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How To Make A Musical For The Deaf

Via Buzzfeed: Deaf West Theatre is a premiere deaf theater company based in Los Angeles. Their recent production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Spring Awakening, performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English, is headed to Broadway this fall.

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Land Of The Free, Home Of The Sapphire: Kansas Begins Recognizing Gay Marriages

Via the Wichita Eagle: The same-sex spouses of state employees are now eligible for the state’s health insurance plan, according to a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. A same-sex spouse of a state worker or public university employee can now apply to be added to their spouse’s plan through the agency or school’s human resources department. ...

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Frothy Mix: Obergefell Proves That My 2003 “Man On Dog” Warning Was Right

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Humor Fail From Catholic Vote

Still stinging from national ridicule over its Not Alone video, Catholic Vote tries to make a funny:  The Catholic owners of “Joe’s Hardware” in Atchison, Kansas are defending themselves against a federal lawsuit that accuses them of violating equal protection laws because they refused to sell a same-sex extension cord to a customer last month. The plaintiff in the lawsuit ...

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Cuba Cruises To Launch In May 2016

Politico reports: Beginning in May 2016, Carnival plans to run biweekly, seven-night “people-to-people” vacations to Cuba on the company’s 710-passenger Adonia ship that offer “cultural, artistic, faith-based and humanitarian exchanges between American and Cuban citizens,” according to a statement provided to USA Today. The company is still awaiting final approval from the Cuban government. Though pure tourism to Cuba is ...

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TEXAS: Hate Group Denounces “Frivolous” Lawsuit Filed Against County Clerk

Via press release from Texas Values: It has come to our attention that a same-sex ‘marriage’ license has been issued in Hood County, Texas. However, we are also aware of false reports that County Clerk Katie Lang “gives in” and did an “about face” and issued and signed the license herself. As seen in the attached link, Deputy County Clerk ...

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TONIGHT: Hillary Clinton Speaks To CNN

CNN reports: Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will give the first nationally televised interview of her presidential campaign to CNN senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar. The Democratic front-runner has largely stayed away from the press, only occasionally taking questions from reporters and granting interviews to local news outlets in early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. But she hasn’t granted national ...

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Barton: Retirement Is A Pagan Concept

According to David Barton, only God-hating devil worshipers retire. And then God promptly (well, within a few years) smites the fuck out of them.

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Janet Porter: Demand That Ohio Requests Rehearing Of Obergefell By SCOTUS

“Are you upset about what the Supreme Court did to marriage? Now, there’s something you can do about it. We can ask the court to rehear the case because two justices violated the federal law which states, ‘Any justice… of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.’ [28 U.S. Code ...

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Kansas: The State Of Confusion

Late yesterday Wikipedia briefly turned Kansas sapphire after Equality Kansas and others reported that state agencies had finally begun recognizing same-sex marriages. Those reports were hotly denied by the Brownback administration and Wikipedia quickly reverted Kansas to its lone holdout purple status. This morning Equality Kansas is asking for help: We have statements from LGBT Kansans that they have either ...

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Maggie Gallagher Has The JONAH Sadz

“The Blaze is reporting that an independent film about same-sex attraction called ‘Audacity’ had generated 130,000 views for its trailer on YouTube when the trailer was abruptly pulled by YouTube in response to user complaints. YouTube has not specifically said why the trailer was pulled, but its policies include ‘commercially deceptive’ content as a possible reason. I have not seen ...

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Spain Celebrates Decade Of Marriage

This weekend an estimated 1.5M attended Madrid Pride, which fell on the tenth anniversary of same-sex marriage in Spain. The country’s parliament and senate passed the law on June 30th 2005, with it coming into force three days later on July 3rd. Two weeks later, on July 11th, Spain’s first ever same-sex wedding took place when couple Emilio Menéndez and ...

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TEXAS: Irion County Clerk Won’t Issue Licenses, Liberty Counsel To Defend

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Citing the Constitution and natural law, elected clerk for Irion County, Texas, Molly Crimer has vowed to stand for natural marriage. Referring to the opinion of five lawyers regarding marriage, Crimer said: “To keep my oath to uphold the Constitution, I must reject this ruling that I believe is lawless….I have to stand ...

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TEXAS: State Rep. Cecil Bell Calls On State Agencies To Defy Obergefell

Texas state Rep. Cecil Bell is at it again: At a press conference in Magnolia, Bell released his “PACT for the Constitutional Restoration of State Sovereignty,” essentially a manifesto listing broad ways for citizens and state and federal officials to come together and defy the Supreme Court ruling. Citizens should pressure elected officials to stop enforcing the ruling, and Congress ...

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Sarah Palin Quits Her Pay Channel

Via Wonkette: This July 4th, Sarah Palin celebrated America by announcing that she is quitting the Internet-teevee-channel grift, because quitting is what Sarah Palin does best. In video and text announcements on the Sarah Palin Channel, Governor Quitterface declared that as of August 1, anyone can consume premium, previously paywalled Palin content, because Sarah Palin is getting rid of her ...

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Has Kansas Finally Gone Sapphire?

Not so fast, says the Topeka Citizen-Journal: Married same-sex spouses will be able to join the state’s employee health plan, an Emporia State University spokeswoman said Monday – though the state agency overseeing the plan denies that they are now eligible. Gwen Larson, Emporia State University spokeswoman, said the university had received notification earlier in the day that same-sex spouses ...

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No, President Obama Won’t Be Naming June 26th As “National Equality Day”

Several major LGBT sites including Out Magazine and Logo’s NewNowNext have fallen for a satirical site’s claim that President Obama will be naming June 26th as a federal holiday to be called National Equality Day. There is a Change.org petition for just that, but so far it has 98 signatures. Lovely idea, but not happening.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Senate Nixes Flag

Only three senators voted to keep the flag: The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds. The 37-3 vote Monday allows the state to remove the flag and the flagpole where it flies as soon as it passes the House and is signed by Gov. Nikki Haley. The bill must pass ...

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15 Attorneys General To Congress: Keep Tax Exemptions For Anti-Gay Groups

Nobody is talking about doing it, but just in case! As same-sex couples begin to marry in South Dakota, Attorney General Marty Jackley wants to make sure the religious liberties of citizens who object to gay marriages are protected, the state’s top law enforcement official said. Jackley this week joined 14 of his fellow chief legal officers in sending a ...

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Franklin Graham Celebrates Clerk Who Quit Rather Than Issue Marriage Licenses

“‘I choose to obey God rather than man.’ These were the words in Linda Barnette’s resignation letter last week. After 24 years serving as a Clerk of Court in Mississippi, Linda had to choose between her job and her faith as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states. I have known Linda ...

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