Quote of the Day: July 2012

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Don't Be a Dumbbell

Filed by Joseph Gentile | July 31, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

Conan O'Brien's sense of humor could definitely use a lift. Perhaps Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold could help? Read More


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Cheney Says Picking Palin Was a Mistake

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | July 30, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Dick Cheney thinks Palin was a bad pick to be McCain's running mate. Oh really?Read More


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Matt Lauer: Murderer of Dreams

Filed by Joseph Gentile | July 29, 2012 | 9:15 AM | comments

Matt Lauer's Olympic commentary gets a '-4' from the Transylvanian judge.Read More


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Tell Us How You Really Feel

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"It's bullshit." -- Darren E. Sherkat, a professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, who was hired by the Social Science Research Journal to audit Mark Regnerus' controversial study "How Different Are the Adult Children of Parents Who...Read More


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Cameron Disses Romney on Olympics

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | July 27, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

Mitt Romney starts his trip through Europe on the wrong foot by insulting London's readiness for the Olympics, prompting snide response from British leaders. Read More


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Let the Games Begin

Filed by Joseph Gentile | July 26, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

Even if you're not bringing home the gold, who's to say you shouldn't leave the Olympic Village empty-handed? Read More


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Hillary Clinton Speaking at International AIDS Conference

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | July 25, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

Secretary Clinton speaks about women and AIDS at the International AIDS Conference.Read More


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Failure to Launch

Filed by Joseph Gentile | July 24, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

Mitt Romney laments the passage of female astronaut, and inspirational figure, Dr. Sally Ride . . . before he could deny her civil rights. Read More


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Sen. Ron Johnson's Reason for Opposing Limits on Magazine Capacity

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | July 23, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

Can high-capacity magazines be protected under the Constitution? Sen. Ron Johnson thinks so...Read More


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I Don't Want to Be an Eagle Scout

Filed by Joseph Gentile | July 22, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Straight ally, and former Eagle Scout, Martin Cizmar bravely rejects the Boy Scout's highest honor he received nearly 15 years ago; protesting the group's reaffirmed commitment to it's anti-gay ban. Read More


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Chick-Fil-A Destroyed Like Pompeii?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 21, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"There is plenty of hate in the debate over same-sex marriage, but it's not coming from the pro-family community, for the simple reason that disagreement is not hatred. But there is a volcanic level of vitriol and venom that spews...Read More


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McCain Defends Sec Clinton's Top Aide from Bachmann Witch Hunt

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | July 20, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"To say that the accusations made in both documents are not substantiated by the evidence they offer is to be overly polite and diplomatic about it. It is far better, and more accurate, to talk straight: These allegations about Huma...Read More


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Quote of the Day

Filed by Joseph Gentile | July 19, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

Jesse Tyler Ferguson of 'Modern Family' might be a redhead, but he's DEFINITELY NOT a witch. He's you!Read More


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Elton John Shouldn't Be Funding HIV/AIDS Treatment

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | July 18, 2012 | 8:30 AM | comments

"It's not my job to [fund a state's AIDS program]. It's the government's priority to do that...We can solve this AIDS problem forever if the government gives the funding. If people are encouraged to come out and say they're HIV-positive...Read More


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Gay Marriage Isn't a Good Time

Filed by Bil Browning | July 17, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"There's just certain traditions that need to be upheld. I'll give you the other side of it, no it doesn't affect me, no it doesn't change my life. There's just traditions that need to be dealt with. I'm a believer...Read More


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Are We Talking Politicians or Voters?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 16, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"It's an axiom of modern American politics that most Republicans are reflexively - even stridently - anti-gay... To be sure, anti-gay sentiments still run deep in the GOP. Yet if one digs deeper than the conventional wisdom, one finds large,...Read More


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Tell Us How You Really Feel, Linda

Filed by Bil Browning | July 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

"Chambers has said he doesn't believe a person can change his or her so-called sexual orientation. Now, there's not anything like this invented term called 'sexual orientation' in Scripture in the first place, but then he also says that he...Read More


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False Witness: Anti-Gay Minister Caught Lying by AME Church

Filed by Bil Browning | July 14, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

"Contrary to the report, neither the AME Church nor its leadership is involved with or partnering with the Coalition of African-American Pastors." -- Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, chair of African Methodist Episcopal Church's Commission on Social Action, responding to a...Read More


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Ban Anti-LGBT Countries from Olympics?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 13, 2012 | 9:19 AM | comments

"The Olympic Charter prohibits all discrimination, and this includes homophobic discrimination. Any country that discriminates against women, ethnic or religious minorities, or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes should be disqualified from the 2012 Olympics... The International Olympic Committee...Read More


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Maggie Gallagher's Frank Capra Moment

Filed by Bil Browning | July 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

"You're like those sweet little ladies from Arsenic and Old Lace. So charming... and yet serving up poison in their tea. Their behavior was monstrous too." -- AfterElton's Ed Kennedy responding back to Maggie Gallagher after she accused him of...Read More


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Vietnam to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 11, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

"To guarantee personal freedom, the marriage between same sex people needs to be recognized." -- From an opinion letter sent to social organizations and related agencies by the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice. While the government organization stresses that it doesn't...Read More


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Remarkable in Many Ways

Filed by Bil Browning | July 10, 2012 | 9:54 AM | comments

"This was a remarkable [General Assembly] many ways... A historic first was achieved: this was the first time a marriage equality overture was debated and voted on the plenary floor. This is only the third GA to have marriage equality...Read More


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Purchasing a President

Filed by Bil Browning | July 09, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

"We're here because of David Koch and his vow to purchase a president. It doesn't sound like democracy to me." -- Anthony Zenkus, with Occupy Wall Street, while protesting outside of billionaire David Koch's house during a big bucks fundraiser...Read More


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Pro Sports Team Partners with Equality Illinois

Filed by Bil Browning | July 08, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

"This support from a major pro-sports team signals to fans and LGBT youth the diverse voices that embrace equality. When we have sports heroes and teams show their support, it takes the conversation away from politics." -- Equality Illinois CEO...Read More


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Moms Say the Darndest Things

Filed by Bil Browning | July 07, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

"I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon. Any...Read More


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Rep Maloney on Think Progress Honor

Filed by Bil Browning | July 06, 2012 | 10:20 AM | comments

"Every American has the right to live proud of who they are, whatever their race, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation may be. As a City Councilwoman in 1986, I introduced the first domestic partnership legislation in New York. Since...Read More


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Really: LA Will Vote on Condoms in Porn

Filed by Bil Browning | July 05, 2012 | 10:59 AM | comments

"We are extremely pleased to learn that our County of Los Angeles ballot measure to require adult film producers to obtain public health permits has successfully qualified for the November ballot, particularly as that is also the presidential election and...Read More


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Civility Isn't Partisan

Filed by Bil Browning | July 04, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"Let us then, fellow citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty, and even life itself, are but dreary things... Every difference of opinion is not a...Read More


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Meghan McCain on GOProud

Filed by Bil Browning | July 03, 2012 | 9:31 AM | comments

"I am a Log Cabin Republican member. As far as I'm concerned, GOProud is a rogue group that has publicly said very nasty things about me, very nasty things. And they're the type of gay Republicans that I think exacerbate...Read More


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Rupert Murdoch Disses Romney on Twitter

Filed by Bil Browning | July 02, 2012 | 9:40 AM | comments

"Met Romney last week. Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful." -- News Corp grandaddy Rupert Murdoch over Twitter. Hasn't every Republican candidate counted on...Read More


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LULAC Endorses Marriage Equality

Filed by Bil Browning | July 01, 2012 | 10:45 AM | comments

"Since its inception, LULAC has fought for the equality of minorities. All individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, country of origin or sexual orientation, deserve equal rights. Everyone should be granted the freedom to marry their partner be protected under...Read More