Tag Archives: Louisiana

Anti-Government Christianist Militias Are Openly Training In Louisiana

A couple of hundred old white guys are being armed and trained by a local Louisiana sheriff in Bible-inspired operation called “Operation Exodus.” They claim they’re preparing for domestic terrorism, but their real intent is the overthrow of the federal government.

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Louisiana Court Ruling: Both Adoptive Dads Get Their Names On Birth Certificate

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that both adoptive fathers in a Louisiana gay adoption case may have their names put on the child’s birth certificate. A three-judge panel unanimously upheld a district judge’s ruling, ordering the state registrar to quickly issue a new certificate for the boy identified as “Infant J,” and “J.C. A.-S.” “Even our …

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Fox On Rep. Joseph Cao

Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) defends his lone GOP vote on the health care bill as critical to the residents of his district, many of whom remain impoverished years after Hurricane Katrina. Cao says he has no plans to switch parties and that his vote was not a “backroom deal” with Obama to maintain FEMA funds to his district, as right-wingers …

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Watchdog Group Demands Ethics Charges For Sen. David “Diaper Boy” Vitter

A DC-based watchdog group is demanding that Louisiana’s lawyers association investigate anti-gay Sen. David Vitter for his admission that he committed a “very serious sin” by patronizing the infamous “DC Madam.” Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said its request is related to Vitter’s recent request for a Justice Department investigation into ACORN, the community activist group with headquarters …

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Ellen DeGeneres At Tulane

Ellen DeGeneres spoke at Tulane University’s commencement this weekend and spoke eloquently about coming out (amidst her usual hilarity). (Via – Towleroad)

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Louisiana Couple Files Federal Suit Over Denial Of Marriage License

A gay couple in New Orleans is asking a federal judge to overturn that state’s ban on same-sex marriage after being denied a marriage license. Kristoffer Bonilla, 33, and John Thomas Wray, 18, are asking a federal judge to strike down the constitutional amendment, which lawmakers and voters overwhelmingly approved in 2004. The men filed the lawsuit against several state …

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Scholars To Boycott New Orleans Convention Over Marriage Rights

A group of scholars from the American Political Science Association have signed on to a boycott of the group’s 2012 convention in New Orleans because Louisiana denies marriage equality to LGBT residents. A 2004 amendment to the Louisiana Constitution denies marriage and “the legal incidents thereof” to same-sex couples. This provision places an affirmative burden on visiting lesbian and gay …

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Draft Stormy!

Via Politico comes word of a campaign to draft porn star Stormy Daniels to run against the anti-gay, prostitute visiting, diaper play lovin’ Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). Remember the Craigslist ad seeking a female with “a history in some aspect of the adult entertainment industry” to run against that Louisiana senator whose past isn’t so clean, David Vitter? Well, it …

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