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TEXAS: “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill Passes Final Hurdle

The Texas Tribune reports: Over the tearful opposition of the Legislature’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus and several failed attempts at a procedural block, the Texas House passed a religious liberty bill Monday that LGBTQ advocates fear would license discrimination against their communities. When the lower chamber first considered the bill just over a week ago, the LGBTQ Caucus torpedoed it with …

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Alabama Station Refuses To Air Show About Gay Rat

The Birmingham Herald reports: Alabama Public Television chose not to air PBS’s Arthur episode that included a same-sex marriage. APT preempted the episode by showing a re-run of Arthur. Mike Mckenzie, director of programming at APT, said APT was notified by WGBH and PBS in mid-April about the episode entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” and decided to show …

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TAP TAP TAP: Is This Here Website Thingy On?

Hello, old friends. Let’s try this again, shall we? Rather obviously, the last couple of days have been a nightmare on wheels as your beleaguered host and his tireless tech team have battled a malicious malware attack that essentially forced a rewrite of this here website thingy. As I may have made clear in the past, my knowledge of coding …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Pensacola News Journal reports: A Florida man was arrested for allegedly exposing his genitals and scooting toward women while riding a Walmart in-store scooter. Kejuan Mccants, 27, was arrested Thursday and charged with indecent exposure. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail on a $10,000 bond. Police responded around 5 p.m. May 4 to the Walmart on Creighton …

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Trump Threatens To Destroy Iran: We Will “End” You

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to issue a threat against Iran amidst escalating tensions between the United States and the Middle Eastern country. The threat comes just days after the New York Times reported that Trump was seeking to tamp down escalated tensions between his administration and Tehran, telling acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan he doesn’t want …

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Trump Calls For Exceptions In Abortion Ban Laws

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro-Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states. Trump’s comments come within days of Alabama passing a near-total abortion ban, putting in place the nation’s most restrictive law on the procedure. …

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Far-Right Australian MP Egged By Teen Loses Seat

The Independent reports: The anti-immigration politician egged by a teenage boy earlier this year has lost his seat in the Australian parliament following the country’s federal election. Fraser Anning, who sparked outrage when he said Muslim immigration was to blame for the New Zealand mosque shootings, has been defeated in his bid to return to the Senate. His party – …

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UK Spent £318 On LGBT Rights In Northern Ireland

Britain’s Channel 4 reports: Two years ago Prime Minister Theresa May gave Ruth Davidson a promise. The UK government would use its influence to advance LGBT rights in Northern Ireland – despite considering Gay Marriage and Abortion to be devolved issues. That promise helped secure Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson’s decision to back Theresa May’s £1 billion deal with the …

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Mayor Pete Blasts Fox Hosts Ahead Of Fox Town Hall

Via email from the Buttigieg campaign: There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether Democratic presidential candidates should go on Fox News. Tomorrow night [tonight], I’ll be participating in a Fox News town hall with Chris Wallace, and I want to tell you why. First, let me be clear: I strongly condemn the voices on Fox and in the …

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