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Wingnut Week In Review: Plane Paranoid

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 21, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine gave us a respite last week from the usual sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic rantings. A brief one, but a respite nonetheless.Read More

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BREAKING: Oklahoma Marriage Ban Struck Down Again

Filed by John M. Becker | July 18, 2014 | 11:10 AM | comments

A federal appeals court has just affirmed a lower court ruling striking down Oklahoma's marriage discrimination amendment.Read More

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Author of Texas Ex-Gay Plank Tied to Sex Offender

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 17, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The Texas Republican party plank endorsing ex-gay therapy was written by a man using a fake name with longstanding ties to a registered sex offender and a history of sexual compulsion and deceit.Read More

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Florida Judge Strikes Down State Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | July 17, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

This afternoon, a Republican-appointed circuit court judge in the Florida Keys struck down the state's marriage discrimination amendment as unconstitutional. The ruling applies to Monroe County; marriages will begin on Tuesday.Read More

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Marriage Equality in Indiana Could Be Legal Once More

Filed by Andrew Markle | July 17, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

There were multiple cases filed in federal court against the state's unconstitutional marriage laws. In the case of Bowling, Bowling and Bruner v. Pence et al., if it is found unconstitutional again and a stay is not immediately issued, same-sex marriage would become legal again. Read More

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Justice Dept: HIV Criminal Law Should Reflect Science Facts

Filed by Bil Browning | July 16, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

The Justice Department announced yesterday that it has released a "Best Practices Guide to Reform HIV-Specific Criminal Laws to Align with Scientifically-Supported Factors."Read More

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Why the CDC & Census Numbers Are Flawed

Filed by Andrew Markle | July 16, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Data is data, but people are people and that is the unpredictable variable in this entire equation. Read More

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The GOP's Borderline Personality Disorder

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 13, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's the best of the worst in Wingnuttia this week.Read More

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Shocker: Millionaire CEO Lies About Minimum Wage Increase

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 12, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Fast food CEO Andy Puzder says that raising the minimum wage will harm workers and kill job growth. A new study of the 13 states that have tried it says otherwise.Read More

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Your 'Michelle Obama Is a Tranny' Moment of Derp

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Get ready to smack yourself in the face over this because a regular old face-palm just won't do.Read More

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From Stonewall to the White House

Filed by Mark Segal | July 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

It was the last day of June, Gay Pride month, and it was magic.Read More


Even Nixon Acknowledged That Gays are 'Born That Way'

Filed by John M. Becker | July 10, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Newly-restored tapes dating from the Nixon White House reveal that even anti-gay Republican President Richard M. Nixon understood that gay people are "born that way" -- more than forty years ago.Read More

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Wisconsin AG Appeals Marriage Equality Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | July 10, 2014 | 4:15 PM | comments

As expected, J.B. Van Hollen - Wisconsin's far-right Republican attorney general, today appealed a federal court ruling striking down marriage discrimination in the Badger State.Read More


BREAKING: Boulder Marriages Continue; Denver Issues Licenses

Filed by John M. Becker | July 10, 2014 | 2:40 PM | comments

A state court judge in Colorado has refused to stop the Boulder County Clerk from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Denver County is now issuing licenses as well. Read More

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IN Clerk Gives LGBT Youth Group 10k From Marriage Fees

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Beth White, the Indiana County Clerk who immediately started issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples after the state's law banning same-sex marriage was deemed unconstitutional, gave a local LGBT youth group a check for $9,808 yesterday.Read More