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Historic Marriage Decision Sound Bites: What They Said

Historic Marriage Decision Sound Bites: What They Said
"My heart is also in Charleston. These past few weeks and months have been an important reminder that discrimination in many forms is alive and well in America. Progress for some is not progress for all. If we're committed to equality, must be committed to justice for all." - Jim Obergefell
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Love Wins! Justice Kennedy Pens 5-4 Decision for Marriage Equality

Love Wins! Justice Kennedy Pens 5-4 Decision for Marriage Equality
As many have stated, marriage equality isn't the end of the fight for LGBT rights or civil rights more broadly, there isn't such thing as the end of that fight. We've seen too much over the past weeks and months to think that is the case. Even within the LGBT community, there are a litany of lines that are arbitrarily drawn, yet the results are all too real. Yet, for one day, love wins. And that makes this a good day. And for my fellow San Franciscans, what a happy #SFPride this will be.
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Top Virgina GOP Consultant on Why Homosexuality is Wrong: It's 'Where 'Poop' Comes Out of'

Top Virgina GOP Consultant on Why Homosexuality is Wrong: It's 'Where 'Poop' Comes Out of'
Steve Waters, a rabidly anti-gay bigot who is a leading Virginia GOP operative, has some interesting things to say about the evils of homosexuality. Whether it's wondering if Obama would fly the Christian Flag to the lack of liberals' tolerance to the perversion of marriage by men who put 'part of [their] anatomy where 'poop' comes out of," Mr. Waters certainly has a way with words.
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This Week in the Fight for Marriage Equality: Health Care Rights Frame Latest Court Case

This Week in the Fight for Marriage Equality: Health Care Rights Frame Latest Court Case
Dozens of couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies faced by same-sex couples.
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Rick Callahan
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PW County Clerk, Employer of Bigoted Extremist RPV Treasurer, Asks for Stay of Gay Marriage Ruling

PW County Clerk, Employer of Bigoted Extremist RPV Treasurer, Asks for Stay of Gay Marriage Ruling
The level of ignorance behind marriage equality's opposition in Virginia shouldn't be surprising, but the sheer bigotry might shock you.
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Republicans' Weird Obsession with Marriage Inequality Hurting Election Prospects

Republicans' Weird Obsession with Marriage Inequality Hurting Election Prospects
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers continues his obsession with trying to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite repeated court rulings that strike down bans on same-sex marriage. Suthers has been rumored to be looking at running for Mayor of Colorado Springs in 2015, so perhaps he views his defense of a same-sex marriage ban as something that may help him with a highly-conservative Colorado Springs electorate.
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Sen Elizabeth Warren Has Some Fighting Words

Sen Elizabeth Warren Has Some Fighting Words
Senator Elizabeth Warren recently laid out 11 core progressive values in a powerful speech at Netroots Nations. Watch the video on the flip, in which the senator explains how these principles are fundamentally American — and something we should be fighting to support.
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lowkell
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State AG Suthers Is the Last Man Alive in Colorado Still Defending Same-Sex Marriage Ban

State AG Suthers Is the Last Man Alive in Colorado Still Defending Same-Sex Marriage Ban
With same-sex marriage bans being ruled unconstitutional across the nation in rapid succession, Republican Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' stubborn insistence on defending Amendment 43, the same-sex marriage ban in the Colorado constitution, is becoming much harder to defend politically. Of course, that only means he's doubling down on those efforts.
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The Next Generation: Star Trek Actor Says Japan Needs to Get Angry About Gay Rights

The Next Generation: Star Trek Actor Says Japan Needs to Get Angry About Gay Rights
George Takei said he needed courage and anger to come out as gay and to join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the U.S., and he hopes his Japanese counterparts will do the same to make their society more equal. Takei said he has noticed a movement beginning in Japan, though the country of his ancestry has a long way to go. He said Japanese people need to fight for their own rights and they need to be a bit angry, too.
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Mari Yamaguchi
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Kiss and Yell: Right Wing Whines About NFL Draft Pick's Embrace and Their Right To Be Bigots

Kiss and Yell: Right Wing Whines About NFL Draft Pick's Embrace and Their Right To Be Bigots
Michael Sam has become the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL. Sam Seder takes a look at Newt Gingrich whining that we aren't tolerant of the intolerant and Derek Ward's homophobia after ESPN showed Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend.
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