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Newton Connecticut Shooting: 27 Killed, Including 14 Children — Reports

by David Badash ● 12:42 PM December 14, 2012

1010 WINS: CBS News reports: 27 people killed including 14 children in Newtown, Conn. shooting.

Bigotry Watch

One Million Moms To Nabisco: Honey Maid Ad Is ‘Attempt To Normalize Sin’ Of Gay Families

by David Badash ● 5:29 PM March 20, 2014
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The far-less-than one million moms today posted an attack on Nabisco over the cracker-maker’s beautiful new ad promoting “wholesome” families, via its Honey Maid graham cracker brand.

Marriage

Now 8: New Mexico Judge Orders Clerk To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 3:46 PM September 4, 2013
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Now eight out of New Mexico’s 33 counties are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, after a judge today ordered a county clerk to comply, over her previous refusal to allow a couple to marry.

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Nate Silver To Join Keith Olbermann At ESPN

by David Badash ● 12:06 AM July 20, 2013
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Star statistician Nate Silver is leaving his home at the New York Times and moving to ESPN to be a part of “Olbermann,” the new Keith Olbermann show on Disney’s ESPN 2 channel.

Marriage

LOOK: Minnesota Governor Signs Same-Sex Marriage Bill Into Law!

by David Badash ● 7:06 PM May 14, 2013
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Today at 5:00 PM local time, Minnesota Democratic Governor Mark Dayton signed same-sex marriage into law. Couples can begin marrying August 1.

Civil Rights

On Our Radar – Heather and Melissa Gartner, Parent 1 and Parent 2

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:30 AM May 12, 2013
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Iowa told Melissa and Heather Gartner, even though they were legally married, they could not both be listed as her parents on their newborn baby’s birth certificate. The couple fought back. Because of their efforts, Iowa birth certificates will now ask for Parent One and Parent Two, instead of Mother and Father. Today, Heather and Melissa Gartner are On Our Radar.

Arts

Award Winning Docudrama ‘Codebreaker’ Profiling Gay Icon Alan Turing Returns To Theaters

by Stuart Wilber ● 9:37 PM April 6, 2013
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“Codebreaker” returns to New York, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco and screens for the first time in Galesburg, Illinois this Tuesday, April 9.

Marriage

Twitter, Disney, Starbucks Among Hundreds Signing Supreme Court Pro-Gay Marriage Brief

by David Badash ● 3:44 PM February 27, 2013
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Almost 300 companies, including beloved iconic American companies like Apple, Twitter, Disney, Starbucks, and Marriott Hotels, have signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to recognize the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry.

Guns

Watch: Obama Says Families ‘Ripped Open By Gun Violence Deserve A Vote’

by David Badash ● 10:49 PM February 12, 2013
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Tonight during his State of the Union address, President Obama made a plea for a vote on gun control: “what I’ve said tonight matters little if we don’t come together to protect our most precious resource – our children.”

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READ: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address — Full Text

by David Badash ● 9:19 PM February 12, 2013
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President Barack Obama tonight is delivering the State of the Union address,
Here, the President’s complete speech, as prepared for delivery.

News

Ann Coulter: Concealed Carry Gun Laws Reduce Deaths

by David Badash ● 3:09 PM December 14, 2012
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Ann Coulter just suggested that perhaps school officials should have concealed guns in schools, in an effort to “reduce deaths” in shootings like this morning’s in Newton, CT

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UPDATED: Gunman Possibly Misidentified, Media Posts Wrong Facebook Profile

by David Badash ● 2:50 PM December 14, 2012

MSNBC now reports the gunman may not have been Ryan Lanza, although they add the gunman was found with identification naming him as Ryan Lanza.

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Breaking: ‘Multiple Deaths Including Children’ At Connecticut School Shooting Reported

by David Badash ● 11:58 AM December 14, 2012
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The Hartford Courant is reporting “multiple people, including children” have been killed this morning at an elementary school shooting.

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Connecticut Shooting: Principal Reported Target, Multiple Injuries, One Shooter Dead

by David Badash ● 11:28 AM December 14, 2012
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One shooter is reported dead, and multiple people, possibly including the school principal, have sustained injuries at a shooting in Newton, Connecticut.