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‘Game of Thrones’ author rips ‘Republicans and Teabaggers’ for voter suppression

The author behind HBO’s popular Game of Thrones series recently blasted “Republicans and their Teabagger allies” for what he called “ongoing attempts at voter suppression” by enacting voter photo ID laws in various states. “I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed,…

Planned Parenthood warns Idaho lawmakers: Women are watching

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest organized a flash mob in the capitol of Idaho on Saturday to warn against attacks on reproductive rights. About 40 women in pink shirts adorned with the phrase “women are watching” danced to the song “We’re not going to take it” by Twisted Sister. “Pillamina,” the…

Protesters interrupt Ryan in Iowa: ‘Stop the war on the middle class!’

Speaking from the same stage in Iowa where Mitt Romney once declared that “corporation are people,” presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan found himself on Monday being interrupted by protesters who accused him of waging a “war on the middle class.” During an stump speech at the Iowa State…

Icelandic mayor dons dress in support of Pussy Riot

With less than a week until the verdict in the Pussy Riot trial is expected to arrive, support for the Russian musical group has spread to Iceland, where the capital city’s mayor showed his solidarity during the local gay pride parade. Russia Times reports that Reykjavik mayor Jon Gnarr appeared…

Female couple becomes Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist newlyweds

Two women tied the knot on Saturday in Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding, a move rights groups hope will help make the island become the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Fish Huang and her partner You Ya-ting, both wearing traditional white bridal gowns, said “I do” in…

Pat Robertson to LGBT students: ‘Bring forth a baby’ or ‘shut your mouth’

Televangelist Pat Robertson says that LGBT students protesting Christian fast food chain Chick-fil-A at about 30 colleges and universities across the U.S. should “shut their mouth” until they can “bring forth a baby from that part of the anatomy which they concentrate on.” During his Friday 700 Club broadcast, Robertson…

Man with Bible threatens to rape woman during ‘Gay Day’ in Michigan

Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan say that there was nothing they could do after Bible-preaching protesters threatened to rape and murder pro-LGBT activists at a “Gay Day” event over the weekend. In a video posted to YouTube, several protesters with Bibles can be seen shouting at a woman celebrating in…

NYPD will not back cop in Occupy pepper-spray lawsuit

The New York Police Department will not defend a 29-year veteran of the force being sued by Occupy Wall Street protesters, according to The Wall Street Journal. The department’s rare move means Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna could be personally liable for damages that are awarded to Chelsea Elliott of Brooklyn…

Fox News contributor: Chick-fil-A supporters don’t ‘maim and rape’ like liberals

A Fox News contributor on Thursday explained that people who support Christian restaurant chain Chick-fil-A were different from Occupy Wall Street protesters because liberals “maim and rape” each other. During a segment on Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade asked comedian Steven Crowder to compare Chick-fil-A customers to “violent confrontations…

Pastor: Kermit deserves ‘death penalty’ for taking ‘sodomy route’

A Christian pastor recently recalled a time when “a Christian perspective ultimately brought the death penalty upon homosexuality” and suggested that Muppet characters Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy deserved the same for breaking with Chick-fil-A over the company’s opposition to LGBT rights. During his Friday radio broadcast, Kevin Swanson…

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