Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) gave an interview to talk show host Lars Larson at CPAC and expressed her anger about the failure of Arizona's anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill, saying that the gay community has been getting their way by intimidating politicians, Right Wing Watch reports.
“There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure. And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don’t."
"If you want take away my religious liberties, you can advocate for that but you do it through the constitutional process and you don’t intimidate and no politician should give away my religious liberties or yours."
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 6:50 PM EST by Andy Towle in Arizona, Michelle Bachmann, News |
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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.
— Hold on to your lace-fronts, because tonight's RuPaul's Drag Race promises to be hair-raising. Guest judges Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Linda Blair (The Exorcist, duh) are guest judges on the third episode of season six, titled "Scream Queens," tonight at 9 p.m. on Logo.
More picks and clips, including TV's funniest family and some young love on Modern Family, AFTER THE JUMP ...
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Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 6:15 PM EST by Bobby Hankinson in Amy Poehler, Bravo, Film and TV, Modern Family, RuPaul, Television |
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ONE SECOND A DAY: As a girl's country goes to war.
HAPPY: On Tattooine.
PFLAG NAPA: A new PSA for the Spanish speaking population of the Napa valley featuring Lalo Leon, a supportive straight guy who's originally from Mexico. He married Casey who has a gay dad which developed into his support for the LGBT community.
LILY ALLEN: "Our Time".
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Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 5:15 PM EST by Andy Towle in News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube |
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Conservative struggle over gay rights emerges at CPAC. L.A. Times agrees.
Space Station 76, with Matt Bomer, was acquired by Sony at SXSW. "'Space Station 76' is a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future who are forced to confront their darkest secrets when a new Assistant Captain arrives and inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew."
Crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford advises Torontonians to turn their clocks BACK an hour.
Republican delegates in Eden Prairie, Minnesota refuse to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, who voted in favor of same-sex marriage: "At their convention Saturday, the Eden Prairie delegates decided not to endorse anyone for the 48B District race."
The Michigan marriage case: a battle over research. More on the case from Buzzfeed's Steve Friess.
Nightlife guru Victor Drai opening gay club on Vegas strip: "Drai revealed his plans to open and develop Liaison, the first casino-situated venue aimed specifically at LGBT clientele, and the first foray into gay nightlife for the film producer-turned-restaurateur-turned-club-owner."
Chris Evans' heart is no longer in superhero movies but he has a nice beard.
One Direction collaborating with Good Charlotte and Kodaline.
Documentary photographer Vincent Cianni releases new book of images and interviews of gay and lesbian service members begun while DADT was in place.
Gay rights group to march in Holyoke, Massachusetts St. Patrick's Day parade.
Former U.S. ambassador John Bolton opposes Nigeria, Uganda anti-gay laws.
Astronaut Frank Culbertson's entire 9/11 footage from space to be aired on British TV.
The idea that African homosexuality was a colonial import is a myth: "The Portuguese were among the first Europeans to explore the continent. They noted the range of gender relations in African societies and referred to the 'unnatural damnation' of male-to-male sex in Congo. Andrew Battell, an English traveller in the 1590s, wrote this of the Imbangala of Angola: 'They are beastly in their living, for they have men in women's apparel, whom they keep among their wives.'"
Scott Foley goes shirtless on Scandal.
Male model fix: Cory Bond.
Johnny Weir, Martina Navratilova joining Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice.
Three gay men attacked in Bangalore. "‘Next time you ask for a lighter ask politely like a man, not like a woman."
Jonathan Saenz, president of the anti-group Texas Values, warns that gay marriage will lead to people marrying their stepchildren: "How do you have any limitation on that? How do you stop polygamy? How do you stop people that want to do that with their own family members? Their stepchildren? I think there are even laws that suggest that you can’t marry someone that is a stepchild. That’s not even a blood relation. Those people could love each other, once that stepchild gets older.”
Anne Rice announces new book Prince Lestat, a sequel to The Queen of the Damned.
Arizona Republic analyzes the rise and fall of SB 1062: “The distinction with the Arizona case was that they came out publicly and they rallied for the veto of a bill by a Republican governor,” said Heather Cronk, co-director of GetEQUAL, a national LGBT social-justice organization. “The confluence of business and politics is where it was actually a distinct moment, because it has been business decisions until now. They actually got into politics, where both small and large businesses pressured the governor to veto the bill, and that hasn’t happened very often.”
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 3:45 PM EST by Andy Towle |
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Elvis Di Fazio directed this heartwarming video created for the closing act of 2014 Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras which gives gay and lesbian Australian's a glimpse at a hopeful equal future.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Continue reading "'Marry Me' Video Provides a Happy Ending for Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: VIDEO"
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 2:28 PM EST by Andy Towle in Australia, Gay Marriage, News |
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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a motion filed by the ACLU and Lambda Legal to intervene in Bostic v. Rainey, the court challenge to Virginia's gay marriage ban being led by lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
Plaintiffs were not happy about the motion when it was filed in February. Said Matthew D. McGill, co-counsel for the plaintiffs to the Washington Blade:
“The addition of new parties to the case at this late stage risks delaying the proceedings, and there is not a moment to lose when gay and lesbian couples and families across Virginia – and other states in the Fourth Circuit – are experiencing real harm,” said McGill. “We hope the Harris plaintiffs and their lawyers will continue to support our shared goal of marriage equality by filing an amicus brief alongside us.”
Buzzfeed reports on the news and on the court's schedule:
Several big-name LGBT rights organizations and lawyers will all be filing briefs when the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals considers the case — a move the lawyers for the same-sex couples in the case had opposed.
The opening briefs in the appeal of the case backed by the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which was behind the challenge to California’s Proposition 8, are due March 28. Responses are due April 11, with the reply due on April 30. The case is tentatively scheduled to be argued before the appeals court the week of May 12.
Bostic v. Rainey is very well positioned to be the next marriage case heard before the Supreme Court and any groups who are there will get the benefit of a national spotlight and credit for its ultimate victory.
Posted Mar. 10,2014 at 2:00 PM EST by Andy Towle in David Boies, Gay Marriage, News, Ted Olson, Virginia |
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