    As the mainstream media takes a boisterous victory lap over the Supreme Court’s declaration of nationwide same-sex marriage, the Washington Post took the extra step of invoking the divine. Wonkblog’s Ana Swanson wrote: Senior White House official Betsey Stevenson, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, captured what looked like a sign from the heavens on Friday at 11 a.m. Stevenson snapped a photo of a rainbow that had appeared over the White House.
  • These charts show that any meaningful opposition to gay marriage will soon die out

    06/26/2015 12:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/26/2015 | DRAKE BAER AND SKYE GOULD
    In 2001 the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage, then came Belgium in 2003, South Africa in 2006, and Argentina in 2010. With Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling, the United States has done the same.Given that the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as a mental illness until 1973, that's quite the turnaround. As the Pew Research Center has documented in their polling, the stance on same-sex marriage in America has undergone a radical transformation in the past 12 years. In the words of Time reporter David Von Drehle, same-sex marriage is an "increasingly uncontroversial controversy."In 2001 the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage, then...
  • Supreme Court rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

    06/26/2015 8:33:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue and Jeremy Diamond
    In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable. The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent. The far-reaching decision settles one of the major civil rights fights of this era -- one that has rapidly evolved in the minds of the American public and its leaders, including President Barack Obama. He struggled with the issue...
  • E! Network Paying Jenner for “Sex Change”

    06/18/2015 7:33:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 37 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 18th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The E! Network has destroyed the story by the actor formerly know as Bruce Jenner that his decision to adopt a female persona is a result of some feeling he really is a woman even though he still wants to have sex with them. E! is doing a series on Jenner’s transformation into a female character named Caitlyn. Now don’t we all feel sorry for Jenner having to take all that money to the bank. I wonder if he will be crying all the way to the bank