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No SCOTUS Ruling On Marriage Today

It’s likely that the Court will schedule another decision day for Thursday. UPDATE: Thursday has been added.

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Obama Uses N-Word In Racism Interview

CNN reports: President Barack Obama used the n-word to make a point about the reality of racism in America during an interview released Monday with comedian Marc Maron. Obama weighed in for the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” on the national debate on race relations and gun control that has been reignited after the Charleston shooting at the Emanuel African ...

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Jeb Bush: The Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage Won’t Be Over After SCOTUS

Via the New York Times: Jeb Bush told a gathering of religious conservatives here on Friday that the debate over same-sex marriage should continue “irrespective of what the courts say,” signaling that he would not consider a Supreme Court decision favorable to gay rights as the last word on the subject. Many in the Republican Party have hinted that they ...

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Oreo Celebrates Gay Pride

You may recall that a boycott campaign was launched against Oreo in 2012 after the brand tweeted out an image of a rainbow version of the cookie. Oreo is made by the Nabisco division of Mondelez International, which has also supported LGBT rights with a series of beautiful Honey Maid commercials. Mondelez is ranked at #91 on the Fortune 500 ...

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Duran Duran – Pressure Off

Billboard reports: Duran Duran has dropped the first single from its upcoming album, Paper Gods, which arrives Sept. 18 in the United States. The new funky song — titled “Pressure Off” — features vocals by Janelle Monae. Paper Gods is the Duran Duran’s 14th studio effort and first for Warner Bros. Records. (The band signed with the label in March.) ...

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Ted Cruz To Return Donations From Leader Of Council Of Conservative Citizens

Via the Guardian: The leader of a rightwing group that Dylann Roof allegedly credits with helping to radicalise him against black people before the Charleston church massacre has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republicans such as presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum. Earl Holt has given $65,000 to Republican campaign funds in recent years while ...

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Jim Obergefell Is At The Supreme Court

Another morning of holding our breath. SCOTUSblog will begin its live-blog at 9AM and today’s rulings are due at 10AM.

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Billy Graham’s Grandson Resigns From Megachurch After Admitting Affair

Via the Washington Post: Billy Graham’s grandson Tullian Tchividjian has resigned from his pulpit at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, a high-profile church in south Florida, after admitting he had an affair. Tchividjian, 42, has been married to his wife, Kim, since 1994 and they have three children. Many have considered Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) a rising star in evangelicalism, especially in Reformed ...

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John Oliver On Online Harassment

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Quote Of The Day – Maggie Gallagher

“By some mysterious providence, three things happened in the past few weeks: Rachel Dolezal was outed as a white woman. Bruce Jenner was lauded as a white woman. And in a New Jersey consumer-fraud case against JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), the Southern Poverty Law Center has spent millions to deprive any future New Jerseyans of the basic ...

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ITALY: Hundreds Of Thousands Rally In Rome Against Same-Sex Marriage

Breitbart celebrates: Hundreds of thousands of people travelled from all over Italy and Europe yesterday to protest against the proposed legalisation of gay marriage, and the teaching of ‘gender theories’ in schools. Gathering in the San Giovanni Square in Rome, with estimates of participants running from 300,000 to a million people, the protest put the ‘anti-Austerity’ protests held in London ...

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Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore: Take Down The Confederate Battle Flag

“The Confederate Battle Flag may mean many things, but with those things it represents a defiance against abolition and against civil rights. The symbol was used to enslave the little brothers and sisters of Jesus, to bomb little girls in church buildings, to terrorize preachers of the gospel and their families with burning crosses on front lawns by night. That ...

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HomoQuotable – Frank Bruni

“Now we stand nervously and hopefully on the brink of a milestone. Before the end of June, a month associated with wedding bells and wedding cake, the Supreme Court will issue a major decision about the right of two men or two women to exchange vows in a manner honored by the government. It may well extend same-sex marriage to ...

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Rick Scarborough: I’m Ready To Burn To Death To Stop Same-Sex Marriage

Via the Independent: Move over, couple who promised to get a divorce if gay marriage was legalised, because one Texas pastor has taken his opposition to marriage equality one step further. Rick Scarborough, a Baptist pastor and Christian political activist, has said he would be willing to be burned to death in his fight against gay rights. He made the ...

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IBM Cancels Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony With Jindal Over Anti-Gay Executive Order

Via the New Orleans Fox affiliate: IBM has cancelled Monday’s ribbon-cutting for its new National Service Center in Baton Rouge because of Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive order. The event on June 22 had been reserved for months, according to several city leaders, including Davis Rhorer, executive director of the Downtown Development District.The technology giant IBM voiced “strong opposition” to Louisiana’s ...

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Please Stand Clear

In order to “reduce dwell time” in the stations, the MTA is testing a shorter announcement on the 2 and 5 lines. Normally you hear a sonorous male saying “Stand clear of the closing doors, please.” The test voice is a female who simply says “Please stand clear.” The MTA says they hope to “shave 2-3 seconds off station stops.”

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Charleston Mass Murderer Researched The Same White Supremacists Group Once Addressed By FRC President Tony Perkins

As I have mentioned here many times over the years, in 2001 then Louisiana state Rep. Tony Perkins addressed (photo above) the Council Of Conservative Citizens, an SPLC certified racist hate group with active chapters in more than a dozen states including South Carolina. Perkins’ speech to the CCC (formerly the White Citizens Council) came only five years after he ...

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Colin Farrell Celebrates Ireland Marriage

Colin Farrell appeared on the Tonight Show on Thursday where he celebrated Ireland’s marriage referendum and mocked the response of the Catholic Church. At the end of the clip below, he mentions the photo of Gerry Adams and Panti Bliss that was brought up in the JMG interview published today.

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JMG Interview: Ireland’s Panti Bliss

A few day after Ireland’s historic marriage referendum, I interviewed activist / drag legend Panti Bliss for Pride Magazine. An edited version of the interview is now in print and the full interview is below. JMG: First of all, huge congratulations on the marriage referendum! What’s it like to find yourself on the front pages of newspapers and websites around ...

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Honest Conversations: Dads & Gay Kids

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