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Queen Panti Issues Holiday Message [VIDEO]

Yesterday Queen Elizabeth issued her holiday message. Today we get a holiday message from Ireland’s monarch, Queen Panti Bliss, which was delivered via the national broadcaster, RTE.  The Independent reports: The Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss, has delivered a rousing alternative Christmas Day Message to rival the Queen of England’s annual message. Panti’s ten minute speech called on the nation …

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Kim Davis: I Failed Miserably At Marriage

“How ironic that God would use a person like me, who failed so miserably at marriage in the world, to defend it now. The Lord picks the unlikely source to convey the message.” – Kim Davis, speaking yesterday to the Associated Press. More from ABC News: “It makes me uncomfortable to hear people using God … to justify their bigotry,” …

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Huckabee Attacks Cruz On Gay Marriage

Mike Huckabee has been flailing about in recent weeks, desperate to break through the Trump media juggernaut. Today he’s grabbed onto the mild controversy over Ted Cruz’ comments to a pro-gay major GOP donor. So far Teabagistan is mostly uninterested in the Cruz flap and surely they don’t care about Huckabee’s reaction either.

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Ted Cruz Goes Soft On Gay Marriage When Talking To Big-Dollar Pro-Gay GOP Donor [AUDIO]

Via Politico: In June, Ted Cruz promised on NPR that opposition to gay marriage would be “front and center” in his 2016 campaign. In July, he said the Supreme Court’s decision allowing same-sex marriage was the “very definition of tyranny” and urged states to ignore the ruling. But in December, behind closed doors at a big-dollar Manhattan fundraiser, the quickly …

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Executive Order Removing Clerks’ Names From Marriage Licenses

We knew this was coming. Via the Louisville Courier-Journal: In one of his first major acts in office, Gov. Matt Bevin issued a series of executive orders Tuesday to remove the names of county clerks from marriage licenses in Kentucky and halt efforts by former Gov. Steve Beshear to restore voting rights to certain felons who have completed their sentences. …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: GOP State Rep. Bill Chumley To Introduce Bill To “Nullify” SCOTUS On Marriage

South Carolina GOP state Rep. Bill Chumley has pre-filed a 2016 bill that aims to “nullify” the US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. From the right-wing New American site: In an effort to protect the traditional definition of marriage within South Carolina, the bill states that “It is the policy of the State of South Carolina to defend natural …

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Brian Brown Celebrates Slovenia Marriage Repeal

“I am happy to report that Slovenia voted by over 63 percent on Sunday to reject so-called same-sex ‘marriage.’ The government had rammed through the legislation and had done everything possible to stop traditional marriage and prevent the people from having a direct vote. “As occurred to our coalition in Washington, DC and elsewhere, the government claimed that the people …

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CHINA: Gay Man Sues For Marriage Rights

Radio Free Asia reports: A gay man in the central Chinese province of Hunan has filed a lawsuit against the government for refusing his application to marry his male partner, in a move that has been hailed as a major test case for LGBT rights in the country, his lawyer told RFA on Monday. Sun Wenlin, 26, filed the complaint …

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AUSTRIA: Court Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage

Last month lawyers for five children of gay parents sued the Austrian government, saying that the children were being stigmatized because their parents could not marry. Today the Administrative Court in Vienna ruled against the children, saying in part that children of unwed parents no longer face much social criticism. The lawsuit was not supported by HOSI Wien, Austria’s main …

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Marco Rubio: I’m Not A Bigot [VIDEO]

Marco Rubio doesn’t like being called a “bigot” just because he wants to rescind civil rights for LGBT Americans. Via Pink News: Rubio is very upset that just because he plans to systematically dismantle gay people’s right to marry and work without being discriminated against, people think he’s some kind of bigot. He told CBS’s Face the Nation: “People who …

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NOM: We’re Out Of Time (And Probably Money)

It’s truly a pleasure to read Brian Brown’s ever-increasingly desperate money begs. This one came in on Saturday: “As the end of year approaches, I have to sound the alarm. NOM exists only because of your generous support and we raise most of our funds in our year-end membership drive. This year I was ecstatic because a group of donors …

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SLOVENIA: Voters Repeal Same-Sex Marriage

Credit goes to Pope Francis and the local Catholic Church. Via the Associated Press: Preliminary referendum results have shown that Slovenians have rejected a same-sex marriage law by a large margin. The results released Sunday by authorities show 63 voted against a bill that defines marriage as a union of two adults, while 37 were in favor. The results are …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Court Rules That Catholic Prep School Broke Law In Gay-Hiring Retraction

ABC News reports: An all-girls Catholic prep school in Massachusetts violated state anti-discrimination law by rescinding a job offer to a man in a same-sex marriage, a judge ruled. Matthew Barrett was offered a job as Fontbonne Academy’s food services director in 2013, but the offer was withdrawn days later after he listed his husband as his emergency contact. Barrett …

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Brian Brown: We Urgently Need Donations To Stop Gay Marriage From Destroying Civilization [VIDEO]

Hate group leader Brian Brown today issued a rare audio plea for “urgently needed” donations to help repeal same-sex marriage. Brown lists NOM’s five-point plan to turn back marriage rights and thanks major supporters who will match new donations. Listen below.

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SLOVENIA: Pope Endorses Marriage Repeal Effort

Agence France-Presse reports: Pope Francis today urged Slovenian politicians to stand up for family values, four days before the country votes in a referendum on gay marriage. Without explicitly mentioning the vote, Francis told a group of Slovenian pilgrims that he encouraged “everyone, especially those with public responsibility, to support the family, a structural reference point for the life of …

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SLOVENIA: Marriage Repeal Voting Begins Today

Slovenia’s Parliament approved same-sex marriage back in March, but anti-gay and Christian groups backed by the local Catholic Church successfully pushed the issue to a national repeal referendum. Politico reports: EU politicians, including European commissioner Violeta Bulc, are urging Slovenia to back same-sex marriage as early voting begins Tuesday on a referendum that could overturn a controversial marriage equality law. …

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TENNESSEE: State Rep. Mark Pody Says God Told Him To Draft Bill To “Void” Obergefell Ruling [VIDEO]

Under the direct orders of White Jesus, GOP Tennessee state Rep. Mark Pody has drafted a bill to “nullify” the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling as “unauthoritative and void.” Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Pody declared that, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling, God told him that he was called to be a watchman, tasked with warning …

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LA LGBT Center Looks Back On 2015 [VIDEO]

“Watch the 13 milestones that changed the world for LGBT people in 2015 and news coverage that illustrates 6 reasons why our battle isn’t over. From marriage equality to an end on the military ban on transgender people, 2015 will be remembered as a landmark year for the LGBT civil rights movement, but learn why we’ve still got so much …

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Marco Rubio: I’ll Undo Obergefell [VIDEO]

Following a similar promise made last month by Ted Cruz, yesterday Marco Rubio appeared on Meet The Press where he vowed to undo same-sex marriage via appointments to the Supreme Court and not by way of a constitutional amendment. Andy Towle has the quote: “As I’ve said, that would be conceding that the current Constitution is somehow wrong and needs …

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AUSTRALIA: Fourth State Recognizes Foreign Marriages

Gay Star News reports: Same-sex couples who have married overseas will now have those marriages given legal recognition when they return home to the Australian state of Victoria after lawmakers passed the Relationships Amendment Bill. Same-sex marriage is still not legal in Australia despite overwhelming support from the Australian people so many Australian states have created relationship registers so that …

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