BREAKING: The NBA pulls the All-Star game out of Charlotte due to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation.

Well this is cool: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers failed to repeal or repair an anti-LGBT law passed in spring, according totop NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports. The All-Star Weekend events, scheduled to take place February 17-19, will likely be moved to New Orleans, [Read More…]

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Ted Cruz defends religious liberty, including that of atheists, and doesn’t endorse Trump. And I still disagree with him.

Well, this was interesting: Now to be clear, Cruz’s speech still had your standard right wing fare.  I mean, at 13:30 Cruz says, “Hillary Clinton believes that the government should dictate every choice in your life: education, healthcare, marriage, speech, all dictated out of Washington.”  Of course, the crowd at the RNC (which looks like [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Military to lift its ban on transgender people serving openly!

OutServe-SLDN just issued a press release saying the military is lifting its ban on transgender people serving openly: Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the recommendations from the working group formed last summer on the lifting of the ban on open transgender service. This announcement includes recommendations, plans and timeline to when transgender service [Read More…]

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Federal judge shoots down “Kim Davis laws” in Mississippi. No denying marriage licenses due to religion!

A district judge has ruled that any Kim Davis wannabes in Mississippi will be flying in the face of the law: A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling blocks the state from [Read More…]

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Mike Huckabee to pay Survivor $25,000 for using “Eye Of The Tiger” at Kim Davis rally without permission.

Remember back when Mike Huckabee held that rally for Kim Davis and used Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger without permission?  The band actually posted to their Facebook page: “NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger,’” the band wrote on its official Facebook page on Tuesday. “I [Read More…]

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Bomb explodes in the women’s bathroom of a Target store.

Last night a bomb went off in the women’s bathroom of an Illinois Target store: A small bomb exploded in the women’s bathroom at a Target store in Evanston on Wednesday, and officials are investigating whether it’s connected to the company’s policy allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice. Commander Joe Dugan [Read More…]

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Mississippi’s “religious freedom” law applies to three very specific, Christian-based beliefs.

Mississippi, like a few other mostly Southern states, has passed a “religious freedom” bill which is really just a “let religious people slide around discrimination laws” bill. But Mississippi’s is different in a very relevant way: it stipulates that religious freedom, in this case, only applies to same-sex marriage, sex outside of marriage, and that [Read More…]

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Republicans trying to slip anti-gay provisions into the National Defense Authorization Act.

Like they do every year, Congress is working on passing the National Defense Authorization Act.  According to Wikipedia, “the authorization bill determines the agencies responsible for defense, establishes funding levels, and sets the policies under which money will be spent.”  It’s pretty straight forward. But some Republicans are trying to slip anti-gay bits into the [Read More…]

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European Union denounces anti-LGBT laws in the United States.

This just in: The recently adopted laws including in the states of Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee, which discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in the United States contravene the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the US is a State party, and which states that the law shall [Read More…]

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Obama to issue directive: public schools must let trans students use the bathroom of their gender identity.

Well, this is going to make some waves: The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity. A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over [Read More…]

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