Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, via Wikimedia Commons

Illinois becomes 4th state (plus DC) to ban ex-gay conversion therapy for minors

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A big win for Illinois, with similar legislation working its way through more states.
Mike Pence, via Creative Commons

Mike Pence tries, and fails, to defend “straights only” law

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Pence refused to say if anti-LGBT discrimination is now legal in Indiana, and ruled out new LGBT protections.

A surreal Lawrence Welk devil video to go with my Comcast day-from-hell

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Yesterday ended up being a light posting day because… Comcast.
Like America's lead anti-gay bigots, their Ugandan counterparts won't win anyone awards for oozing heterosexuality.

Report: Ugandan president blocks jail-gays-for-life bill

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The legislation would make “aggravated homosexuality” a crime punishable by life imprisonment.

Russia advances bill to take kids away from gay parents

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Russian lawmakers using debunked American study to justify removing children from up to 3 million gay parents.
Equal marriage supporters at a Stonewall rally outside the House of Lords as peers gave the Bill Third Reading on 15 July. (Photo credit: SIMON CALLAGHAN.)

England legalizes gay marriage

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Though, oddly, the law bans the Church of England from conducting such weddings, ever.

Rep. Holt to introduce bill to repeal Patriot Act & 2008 FISA Act

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Holt: “Our nation is grappling with a false choice being presented to us by the media & intelligence officials.”
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Nancy Pelosi is wrong about ENDA

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Our past- and future- speaker suggested that gay jobs-bill ENDA was killed by DADT. That’s not what happened.
Russian police attack gay protesters outside the State Duma today. (Video by Dmitry Zykov)

Russia on verge of banning pro-gay speech; jailing gay (and pro-gay) tourists, businesspeople

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In a throwback to its Soviet past, the new authoritarian Russia is no longer safe for anyone.
Elizabeth Warren

Eliz. Warren wants to cut student interest rates to near zero

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Eliz. Warren: “Unlike the big banks, students don’t have armies of lobbyists and lawyers.”
NJ Gov. Chris Christie. L.E.MORMILE /

Christie: You can’t cure gays, but I’ll let doctors try

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No amount of spinelessness & flip-floppery compares to a moderate Republican aspiring to the presidency.
GOP Rep. King: “Anyone from NY and NJ who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their mind”

GOP Rep. King: “Anyone from NY & NJ who contributes one penny to [GOP] is out of their mind”

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GOP committee chair Hal Rogers to homeless Hurricane Sandy victims: “There’s no immediate needs” for aid.
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Uganda anti-gay law would put to death any who criticize it

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Top gay rights activist in Uganda would immediately be sentenced to death if bill passes.
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