Monthly Archives: March 2016

BREAKING: By 31-17 Vote Mississippi Senate Approves Sweeping Anti-LGBT License To Discriminate Bill

Moments ago the Mississippi Senate voted 31-17 along party lines to approve a sweeping bill that legalizes anti-LGBT discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. The bill’s chief Senate sponsor, Sen. Jenifer Branning [photo], faced some tough questioning, most of all from black Democrats, but the haters once again simply outnumbered the good guys. The bill now goes back to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Mississippi Senate Votes On Anti-LGBT “License To Discriminate” So-Called Religious Liberty Bill

The vote is starting. Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: Mississippi lawmakers are scheduled to take a final vote Wednesday on what critics believe is the most sweeping anti-LGBT legislation in the United States. The bill passed in the state House in February, and opponents are hoping to kill it in the Senate by delaying a possible vote until after a ...

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Janet Porter Has The Georgia Sadz: Gov. Nathan Deal Has Totally Criminalized Christianity With His Veto

“Georgia Governor Nathan Deal just pulled a ‘Mike Pence’ and vetoed their Religious Liberty Bill. But the Georgia Bill didn’t protect the corporate or individual religious freedom rights of the bakers and florists, it would have only protected the religious freedom of pastors and religious organizations! “That’s right, the vetoed bill vehemently opposed by Disney, Time Warner, CBS, MGM, NBC ...

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Trump: Punish Women Who Have Abortions [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Donald Trump sparked a firestorm on Wednesday after saying that women should be punished for getting illegal abortions. “There has to be some form of punishment,” Trump told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews during a combative interview. Matthews asked Trump whether he would ban abortion and how he would enforce such a policy. “The answer is that there has ...

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Linda Harvey: Boycott The NFL & The NBA

“North Carolina’s GOP leaders did not cave to pressure from the NBA, now proudly inclusive of depravity, which threatened to move the All-Star game. What happened to real men in pro sports? Or are their spiteful lesbian lawyers calling the shots? Time for some boycotts, sports fans. The battle in Atlanta came from homosexual allies in the business community, with ...

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Carpool Karaoke With Jennifer Lopez [VIDEO]

Vanity Fair recaps: This Jennifer Lopez iteration, which aired last night, is a very good one. Lopez—always appealing—is especially relaxed and on point here (highlights include the harmonizing between the two on Lopez’s “Booty,” as well a brief interlude where Lopez shows Corden how to pose for a “J.Lo music video”). Lopez also knows how to skillfully weave in tidbits ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Replacements LTD Founder Bob Page Laments His State’s Anti-LGBT Legislation

North Carolina’s openly gay Replacements LTD founder Bob Page today issued a statement in reaction to his state’s hate law. His message in full: Today, I take the unusual step of sending you a personal message. Perhaps you, like millions of others, have heard that North Carolina’s recent passage of House Bill 2 – which has been called the worst ...

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FLORIDA: Former Breitart Columnist Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting At Sister’s Boyfriend

He’s also CPAC’s 2011 “Blogger Of The Year.” From the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: A prominent political blogger was arrested Saturday and charged with the attempted murder of his sister’s boyfriend, authorities said. Javier Manjarres, 43, a South Florida-based blogger in the conservative movement with a national following, was arrested after he left his sister’s boyfriend with a broken nose and ...

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Atlanta City Council To NBA: OUR Anti-LGBT Hate Bill Is Vetoed, So Give Us Charlotte’s All-Star Game

We love this. From Atlanta’s ABC affiliate: Atlanta Council members are calling on the NBA to move the All-Star game to Atlanta. Next year’s game is set for Charlotte, North Carolina. But North Carolina just passed a state law that requires people to use the bathroom associated with the gender of their birth, not the gender with which they identify. ...

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VIRGINIA: Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe Vetoes “Stigmatizing” Anti-LGBT “Religious Freedom” Bill

BOOM. The Washington Blade reports: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday vetoed a religious freedom bill that critics said would have allowed anti-LGBT discrimination. McAuliffe said in a statement that Senate Bill 41 is “nothing more than an attempt to stigmatize.” “This legislation is also bad for business and creates roadblocks as we try to build the new Virginia economy,” ...

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Washington State Joins North Carolina Travel Ban

And the list just keeps getting longer. From the Associated Press: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined other government officials in banning anything but most publicly funded travel to North Carolina because of the state’s law halting anti-discrimination rules. In making the announcement, Inslee praised Washington’s law that requires buildings open to the public to allow transgender people to use ...

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Anything Can Be A Musical [VIDEO]

Via Entertainment Weekly: It’s getting harder for Stephen Colbert to repress his inner musical urges. After recently dueting with Anna Kendrick and Tom Hiddleston, the Late Show host got another huge opportunity to show off his pipes when Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom stopped by Tuesday’s show. Colbert began by asking Bloom, in his standard interview style, about ...

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Foreign Governments Freak Out Over Trump

Washington-based lobbyists who represent foreign governments say they are overwhelmed with questions about how a Donald Trump presidency might upend trade, tourism, security agreements, and other foreign policy deals. The Hill reports: The questions about Trump are “almost all-consuming,” said Richard Mintz, the managing director of Washington-based firm The Harbour Group, whose client list includes the governments of Georgia and ...

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Hillary Goes After Trump In New York Ad [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Hillary Clinton is taking to the airwaves to confront Donald Trump, airing her first television ad here in New York to challenge the Republican billionaire in hopes of strengthening her own bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. “When some say we can solve America’s problems by building walls, banning people based on their religion and turning against each ...

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Teen Girl Pepper-Sprayed At Trump Event [VIDEO]

From the New York Daily News: A 15-year-old girl was groped and then pepper sprayed in the face after pushing away her assailant outside a Donald Trump event in Wisconsin, authorities said. A vibrant orange spray of oleoresin capsicum blasted the girl in the face after she shoved a man packed among dozens of pro-Trump supporters shouting “All Lives Matters” ...

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Vermont Joins North Carolina Travel Ban

From Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin: “The law passed in North Carolina is an absolute disgrace. Vermont has a proud tradition of protecting the rights of LGBT individuals. I’m making this decision in that tradition. I’m proud to join with New York in taking this action. I hope other states will join us in applying pressure on North Carolina to recognize ...

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Seen In Los Angeles

JMG reader Aaron sends us the latest Los Angeles billboard from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

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Big Business Turns Up Heat On North Carolina

The New York Times reports: The onslaught of criticism, economic sanctions and a lawsuit being leveled at Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina grew on Tuesday, as the largest corporation in his state joined the fight against a new law that eliminated anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Bank of America, which has its headquarters in Charlotte, ...

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Trump Mocks Charge Against Campaign Manager

Watch below. Via Mediaite: Donald Trump seriously kicked off his appearance at CNN’s GOP town hall tonight by––and I’m not kidding here––doing a mock dramatic reading of Michelle Fields‘ original statement on what happened when Corey Lewandowski grabbed her. Cooper asked Trump about Lewandowski blatantly lying about touching Fields before being charged with battery over it today. Trump said, “I ...

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Posts Ranting Defense Of His State’s “Not Perfect” Anti-LGBT Law [VIDEO]

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory this afternoon posted a ranting clip in which he claims his state has been “demonized for political gain” and wrongly “been made the target of a vicious nationwide smear campaign.” Watch below. According to McCrory, the avalanche of criticism comes from those are “promoting conflict to advance their political agenda.” Below are some tweeted reactions ...

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