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Enough signatures collected in Maine to put same sex marriage on ballot

Supporters of same sex marriage in Maine have gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a statewide vote in 2012, according to the Associated Press. EqualityMaine, GLAAD and Maine Freedom to Marry launched the signature-gathering drive in late August in hopes placing the legalization of marriage for same sex…

Michael Moore responds to ‘hypocrisy’ criticism for supporting ‘Occupy’ protests

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore responded Thursday to accusations from conservative critics that he was a hypocrite for supporting the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations. His critics claimed that he got “rich because of capitalism” and thus should not be protesting against inequalities in the economic system of the United States. Moore…

‘Buffalo Beast’ editor faces jail time for using dildo at protest

Ian Murphy, editor of satirical newspaper “The Buffalo Beast,” is facing up to a year in jail for using a dildo as a prop at a protest against same sex marriage earlier this year, Raw Story has learned. Murphy was arrested on July 24, 2011 — the first day same…

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson visits ‘Occupy Wall St.’ protest

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday visited the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in New York City’s Zuccotti Park to talk with the protesters. The former Governor of New Mexico and libertarian is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing…

Santorum: Single mothers are political base of Democratic Party

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday said that eliminating single motherhood would help defeat Democrats at the polling booth, according to the liberal watchdog Right Wing Watch. “Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: it is single mothers who run a household,” he said on the American…

Lesbian couple sues anti-gay NY town clerk for refusing to sign marriage license

Two women who wanted to get married in a small town in a rural New York town are suing the town clerk who refused to sign their marriage certificate because she believes homosexuality is a sin. The lawsuit will stand as a milestone test case in the wake of New…

Gary Johnson to appear in Thursday night’s Republican debate

Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be included in the Fox News/Google Debate in Orlando on September 22, despite objections from the Florida Republican Party. The former Governor of New Mexico and libertarian is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports…

North Carolina to consider banning same sex marriage with constitutional amendment

North Carolina’s General Assembly has scheduled a legislative session beginning Monday to consider an amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman. “This is about far more than gay marriage or LGBT people in our state,” said Anthony J. Pugliese, a…

Poll shows dramatic increase in support for same sex marriage

A new poll (PDF) from the AngusReid Public Opinion group has found a dramatic increase in support for same sex marriage since last year, with nearly half (46 percent) of respondents now saying it should be made legal. An additional 22 percent of survey respondents said they didn’t think full…

Anti-gay Indiana state rep solicited 18-year-old boy on Craigslist

Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle (R) is embroiled in controversy after The Indianapolis Star discovered emails appearing to solicit the paid company of a young man, sent from Hinkle’s publicly listed email address. In response to a M4M forum Craigslist post, Hinkle emailed the man, named Kameryn Gibson, and offered…

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