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CNN: Germany's constitutional court has strengthened the rights of gay and lesbian couples, giving them a same tax benefit as heterosexual married couples. The ruling, which came Wednesday, comes as the country is mired in an escalating...Show More Summary
And AP decides that it's easier to just call religious right anti-gay activists "Christians." A federal judge ruled Wednesday against two Hawaii women who want to get married instead of enter into a civil union, handing a victory to opponents of gay marriage in a state that's been at the forefront of the issue. U.S. Show More Summary
Towleroad has an interesting piece up about the criminalization of HIV, or rather, laws that say that if you have intercourse, know you're HIV+ and don't divulge it, it's a crime. The writer, who teaches at Brooklyn Law School, makes...Show More Summary
Not that this is surprising. President Obama opposes the recently affirmed Boy Scouts policy of banning gay members, according to a statement from the White House sent in response to a Blade inquiry. “The President believes the Boy Scouts...Show More Summary
Uh why? Novelist Bret Easton Ellis doesn't really say. He just keeps repeating, over and over again, that it's "ludicrous" to cast a gay man as a straight man because this particular role involves a straight guy who's is really into women, and how could a gay guy ever pull that off? Uh, I don't know, maybe because he's an actor and every role that actors play is a lie? Pink...
We wrote about this yesterday. It's now in the British and Australian press. Heart-wrenching letter from a father to his son saying he doesn't want to know him any more because he's gay.
I'm surprised that this is the one issue where Romney has chosen to remain consistent over the years. It can't be long until the religious right forces him to change his stance. Or maybe Bryan Fischer of the AFA has lost his touch.
Apparently he's an English diver (who knew?) Buzzfeed's captions are as funny, and hot, as the animated gifs.
The results were quite interesting. They recruited 165 men and 160 women, including gay, straight and bisexual participants. These volunteers watched separate one-minute videos of a man masturbating, a woman masturbating and neutral landscape scenes. Show More Summary
ThinkProgress does a great job on this graphic depicting the Biblical view of marriage that the religious right and the Republicans keep pushing. I think my favorite is that a virgin woman who is raped must marry her rapist. Click image for larger version.
What kind of father disowns his own son? A bad one. This was posted on Reddit by someone saying his father wrote him this note five years ago when he came out to his dad. Pretty nasty stuff (though I have relatives who did the same thing to their son). Click image for larger copy. "James: This is a difficult but necessary letter to write. I hope your telephone call was not...
So I was getting my allergy shot today in France, and after giving me my injection the needle slipped from my doctor's hand and pricked her. She was understandably upset, and I offered to get an HIV test. So, she wrote me a prescription for an HIV test and a Hepatitis test (B and C). Show More Summary
Did Marcus Bachmann dye his beard? (I mean his real beard, not his wife.)
Fascinating. NJ.com: When Democrats announced that their 2012 platform would include a historic first -- gay marriage written in as a plank -- the reaction from mainstream Republicans was near silence. There were no statements blasted out from Mitt Romney's campaign. Show More Summary
Politico: The Human Rights Campaign is directing $1 million in cash to four states with gay marriage ballot initiatives this November, a new chunk of funding for efforts to make history with a statewide win among voters an issue on which...Show More Summary
Mike Signorile: [T]hese people are hypocrites who cared nothing about the first amendment when they went on a religious crusade against Muslims, trying to stop construction of the Islamic center near ground zero back in 2010. Now, while...Show More Summary
TASMANIAN GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS GROUP www.tasunited.org Media Release Sunday August 5th 2012 COMMUNITY CELEBRATES GIDDING'S COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY CALL ON LIBERALS TO "HAVE A HEART" AND ALLOW A FREE VOTE NEW VIDEO AND WEBSITE EXPLAINS...Show More Summary
Amazing that a bunch of haters hate other people too. Wonder what chicken they eat? Oh that's right, they like Chick-fil-A. For real. This is from Jeremy at GoodAsYou, it's priceless - and he's confirmed it's actually from the Fred Phelps klan, commenting on the Chick-fil-A controversy. So, every Republican who freaks out about these protests needs to know that their hate...
Hate when that happens. Schaap is also author of several books on marriage and dating, but they are apparently were removed from the website of his publisher, Hyles Publications. In his 1995 book, titled "Marriage: God's Original Intent," Schaap writes: "When it comes to marriage, I want to live by the rules. Show More Summary
"Free speech" to conservatives means never having to face the repercussions for anything they say. It means they have the right to say whatever they want, and you don't have the right to respond - ever. More from Musto: Free speech means...Show More Summary