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Chelsea Manning could face indefinite solitary confinement for possession of books and toothpaste

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Solitary confinement is torture. Torturing someone for books and toothpaste is beyond cruel and unusual.
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#BeyBeAHERO: How Beyonce could help ensure LGBT equality in Houston

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The cultural icon and Houston native could, with a single Tweet, save the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
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Milwaukee archdiocese miffed at art depicting pope with condoms settles child molestation case for $21 million

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The same people throwing a hissy fit over condom art used every trick in the book to pay child abuse victims less.
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“Eggs Benedict” art installation portrays former pope using 17,000 condoms

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The installation is meant as a commentary on Pope Benedict’s opposition to condom use to fight the AIDS epidemic.
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It’s time to revoke the Boy Scouts’ congressional charter

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It can ban non-believers, or it can have government endorsement, but it has to choose.
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Repeat offender suspected in ultra-Orthodox stabbing at Jerusalem pride parade

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The suspect was released from prison three weeks ago after serving ten years for a nearly identical attack.
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Colorado GOP walks back State Rep. Klingenschmitt’s hate speech on Boy Scouts, not on trans military service

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If calling gay men pedophiles is worthy of condemnation, why isn’t calling trans people pedophiles?
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The Emperor of St. Louis has a few stories to tell

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In a newly-released memoir, AMERICAblog contributor Chris Andoe recounts tales of debauchery and intrigue.
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Arkansas gun range bans Muslims, claims “private club” exemption

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You don’t get to simply declare yourself a private club in order to justify discrimination.
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Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay leaders, Mormon Church considering exit

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The long-anticipated move has the Latter-Day Saints up in arms.
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Gay rights may come at the cost of religious freedom…if you redefine religious freedom

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Religious worries over religious liberty are really just Christian worries over their receding hegemony.
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President Obama calls out Kenya on LGBT rights, corruption

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Kenyan elected officials warned Obama not to talk about LGBT rights. He ignored them.
Katy Perry's Twitter avatar

Pop stars in Democratic politics

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Katy Perry just changed her Twitter avatar to match Hillary Clinton’s logo, continuing a trend.
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