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ALABAMA: Committee Advances Bill To End All Marriage Licenses Statewide

Via the Associated Press: A state Senate committee has approved a bill to take Alabama probate judges out of the wedding license business following the U.S Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. The Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee on Monday approved the bill to do away with state-issued marriage licenses. Instead, spouses would file a signed marriage contract ...

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Zoey Tur Vs Breitbart: Part II

Breitbart is furious.

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Did Beijing Olympics Rip Off Disney?

Sure sounds like it. Via the New York Times: China lacks enough snow for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, environmentalists said. China is too repressive to hold the Games, detaining hundreds of lawyers just in the past month, rights campaigners said. On Friday, despite those complaints, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games to Beijing. Now some people are drawing ...

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Top GOP Million+ Donors So Far

That’s just the top four. There are dozens more.

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The Death Of Hitchbot

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FRC Staffer Craig James Sues Fox Sports For Anti-Christian Religious Discrimination

Former New England Patriots running back, failed US Senate candidate, and current Family Research Council staffer Craig James has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports, alleging that the network fired him as a commentator over his Christian stance on same-sex marriage. Yahoo News reports: In 2013, Fox Sports Southwest fired James two days after it hired him upon ...

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Shamir: Unplugged On NPR

For the latest installment of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, dance sensation Shamir performed three tracks from his critically-raved debut album. NPR’s Bob Boilen writes: When I first saw Shamir at NPR Music’s SXSW showcase, the 20-year-old singer popped on stage with a Yo Gabba Gabba T-shirt and proceeded to light up the night with his disco-infused funk and joyful ...

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AFER Calls It Quits

Last month Freedom To Marry triumphantly declared that it was “going out of business.” Today we get the same news from the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Via press release: Together, we made history. Nearly six years ago, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) was created with the specific mission of arguing for marriage equality before the U.S. Supreme ...

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Hillary Launches First Campaign Ads

The Clinton campaign has launched its first campaign ads. The first two television ads of Hillary Clinton’s campaign showcase her mother’s strength and resilience and are a clear attempt to soften the candidate’s image in the wake of a raft of troubling poll numbers. The two 60-second commercials, which begin running Tuesday in Iowa and New Hampshire, recount the story ...

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OREGON: Alleged Victim In Terry Bean Case Vanishes, Trial May Not Proceed

Oregon Live reports: The prosecutor handling the sex crimes case against Terry Bean, a prominent gay activist, told a judge Friday that his investigators have been unable to find the alleged victim in the case. Without the teenager’s testimony, the case will have to be dismissed or the trial rescheduled, the prosecutor acknowledged. The boy, now 17, doesn’t want to ...

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Smirks For Mugshot After Arrest On Multiple Felony Charges

Anti-gay Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was today arrested and booked on the three felony securities fraud charges announced on Friday. He was released on bond shortly afterwards. Around noon, the grand jury indictment against Paxton was unsealed, revealing that two first-degree fraud charges were based on Paxton’s efforts in July 2011 — when he was a member of the ...

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Manly Man Ted Cruz Fires Machine Gun

From the same right-wing publicists that brought you Lindsey Graham destroying a phone and Ben Carson playing Operation.

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Walker Punk’d By Climate Activists

(Tipped by JMG reader BKMN)

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Trump Lead Now Exceeds 2-1 Over Bush

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Gary Bauer: America Needs Sanctuary Cities For Conservative Christians

“What if there were sanctuary cities for religious conservatives? Imagine if some city in red-state America – perhaps Little Rock, Arkansas; Dallas, Texas; or Bowling Green, Kentucky – decided to be a refuge for unborn children and refused to grant business licenses to abortion clinics. What if a city decided that it was going to be a sanctuary city for ...

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Racing Extinction: Empire State Building Lights Up For Endangered Species

Via NBC New York: The landmark Empire State Building, known for its stunning light displays, shined brightly with digital light projections of the world’s endangered species Saturday evening. The show was billed as a first-of-its-kind live video projection and aimed to raise awareness about animals at risk of being lost forever. The display, a project conceived by “The Cove” filmmaker ...

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John Oliver On DC Statehood

With a lovely song at the end.

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ISRAEL: Hundreds Hold Memorial Vigil For Teen Murdered At Jerusalem Pride

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GOP: Our Digital Team Is Ready For 2016

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AUSTRALIA: New Anti-Gay Group Unveils Titanic-Themed Marriage Campaign

SBS reports: Backed by wealthy businessmen, The Marriage Alliance says it hopes its media campaign will encourage Australians to feel comfortable voicing their concerns about same sex marriage. The ad was unveiled at a launch today along with the campaign slogan “there’s more to it than you think”. The ad starts with a simple drawing that later becomes the tip ...

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