July 9, 2014

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BREAKING: Colorado Marriage Ban Struck Down

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 6:20 PM | comments

Eat your heart out, Focus on the Family: Colorado's marriage discrimination amendment has just been struck down in state court. The ruling is stayed pending appeal.Read More


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Utah Marriage Case is Now on Supreme Court's Doorstep

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Kitchen v. Herbert, the federal court challenge to Utah's marriage discrimination amendment, is now on the doorstep of the United States Supreme Court, state attorney general Sean Reyes announced today.Read More


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Chad Griffin: HRC Supports ENDA, But More is Needed

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

After the LGBT coalition supporting the current version of ENDA all but collapsed overnight, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin wrote an op-ed this afternoon explaining why his group still supports the measure.Read More


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Out & Equal Withdraws Support for ENDA

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the latest pro-equality group to drop its support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over its troubling and unprecedented religious exemption.Read More


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Confusion Reigns in Indiana Over Same-Sex Marriages

Filed by Andrew Markle | July 09, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

If an Indiana same-sex couple is denied the free legal name changes afforded by their recorded marriage at their local Social Security Office, the couple should file a gender discrimination complaint with the regional SSA office in Chicago.Read More


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Fired for Proselytizing at Work, Bank Teller Claims Persecution

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

A Kentucky woman, who was fired by U.S. Bank after refusing repeated warnings to stop asking customers whether they'd found Jesus, is suing the company for religious discrimination and claiming she was "persecuted" for her Christian beliefs.Read More


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Bryan Hawn's Butt Is a Shark in the Water?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bryan Hawn really loves his own ass. He loves it so much, his website splashpage proclaims "I love you with all my butt. I would say heart, but my butt is bigger." Read More


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Mississippi's 'Turn Away the Gays' Law Now in Effect

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Mississippi's "turn away the gays" law, which creates a special "right" for people and businesses to discriminate against LGBT people and other minority groups as long as they blame it on Jesus, is now in effect.Read More


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Hollywood Execs May Be Victims of Homophobic Lawyer

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Four high-profile Hollywood executives have been slapped with salacious gay sexual abuse lawsuits in recent weeks by a single lawyer. But while the cases are imploding, the damages to their reputations may be permanent.Read More


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Russian MP: Naked Apollo on Banknote Threatens Children

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

A Russian lawmaker is demanding that the country redesign its 100-ruble banknote, featuring the Greek god Apollo, because he says the deity's tiny penis presents a potential threat to children.Read More


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Todd Starnes Calls for Civil Disobedience Over LGBT Rights

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I think there's going to come a time when Christians may be forced to engage in acts of civil disobedience... this issue -- religious liberty -- is going to be the civil rights issue of our generation. Read More