marriage equality

Anti-Gay Conservative Loses Gig for Saying Teachers Should Be Shot

Anti-Gay Conservative Loses Gig for Saying Teachers Should Be Shot
Poor Austin Ruse is feeling the blowback from saying liberal professors should be taken out back and shot yesterday. What's the big deal?
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#GoodNews in #NewPoll: Majority of Americans Back Marriage Equality

#GoodNews in #NewPoll: Majority of Americans Back Marriage Equality
Yes, folks, it is official: the majority of Americans now support marriage equality. Even in the states where gay marriage remains illegal, the vast number of those polled believe that the right-to-marriage is guaranteed by the Constitution, regardless of sexual orientation.
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AZ Gov Brewer Won't Challenge State Constitution by Running for a Third Term

AZ Gov Brewer Won't Challenge State Constitution by Running for a Third Term
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office. The Arizona Constitution limits governors to two terms, but the Republican governor and her advisers have kept alive a scenario in which she might mount a longshot legal challenge to seek another four years in office.
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Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie
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Vatican to Uganda: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

Vatican to Uganda: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'
A Vatican cardinal has criticized Uganda's anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said Tuesday that "homosexuals are not criminals" and shouldn't be sentenced for up to life in prison.
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MO State Senator Introduces 'Religious Freedom' Bill, Then Calls Critic a 'Faggot' on Facebook

MO State Senator Introduces 'Religious Freedom' Bill, Then Calls Critic a 'Faggot' on Facebook
A state senator from Missouri is introduced an anti-gay "religious liberty" bill similar to the one causing national outrage in Arizona and then upped the ante by responding to a critic on Facebook. Free speech is also a guaranteed liberty, even when the state senator in question calls his detractor a "faggot." Maybe he thought no one would see it.
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Anti-Gay KS Bill Is Dead, But Battle Against 'Religious Freedom' Lives On

Anti-Gay KS Bill Is Dead, But Battle Against 'Religious Freedom' Lives On
An anti-gay marriage proposal that roiled Kansas politics is dead, the chairman of a state Senate committee assigned to review it said Tuesday. But the declaration from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff King didn't appear likely to end the debate over providing legal protections for people and organizations refusing for religious reasons to provide goods and services to gay and lesbian couples.
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John Hanna
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Cruz: 'Our Heart Weeps' Due to Marriage Equality Gains

Cruz: 'Our Heart Weeps' Due to Marriage Equality Gains
- See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cruz-our-heart-weeps-due-marriage-...
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Federal Judge Rules Against Oklahoma's Ban On Same Sex Marriage

Federal Judge Rules Against Oklahoma's Ban On Same Sex Marriage
A federal judge ruled that Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution. It sets the stage for a battle in yet another very red state over marriage equality.
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Paul Michel
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CO Bill Would Allow Gay Couples to File Joint Federal Tax Returns

CO Bill Would Allow Gay Couples to File Joint Federal Tax Returns
“The bill does two things,” says Colorado State Senator Pat Steadman. “It changes last year’s civil unions law to remove the prohibition against civil union partners filling joint returns… And it removes language from the state income tax law that talks about married couples or makes reference to husbands and wives. Basically, it makes the language gender neutral.”
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VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored

VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored
U.S. Attorney Eric General Holder confirms that, for purposes of federal law, same-sex marriages that have been performed in the state of Utah will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages.
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