February 19, 2014

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BREAKING: AZ Senate Passes 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

The state of Arizona took one big step towards legalizing anti-LGBT discrimination today when the GOP-controlled Senate passed a "Turn Away the Gays" bill on a party-line vote.Read More


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Anne Rice Obliterates Homophobes on Facebook

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Bestselling author Anne Rice delivered smackdown after epic smackdown to Christian homophobes on Facebook on Saturday. Read More


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Now Going Viral: 'I Am a Ukrainian'

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

This video, an emotional plea for help from Ukrainian anti-government protesters, is going viral on the Internet today.Read More


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Mean People Still Suck

Filed by Kate Clinton | February 19, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

As Congress cut food stamps and debated extending unemployment insurance, I found myself shaking my head and asking, "How kin people be so mean?"Read More


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South Dakota Kills 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Another one bites the dust: lawmakers in South Dakota deep-sixed a GOP-sponsored "right to discriminate" bill yesterday.Read More


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Idaho Lawmaker Drops 'Turn Away the Gays' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

After a bill granting special discrimination rights to anti-LGBT Christians generated a tremendous backlash, an Idaho Republican is withdrawing the bill.Read More


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Idaho Couples Ask Judge to Strike Down Idaho Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, Idaho became the latest state with an active marriage equality lawsuit, thanks to four courageous couples and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.Read More


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Colbert Interviews 'Piers Morgan Abuser' Janet Mock

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Stephen Colbert's interview with author, trans advocate, and "Piers Morgan abuser" Janet Mock is a must-watch. Attention, Piers: this is how it's done.Read More


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Let's Warm Up Under the Sea

Filed by Bil Browning | February 19, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

After weeks of really cold temperatures and snow out the wazoo, let's warm up with some tropical weather and boys blowing their own bottles.Read More


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Regnerus: Marriage Equality = More Heteros Doing Anal

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 12:30 PM | comments

Mark Regnerus, the discredited "researcher" who thinks same-sex couples make inferior parents, also thinks marriage equality will result in straight people PUTTING THINGS UP THEIR BUTTS... for fun!Read More


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NOM to Indiana: Put Marriage on the Ballot Or We'll Sue

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The so-called National Organization for Marriage is hinting that it may try and sue to force marriage discrimination onto the ballot in Indiana this fall.Read More


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The (Religious) Empire Strikes Back

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | February 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

The writing is on the wall: we're going to get marriage equality. War's over, right? Not by a long shot -- this is where we start getting our asses handed to us.Read More


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Texas Judge to Marriage Opponents: Read the Constitution

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

A county judge in Texas invited same-sex couples to have commitment ceremonies on Valentine's Day and a right-wing political candidate attacked him for it. The judge's response is perfect.Read More


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Louisville Group Places 'Ex-Gay' Billboard in Gay Neighborhood

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

A new billboard advertising the "pray away the gay" myth has cropped up in one of Louisville, Kentucky's most LGBT-friendly neighborhoods, causing a great deal of controversy.Read More


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TN 'Right to Discriminate' Bill Killed in Committee

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

A proposed bill that would have given people and businesses in Tennessee the "right" to refuse service to same-sex couples was pulled from committee yesterday.Read More


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Gambian Pres: We Will Fight LGBTs Like We Fight Malaria

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

"As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for Leprosy, Gonorrhea, Bacteria and Tuberculosis," said Yahya Jammeh, president/dictator of Gambia.Read More


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Catholic Priest Refused to Give Me Last Rites, Says Gay Man

Filed by John M. Becker | February 19, 2014 | 8:00 AM | comments

A D.C. man who was recently hospitalized for a heart attack says the hospital chaplain refused to anoint him when the priest found out that he's a gay man.Read More