GAY RIGHTS: Video of the first gay marriage in Mobile County.

Probate Judge Don Davis of Mobile County, Alabama listened to Roy Moore who told him a higher court’s ruling could be ignored.  That didn’t work out so well for Davis. So yesterday Mobile County finally obeyed the law and began giving marriage licenses to gay couples.  The first in line were Robert Povilat and Milton Persinger. [Read More...]

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FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Preacher delivers epic, discriminatory rant to Birmingham City Council.

Meet Cedric Hatcher, a Birmingham Preacher who went before city council to complain that marriage equality infringes upon his rights.  It is a rant so detached from reality, so overflowing with pouting and hate, and so over-the-top that even some of the councilman can’t help but crack up: Hoo boy.  God looked at all the citizens [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS: Live, on-the-ground report on the damage from gay marriage in Alabama.

I’ve never heard of Jeremy Todd Addaway of Redneck News (but I dig his initials), but thank goodness he had the courage to wade out into Alabama, into the maelstrom following gay marriage coming to the entire state, to give the rest of us a look at the damage gay marriage is doing. God help us. [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS & LAW: CNN’s Chris Cuomo takes Roy Moore to task.

This is one of the most beautiful interviews I’ve ever seen: Ooooooooh, he mad.  So mad. Moore’s lone tactic seems to be to imply that there are unjust laws.  He keeps asking Cuomo if he would’ve followed the decision in Dred Scott.  It seems like a simple answer: yes, and I would’ve acknowledged it as [Read More...]

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BREAKING: Federal judge rules Alabama probate judges must issue same-sex marriage licenses.

The probate judge in Mobile County, Alabama, Don Davis, was sued for not giving a marriage license to a gay couple who wanted one on Monday.  The judge assigned to his hearing was Callie Granade, the federal judge who struck down Alabama’s gay marriage ban.  Awkward. Davis apparently didn’t show up, choosing to instead just [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS: Roy Moore gets a shiny endorsement from the KKK.

Man, Roy Moore is having a hard time getting an endorsement from anybody these days, but one group is loving him: the Ku Klux Klan: A Mississippi chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is supporting Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s stand for state’s rights and called for members to protest against the legalization [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS: Arkansas town cleverly sets the stage to fight anti-LGBT state law.

Ok, here’s another happy post.  Yesterday I wrote about how the Arkansas Senate passed a bill that would prohibit Arkansas town from passing nondiscrimination ordinances that protected LGBT people.  Boo, Arkansas. But in Arkansas there is one town which everybody knows is a holdout for the state’s LGBT population: Eureka Springs.  Last night, before the [Read More...]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: An affordable officiant.

Today requires a second morning happiness.  Here’s a bona fide officiant in Alabama making herself available for LGBT couples who just got their marriage license:   Some days you look at the world and it looks pretty black.  It’s important to look for stuff like this. [Read more...]

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GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Poetic justice.

In Alabama on Monday Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis was one of the judges who elected to defy the federal ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.  As expected he was sued by some of the couples who wanted to get married that morning.  A hearing is set for Thursday morning and will [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Gov. Sam Brownback just removed LGBT as a class protected from discrimination.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has just issued an executive order (which is tyranny when Obama does it) that removes LGBT people as a protected class: Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the protected classes of state employees. His order rescinds a prior order from former Gov. [Read More...]

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