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  • Together 50 years: Henry & George Vassos for Marriage Ohio

    Together 50 years: Henry & George Vassos for Marriage Ohio After 50 years together, Henry and George traveled to New York City to legally wed. But once they crossed the state lines to return to their home state of Ohio, the legally married couple was treated as nothing more than legal strangers. Nearly half a century of love and commitment — and they want nothing more than to be respected in the state they call home.(from Marriage Ohio)

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  • US House Votes To Sue Obama

    US House Votes To Sue Obama Via the Los Angeles Times: The House vote to sue President Obama is the first such legal challenge by a chamber of Congress against a president and a historic foray in the fight over constitutional checks and balances. Wednesday’s nearly party-line vote followed a feisty floor debate and offered a fresh example of how the capital’s hyper-partisanship has led both parties into unprecedented territory, going to new and greater lengths to confront one another. The House approved the resolution in a near party-line vote, 225 to 201. It authorizes House Speaker John A. Boehner to file suit in federal court on behalf of the full body “to seek appropriate relief” for Obama’s failure to enforce a provision of the Affordable[…]

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  • Fla. Police Arrest Man Suspected of Burning Trans Woman to Death

    A Florida man is in custody for the murder of a transgender woman who was found burned to death last month.read more

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  • Colo. Supreme Courts Stops Boulder Same-Sex Marriages

    The Colorado county issued more than 200 marriage licenses to same-sex couples before the state Supreme Court granted the attorney general's request and ordered a Boulder County Clerk to stop.read more

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  • Finally: Russia's First Nonviolent Pride Event

    St. Petersburg, the city that gave birth to Russia's first antigay law, has now held Russia's first Pride rally without violence.read more

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  • Will Michigan Be The Next State To Ban Conversion Therapy?

    Democratic Rep. Adam Zemke introduced a bill to the Michigan House of Representatives that will ban ex-gay conversion therapy.read more

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  • ATTENTION! ReaganBook, The Facebook for Republic**ts Is Offline!So Much Crazy It Blew Up Its Server!

    ReaganBook: The Facebook for Republic**nts!  Bwahahahahahahahaa!  

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  • "Sharknado 2: The Second One" airs tonight on Syfy

    "Sharknado 2: The Second One" airs tonight on Syfy Don't forget "Sharknado 2: The Second One" debuts tonight on the Syfy Channel 9/8c.Check your locals listings.Social media's favorite "over the top" science fiction shark movie is back - with hunky 50 year old action-hero Ian Ziering!The cast is "in" on the joke, so you can laugh along, too. And don't forget to track and tweet on Twitter where a good part of the fun will be.You can follow #Sharknado2TheSecondOne to catch the witty "shark" comments.

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  • Ends Of The World

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  • Missouri Heckler Screams At President Obama: Jesus Is The Lord Of Israel

    Via Mediaite: During his speech in Kansas City, Missouri Wednesday, President Barack Obama was once again confronted by some good, old-fashioned heckling. In the video of the event that streamed on the White House website, it was a bit hard to hear what the woman was screaming, but it appeared to be something along the lines of “Jesus is the Lord of Israel.” “I’m sorry, what are you hollering about?” the president said casually, letting the heckler repeat their message for the crowd. “I believe in God,” he said in response. “Thanks for the prayer. Amen. Thank you.” As Obama tried to continue his speech, the audience of (mostly) supporters broke out into a chant of “We love you! We[…]

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  • Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival thinks trans women aren’t real women, or something

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  • The Case of Jane Doe: How Public Systems Fail Our Most Vulnerable Youth

    The plight of Jane Doe, a 16-year-old transgender girl in the custody of Connecticut's Department of Children and Families (DCF), should provoke national outrage. Jane's story represents one of the most devastating examples of how public systems fail the most vulnerable youth in their care and custody. Removed from her family at the tender age of five, Jane has endured unrelenting brutality and abuse while in the custody of the system charged with protecting her.Despite the fact that Jane was never convicted of a crime, she was shunted off several months ago to an adult women's prison -- a practice that Congress prohibited forty years ago in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection Act. Recently, DCF Commissioner Katz moved Jane[…]

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  • NBC announces Allison Williams of HBO's "Girls" to star in "Peter Pan Live!"

    NBC announces Allison Williams of HBO's "Girls" to star in "Peter Pan Live!" NBC announced today that "Girls" star and classically trained singer Allison Williams has been cast as the iconic title character in NBC's Dec. 4 telecast of "Peter Pan Live!""I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true," said Williams. "It's such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I'm very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides," added Williams, "what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?"According to press materials, Williams, who has sung on HBO's "Girls" and in various other projects, is an accomplished actress and singer. Williams graduated from Yale[…]

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  • UTAH: Language School Fires Teacher For Blog Post Explaining Homophones Because There And Their Is Totally Gay

    UTAH: Language School Fires Teacher For Blog Post Explaining Homophones Because There And Their Is Totally Gay From the you-can't-make-it-up-department in Provo, Utah: Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, which and witch, their and there. This concept is taught early on to foreign students learning English because it can be confusing to someone whose native language does not have that feature. But when the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homophones, he was let go for creating the perception that the school promoted a gay agenda. Tim Torkildson says after he wrote the blog on the website of his employer, Nomen Global Language Center,[…]

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  • Rep. Michelle Bachmann: President Obama wants undocumented minors in US for medical experimentation

    Rep. Michelle Bachmann: President Obama wants undocumented minors in US for medical experimentation Rep. Michele Bachmann says that President Obama wants to bring tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors into America and make them Wards of the state so they can be used in medical experiments."Now President Obama is trying to bring all of those foreign nationals, those illegal aliens to the country and he has said that he will put them in the foster care system," Bachmann said. "That's more kids that you can see how - we can't imagine doing this, but if you have a hospital and they are going to get millions of dollars in government grants if they can conduct medical research on somebody, and a Ward of the state can't say 'no,' a little kid can't say[…]

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  • Westboro Baptist Church Will Protest Pretty Much Every Tech Company

    Westboro Baptist Church Will Protest Pretty Much Every Tech Company The Westboro Baptist Church is heading out on a "God Hates the Media Tour," with plans to picket pretty much every major technology company in Silicon Valley. ValleyWag noted WBC's announcement on Wednesday. The quasi-religious group, known for its vitriolic anti-gay rhetoric and picketing of funerals, will kick off its latest crusade on Aug. 12. Facebook, Google and Apple headquarters are just a few of the sites on the docket. From a July 25 press release about the stunt: God hates the media; in all its forms. God did not set these social media networks in place to facilitate perverts pursuing their divers filth; nor do they exist for paedophile grooming, spreading sodomite agenda, other wicked political ropaganda or propagating[…]

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  • Mark Joseph Stern gets to the root of same-sex marriage opposition

    Mark Joseph Stern gets to the root of same-sex marriage opposition Over at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has written a disarmingly direct essay on the truth behind same-sex marriage opposition, and it goes something like this: We just don't like the idea of gays.The problem here, of course, is that an honest answer—“your honor, we believe gay people will destroy the marital institution altogether” — would undermine the supposedly secular, animus-free nature of these arguments. In developing them, anti-gay activists began with a conclusion — gay people don’t deserve the rights that we straight people have — then worked backward, camouflaging each prejudiced premise with a supposedly neutral talking point. Under any kind of scrutiny, these theories instantly fall apart, revealing their bigoted, constitutionally impermissible core.That’s what happened on Monday, when[…]

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  • ReaganBook Is Offline Because Bad People Are Trying To Destroy Their Freedomz

    ReaganBook Is Offline Because Bad People Are Trying To Destroy Their Freedomz And whatever those protections are, getting around them will be delicious. (Tipped by JMG reader Achilles)

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  • The World’s Love Of Butts Is Revealed In New Research Data

    Sure, anal sex is a thing. Always has been, always will be. We don’t need to tell you that. But how much of a thing is it? And where? And by what degree and how and in what ways?! These are questions that need answers, and thankfully the good samaritans over at Pornhub have taken a […]

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  • Christians, Take Heed! Gays Are Demanding “Open Sex” And Threatening Your Businesses!

    When we’re not being possessed by “fart demons,” according to pastor Bert Farias, or “freely praying on little children sexually,” according to Michele Bachmann, gay people are demanding sex and threatening Christian’s homes and livelihoods. At least that’s what dinosaur Pat Robertson says. The 700 Club host warned viewers viewers that if they’re not careful, gay people will drive […]

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  • Texas AG Is Latest to Claim Antigay Marriage Laws Protect Children

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional.read more

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  • FLORIDA: Orlando's Parliament House Nightclub/Hotel Declares Bankruptcy

    FLORIDA: Orlando's Parliament House Nightclub/Hotel Declares Bankruptcy Orlando's legendary/infamous Parliament House, where I made my first tentative steps into a gay bar on April 18th, 1976*, has declared bankruptcy. Via the Orlando Sentinel: Parliament House, a gay resort and entertainment complex, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday citing $15.5 million in debt. The 4.5-acre complex defaulted on loans during the recession in 2009 and has been locked into a foreclosure and refinancing battle since then, said bankruptcy attorney Scott Shuker. “It’s clearly the intent of Parliament House to continue operating and restructure its debts, but we just couldn’t reach agreement with two secured lenders,” Shuker said. The resort is approaching its 40th anniversary. Businessman Donald Granatstein and Susan Unger, both of Toronto, have owned Parliament House[…]

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  • Despite Court Ruling, State's Same-Sex Couples Still Denied Marriage Equality

    By Harriet McLeodCHARLESTON, S.C., July 30 (Reuters) - Five gay couples weredenied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolinacourthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state'ssame-sex marriage ban.As a crowd of supporters waited outside a Greenville Countycourthouse, the couples filled out marriage applications andwere turned away. The couples were trying to push South Carolinato lift its ban after a ruling on Monday by a U.S. appeals courtthat struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.That appeals court would also have jurisdiction over gaymarriage challenges in South Carolina, as well as North Carolinaand West Virginia.Ivy Hill, 27, and Misha Gibson, 36, were optimistic aftertheir fourth unsuccessful attempt to get married."We could have full marriage equality in South Carolinawithin months," said[…]

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  • Crazy Eyes Outdoes Herself: President Obama Wants To Use Immigrant Children For Medical Experimentation

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  • PHOTOS: Lesbian-Themed Play 'Mala Hierba' Premieres in NYC

    A married Mexican-American woman rekindles a lesbian affair in a new off-Broadway drama by Tanya Saracho, a scribe for HBO's Looking and Girls.read more

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  • Katy Perry Addresses Cultural Appropriation Accusations, But Just Seems Really Annoyed

    It's hard not to like Katy Perry: she's bubbly, endearing and just, well, incredibly likable. But then she does things like that Geisha-inspired performance of "Unconditionally" at the American Music Awards. Each night of her Prismatic tour also features dancing mummies with big butts (which have also been viewed as racist by some critics).But as Perry explains in her August 2014 Rolling Stone cover story, it's not that she's trying to offend anyone, it just kind of happens that people get offended. "As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery," told Rolling Stone. "Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T's wife, Coco. Those girls aren't African-American. But it's actually a representation of our culture wanting[…]

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  • These Couples Got Candid About Infidelity. What They Said Was Fascinating.

    Here's a question you'd probably prefer your partner not bring up over dinner tonight: "What would you do if I cheated on you?" (Our first response would probably be "Uh, why are you asking?") But in the video above, real couples of all ages go there, quizzing each other on how they'd respond if the other strayed.As you might imagine, the big question results in a lot of awkward pauses -- and a few playful death threats. One of our favorite parts? The confused look on one woman's face when her S.O tells her he'd simply say, "don't do that shit again." The video is part of "The And," an interactive documentary in which 30 couples tackle tough questions on[…]

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  • Brittney Griner's Season With Zhejiang Golden Bulls Documented In ESPN Short Film

    One of our most beloved lesbian athletes is the subject of a new short film that documents her journey to China to play basketball during the Phoenix Mercury's off-season.Brittney Griner, who came out during last year's WNBA draft, travels to China in this 15-minute video for her inaugural season with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. Traveling overseas to play basketball during the off-season is a rite of passage for many WNBA players, and this film chronicles not only Griner's journey, but also her transformation form "a celebrated kid with unlimited potential to a self-reliant adult with a deep inner capacity to make her championship dreams a reality," according to a statement sent to The Huffington Post.This short film is an extension[…]

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  • UN Leadership on LGBT Rights

    As the Chief Operating Officer of a foundation with global focus, it is important to me that all of our employees, partners, supporters and friends live in a world that respects and protects their human rights -- regardless of whom they love.That's why I recently joined Free & Equal, a campaign led by the United Nations to raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and to promote respect for LGBT rights.The UN, under the leadership of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has been a strong leader on LGBT issues, and I recently had the opportunity to meet with Charles Radcliffe from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to discuss these issues in depth. Also joining us was Tom[…]

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  • Meet New York Giants' David Tyree's Anti-Gay 'Spiritual Mother,' Who Says Jews 'Own Everything'

    "You can talk about the Holocaust, but the Jews, they own everything!" blared Apostle Kimberly Daniels, who is part of an extreme Christian movement, the New Apostolic Reformation, which believes in a complete takeover of government. Following "7 Mountains" theology, the belief is that Christians must control -- and place individuals at the top of -- the seven pillars of society, from government and media to the worlds of business and entertainment, including sports. Daniels, an African-American woman, is also thankful for slavery, saying in the same sermon, "If it wasn't for slavery, I might be somewhere in Africa, worshiping a tree." The belief regarding the Holocaust and slavery appears to be that only by experiencing these horrors are groups[…]

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  • MICHIGAN: Christian Radio Host John Balyo Confesses To Rape Of Second Child

    MICHIGAN: Christian Radio Host John Balyo Confesses To Rape Of Second Child Cornerstone University radio host John Balyo was arrested last month after federal investigators connected him to the rape of an 11 year-old boy. Today Balyo confessed to a second rape. Via the Detroit Free Press: Former WCSG radio host John Richard Balyo admitted today that he and a second man handcuffed a 12-year-old boy to a motel bed, sexually abused him and took nine photos during the April encounter. "I did take images of a child and they were sexually explicit involving bondage and nudity,'' Balyo admitted today in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. "I performed sex acts as described. I knew it was wrong.'' Balyo and Ronald Lee Moser paid the boy for his involvement in the April[…]

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  • This Male Teen’s DIY Celebrity Photo Recreations Of Famous Women Are Perfect

    17-year-old life can be a bit of a waiting game. You’re not quite out of your parents’ house, there’s pressure to perform academically and you probably still have a curfew. Dullsville. But Liam Martin is doing it right. The New Zealand teen has racked up 1.5 million Instagram followers under the username waverider_ with his […]

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  • Did Jesus Really Condemn Same-Sex Marriage?

    Did Jesus Really Condemn Same-Sex Marriage? It is a claim I've run into often in church debates. Earnest opponents of marriage equality stand up and declare, "Jesus condemns same-sex marriage in Matthew 19, and so as a committed Christian I couldn't possibly support it."I am all for Christians following the Bible, but in this particular case, peoples' good intentions are leading them astray. The claim that Jesus condemns same-sex marriage is a false one.Matthew 19 in fact records an occasion when Jesus references the Bible story about God's creation of Adam and Eve. Quoting Genesis, Jesus says,Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and[…]

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  • For At Least A Few Hours, California Has Its First Gay Governor

    California has never elected a woman or LGBT individual as governor. But on Wednesday, one state politician will make history -- albeit for only a few hours.Due to Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) travel schedule this week, openly lesbian state Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D), along with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D) will alternate as acting governor this week.Atkins will assume the role of acting governor for about eight or nine hours on Wednesday after the other acting governors have departed the Golden State on scheduled trips and before Brown returns later in the evening.Atkins displayed a good sense of humor on Twitter regarding her temporary role: One of my 1st responsibilities today[…]

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  • BREAKING: HRC Takes on MichFest

    The Human Rights Campaign has weighed in on the trans-exclusionary 'womyn born womyn' intention of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, and festival organizers may not like what the national group has to say.read more

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  • The Dog Gets His Day: A Review Of THE DOG

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  • New York Seen

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  • ATLAH Missionary Church, Anti-Gay Harlem Church, Posts ANOTHER Homophobic Sign

    The notoriously anti-gay ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, NY, has posted another virulently homophobic sign, this time informing churches and their members who support "homos" that they will be struck with disease. The sign reads, "All Churches & Members That Support Homos Cursed Be Thou With Cancer HIV Syphilis Stroke Madness Itch Then Hell 1 Cor. 6:9."Harlem Atlah Church Has New Message Of Anti-Gay Christian Hate http://t.co/BC8ExfZYoD pic.twitter.com/XMIgIlrjDh— Towleroad (@tlrd) July 30, 2014It might behove church members to know that the verse in the Bible actually reads, "Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men."[…]

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  • Michigan: Legislation introduced to ban "ex-gay" therapy for minors

    Michigan: Legislation introduced to ban "ex-gay" therapy for minors Michigan Democrat Rep. Adam Zemke has introduced legislation which would ban gay conversion therapy for minors in the state.From MLive.com:House Bill 5703 would amend Michigan's mental health code to prohibit health professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 years old."The evidence shows you cannot change sexual orientation, so the legislation was kind of a no-brainer," Zemke said. "We want to make sure children cannot be exposed to situations that are emotionally harmful to them because of their parents' beliefs or desires to try to change their orientation."In 2009, the American Psychological Association said that attempts to change sexual orientation are ineffective and can have harmful side effects including depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety.Currently, California and[…]

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