John Aravosis
Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, and as a stringer for the Economist. Frequent TV pundit: O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, .

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GOP using increasingly racist arguments against gay marriage

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The GOP’s “states’ rights über alles” position against gay marriage is racist, in addition to homophobic.
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Ted Cruz using gay-bashing to win White House in 2016

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I’ve been waiting decades for Republicans to stand up the nutjobs in their party. And sadly, I’m still waiting.
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Facing conservative backlash, Pope no longer “welcomes” gays

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The Bible, apparently, now comes with an asterisk. (*Subject to political whim.)
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A GOP Congress? Let’s not do the Time Warp again (video)

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A fun get-out-the-vote message courtesy of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, JibJab, and me.
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The Catholic church hates you a wee bit less

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A new Vatican document says gays have “gifts,” and civil unions and cohabitation have “positive aspects.”
A 19th-century interpretation of Charon's crossing by Alexander Litovchenko.

Alexander Dmitrievich Litovchenko( 1835 - 1890) "Charon carries souls across the river Styx."

The GOP concept of marriage: Any uterus will do

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If marriage is only about kids, then any woman with a uterus will do. It’s a screwy way to look at marriage.
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Why gay marriage opponents have lost

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What was once a matter of defending social consensus has evolved into a plea for defending one single religion.
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Sarah Palin can see gay marriage from her house

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A federal judge had struck down Alaska’s ban on gay marriage.
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Gay sex scandal hits GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio

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A former staffer, who passed a lie detector, says DeMaio masturbated in front of him, then attempted to bribe him.
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US map showing bed time by county (actually kind of cool)

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Jawbone has done a series of really interesting studies looking at sleep in various cities and countries.
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