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‘Trayvon Martin’ gun range targets sold out in two days

RELATED: Trayvon’s mom: Call your governor on Mother’s Day —- A person selling gun range targets modeled after slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin says that their “main motivation was to make money off the controversy.” WKMG’s Mike DeForest reported on Friday that the unidentified seller told him that the targets…

Allen West on LGBT workplace discrimination: ‘That don’t happen’ in the U.S.

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is denying that LGBT people face employment discrimination in the U.S. On Thursday, Think Progress’ Scott Keyes asked West if he would be willing to support a law that bans hiring or firing of people based on their sexual orientation. “That don’t happen…

Civil rights icon shames Republican into dropping anti-voting rights measure

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) learned a lesson in humility on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday night. Reacting to an amendment proposed by Broun that would withhold funding for the enforcement of a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who actually…

Revealed: Walker promised billionaire he would ‘divide and conquer’ unions

Before Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), who is facing a recall election, introduced legislation to strip some public employees of collective bargaining rights, he promised a billionaire donor that he would use a “divide and conquer” strategy to bust unions, a newly released video reveals. In the video shot by documentary…

Lawrence O’Donnell explains how definition of marriage has changed

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday night countered the claim made by opponents of same sex marriage that marriage has always been between one man and one woman. “The modern idea of marriage for love and the possible defiance of parental arranged marriage is only about two hundred years old,”…

Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert: Right-wing ‘went bonkers’ over Romney bullying story

Media Matters for America’s Eric Boehlert on Thursday said right-wing bloggers and activists “went bonkers” over a Washington Post story that accused Mitt Romney of harassing prep school classmates he judged to be too effeminate. “No one questions the accuracy of this story,” he remarked to Current TV host Jennifer…

Colorado marijuana legalization campaign runs first TV ad

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol unveiled its first television advertisement on Thursday, urging voters in Colorado to legalize recreational use of the drug. In the 30-second ad, a young woman sends an email to her mother explaining why she uses marijuana instead of alcohol. “I used to drink…

Tony Perkins: Marriage equality ‘only brings pain and heartache’

The leader of a Christian think tank is warning that marriage between two men or two women “only brings pain and heartache.” In a video message, Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council — a hate group, according the the Southern Poverty Law Center — declared that President Barack…

Fox News Radio host: Public schools are ‘indoctrination centers’ for LGBT rights

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes on Thursday explained that marriage equality had only become more popular with Americans because the public schools were “indoctrination centers” for LGBT rights. In an online interview, Starnes told Fox News host Patti Ann Browne that his conservative listeners and religious leaders were disappointed…

Barney Frank: I’m not inviting Obama to my wedding

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow welcomed Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (D), who came out to the Boston Globe in 1987, thus becoming the first openly LGBT person to serve in the U.S. Congress. Frank and Maddow welcomed the president’s announcement yesterday afternoon that he supports…

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