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Transgender 6-year-old wins right to use girls’ bathroom at Colorado school

A 6-year-old transgender girl in Colorado was granted the right to use the girls’ bathroom at her school, KUSA-TV reported on Sunday. In the first ruling of its kind in the U.S., the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) ruled in favor of Coy Mathis, who was born a boy but…

Texas lawmakers debate closing nearly all the state’s abortion clinics

The Texas House of Representatives spent Sunday night debating debating legislation that will close all but five of the state’s abortion clinics and prohibit abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy. Sunday’s debate is expected to progress into the night, following days of protests kicked off by the Senate voting 20-10…

Equality House holds first gay wedding across the street from Westboro Baptist Church

On Saturday night, Kimberly Kidwell married Katie Short on the front lawn of the Equality House — which happens to be across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church. The Topeka, Kan. wedding location was no accident. Kidwell and Short said their vows in front of the rainbow-striped home owned…

Senator: Russian Prime Minister Putin’s acceptance of Edward Snowden ‘a finger in the eye’ of U.S.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday said he believes Vladimir Putin personally approved allowing NSA leaker Edward Snowden to travel to Moscow, adding that the Russian prime minister had purposefully antagonized the United States. “Allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways,” he said, “and Putin always…

Rep. Peter King calls Rand Paul’s remarks on Snowden ‘absolutely disgraceful’

Representative Peter King (R-KY) lashed out at fellow Republican Rand Paul on Sunday over National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. King said on Fox News the United States should take whatever action necessary to extradite Snowden to the United States. “I think it is important for the American people…

Atlanta mayor: Georgia native Paula Deen’s actions ‘unacceptable’

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed spoke out Sunday while on Meet the Press about Georgia native Paula Deen’s revelations that she had frequently used racial slurs to describe African-Americans. “It’s very unfortunate,” he said, “and completely unacceptable.” “What she’s basically said is she used language from her childhood and growing up…

Rand Paul: History will judge Snowden if he ‘cozies up’ to ‘enemies’

Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday warned National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden that he would be judged harshly by history if he became friendly with “enemies” of the United States. Media reports on Sunday said that Snowden had fled Hong Kong with the ultimate intention of reaching…

Greenwald shames David Gregory for asking if he should be prosecuted for helping Snowden

Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald blasted NBC host David Gregory on Sunday for publicly entertaining the idea that he should be prosecuted for publishing secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked by former U.S. government contractor Edward Snowden. “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his…

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson rages against the ‘super moon’

Though journalists can’t resist hyping lunar largeness, Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks the celestial event known as the super moon has been severely overblown. In video uploaded to YouTube on Saturday night, Star Talk Radio co-host Chuck Nice asked the astrophysicist why there was a “super moon” if…

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Immigration bill ‘practically militarized the border’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday encouraged Republicans to support comprehensive immigration reform because a recent amendment “practically militarized the border.” According to Roll Call, a so-called “border surge” amendment would double the number of border agents to 40,000, complete 700 miles of new border fencing, deploy drones and other…

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