Monthly Archives: March 2015

Freep This Indiana Poll

Right here. (Tipped by JMG reader Paul)

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Freedom Indiana: We Can Fix This Mess

Freedom Indiana today announced a legislative proposal to counter the hate bill signed last week by Gov. Mike Pence. “Governor Pence can’t answer the question, but we can,” said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Katie Blair. “It’s clear the RFRA, which has attracted so much local and national attention, is doing considerable damage to our state. Freedom Indiana is ready with ...

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HRC To Silicon Valley: Oppose The Arkansas License To Discriminate Bill

Published yesterday in the San Jose Mercury News. A digital version of the ad is also running on  tech websites and sites owned by the Wall Street Journal.

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CONNECTICUT: Gov. Dan Malloy To Ban State-Funded Travel To Indiana

Malloy’s action follow similar orders from the mayors of San Francisco and Seattle. (Tipped by JMG reader Wayne)

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East Village Selfie Woman Apologizes

“It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York. What happened last week in the East Village is not to be taken lightly and I regret my course of action.” – Former Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Christine Freundlich, apologizing for taking a cheerful  selfie in front of the gas explosion which destroyed ...

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Eviscerates FRC Hater Peter Sprigg Over Indiana’s New Law

Mediaite recaps this morning’s epic takedown: “There is a picture that’s circulating around of the governor as he signed [the bill],” Cuomo said. “Several of the people in the picture are outspoken critics of gay existence. Now, that’s not a coincidence. It’s not a coincidence why you’re against it. Let me ask you, why do so many Christians these days ...

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From The Former Chairman Of NOM

(Via JMG reader Bryan)

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Lambda Legal Calls Out Pence’s Lies

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Governor Pence continues to deceive the public about this deeply flawed law. Let’s clarify a few things. Gov. Pence myth: SB 101 is just like Illinois law that then-State Senator Obama voted to support. Truth: Gov. Pence fails to point out that Illinois has robust nondiscrimination clauses in its state Human Rights Act that ...

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South African Comedian Trevor Noah Named As Jon Stewart’s Replacement

Via the New York Times: In December, Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” offering his outsider’s perspective, as a biracial South African, on the United States. “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he said with a smile. “It ...

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NEW YORK: Prison Guard Suspended After Facebook Threat To Shoot Gay Neighbors

A part-time corrections officer in a Buffalo suburb has resigned after his superiors were notified that he had posted a Facebook message in which he threatened to shoot his gay neighbors. He has also been suspended from his full-time job at the infamous Attica state prison. Via the Buffalo News: Richard “Rick” Pilarski Jr. resigned Saturday as a cell block ...

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GEORGIA: House Committee Cancels Meeting On License To Discriminate Bill

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A specially called meeting of the House Judiciary Committee set for Monday was cancelled, leaving the future of the ‘religious liberty’ bill in doubt. The committee was to meet at 10 a.m., to likely decide the fate of a controversial bill for this year. But a member of the committee, who asked not to be identified ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Texas has won the right to have gays and lesbians fired for taking medical leave. The state’s also working on a sneaky work-around to stop marriage equality, just in case the Supreme Court overturns the state’s ban. And Alabama officials says that maybe gays and lesbians don’t want to get married after all.”

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Activists Disrupt Speech By Jamaican Prime Minister

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller was delivering the keynote speech at the Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in New York City on Thursday when she was interrupted by LGBT activists. Via the Washington Blade: The advocates challenged the Jamaican prime minister over what they perceive as her government’s insufficient response to rampant anti-LGBT violence on the island that continues to ...

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Carly Fiorina: There’s A 90% Chance I’m Running For President In 2016

Suggested campaign slogan: “I’ve never held public office but check out my track record of wrecking billion-dollar corporations!”

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Tim Cook: Americans Need To Stand Up Against License To Discriminate Laws

“Men and women have fought and died fighting to protect our country’s founding principles of freedom and equality. We owe it to them, to each other and to our future to continue to fight with our words and our actions to make sure we protect those ideals. The days of segregation and discrimination marked by ‘Whites Only’ signs on shop ...

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Today In Tired Wingnut Memes

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Look Who Lined Up With Gov. Mike Pence To Sign License To Discriminate Bill

As you may recall, the official photo released by Pence’s office showed him surrounded by nuns and monks. But look who else was also there.

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: The Supercut

Watch this.

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Today’s New York Post

Via Gothamist: The photo of 7 women cheerfully taking a selfie on 2nd Avenue—as buildings crumble and burn behind them, and victims of the explosion remain missing—was almost unbelievable. The selfie stick, the beaming smiles… surely this was Photoshopped. It wasn’t. The very real photo quickly spread online yesterday, and this morning the NY Post has put the young women ...

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Tony Perkins: Stop Bullying Indiana

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