Tag Archives: Alabama

ALABAMA: Woman Charged With Murder After Shooting Son’s Boyfriend In Back

An Alabama women has been charged with murder after shooting her son’s boyfriend in the back at a local truck stop. Anita T. Hill, 51, of Pickens County, has been charged with murder in the case and was booked on a $75,000 bond. She has since bonded out of jail. Investigators have determined that Hill’s son and Johnson were “involved ...

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Mississippi And Alabama Sex Education Programs Claim That Gay Sex Is Illegal

The New Republic reports: Mississippi’s sex-ed curriculum is not notable for its progressive nature. But one thing you can’t say about the Magnolia State is that it follows the advice of some conservative parents who want schools to totally ignore homosexuality. In fact, state law mandates that the subject be discussed, at least briefly: Students are to be told that ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Anti-gay groups are getting desperate, with one candidate for governor comparing marriage equality to murder. An Alabama scheme to slip a marriage ban into the US Constitution is moving forward but is pretty much guaranteed to fail. A judge in Ohio rules that marriage equality isn’t only for dead people anymore. Plus, a major marriage victory in Utah ...

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Tony Perkins Slams SPLC’s Marriage Suit

“SPLC, which for decades has denied their pro-homosexual bias, is shooting for Alabama’s marriage amendment, arguing that the law that defends man-woman unions ‘demeans’ homosexuals. The organization, which was linked in federal court to the first act of domestic terrorism in D.C., continues to show its true colors as part of a coordinated effort to undermine marriage. If there is ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip description: Virginia’s marriage ban is unconstitutional, with a strongly-worded victory in AFER’s case. And that’s just the start of multiple marriage wins from coast to coast this week. We have good news coming out of Kentucky, Indiana, and Nevada, plus several new lawsuits, hearings, and favorable polls.

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ALABAMA: SPLC Sues For Marriage

Via press release from the SPLC: The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will announce on Thursday a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alabama’s prohibition against recognition of out-of-state marriages of gay and lesbian Alabamians. The lawsuit seeks to invalidate those provisions of Alabama’s Marriage Protection Act and the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment that prohibit such recognition. The SPLC will ...

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Op-Ed Of The Day

From a Washington Post op-ed written by Yale law professors Ian Ayres and William Eskridge: Eight U.S. states, and several cities and counties, have some version of what we call “no promo homo” provisions. Before the United States condemns the Russian statute’s infringement of free speech and academic freedom, it should recognize that our own republican forms of government have ...

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Headline Of The Day

Details. I posted one of their videos back in June.

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Freep This Alabama Poll

Halfway down on the right. (Tipped by JMG reader Jerry)

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Daily Show: Which State Will Be The Last To Approve Same-Sex Marriage?

The Birmingham News has a recap: Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” put its satirical eye on Alabama Tuesday night, asking what people in Alabama – a state the show noted “still has segregated sororities” – and our cousins in Mississippi really think about gay rights. One segment of the show, “Last Gay Standing,” was built around a prediction made by ...

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ALABAMA: Public Service Commission Kicks Off Meeting With Anti-Gay Prayer

Brian Tashman writes at Right Wing Watch: The Alabama Public Service Commission kicked off a meeting on power rates last week with a prayer against gay marriage and reproductive rights. John Delwin Jordan, who was at the meeting to testify on behalf of the Prattville Tea Party, opened up the meeting in prayer after receiving a laudatory introduction by Twinkle ...

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Meet Alabama’s Prancing Elites

JMG reader Ed tips us to this Jezebel post about Alabama’s all-male cheerleading squad, the Prancing Elites.  I believe the kids would say, “WERK!”  Many more clips can be found on their Facebook page, where they note that NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal recently tweeted out a link saying, “These dudes B jammin.”  I think the music is by sissy bounce ...

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Petition Of The Day

Via press release: A new “Oppose hate in the classroom” bill was introduced on Tuesday in Alabama to remove a requirement that sexual education teachers tell students that being gay is “a criminal offense” and “not an acceptable lifestyle to the general public.” All Out, the global movement for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) equality, along with Advocates for ...

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Obama Will Gay-Doctrinate Your Kids

So sez some Alabama teabagger. Bonus claim: Hitler!

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ALABAMA: Teacher Suspended Over Anti-Gay Slurs & Attack On First Lady

The Alabama teacher who was recorded telling students that “queers are an abomination against God” has been suspended.  He was also taped making nasty comments about the appearance of Michelle Obama. Bob Grisham, who is also a psychology and driver’s education teacher, was suspended for 10 days without pay. The Lauderdale County School Board met at 4 p.m. Monday to ...

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ALABAMA: Teacher Tells Students “Queers Are An Abomination Against God”

A teacher is being investigated in northern Alabama after a student recorded him making slurs against gay people and Michelle Obama. School district officials are investigating allegations that a Lauderdale County High School teacher made slurs in the presence of students regarding first lady Michelle Obama and gays. Superintendent Jennifer Gray confirmed the investigation concerns the school’s head football coach, ...

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Is Uncle Poodle Lying About Sending His HIV+ Former Boyfriend To Prison?

Last week the gay blogosphere erupted into divisive discussions upon the news that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo cast member Lee Thompson (who is known on the show as Uncle Poodle) is claiming that he had his former boyfriend charged with HIV transmission and sent to prison for five years after learning that he himself is HIV-positive in May of ...

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ALABAMA: Teen White Supremacist Charged With Plot To Kill Blacks & Gays

An Alabama teenaged white supremacist was arrested yesterday after a teacher found his journal in which he outlined a plan to murder black and gay fellow students. Derek Shrout, 17, was released Monday afternoon from Russell County Jail on a $75,000 bond after he was arrested for allegedly planning to use homemade explosives in a terrorist attack on fellow students ...

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ALABAMA: Lesbian Victim Of Brutal Beating Says It Was No Hate Crime

Alabama lesbian Mallory Owens, who spent much of the last week in the hospital after a brutal Thanksgiving beating at the hands of her girlfriend’s brother, says that the attack on her was not a hate crime. Mallory doesn’t remember much from that night, but says being gay is not the reason she was attacked. “A lot of things have ...

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ALABAMA: Family Demands Hate Crime And Attempted Murder Charges After Lesbian Is Beaten By Girlfriend’s Brother

A family in Alabama is calling for attempted murder and hate crime charges after a 23 year-old lesbian was brutally beaten by her girlfriend’s brother.  The brother was reportedly angry about their relationship. Mallory Owens, 23, suffered multiple skull fractures and crushed bones after the Nov. 22 attack. Family members say she had metal plates put under her eyes because ...

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