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David Badash

Celebrities

Wait Until You Leave Work To Listen To ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 4:40 PM April 23, 2014
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WWE wrestler and host “Stone Cold” Steve Austin delivered a vociferous and full-throated support of same-sex marriage on his podcast.

Celebrities

Jodie Foster Got Married This Weekend!

by David Badash ● 4:04 PM April 23, 2014
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Congratulations to Jodie Foster and her new wife, Alexandra Hedison! The couple, who had been dating about a year, were married this past weekend.

Bigotry Watch

Religious Right Icon’s ‘Irrefutable’ Anti-Gay Claims Slammed By PolitiFact

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM April 23, 2014
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The anti-gay claims of one of the brand names of the religious right have just gotten slammed by Politifact’s PunditFact researchers.

News

Police Chief Fired For Being Gay Might Get Her Job Back (Video)

by David Badash ● 12:26 PM April 23, 2014
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Crystal Moore, the Latta, South Carolina police chief who was apparently fired by Mayor Earl Bullard for being gay, might be getting her job back in a few months.

Civil Rights

Signed By 58 Prominent People, The Plea For ‘Tolerable Discourse’ No One Is Talking About

by David Badash ● 9:38 AM April 23, 2014
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58 prominent people supposedly from across varying ideologies have chosen to become the founding signatories of a letter written by an unnamed person that chastises those who supported the firing of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.

Marriage

Federal Judge Tells Anti-Gay Group: No, We Won’t Delay Tomorrow’s Case Just For You

by David Badash ● 5:27 PM April 22, 2014
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A federal court judge has smacked down the National Organization For Marriage’s request to delay tomorrow’s long-scheduled hearing in the first day of a same-sex marriage case in Oregon.

News

Breaking: Archbishop’s Damning Testimony On Child Sex Abuse Released (Video, Transcript)

by David Badash ● 5:00 PM April 22, 2014
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The archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul finally testified in a four-hour court deposition on April 2 about his role in managing child sex abuse cases, and his comments can only be described as damning.

Bigotry Watch

Louisiana’s Next Move After Keeping Gay Sex Illegal? Killing State ENDA Bill.

by David Badash ● 3:28 PM April 22, 2014
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After voting to keep an unconstitutional law on the books, one that makes sodomy illegal, Louisiana lawmakers today elected to not move forward with an LGBT employment non-discrimination bill.

Marriage

Texas: For First Time, Support For Same-Sex Marriage Outweighs Opposition

by David Badash ● 1:46 PM April 22, 2014
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Today, a new poll was released that finds a small but significant change in Texans’ views on marriage equality.

Discrimination

Police Chief Fired For Being Gay: ‘Crushing’ To Hear Mayor’s Anti-Gay Attack (Video)

by David Badash ● 11:28 AM April 22, 2014
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The South Carolina police chief who was fired last week, presumably because she is a lesbian, said it was “crushing” to hear the mayor’s anti-gay comments.

Bigotry Watch

Tony Perkins, Wielding Increasing Influence Over GOP, Roadblocks Moderation Toward Marriage

by David Badash ● 9:52 AM April 22, 2014
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Perkins and his FRC predecessor, Gary Bauer, both shoulders-deep in Republican theocratic Christian evangelical politics, are fighting back against GOP efforts to support same-sex marriage, hard.

Marriage

Atlanta Same-Sex Couple Becomes First To Sue Georgia For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM April 22, 2014
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An Atlanta same-sex couple together eight years just became the first to sue the state of Georgia for the right to marry in what is being called a “massive” class-action lawsuit.

Marriage

Breaking: NOM Questions Gay Judge’s Ethics, Now Claims Standing In Oregon Marriage Case

by David Badash ● 5:45 PM April 21, 2014
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Less than 48 hours before a federal judge is scheduled to hear two cases attempting to overturn Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, NOM, the National Organization For Marriage has said it will file a motion claiming standing.

Bigotry Watch

Christian Homeschooling Activist Who Made This Movie Is Running For Lt. Gov.

by David Badash ● 5:00 PM April 21, 2014
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A Tea Party Republican running to become the Lt. Governor of South Carolina says that public schools are the “enemy” of Christians.