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01/23/2013

Gay Louisville Pastor and His Partner of 9 Years Arrested After Demanding Marriage License: VIDEO

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Openly gay Louisville Baptist Minister The Rev. Bojangles Blanchard and his partner of 9 years, Domique James, were arrested yesterday after a peaceful "pray-in" at City Hall, where they requested and were denied a marriage license.

2_blanchardThe couple then refused to leave. They were taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass.

Said Blanchard to WDRB: "President Obama obviously supports this. There's other people in our state and city and country who support it. But, we need regular folk to stand up and be heard and let their faces be seen and their words be read, so that people know that this is not alright,"

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Posted Jan. 23,2013 at 10:57 AM EST by in Bojangles Blanchard, Gay Marriage, Kentucky, Louisville, News | Permalink | Comments (12)


AFA's Bryan Fischer Flips Out Over Obama's Inaugural Address: VIDEO

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Because Bryan Fischer can't hear an 'S' word without thinking of sodomy, it really set him off when Obama mentioned Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall.

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Posted Jan. 23,2013 at 10:36 AM EST by in Barack Obama, Bryan Fischer, Inauguration, News | Permalink | Comments (27)


House Republicans File SCOTUS Brief Defending DOMA

House Republicans have filed a Supreme Court brief urging SCOTUS to uphold the constitutionality of DOMA, Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner reports:

John_boehnerAs to the law itself, the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group — controlled 3-2 by Republicans in light of their House majority — argued that the federal government had the authority to legislate in an attempt to ensure "national uniformity" regarding the provision of federal benefits. The House leaders argue that in addition to the federal reasons, the Congress could act for the same reasons many states have acted to ban same-sex couples from marrying. They wrote:

There is a unique relationship between marriage and procreation that stems from marriage's origins as a means to address the tendency of opposite-sex relationships to produce unintended and unplanned offspring. There is nothing irrational about declining to extend marriage to same-sex relationships that, whatever their other similarities to opposite-sex relationships, simply do not share that same tendency. Congress likewise could rationally decide to foster relationships in which children are raised by both of their biological parents.

Finally, the House Republican leaders argue that laws classifying people based on sexual orientation should not be scrutinized more closely by courts, as is done with other types of laws under the Constitution's equal protection guarantees, because "the histories of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex, and legitimacy are different."

Read Geidner's full post here.

An eyeroll does not even begin to do this justice.

Posted Jan. 23,2013 at 10:05 AM EST by in DOMA, John Boehner, News, Supreme Court | Permalink | Comments (24)


Manti Te'o Tells Katie Couric He Lied, Briefly: VIDEO

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In the first clip released from his forthcoming interview with Katie Couric, Notre Dame quarterback Manti Te'o admits to lying briefly after discovering that he had been hoaxed.

"Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on Sept. 12. Now I get a phone call on Dec. 6, saying that she's alive and then I'm going be put on national TV two days later. And to ask me about the same question. You know, what would you do?"

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Do you believe Te'o?

Posted Jan. 23,2013 at 9:57 AM EST by in Football (American), Katie Couric, Manti Te'o, News, Notre Dame | Permalink | Comments (27)


Jon Stewart Blasts CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC Inauguration Coverage: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart doing what he does best — analyzing the "real" news networks and their inauguration coverage. As CNN was parsing the costs of Michelle Obama's various fashions, Pat Buchanan was decrying the presence of Stonewall — "a barroom brawl in Greenwich Village in 1969" — in Obama's speech.

"For the losing side of history, I'm Pat Buchanan."

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Posted Jan. 23,2013 at 9:38 AM EST by in Inauguration, Jon Stewart | Permalink | Comments (7)


Lip Reader Decodes Boehner Joke That Prompted Michelle Obama's Epic Eye Roll: VIDEO

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What prompted Michelle Obama's epic eye roll at House Speaker John Boehner?

Inside Edition thinks they have it figured out.

We asked expert lip reader Larry Wenig. Wenig believes John Boehner is asking President Obama whether he had a chance to have a cigarette before the luncheon.

President Obama gave up cigarettes three years ago. Boehner is a known chain smoker.

Our lip reader, Wenig, caught Boehner saying, "Somebody won't let you do it", referring to Michelle, which prompted the first lady's big eye roll.

Watch the clip again, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Jan. 23,2013 at 9:00 AM EST by in Barack Obama, John Boehner, Michelle Obama, News | Permalink | Comments (30)



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