Tennessee Lawsuit Wants To Stop All Marriages, but Especially Those Gay Ones

In Bradley County, Tennessee, a minister and a county commissioner are trying to Kim Davis their way out of giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


Strike that: they don’t want to give marriage licenses to anyone.

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Ben Carson: If We Give Equal Rights to “Abnormal” LGBT People, “Say Goodbye to America”

Over the weekend, Republican Presidential candidate and medical doctor Ben Carson went one step further to prove he’s no friend to LGBT people. On the contrary; he’s actively opposed to our existence, and he won’t even own up to it.

As part of a series of interviews with the presidential candidates hosted by Catholic network EWTN, Carson spoke to Matthew Franck, spewing one absurdity after another about why LGBT people are ruining America.

Right Wing Watch nabbed the clip:


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Italian Official Compares Surrogate Parents To Sex Offenders

Well, this is a new one.

Angelino Alfano, the interior minister of Italy, had an incendiary reaction to a proposal that would allow people in same-sex relationships as well as unmarried heterosexual couples to adopt their partner’s child. He essentially called for stepchild adoption to be banned nationwide and equated surrogacy to a sex crime.


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“Kim Davis Has Won”: Kentucky Marriage Licenses May No Longer List County Clerks’ Names

Kim Davis is out of jail, back to work, and probably having a very merry post-Christmas with the knowledge that she pissed off a lot of reasonable people in 2015. She’s also the spark that may have just enacted a huge change in how Kentucky issues marriage licenses.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin last week issued an executive order so that county clerks’ names won’t appear on marriage licenses anymore, in order to “ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored.” To Matt Barber and other right-wingers, that’s a huge victory for the pro-Davis crew:

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Mark Regnerus Is Sad He’ll Never Get Another Raise

To much of the world, Mark Regnerus is a laughingstock.

He’s the University of Texas researcher who, in a deeply flawed and thoroughly debunked study, tried to prove that children fare better with different-sex parents than same-sex parents.

The study was so bad, in fact, that Regnerus’ own university disavowed his work and cited the American Sociological Association’s statement that “the conclusions he draws from his study of gay parenting are fundamentally flawed on conceptual and methodological grounds.” Ever since, his research hasn’t been considered valid in cases opposing the rights of same-sex couples.

In a recent interview with WORLD, a Christian publication, Regnerus threw himself a pity party, saddened that he’s lost the respect of the scientific community and that his life will never be the same since he published the paper. Here are some select gems from the interview (the interviewer’s questions are italicized):

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