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Welcome To Brunei, Where Being Gay Can Literally Get You Stoned To Death

by David Badash ● 5:05 PM April 15, 2014
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Brunei is a little country of less than a half-million people, located on the small island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. One week from today, a new law allows for gay people to be stoned to death.

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You Just Paid Your Taxes — Here’s What You Got For Your Money.

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM April 15, 2014
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If you think a mere 1.1 cents of every dollar going to fund science isn’t enough — while a whopping 27 cents of every dollar going to fund our military is ridiculous, I would agree with you.

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Alabama Woman Charged With Murdering Her Son’s Boyfriend (Video)

by David Badash ● 3:34 PM April 15, 2014
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An Alabama woman has been released from jail of a $75,000 bond after being charged with shooting and killing her son’s boyfriend.

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Ellen DeGeneres Is Number One On Out Magazine’s ‘Power 50’ List — Who Else Made It?

by David Badash ● 1:41 PM April 15, 2014
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The “Power 50″ list is out! Every year, Out Magazine publishes its “Power 50″ list of whom it sees as the most influential lesbian, gay, and bisexual Americans.

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Yet Another GOP Congressman Suggests Civil Rights Act Is Unconstitutional (Video)

by David Badash ● 12:46 PM April 15, 2014
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U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho, a freshman Tea Party Republican elected in 2012 to serve the people of Florida’s 3rd district, isn’t sure if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is constitutional.

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President Obama Surprises Gay Bishop With An Invitation To Lead A Prayer

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:50 AM April 15, 2014
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President Obama surprised openly gay bishop Gene Robinson by inviting him to close the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast with an off-the-cuff prayer.

Health

Top Medical Journal: Same-Sex Marriage Makes Families Healthier

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM April 15, 2014
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There’s no need for intricate science here — although the article includes research from several studies — it’s just common sense, at least to marriage equality supporters.

Bigotry Watch

Did Accused KKK White Supremacist Murderer Also Kill Three Gay Men? (Video)

by David Badash ● 8:46 AM April 15, 2014
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Accused murderer in Sunday’s Kansas City slayings implicated in 1987 hate crime murders of three gay men.

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Breaking: Anti-Gay Hate Group Leader Arrested In Canada (Video And Photos)

by David Badash ● 8:18 PM April 14, 2014
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Peter LaBarbera has been arrested and charged with “mischief,” after distributing anti-gay hate propaganda on a university campus in Canada and refusing to leave.

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Christian Bible On Its Way To Becoming The Official State Book Of Louisiana

by David Badash ● 4:11 PM April 14, 2014
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Louisiana’s nickname is the Bayou State. Its motto is “Union, Justice and Confidence.” And if Louisiana state lawmakers get their way, the official state book will be the Holy Bible.

Civil Rights

Virginia Attorney General Submits Brief In Support Of Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:05 PM April 14, 2014
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Mark Herring, who replaced the uber-homophobic Ken Cuccinelli as Virginia’s attorney general, has filed a brief comparing same-sex unions to interracial marriage.

Marriage

ACLU Sues To Force Michigan To Recognize 300 Legally-Married Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 2:32 PM April 14, 2014
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The ACLU today filed a lawsuit to force Republican Governor Rick Snyder and the state of Michigan to recognize the marriages of over 300 same-sex couples who legally married in March after a federal judge ruled that state’s marriage ban unconstitutional.

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Popular Tom Of Finland Artwork Will Be Made Into Postage Stamps

by David Badash ● 1:18 PM April 14, 2014
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The government of Finland is honoring one of its most popular and well-known artists, Tom of Finland, with a series of postage stamps that will be available for purchase in September.

Marriage

Federal Judge Officially Rules Ohio Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages From Out Of State

by David Badash ● 11:48 AM April 14, 2014
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U.S. District Court judge Timothy Black has kept his word, and today officially ruled that the state of Ohio must recognize legal civil same-sex marriages from out of state.