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The Conservative Case Against Chris Christie

The Conservative Case Against Chris Christie
Regardless of Christie's murky record as governor of New Jersey, the fact remains that Christie is, frankly, an atrocious choice for both the state of New Jersey and the United States in any political capacity, including his current office, let alone the Presidency.
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MN Same-Sex Marriage Battle Heats Up with Introduction of Bipartisan Bill

Supporters of legislation to remove the ban against same-sex marriage in Minnesota joined together to hold a press conference.Not present at the press conference: co-author Republican Sen. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, who broke from the united ranks of GOP opposition to same-sex marriage to say he supports marriage equality earlier this week.
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Student Denied Right to Participate in National Day of Silence at FL High School

Student Denied Right to Participate in National Day of Silence at FL High School
Lambda Legal argues that the DeSoto County Board of Education violated the First Amendment and well settled legal precedent supporting students' free speech. Based on what happened last year and because she was told again that she could not participate this year, Lambda Legal has asked the court to issue an injunction prohibiting the school from further interference.
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MN Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Gets Bipartisan Support

MN Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Gets Bipartisan Support
State Senator Branden Petersen (R – Andover) is preparing to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation in Minnesota that would ensure that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.
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The Rise and Fall of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The Rise and Fall of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The largest collection of academic research on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal was published online this weekend in a special edition of the Journal of Homosexuality.
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Los Angeles City Leaders Urged to Cut Ties with Repressive Russia

Los Angeles City Leaders Urged to Cut Ties with Repressive Russia
The ACLU of Southern California and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center are urging Los Angeles city leaders to sever sister city ties with St. Petersburg, Russia, following the passage there of increasingly repressive laws directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
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The First Amendment Can Be Sooooo Annoying

The First Amendment Can Be Sooooo Annoying
"Sticks and stones may break my bones" and apparently, Internet Photoshops can really get under the thin skin of Georgia State Rep. Earnest Smith, D-Augusta. Recently he became upset, to say the least, over a manipulated photo in which a blogger digitally pasted his head onto somebody else's very naked body.
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IL Senate Passes Marriage Equality, Will the House Follow Suit?

IL Senate Passes Marriage Equality, Will the House Follow Suit?
With a vote of 34-21, the Illinois Senate passed HB 4963 Thursday, moving Illinois same-sex couples and their families one step closer to the freedom to marry. Lambda Legal celebrates the vote and urges the Illinois House of Representatives to follow.
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Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table

Plan B Politics: Title X Clinics Take the Pill Off the Table
Dr. Mark Wallace, who directs the county’s health department, explained to commissioners on at least three separate occasions that Plan B contraception can not abort a fertilized egg. He objected to Garcia’s proposal to include any language in the county’s Title X contract that would suggest Plan B was an abortion drug.
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'Gomer Pyle' Marries His Lifelong Male Partner

'Gomer Pyle' Marries His Lifelong Male Partner
Jim Nabors, the Hawaii resident well known for his starring role in the 1960s television sitcom "Gomer Pyle, USMC," married his longtime male partner early this month.
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