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Duggar Fest 2015 Is Coming

Publicity for the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit (hereafter known as Duggar Fest) is well underway. It will be interesting to see if any of the GOP presidential candidates take a pass this year. The full list of invitees is here.

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CONGRESS: Comprehensive LGBT Rights Bill Set For Introduction On Thursday

Via Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade: A highly anticipated bill that would explicitly bar anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights law is set for introduction in both chambers of Congress on Thursday, the Washington Blade has learned. Capitol Hill sources said lead sponsors Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) will introduce the legislation on Thursday ...

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Anti-Gay Group Vows To Boycott Major Retailer Over LGBT Rights Support

Since there are already at least a dozen “major” boycotts underway for the same reason, we’re not sure why this is supposed to be news. Pastor Bill Owens of the Coalition of African-American Pastors met with the delegation in Dallas and says religious rights of Christians have been harmed by the Supreme Court decision and will continue to be in ...

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Today’s New York Daily News

(Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

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Laverne Cox On Caitlyn Jenner

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European Court Denounces Italy, Says Partner Recognitions Are Overdue

Via the Daily Mail: The European Court of Human Rights condemned Italy on Tuesday for failing to provide legal recognition to same-sex couples and said the country should introduce some form of civil union for homosexual couples. Italy is the only major western European country that does not recognise either civil partnerships or gay marriage. The country was taken to ...

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Gawker Editor Fires Parting Shot

Yesterday Gawker’s two top editors resigned in protest of the removal of their homophobic hit piece against a previously unknown executive. But not before one of them apparently expensed a $546 lunch on the way out the door.

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Viral Video Of The Day

At the KKK rally in South Carolina on Saturday, one counter-protester thoughtfully provided musical accompaniment. The clip below has since racked up nearly 800K views. (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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Trump Widens Lead Over GOP Field

Via the Washington Post: Even with the drop in support on the final night of the survey, Trump was the favorite of 24 percent of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That is the highest percentage and biggest lead recorded by any GOP candidate this year in Post-ABC News polls and marks a sixfold increase in his support since late May, ...

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Cuban Embassy Opens In DC

Via USA Today: Throngs of demonstrators gathered Monday to witness the raising of the Cuban flag over Cuba’s embassy, the first time it has flown here since the U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with the communist country 54 years ago. As American and Cuban diplomats stood side by side, three Cuban guards in white uniforms marched out of the building, ...

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Hackers Hit Ashley Madison

Via the Associated Press: The parent company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, says it was hacked and that the personal information of some of its users was posted online. In addition, the person or persons behind the attack are threatening to release all of the site’s personal information — including its members’ sexual fantasies and financial ...

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Maggie Gallagher Has The EEOC Sadz

“On Friday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made a remarkably lawless decision: it unilaterally added ‘sexual orientation’ to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, something wholly unjustified by the text, by the history, or by the plain meaning of the statue, hijacking the civil rights movement in a profound new way. Everyone knows the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does ...

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LOUISIANA: Married Gay Man Denied Communion At His Mother’s Funeral

Via the New Orleans Advocate: Tim Ardillo said he was standing next to his mother’s coffin leading his young son to receive a blessing when the priest presiding over the funeral Mass denied him communion. The longtime Catholic said the priest told him it was because he married outside the church, but Ardillo doesn’t think that’s the whole story. He ...

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KENTUCKY: Clerk Kim Davis Testifies That She “Prayed And Fasted” About Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Infamous Kentucky county clerk and alleged dog-napping conspirator Kim Davis took the stand today in the ACLU’s lawsuit against her for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Via the local CBS affiliate: Davis told the court she’s an apostolic Christian and her religion says that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. She says her right to ...

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PETITION: Turn NYC’s Christopher Park Into Nation’s First LGBT National Park

The petition is here.

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Ben Shapiro Files Battery Charges Against Transgender Reporter Zoey Tur

Via Breitbart: Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro has filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department alleging battery against transgender Inside Edition reporter Zoey Tur, née Robert Albert Tur. Shapiro filed the report Sunday morning, two days after a contentious exchange with Tur on the HLN program Dr. Drew. On a panel discussion over Bruce Jenner’s receipt of ...

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Gawker Editors Resign Over Removal Of Story That Outed Corporate Exec

Mediaite reports: Gawker Media editor-in-chief Max Read and executive editor Tommy Craggs resigned Monday in protest of the managing partners’ decision to remove a piece accusing former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s brother David of soliciting a male prostitute. “On Friday, I told my fellow managing partners… I would have to resign if they voted to remove a story I’d edited ...

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eBay Spins Off PayPal

PayPal is an independent company once again. At $46.6 billion, PayPal would have a greater market capitalization than that of eBay, whose value will shrink to around $34 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. PayPal will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker “PYPL,” returning to its roots under the same ticker it had before it was acquired ...

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The Destruction Of Penn Station

Mashable has published a photo essay which looks back at the original Penn Station. In 1910, when New York City transportation terminal Pennsylvania Station opened, it was widely praised for its majestic architecture. Designed in the Beaux-Arts style, it featured pink granite construction and a stately colonnade on the exterior.The main waiting room, inspired by the Roman Baths of Caracalla, ...

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Todd Starnes: McCain Started It

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