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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Rulings Bring Out the Crazy on the Right

Last week the Supreme Court delivered twin rulings on gay rights, striking down the section of DOMA relating to federal benefits for same-sex couples, and letting stand a lower court ruling that found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Of course, right-wing … Continue reading

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10 Years After Lawrence v. Texas, Supreme Court Issues Another Landmark Gay Rights Ruling

In a historic ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, while avoiding a larger ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. The court ruled 5-4 that Section 3 of the Defense of … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann’s Greatest Hits

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced this week that she will not be running for re-election in 2014. Good riddance! Bachmann is so batshit crazy she makes all the other wackjobs in the Republican Party look sane and rational by comparison. (I’m talking to you, Rick … Continue reading

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Democrats Throw Gays and Lesbians Under the Bus to Appease GOP Bigots

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has withdrawn an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have granted gay and lesbians the same rights to sponsor foreign partners that married heterosexuals currently have. As Immigration Equality explains it on the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

After passing both houses of the state legislature, a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota was signed into law Tuesday afternoon by Governor Mark Dayton. Thousands gathered outside the State Capitol in St. Paul to witness the signing of the bill, after … Continue reading

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Freedom of Association vs. Coercion in the Case of the Homophobic Florist

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office is suing a florist for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. According to the lawsuit, Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., illegally discriminated against a customer on the basis of … Continue reading

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Some Democrats Still Refusing to Back Same-Sex Marriage

As the Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, marriage equality has more political momentum that even before. More and more prominent Republicans are coming out in favor of gay marriage, and among young Republicans supporters even appear to outnumber opponents. Given the … Continue reading

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Rand Paul Doesn’t “Understand” Gay Marriage. What’s To Understand?

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) gave an interview to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association today, and, seeing as this is the same Bryan Fischer who thinks that pedophiles will take over the Boy Scouts if the group’s ban on … Continue reading

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