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On her MSNBC show Wednesday, Alex Wagner discussed Senate Democrats' plan to introduce the "Not My Boss's Business" Bill in response to the Supreme Court's now famous 5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby and "religious exemptions." Democratic Senator Mark... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Towleroad
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In a lengthy profile published yesterday on Politico, reporter Jim Hinch looks at how evangelical Christians are changing their minds on gay marriage, supported by rather than in spite of the Bible: Over the past decade, evangelical support for gay... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Towleroad
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Brad Thorson, a former college football player who played as an offensive lineman for both Wisconsin and Kansas and was briefly with the Arizona Cardinals, came out as gay in a blog post published on July 4th: I've been told... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Towleroad
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AFER's Matt Baume continues his road tour with 'Marriage News Watch' for the summer, this week appearing in Pennsylvania to get us up to speed on where the fight for marriage equality stands across the nation. Attempts to overturn marriage... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Towleroad
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Vlogger Tyler Oakley has joined the chorus of individuals outraged by a video posted by Vine's most followed user, Nash Grier. In a Vine that went out to the sixteen-year old's 8.7 million followers, Grier shows a clip of a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Towleroad
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George Takei recently gave a TEDx talk in Kyoto Japan about being sent to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans as a child during World War II and how that experience shaped his perception of democracy and led him to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Towleroad
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Alex Walker, the son of Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker, served as one of the legal witnesses at the marriage of a same-sex couple who was wed on June 9, The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports: Records show Shelli Marquardt and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Towleroad
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Though same-sex marriage just became legal in Illinois, one prominent same-sex couple in the Land of Lincoln is calling it quits. Deborah Mell, the first openly lesbian member of Chicago’s City Council, announced on Twitter last week that she and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Towleroad
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As previously reported, Star Wars: Episode VII has begun shooting, causing simultaneous joy and consternation among devottees of the Sci-Fi franchise. Released last week was "leaked footage" created by fan Fan Frank Wunderlich who proves again that Star War fans... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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Ever wanted to jettison down a water slide taller than the Statue of Liberty? If so, you may be in luck. Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City is set to open the world's tallest water slide, The Verrückt, and it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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Always in pursuit of the empirical truth, the ASAP Science guys debunk 7 popular myths about the human brain in their latest video. Turns out, bigger isn’t better (at least when it comes to the human brain), alcohol doesn’t kill... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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Lance Bass recently debuted an adventurous new blue hairdo which he shared with fans on Instagram. Bass and his newly blue locks stepped out in Las Vegas for the 4th of July weekend with fiancé Michael Turchin. Bass hosted a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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As Zac’s Italian vacation with Michelle Rodriguez and ‘businessman’ Gianlucha Vacchi continues, Zac seems to be getting up to more choreographed antics. But this time, instead of dancing, or rather, wiggling on a table, he is attempting a perfectly synchronized... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Towleroad
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This past weekend popular transportation service Uber provided 8 lucky couples spontaneous weddings in San Francisco in celebration of the city's Pride event and marriage equality. The couples used the company's app to request an UberWEDDING and chose where they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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As mentioned in our coverage of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision earlier today, religious leaders close to The White House sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, petitioning for a "robust religious exemption" to President Obama's earlier announced... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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Inspired by one man's artful ability to put his pants on hands free (while dancing no less), gay vloggers Mark E. Miller and Ethan Hethcote decided to see for themselves how challenging such a feat really is. Except Ethan didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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Awesome counter-protest at Chicago Pride. A guy in Britain had his already well endowed member made girthier thanks to plastic surgery. Chris Colfer tweets he was let go from Glee; reps then say his account was hacked and the actor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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Singer/songwriter Rob Cantor debuted his new original song, "Perfect", on YouTube, performing it in the voices of 29 famous celebrities. Listen as Cantor sings and sing-speaks his uplifting tune covering a wide range of audibly recognizable names, from Ian McKellan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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As pointed out yesterday by Rachel Maddow, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby, religious groups have already begun seeking “religious freedom” exemptions from an executive order that bans federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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Last night Rachel Maddow took time to focus on the broad and dangerous impact of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, particularly, how the claim of “religious freedom" is already being used by religious groups to justify anti-gay discrimination: "These... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Towleroad
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Service members celebrate Pride Month in Afghanistan: "U.K. Chaplain Squadron Leader Alex Hopson led the community in prayer stating, “You have broken down barriers. You have made rainbows dance in our eyes. You have offered us dreams that reach for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Towleroad
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Watch the hearing happening now, AFTER THE JUMP... FOX 35 News Orlando Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Towleroad
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It has recently come to Chloe’s attention that she relishes indep-i-dance. Find out why, AFTER THE JUMP… Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Towleroad
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The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state of Indiana must recognize the marriage of a terminally ill lesbian, Niki Quasney, while the state appeals District Judge Richard L. Young’s earlier ruling that found Indiana’s ban on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Towleroad
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Russia's anti-gay law one year out: "Only a few people were fined throughout the year and this might not seem to be much of a problem," Lokshina said. "But the fines are not what this law is about. This law... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Towleroad