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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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.
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Equality Act introduced with 195 Democratic and 0 Republican co-sponsors

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Even the most moderate Republicans want to protect the right to discriminate.
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Democrats to push sweeping LGBT rights bill this week

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The Equality Act would grant anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community across seven categories.
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Scott Walker doesn’t “have an opinion” on whether being gay is a choice

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The nature of sexual orientation isn’t an opinion. It’s a fact. Scott Walker should know better.
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5,000 Kenyans to help President Obama “understand” homosexuality by getting naked in the street

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Apparently no one has pointed out the obvious homoeroticism at the core of the protest to its organizer.
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Jeb Bush is in favor of anti-discrimination laws, as long as he doesn’t have to sign them

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LGBT equality hasn’t been, isn’t and never will be a “states’ rights” issue.
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Workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation already illegal, per EEOC ruling

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The ruling currently only applies to federal workers, but that could soon change.
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55 days after Duggar molestation made public, TLC cancels “19 Kids and Counting”

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A number of Republican candidates have not yet dissociated from the Christian conservative icon.
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New bill would regulate youth residential “boot camps” associated with ex-gay conversion therapy

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The bill would all but outlaw ex-gay conversion therapy at youth residential boot camps.
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BREAKING: Pentagon finalizing plans to lift ban on transgender individuals in military

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The Pentagon had previously lifted rules barring trans servicemembers, but branch-level rules remain.
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