Tag Archives: Massachusetts

CAPE COD: State’s First Fatal Shark Attack In 82 Years

The Cape Cod Times reports: A man who was bitten by a shark at a Wellfleet beach today has died, according to police. Wellfleet police Lt. Michael Hurley confirmed at 2:25 p.m. that the shark attack victim died of injuries at Cape Cod Hospital. He said the victim was a male in his mid-20s, but didn’t identify him. Leslie Reynolds, ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Scott Lively Loses GOP Gov Primary

Boston Magazine reports: Scott Lively, a pastor from Springfield notorious for his fixation on exposing “the gay agenda,” has lost his long-shot bid to unseat Charlie Baker and win the Republican nomination for Massachusetts governor. But he did, however, manage to get about a third of voters in the state’s GOP primary to support him. For those unfamiliar with this ...

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Massachusetts Dem Upsets US House Primary [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old’s upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base is seeking younger, ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Scott Lively Forces Gubernatorial Primary With 28% Vote By GOP Convention Delegates

WAMC Radio reports: Massachusetts Republicans endorsed incumbent Governor Charlie Baker for a second term at their convention this weekend. Despite handily capturing his party’s endorsement, it wasn’t entirely smooth sailing for the first-term governor on Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester. His main opponent garnered enough support to force a primary. “Will the clerk display the tally, please?” asked ...

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Massachusetts Schools To Offer LGBT-Themed Courses

The Boston Herald reports: Bay State schools will be able to try a new curriculum with LGBTQ-themed history, English and health this fall that proponents say is an effort to help all students see themselves reflected in classrooms. The curriculum, developed by a team of teachers with Massachusetts Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Nutjob Scott Lively Vows To Be The Voice For Homocons In His Gubernatorial Campaign

Vicious anti-LGBT activist Scott “Pink Swastika” Lively, who last year won dismissal in a “crimes against humanity” suit for his role in Uganda’s “kill the gays” bill, is running once again for governor of Massachusetts. Today Lively unveiled a decidedly unique campaign ploy. He writes: In reality there are a great many conservative homosexuals in our society today whom we ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: GOP Governor Dodges Pence Visit

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Boston tomorrow for two fundraisers — including one for the Republican National Committee, which is expected to haul in $500,000. But Massachusetts’ Republican governor won’t be at either of them. Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters today that he will be in New Bedford during Pence’s visit and won’t attend the RNC ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: State GOP Changes Rules To Cut Anti-Gay Crackpot Scott Lively Out Of Election Funds

The Boston Globe reports: The state Republican Party Tuesday night scrapped its long-standing neutrality rule governing primaries, ordering organizational resources to be directed to the re-election of Governor Charlie Baker and his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. The resolution approved by the party’s 22-member executive committee also prohibited it from providing any assistance to GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively, ...

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Vistaprint: Satan Pamphlets Were Sent By Mistake

Mass Live reports: Pamphlets on sin and Satan were incorrectly sent to a gay couple who had ordered wedding programs, and the flyers were meant for someone else, Vistaprint says. The company, the target of a federal lawsuit filed in Massachusetts, updated a statement issued late Wednesday in which the company said it was investigating the matter. “What we have ...

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Former State Pol Busted In $1M Bribery Scheme That Included Hundreds Of Pounds Of Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Boston’s CBS affiliate reports: Former Massachusetts Sen. Brian Joyce “violated the public’s trust” and “decided to take the path of greed” by using his office for personal profit to accept up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for official actions, federal investigators said Friday. Joyce, a longtime attorney and Milton Democrat who was arrested Friday, is accused ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: GOP Governor Signs Recreational Marijuana Bill Into Law, Sales To Begin June 2018

The Boston Herald reports: Gov. Charlie Baker today signed a bill that reshapes the state’s marijuana legalization law, kick-starting an 11-month sprint until pot shops can legally open statewide — during which officials will have to build an entire bureaucracy from the ground up. Flanked by lawmakers key to crafting the legislation, Baker signed into law several changes to the ...

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Cape Cod Sex On The Beach [VIDEO]

Those aren’t just the names of cocktails: Four teens were arrested after they allegedly started having sex at a Cape Cod beach on the Fourth of July. Dennis police said an officer was on patrol on an ATV at Mayflower Beach just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the officer learned there were four people who were “acting inappropriately in the ...

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Federal Court Rules It Has No Jurisdiction Over “Crimes Against Humanity” Suit Against Pastor Scott Lively

Anti-LGBT activist Scott Lively today won dismissal in the “crimes against humanity” lawsuit brought against him in Massachusetts by a group of Ugandan human rights activists. Lively was accused of collaborating with Ugandan officials to institute the death penalty for homosexuality. Following international outrage, the punishment was amended to only life in prison. The Ugandan Constitutional Court later invalidated the ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Recreational Pot Use Now Legal

The Associated Press reports: Having spent nearly three decades crusading for relaxed marijuana laws in Massachusetts, Bill Downing is greeting the state’s new recreational marijuana law with a mix of satisfaction and trepidation. The voter-approved measure took effect on Thursday, making it legal for adults to possess, grow and use limited amounts of pot. “I am both celebrating and worrying ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Gov. Baker And Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Celebrate Life Of Hat Sister John Michael Gray

Longtime JMG participant Boston Guy reports: On Sunday, October 16th the Arlington Street Church in Back Bay was filled to capacity as family, friends and members of the Boston LGBTQ community came together for a service in celebration of the life of John Michael Gray (one half of the Hat Sisters). Mayor Marty Walsh addressed those gathered and a surprisingly ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: State Certifies Christian Group’s 2018 Ballot Measure To Repeal Transgender Rights

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Opponents of a newly enacted Massachusetts law that prohibits anti-trans discrimination in public accommodations have obtained enough signatures to place the measure on the ballot in 2018, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin certified Tuesday. Brian McNaff, a Galvin spokesperson, affirmed for the Washington Blade Wednesday opponents of the law submitted 34,231 ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: State Supreme Court Grants Parental Rights To Former Partner Of Lesbian Mom

The case is important because the couple had never married. The Associated Press reports: The Massachusetts court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States ruled Tuesday that an unmarried gay woman whose former girlfriend gave birth to two children through artificial insemination has the same parental rights as their biological mother. The Supreme Judicial Court, of ...

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Curt Schilling Vows To Unseat Sen. Elizabeth Warren

He’s been saying this for weeks. Via Politico: Hillary Clinton is “evil,” Gary Johnson is always “high” and it’s game on against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to former baseball star Curt Schilling. The six-time all-star Major League pitcher told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Friday that he’s “serious” about mounting a 2018 challenge to unseat Warren in Massachusetts, while deriding Johnson ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: GOP State Senate Candidate Cheers Donald Trump For “Putting Faggots In Their Place”

Wicked Local Action reports: State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, said Republican challenger Ted Busiek of Littleton should apologize and consider dropping out of the race after a remark Busiek made on Twitter July 2. Referring to a short video clip of Donald Trump parrying with Congress about federal tribal gaming policy, long before Trump’s successful bid for the Republican presidential ...

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BREAKING: Massachusetts House Approves Transgender Rights Bill, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker To Sign It

From GLAD: “This is an incredible moment. After years of brave and steadfast work by transgender people, family members, allies, businesses, faith leaders, and community organizations, we are inches from full equality for transgender people in our state. This bill will not only ensure fair and long overdue protections for transgender people, but enshrine in law a recognition of the ...

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