8th Circuit declines to lift stay on Missouri gay marriage ruling, will hear the state’s appeal.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to lift the stay on Missouri’s gay marriage ruling and has decided to hear Missouri’s appeal. This is actually concerning.  The 8th Circuit is extremely conservative.   We’re talking two Clinton appointees, one Obama appointee, seven appointees by Bush Jr., three from Bush Sr., four from Reagan, [Read More...]

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Holly Fisher, “pro-family” darling, exposed as an adulterer.

You guys know Holly Fisher, right?  She’s the twitter troll who taunted women who lost healthcare coverage in the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling with pictures like this: After people pointed out this was a little (a lot) insensitive, she upped her game by posting a picture holding an assault rifle, holding a bible, [Read More...]

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Oklahoma lawmaker wants to get government out of marriage now that gay people can do it.

Rep. Russ Todd (a Republican, try to contain your shock) wants to do away with marriage licenses entirely in Oklahoma to prevent government employees from having to do their jobs for every citizen who comes through the courthouse doors. Marriage licenses would become a thing of the past in Oklahoma under a bill filed by [Read More...]

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SCOTUS to hear marriage equality cases.

As many expected, the SCOTUS will hear at least some of the marriage equality cases before it during its present term: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry, positioning it to resolve one of the great civil rights questions in a generation before its current term [Read More...]

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Liberty Counsel says anti-gay bigots are living MLK Jr.’s legacy.

Matt Staver of the Liberty Counsel said in a press release yesterday that those seeking to discriminate against an entire subset of the population are actually the ones living out Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy: Today, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is being lived out by bakers, photographers, florists, ministers, county clerks, [Read More...]

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Father rips into Steve Deace on gay rights.

My hometown paper just printed an article by Steve Deace.  I’ll give you the first bit of it so you can get a sense for the whole thing: This spring, when the Supreme Court hears arguments on the gay marriage cases the justices accepted Friday, it is going to be hearing much more than a [Read More...]

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Denver church cancels the funeral of a lesbian as the family waits for it to begin.

It seems that wherever I go religiously driven discrimination and assholery follow.  Just up the road from me in Denver a church has canceled the funeral for a woman, while her family waited for it to begin, because the deceased was a lesbian. Vanessa Collier (photo) was only 33 years old when she died in [Read More...]

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Head of Campaign for Children and Families wants governors to deploy national guard to stop same-sex marriage.

Randy Thomasson is the founder of the Campaign for Children and Families and its website SaveCalifornia.com (listed as a hate group by the SPLC), a group which ironically works to keep kids out of loving homes and to stop families from forming.  He is wanting governors to deploy the national guard to stop same-sex marriages. [Read More...]

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Russia bans sexual deviants from getting driver’s licenses.

In Saudi Arabia you can’t drive a car if you’re a female.  In Russia now, you can’t drive a car if you’re a “sexual deviant” which includes LGBT people. Fetishism, exhibitionism and voyeurism are also included as “mental disorders” now barring people from driving. The government says it is tightening medical controls for drivers because [Read More...]

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Texas legislator has introduced a bill that says Texas can ignore the courts.

So the 5th Circuit is about to rule on whether or not Texas’ gay marriage ban is constitutional.  It’s up in the air how it will go.  The 5th Circuit is pretty conservative, but lots of conservatives have ruled that gay marriage bans defy the Constitution. Either way, a state legislator in Texas has introduced [Read More...]

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