The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Two Republican presidential candidates claim the so-called “birther” movement originated with the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008. While it’s true that some of her ardent supporters pushed the theory, there is no evidence that Clinton or her campaign had anything to do with it. Show More Summary
Via The Hill: Actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is slamming Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after his dissent to last week's decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide claimed that the government can neither give nor take away human dignity. Show More Summary
In a dramatic reversal that has been long-expected by marriage-equality advocates and legal analysts, the administration of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced Thursday it would recognize same-sex marriage as the law of the land. The decision f… The post Bobby Jindal Caves On Gay Marriage After District Court Rules For Equality appeared first on Towleroad.
When it comes to spewing nonsense, it seems Becky Wegner Rommel can dish it out, but she can’t always take it. Yesterday, Queerty was the first to report on the 64-year-old Indiana housewife’s recorded meltdown over marriage equality. Show More Summary
Becky Wegner Rommel has just pulled down her hilarious and wildly viral SCOTUS meltdown, but we'll always have this reenactment by YouTuber Oscar Aydin.
Rachel Maddow breaks down the state of equality for the leaders and county clerks in southern states still resisting the inevitable. read more
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Ballerina Misty Copeland (she who was too old and had the wrong feet, legs, turnout, torso, and bust to even start training as a ballet dancer at age 13) has been named a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre -- the first African-American woman to rise to that position in the company's nearly 80-year history. Continue reading ?
For pro-life Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, it’s been a matter of if, not when, he would make his Republican presidential bid official. Today, aides to the governor indicated he will make his candidacy official next week with an announcement and rally in his home state. From USA Today: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to formally […]
In what seems, at first glance, one of the more bananas pairings of auteur and material in recent memory, THR is reporting Paul Thomas Anderson has joined Robert Downey Jr.’s upcoming live-action Pinocchio, writing a draft of the long-percolating screenplay “with an eye toward directing.”… Read More
Another antigay business owner has learned there are consequences to being a hateful bigot. Earlier this week, Jeff Amyx hung a handwritten sign in the window of his Tennessee hardware store that read, “No Gays Allowed.” He posted the sign in response to last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. “The Supreme Court did not speak for me when […]
A woman from White Pigeon, Michigan was none too pleased about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. To make her displeasure known she took to Facebook to share her reactions to this apocalyptic event. Becky… The post Crazy Christian Lady Loses It Over SCOTUS’ Gay Marriage Ruling: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
SCOTUS has ruled, the Fifth Circuit has ruled, but Bobby Jindal just doesn't care. Gov. Bobby Jindal delayed -- for the second time -- the recognition of same-sex marriage by the Louisiana state government on Wednesday evening. The governor refused to let Louisiana agencies acknowledge same-sex marriage following a U.S. Show More Summary
Cuba: U.S. President Barack Obama called on Congress to drop the trade embargo against Cuba as both countries fully reestablished diplomatic ties for the first time since 1961. Mexico: Mexican Supreme Court judge Olga Sanchez urged legislature in 29 of the 31 states banning gay marriage to overturn their restrictions. Show More Summary
Rihanna’s track “Bitch Better Have My Money” was bound to have a violent video — and lo and behold, the brutal spectacle that was just released for better or worse lives up to those expectations. Rihanna and Megaforce directed the video, which fittingly co-stars Hannibal‘s Mads Mikkelsen. … Read More
> New batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department reveal some funny exchanges about a malfunctioning fax machine with Huma Abedin. > The former Secretary of State also threw some shade at Nixon. > President Obama announc… The post News: Hillary Clinton, Marc Jacobs, Canada Day, Rainbow Flag appeared first on Towleroad.
To all those who detected a shift toward progressive thinking in the Supreme Court's rulings last week protecting the Affordable Care Act and legalizing gay marriage: You should stop celebrating now.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana yesterday announced plans to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal‘s “Marriage and Conscience Order” legislation. The ACLU – along with Forum for Equality Foundation and six individua… The post ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Over Unconstitutional ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill appeared first on Towleroad.
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Just when you thought these people couldn’t get any more offensive – or ridiculous, Tom DeLay has announced that there is a “secret memo” from the Justice Department that aims to legalize “12 new perversions” including sex with animals and...Show More Summary