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FLORIDA: State Senate Committee Repeals Separation Of Church And State

Yesterday Florida’s GOP-dominated state Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that effectively eliminates the separation of church and state. SJR 1218, which was sponsored by Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) and endorsed by the entire Republican caucus, would delete a constitutional provision that bars Florida from spending public revenues on sectarian religious organizations. Supporters of the bill claim that prohibiting government …

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House DOMA Hearings Begin

Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner tweets out the above photo as this morning’s GOP hearing on defending DOMA begins. You can watch the hearing live here or follow along on Twitter at the hashtag #DefendingDOMA.

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Maggie Gallagher To Testify Tomorrow At House DOMA Defense Hearing

Tea Party-backed Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), who has called the president “an enemy of humanity,” will tomorrow hold a U.S. House hearing about the GOP’s plan to defend DOMA. Topping Franks’ list of witnesses is NOM chaircow Maggie Gallagher. The American Independent reports: The U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday titled “Defending Marriage,” …

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Not Intended To Be A Factual Statement

Stephen Colbert had a fucking field day with GOP Sen. Jon Kyl’s claim that 90% of Planned Parenthood’s work is abortion-related. Kyl’s office later gave the “excuseplanation” that what he said was “not intended to be a factual statement.”

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Trump Sells Himself To Evangelicals

Donald Trump appeared on the Christian Broadcast Network to work his Christianist bona fides. Trump tells CBN that while gays shouldn’t be discriminated against, he’s totally against gay marriage. The absurdity of that statement captures Trump’s candidacy in a nutshell, dunnit?

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HomoQuotable – Fred Karger

“While governor of Arkansas, 11 years ago, [Mike] Huckabee commuted the 108-year prison sentence of Maurice Clemmons. Clemmons then went on a crime spree and ended up in Seattle, Washington, where on 19 November 2010, he casually walked into a coffee shop early one morning and shot and killed four police officers while they were eating breakfast. He fired at …

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ILLINOIS: GOP Sneaks Anti-Gay Adoption Provision Into Bill For The Blind

Illinois Republicans have quietly added an anti-gay adoption amendment into a bill to assist the blind. Windy City Times reports: An amendment to a proposed bill in the Illinois Senate states that “a child welfare agency that is religiously based or owned by, operated by, or affiliated with a bona fide religious organization may decline an adoption or foster family …

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Quote Of The Day – Alan Simpson

“We have homophobes on our party. That’s disgusting to me. We’re all human beings. We’re all God’s children. Now if they’re going to get off on that stuff—Santorum has said some cruel things—cruel, cruel things—about homosexuals. Ask him about it; see if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago. Foul. Now if that’s the kind of guys that …

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Quote Of The Day – Donald Trump

“Even before Gail Collins was with the New York Times, she has written nasty and derogatory articles about me. Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent. Her storytelling ability and word usage (coming from me, who has written many bestsellers), is not at a very high level. More …

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