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Activist: Kansas HIV quarantine bill lets religious officials justify discrimination

The founder of an organization which advocates for the rights AIDS patients says that a proposed Kansas law which allows HIV people to be quarantined would essentially give cover to religious officials who might want to discriminate against LGBT people. “That rural county health department — and I hate to…

Pat Robertson complains LGBT people just want to flaunt ‘their way of doing sex’

Looking confused and discouraged on Wednesday’s episode of “The 700 Club,” televangelist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson agreed with others who say the issue of marriage equality is not actually about marriage, and suggested the whole noise is just LGBT people who want to flaunt “their way of…

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin: ‘DOMA is in trouble’

After attending oral arguments about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came to the conclusion that the federal government’s ban on same sex marriage “is in trouble.” Speaking to CNN cameras outside the court, Toobin noted that the…

Nevada bill would legalize gambling on federal elections

If one Nevada lawmaker has his way, visitors to Sin City will soon be able to bet on the next presidential election. Las Vegas Democrat Tick Segerblom on Monday introduced a bill in the Nevada state Senate that would legalizing betting on federal elections. SB 418 would revise the state’s…

Michael Steele trashes Reince Priebus for ‘crapping’ on his RNC chair legacy

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Michael Steele vented his frustrations toward his successor and former “right hand,” Reince Priebus, in a lengthy radio interview on Tuesday, accusing Priebus of feigning innocence over the group’s budget issues. “Reince Priebus was my right hand,” Steele told host Larry O’Connor. “What annoys…

War on Easter outrages Fox News: ‘I don’t remember a bunny in the Bible story’

The outraged hosts of Fox News’ morning show on Wednesday said that public schools should just “take the religion as it is, celebrate it and move on” after one Alabama school canceled all Easter-themed events. Last week, WHNT reported that the principal of Heritage Elementary School in Madison had instructed…

Veteran Republican senator: Marriage equality ‘is the new conservative position’

Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), a Vietnam veteran who served in Congress for more than two decades, said Tuesday on Current TV that the movement for marriage equality is much like the movement for racial equality, and confidently declared that the Republican Party is now in the process of making…

Catholic parish in Missouri raided after child porn downloads

Federal and state authorities on Tuesday raided a Catholic parish in Independence, Missouri as part of an investigation into child pornography. A spokesperson for the Catholic Dioceses of Kansas City-St. Joseph said that investigators tracked down child porn downloads to an IP address used by an unsecured wireless network at…

Missouri Republican: LGBT people ‘deserve the right to be themselves’

A Missouri lawmaker said Tuesday she supported protecting LGBT people from discrimination because of her Republican beliefs, not in spite of them. “As a Republican, I just find it hard to believe that if we are the party of small government, why are we in people’s bedrooms?” state Rep. Anne…

Republican says marriage is like selling alcohol and cutting hair

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa said Tuesday that same sex marriage should be prohibited because the government had the right to regulate human behavior. “The state’s require a marriage license,” King said. “A license is by definition a permit to do that which is otherwise illegal. Licenses are used…

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