Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Fundraiser: Stop Scott Lively

From the group representing Ugandan LGBT activists in the lawsuit against anti-gay evangelical Scott Lively comes this plea: To Stop Scott Lively, our organizations, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), worked together to file the first-of-its-kind case against Lively, where we secured a historic ruling establishing persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender …

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Scott Lively Launches Bid For MA Governor

Earlier this year we learned that Scott Lively, who is arguably the most evil of all the American anti-gay crackpots, was planning to run for governor of Massachusetts.  Yesterday MassLive reported that Lively’s campaign has been launched. His campaign motto is “Qualified. Experienced. Electable.” Publicly available campaign finance records show he has about $3,000 in his coffers, including a $2,000 …

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Judge Denies Lively’s Plea To Suspend Trial During Appeal To Higher Court

On Friday, Scott Lively filed a demand that his trial for crimes against humanity be suspended while he pursues a dismissal with the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Lively’s first motion to dismiss was rejected by the U.S District Court in August. And today the district court again told Lively to go fuck himself. (Via Equality Case Files)

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Pastor Scott Lively Files For Dismissal With First Circuit Court Of Appeals

Scott Lively has filed a demand that his trial for crimes against humanity be suspended while he pursues a dismissal with the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Lively’s first motion to dismiss was rejected by the district court in August. From today’s notice to the lower court: This Court cannot be the first tribunal, worldwide, to recognize a claim for …

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MA GOP Candidates For Gov & Lt. Gov Back Marriage, Wingnuts Threaten To Walk

Massachusetts GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker supports same-sex marriage. And as of this week, so does his running mate, Karyn Polito. And that makes the Tea People very unhappy. Social conservative activists are threatening to walk away from Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker after his running mate, former state representative Karyn E. Polito, reversed her position this week, endorsing gay …

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Lively Hearing Has Concluded

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MASSACHUSETTS: Protesters Gather Outside Hearing For Scott Lively

Scott Lively’s crimes against humanity case begins today in Massachusetts and protesters this morning staged a rally outside the courthouse. Reporting from inside is not being allowed, so I’ll have further details later this afternoon. Photo source.

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Romney: President Was Fundamentally Dishonest About Obamacare

Mediaite has the recap: “The key that has really undermined the president’s credibility in the hearts of the American people is that he went out, as a centerpiece of his campaign, and as a centerpiece of Obamacare, over the last several years, saying time and time again, that fundamentally his plan was the right people would have to keep their …

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November 18th: 10 Years Of MA Marriage

Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders writes: A look at the historic November 18, 2003 ruling in GLAD’s case Goodridge v. DPH which made Massachusetts the first state in the U.S. where same-sex couples could marry. The video celebrates the powerful and beautiful decision authored by then Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, and explores the impact the ruling has had …

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Ylvis – Massachusetts

From the Norwegian jokesters that brought us the viral smash What Does The Fox Say? comes a oddly sweet jab at the Bay State that’s also full of gay ribbing. The chorus could easily be used in a tourism commercial. You’ll like this. RELATED: What Does The Fox Say?, which has had 150 million YouTube views, landed in the top …

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Scott Lively: I’m Running For MA Governor

“After long contemplation and prayer I am convinced that I should run for Governor of Massachusetts. I will run as an independent. The people of this state need a candidate who can clearly and unapologetically articulate Biblical values without fear or compromise. They need a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned …

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Openly Gay US House Candidate Carl Sciortino Issues Cute Ad With His Father

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MA State Supreme Court To Hear Suit To Remove “Under God” From Pledge

On September 4th the Massachusetts Supreme Court will hear arguments in a suit that seeks to remove the phrase “under God” from the Pledge Of Allegiance. The case was brought on behalf of a Massachusetts family with children enrolled in public schools. The Christian Post reports: Brought by the American Humanist Association, the suit alleges that the pledge’s “Under God” …

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PROVINCETOWN: Man Found Dead Under Boatslip Resort’s Pool Deck

The Cape Cod Times reports: A man was found dead early this morning behind the Boatslip Resort, where state police and town detectives are investigating, Provincetown police said. Police were called shortly after 6:40 a.m. to the 161 Commercial St. hotel, after the body was discovered beneath the deck, said Provincetown police Sgt. Glenn Enos. The cause of death is …

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Judge Rejects Scott Lively’s Motion To Dismiss Crimes Against Humanity Lawsuit

From the Center For Constitutional Rights: Today, in a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human rights of LGBTI people are protected under international law. The …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Exorcist Testifies Against Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Therapy

Earlier this week a woman who claims to be able to exorcise the demons out of gay people testified against a Massachusetts bill to ban “ex-gay” therapy for minors. Wayne Besen writes for Truth Wins Out: Known exorcist, Joanne Highley of Life Ministries in New York City, testified as a key witness on Tuesday in front of the Massachusetts legislature’s …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Democrat Ed Markey Wins Special US Senate Election

Eighteen-term US House Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) has won the special election to replace John Kerry in the Senate. Markey beat Republican businessman Gabriel E. Gomez today in a special election for US Senate in Massachusetts that was marked by its brevity and by low voter interest. Gomez gave a concession speech shortly after 9:30 p.m., thanking his family and …

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Another Drunk Driving Catholic Bishop

Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worchester, Massachusetts was arrested in Rhode Island last night and charged with drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing a Breathlyzer test. McManus is to be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Wakefield, R.I. “I made a terrible error in judgment by driving after having consumed alcohol with dinner,” McManus …

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Right Wing Sites Post Facebook Page Of Alleged Boston “Person Of Interest,” Commenters Claim He Is Gay Or Bisexual

Multiple right wing sites such as Free Republic, Townhall, and Gateway Pundit are today posting information from the Facebook page of a 20 year-old Saudi national whom they claim is being “guarded by federal agents” in a Boston hospital as a “person of interest” in the Boston bombings.  The FBI and other law enforcement agencies continue to say that they …

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BREAKING: Dozens Injured After Two Explosions At Boston Marathon

Deadspin has some initial details.  Terrorism is suspected by some, no confirmation of the source of the explosions yet… Associated Press: “A law enforcement official says cellphone service has been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.”

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