Monthly Archives: June 2014

UTAH: Attorney General Misses Filing Deadline In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Via the Salt Lake Tribune: The Utah Attorney General’s Office failed to file preliminary documents in connection with its appeal of a federal court judge’s order that the state must honor and recognize all same-sex marriages performed in Utah after another federal judge’s ruling toppled Utah’s voter-approved ban on such marriages. A “deficiency notice” filed Monday by the clerk of ...

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Google To Shut Down Orkut

Via TechCrunch: Orkut, the social networking service Google launched back in 2004, miraculously survived multiple rounds of spring cleaning despite the fact that it was never a huge hit outside of Brazil, India and a few other countries. It was always just a matter of time before Google was going to shut it down, however, and that day has now ...

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100K Turn Out For Istanbul Pride

Via Aydinlik Daily: More than 100, 000 people gathered in Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul to celebrate the 22th Pride Parade for the LGBT community on the 29 June, under some strict security measures by the police who blocked the roads to Taksim Square and Gezi Park with water cannons since early morning. Community members, as well their families and loved ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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HomoQuotable – Elton John

“The church hierarchy, the traditionalists, might be up in arms about it but times have changed. If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this [gay marriage] could not happen. He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring ...

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Adultery Website Mocks Hillary Clinton

Teabagistan thinks this is hilarious.

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Jindal Jabs Obama Over Hobby Lobby

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Abortion Foes Celebrate SCOTUS Ruling

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Since Windsor

From the Mormon Church-owned Deseret News.

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Robert Oscar Lopez: Gays Ignored Me Because Ryan Anderson Is Cute

Homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez and anti-gay Heritage Foundation wonk Ryan Anderson recently gave speeches at a Stanford University conference on “communicating family values.” According to Lopez, gay students ignored his speech but engaged with Anderson. Because one is cute and one isn’t. The conference plodded along without major incident. The queer students showed up looking very Wall Street with ...

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Civil Rights & LGBT Groups Denounce Hobby Lobby Ruling By Supreme Court

The Center For Inquiry Today the Court made clear it does not view Americans’ access to medically necessary health care as a compelling government interest, and announced loud and clear that the religious preferences of employers take preference over the health needs of workers. In making its decision, the Supreme Court also made a determination that will cause significant confusion ...

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Matt Barber Predicts…

“The implications of this victory for freedom cannot be overemphasized as the decision holds essentially that First Amendment religious liberties are applicable to corporations. It protects those with pro-life views from being forced by the government to be complicit in (pay for or provide) abortion homicide procedures, whether chemical or surgical. There will be much analysis to follow and it ...

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Hobby Lobby Owners Celebrate

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TRAILER: Pride

IMDB has the synopsis: It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to ...

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RNC Vs DNC On Hobby Lobby

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Perkins Cheers Hobby Lobby Ruling

“The Supreme Court has delivered one of the most significant victories for religious freedom in our generation. We are thankful the Supreme Court agreed that the government went too far by mandating that family businesses owners must violate their consciences under threat of crippling fines.  All Americans can be thankful that the Court reaffirmed that freedom of conscience is a ...

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SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Hobby Lobby

The ruling was 5-4 with Justice Alito writing for the majority. Via MSNBC: The Supreme Court has ruled that a closely-held company can be exempt from the contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The closely watched case pitted the administration and its allies, including women’s health advocates, against the religious right, which has repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of ...

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Mat Staver Has The “Ex-Gay” Sadz

“I am deeply saddened for the families we represent and for the thousands of children that our professional clients counsel, many of whom developed these unwanted attractions because of abuse of a pedophile. The minors we represent do not want to act on same-sex attractions, nor do they want to engage in such behavior. They are greatly benefiting from this ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Liberty Counsel’s Appeal Of California’s “Ex-Gay” Torture Ban

The Liberty Counsel already lost twice at the Ninth Circuit Court and today they were slapped down for a third time by the Supreme Court. Their appeal was filed on behalf of NARTH and crackpot “ex-gay” brainwasher David Pickup. There will be some outraged sadz about this. UPDATE: The National Center for Lesbian Rights applauds. NCLR Legal Director Shannon Minter ...

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SPOILER: True Blood

Stay out of the comments if you’ve not yet seen last night’s episode of True Blood. Otherwise, dive in and dish. (I realize the above gif is a spoiler itself, but it’s all over the web today, so…) More Jason-Eric gifs are here.

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