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AUSTRALIA: Labor MP Tim Watts Delivers Passionate Speech About His Uncles Who Couldn’t Marry [VIDEO]

Labor MP Tim Watts has made waves in Australia with a passionate marriage equality speech about his uncles who could never marry. From the Sydney Morning Herald: A Labor MP has attacked the Coalition government’s Senate leader Eric Abetz as an “anachronistic joke” in an impassioned speech recounting the story of a gay uncle who died of AIDS without the ...

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AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Tony Abbott Threatens To Fire Party Leaders Who Vote For Same-Sex Marriage

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today threatened to fire party leaders who “break ranks” and vote for same-sex marriage. Nine News reports: The Prime Minister was responding to a potential vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage, if MP Warren Entsch were to successfully introduce a cross-party bill to parliament this morning. “It is … the standard position of our ...

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Bill Donohue: Gay Fascists Want To Criminalize The Bible

You guys, Bill Donohue is VERY UPSET that calling for the execution of homosexuals can result in criminal charges in Switzerland. He writes: “They want him behind bars. His offense? He quoted from the Bible. The accused: Swiss Bishop Vitus Huonder. The accusers: gay activists in Europe and the United States. On July 31, Bishop Huonder spoke at a Catholic ...

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If you’ve not yet “liked” the Facebook page for the new JMG, the feed for this here website thingy is now auto-posting over there.  Come lay your brutal loving down on me. I promise not to call you later.

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BREAKING: Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Adoption By Same-Sex Couples In 9-1 Vote

Via the Washington Blade: The Mexican Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a law in the state of Campeche that bans same-sex couples from adopting children is unconstitutional. The 9-1 decision comes against the backdrop of the debate over marriage rights for same-sex couples that continues to gain momentum in the country. Spanish-language media reports: Con nueve votos a favor y ...

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NEW JERSEY: Liberty Counsel Again Appeals “Ex-Gay” Torture Ban To US Supreme Court

In March 2015 the Supreme Court smacked down the Liberty Counsel’s appeal of New Jersey’s “ex-gay” torture ban. Today they are trying again, this time with a different client and different angle. Via press release: Liberty Counsel is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 3371 (“A3371”), which prohibits minors from receiving any form of ...

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ISRAEL: Jerusalem Pride Killer Admitted To Psychiatric Ward

Israel National News reports: Gay Pride parade stabber Yishai Shlissel has been admitted to a psychiatric ward in order to assess whether he is fit to stand trial, Channel 10 reported Monday. Later that day, Channel 10 reported that Shlissel had, in fact, experienced a psychotic episode in 2009 and undergone extensive treatment in a special facility, and was being ...

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Charlotte Pride Forecasts 100,000 Attendance

Every year anti-gay activist Michael Brown and hundreds of his red-shirted supporters wade into Charlotte Pride to scream damnation. This year they can expect a massive crowd. Via the Charlotte Observer: One of the largest LGBT events in the South will take over uptown Charlotte this weekend, bringing in a predicted 100,000 people. Among the expected highlights is a Sunday ...

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Target Toy Aisles To Go Gender-Neutral

The wingnuts are screaming about this. From Target’s corporate blog: Over the past year, guests have raised important questions about a handful of signs in our stores that offer product suggestions based on gender. In some cases, like apparel, where there are fit and sizing differences, it makes sense. In others, it may not. Historically, guests have told us that ...

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AUSTRALIA: Marriage Poll By Anti-Gay Group Backfires

The anti-gay nutters at Marriage Alliance probably aren’t too happy about their poll. From the good guys: Marriage equality advocates have welcomed a new poll showing almost 60% of Australians believe marriage equality is a medium to high priority. The poll, conducted for anti-marriage equality group, the Marriage Alliance, found that marriage equality is, on average, the 13th most important ...

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TEXAS: AG Ken Paxton No Longer Faces Contempt Charges Over Death Certificates Issue

From the Dallas NBC affiliate: A lawyer says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton no longer faces a contempt of court hearing after the state agreed to update vital record policies for same-sex couples. The cancellation Monday means that Paxton must no longer appear before a federal judge and possibly be held in contempt over whether Texas has impeded gay rights ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Alan Wilson Ordered To Pay Couple $135K In Legal Fees Over Marriage Battle

BOOM! The Associated Press reports: A federal judge ordered South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Monday to pay more than $135,000 in legal fees for a couple who challenged the state ban on same-sex marriage. Wilson must reimburse seven attorneys a total of $130,600 for 390 hours of work, or nearly 90 percent of what they requested. Judge Richard ...

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AUSTRALIA: PM Tony Abbott Calls Meeting To Discuss Free Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Bill UPDATE: Free Vote Rejected

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Coalition MPs are holed up at Parliament House in a marathon meeting to debate same-sex marriage. Prime Minister Tony Abbott called a special joint Liberal-National parties meeting on Tuesday afternoon so government MPs could discuss whether they should have a free vote on the reform. However the decision to include National MPs – who are ...

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Austin Ruse To Scott Lively: You Can’t Sit With Us

Scott Lively is livid at fellow hate group leader Austin Ruse for “distancing himself” from the “boogeyman” that Lively has become. From Lively’s site: When I first started reading Austin’s article I was pleased and excited. I thought finally one of the “titans” of the pro-family movement was going to come to my defense. But as I read on I ...

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Pat Robertson: Gays And Everybody Who Accepts Them Are Totally Going To Hell [VIDEO]

Right Wing Watch: Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson railed against a church with a gay pastor, saying that gay Christians and Christians who support gay rights are defying the Bible. “To have a church saying [homosexuality] is not a sin, it’s okay, they’re leading people down the road to perdition,” he told a viewer who had recently attended ...

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SWITZERLAND: Gay Group Sues Catholic Bishop Vitus Huonder For “Death To Gays” Statement

Gay Star News reports: A Swiss bishop is being sued for allegedly claiming gay men should be put to death. Pink Cross, the Swiss Gay Federation, is filing a criminal complaint against Vitus Huonder, the Catholic Bishop of Chur, for reportedly making homophobic comments while quoting passages from the Bible. In his 50-minute address in Germany on 31 July, he ...

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Welcome To The New JMG!

Welcome to the new JMG! I hope you’ll find this here website thingy cleaner-looking, faster, and more mobile-friendly. The migration isn’t fully complete yet and we’ll also be making a few more minor tweaks to the look over the next few days. Your Disqus histories are being imported at this writing and for now the old JMG will remain live ...

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AUSTRALIA: Canberra Airport Lights Up In Rainbow To Greet MPs Arriving For Same-Sex Marriage Bill [VIDEO]

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Canberra Airport has been lit up in rainbow colours to greet federal MPs flying into the capital, ahead of the introduction of a cross-party bill to support gay marriage expected this fortnight. And Australian Marriage Equality’s new national campaign slogan, #WeCanDoThis, is also on display with hopes the momentum in the community for same-sex marriage ...

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