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Discrimination

Judge Says Indiana Has ‘No Valid Reason’ To Single Out Same-Sex Marriages

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:38 AM April 22, 2014
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Federal Judge Richard Young rules Indiana has not presented a “valid reason” same-sex marriages should not be recognized and says challengers are likely to prevail at trial.

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.

Discrimination

Young Conservatives Launch Campaign To Strike Anti-Gay Platform Language

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:24 PM April 21, 2014
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A group of well-known young Republicans have launched a million dollar campaign called Reform The Platform, aimed at removing all anti-gay language from Republican Party platforms.

News

Car Owned By Murdered Houston Lesbian Couple Found — Could This Be Needed Evidence?

by David Badash ● 2:56 PM April 21, 2014
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The car belonging to a murdered Houston area couple has finally been located. It could reveal evidence about the murder of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson.

Civil Rights

You Can Now Pre-Order Harvey Milk Stamps Online

by David Badash ● 2:01 PM April 21, 2014
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The US Postal Service just announced that the Harvey Milk stamp is available for pre-order.

News

Franklin Graham Cries, ‘Christians Being Attacked’ After Saying Gays ‘Recruit’ Kids For Sex

by David Badash ● 1:12 PM April 21, 2014
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Franklin Graham slams the “entertainment industry, especially in certain segments of the news media,” and claims, “Christians are being attacked,” as he issues ugly attacks on gay people.

Marriage

News: Pennsylvania Could Be The Next State To Win Marriage Equality

by David Badash ● 11:30 AM April 21, 2014
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In a Pennsylvania same-sex marriage case, a group including eleven same-sex couples and a widow filed a motion today for summary judgment, asking the court to rule without a trial.

Arts

The Life Of Barney Frank Is About To Be A Movie

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:52 AM April 21, 2014
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A documentary about the life of former congressman Barney Frank is set to premiere Sunday, April 27, at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Evangelicals Franklin Graham And Ralph Reed Bash Gays For Easter (Video)

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM April 21, 2014
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For Easter, ABC News’ “This Week” hosted three top evangelical Christian leaders who spent a good portion of the segment obsessing over homosexuality, bashing gay people, and lying about same-sex couples raising children.

News

Major Study: Bullying Causes Physical, Emotional, Economic Distress Four Decades Later

by David Badash ● 7:37 AM April 21, 2014
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A major new study finds adults who were bullied as children experience negative effects on their physical, emotional, and economic well-being as long as four four decades later.