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RoadFlorida pastor attacks Sam Champion's marriage.

Flotus_obamaRoadMichelle Obama's official second term portrait.

RoadKelly Clarkson smacks down Clive Davis for alleged lies about her in his new memoir.

RoadClive Davis responds.

RoadPolice: Oklahoma man may have spontaneously combusted.

RoadLisa Marie Presley leaves Scientology, is afraid to talk about it?

RoadSupreme Court to consider limits on individual political contributions.

RoadPlum Line: How Obama can make history on gay rights. "I’m hoping that the Obama Justice Department will file a legal brief related to the Supreme Court’s pending hearing of the case involving Proposition 8, one detailing the administration’s view that Prop 8 is unconstitutional. This would send a strong message that the culture is changing, and could help lead to a sweeping ruling from the Court, one that will effectively put state laws prohibiting gay marriage on the path to extinction."

RoadNerd Prom: Conan O'Brien tapped to host White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in April.

RoadBryan Singer teases next X-Men film.

LynchRoadJane Lynch to make Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie. "Lynch, an Illinois native who got her start in theater at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Second City, will appear in the musical for eight weeks only, from May 16 through July 14."

RoadRobin Roberts returns to Good Morning America.

RoadHRC launches fund to help LGBT Dreamers.

RoadMinnesota Republicans consider change in tactics toward marriage equality bill: "With the imminent introduction of bills legalizing gay marriage, some Republicans are saying privately that they may counter with a call for less-sweeping legislation, such as recognition of civil unions or reciprocal benefits for couples. Republican legislators are said to be considering the change in tactics, partly from personal conviction and partly as a response to the party’s drubbing for its support of the marriage amendment."

Road Donald Trump threatens $25 million lawsuit against organizer of boycott asking Macy's to sever its ties with him.

BsaRoadSouthern Baptists urge Boy Scouts to uphold gay ban: "The executive committee of the 16-million member Southern Baptist Convention passed the resolution Tuesday, stating that a proposal to alter the ban would 'place the Boy Scouts organization at odds with a consistent biblical worldview on matters of human sexuality, making it an organization that would no longer complement, but rather contradict, our belief in God and His moral precepts that serve as the basis for our Christian faith.'"

RoadPuerto Rico denies gay adoption rights.

Road European Court of Human Rights rules ban on same-sex second parent adoption is discriminatory. Man reunited with dog 10 years later.

RoadMoncler head of international media relations busted for stealing Salvador Dali painting from a gallery wall: "Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou, 29, was handcuffed by detectives at 1.15pm after stepping off an American Airlines flight from Milan following a sting operation to lure him back to the city, New York Post reports."

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  1. Five of the nine current members of the Puerto Rican Supreme Court were appointed by Luis Fortuno, a right-wing homophobe who actively supported the campaign of Mitt Romney. Elections have consequences and electing Republicans almost always means bad things for LGBT people. Had Puerto Rico elected a progressive governor in the 2008 elections, this decision would have come down differently.

    Posted by: Patric | Feb 20, 2013 4:39:01 PM

  2. I'm not usually a stickler for formatting, but in this case it's probably useful, Andy :)

    "European Court of Human Rights rules ban on same-sex second parent adoption is discriminatory. Man reunited with dog 10 years later."

    Posted by: elegir | Feb 20, 2013 4:42:50 PM

  3. All this history, history, history and Obama. History is written after the fact. Let us define history, in case you don't know how historic everything will be. Right now only historic aspect would be The First Lady with her bangs and straight hair.

    Posted by: Josh | Feb 20, 2013 4:59:52 PM

  4. hopefully "Days of Future past" isnt just a title but is an actual portrayal of the very popular x-men story arc "Days of Future past" = dystopian future where mutants are in internment camps and sentinels rule

    Posted by: Moz's | Feb 20, 2013 5:04:59 PM

  5. "Spontaneously combusted " .....are you serious ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 20, 2013 5:09:21 PM

  6. It's a slow burn and there's always a source of ignition. Nothing spontaneous about it.
    But if you're superstitious and believe in beings in the sky, ascensions and raising from the dead then i guess "spontaneous combustion" is small beer to you !
    Shine on Oklahoma.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 20, 2013 5:14:33 PM

  7. Elegir is right. If that appeared on, say, FotF's website, we'd be all over them. Fortunately it seems like a simple lack of a newline.

    Posted by: Randy | Feb 20, 2013 8:15:14 PM

  8. Without the hating of the gay the Southern Baptists would lack a basis for their Christianity! If they loved me, they'd have to quit church.

    Posted by: Glenn I | Feb 20, 2013 8:44:35 PM

  9. That Boy Scout salute should be with only the middle finger.

    Posted by: trees | Feb 20, 2013 8:49:04 PM

  10. Spontaneous combustion! Geesh. That woo woo was debunked and explained decades ago. America please, don’t regress, what’s next? Gays are straights possessed by demons? If we don’t have high standards of understanding and skepticism, don’t pretend others to avoid falling into simplistic bullshitery.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Feb 21, 2013 12:24:56 AM

  11. I love the Obama's. But I'm not a fan of the bangs : (

    Posted by: Joe De Hoyos | Feb 21, 2013 3:47:57 AM

  12. @ Joe

    They'll grow out. : )

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Feb 21, 2013 7:28:53 AM

  13. Spontaneous human combustion is believed to be caused by the 'Wick Effect'. But it's a theory and they really aren't sure.

    I wouldn't rag too much on the firemen in Oklahoma and elsewhere who come across this very rare event. It must be quite a shocking and disturbing thing to see for a first responder like firemen, cops, paramedics. I'm sure those mocking them on here would vomit and find it highly psychologically disturbing if they came across such an event in person,themselves. People like firemen, cops, paramedics must deal with some terrible sights like decomposing bodies, horrible mutilations, weird suicides, awful stuff.

    Anyways, they didn't claim it was caused by anything suoernatural, just that it's a weird and unusual event, which it is.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 21, 2013 8:24:25 AM

  14. Michelle Obama's hair looks fine. If she had it au naturale, i.e. afro-style, it would look fine,too. I don't know why some people rag on blck women who straighten their hair. White, Asian and other women do all kinds of stuff to their hair,too.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 21, 2013 8:28:29 AM

  15. There is nothing in academic science (that is, not pseudoscience) called spontaneous human combustion. Just because there is not such thing. Only the slow burning of the fatty tissue of a dead body -experiments have been done with pigs for instance- when a chemical accelerant is used. Many times the intend to dispose a body using a combustible chemical just ends up initiating the combustion (think what happens with an oil lamp) instead of setting the whole body in fire to destroy it. Or sometimes the person himself was in a propitious scenario. In science (the point is important) there is not such thing as a theory used as a “guess”, theory has a completely different meaning and relates to well a substantiated explanation for a physical fact, many people should use the word HYPOTHESIS instead, that is, a proposed explanation that still lacks of proof under the parameters of the scientific methods. Obviously hypothesis are not gratuitous delusions, must be built with scaffoldings able to concatenate with already known facts of the physical world.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Feb 21, 2013 4:12:29 PM

  16. JOE DE HOYOS -

    OMG, enough with harping about how you don't like her bangs ! ! !

    Posted by: DaGay | Feb 21, 2013 4:49:50 PM

  17. With respect to Puerto Rico and Gay Adoptions, tell them to forget about becoming a "State". We have enough bigoted ones already.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Feb 22, 2013 12:29:36 AM

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