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06/13/2013

Caterpillar Cuts Off Boy Scouts Over Ban on Gay Leaders

Caterpillar Inc. has cut off the Boy Scouts from any further financial support over its ban on gay leaders, the AP reports:

CaterpillarCaterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts says Thursday that the Caterpillar Foundation made the decision while reviewing the groups it supports.

She called the Boy Scouts' policy barring homosexual adults from serving as scout leaders discriminatory. She said that policy doesn't square with the Peoria-based heavy equipment maker's own anti-discrimination policies.

Posted Jun. 13,2013 at 1:20 PM EST by in Boy Scouts, Discrimination, News | Permalink | Comments (19)


Marco Rubio: If Immigration Bill Includes Gay Couples 'I'm Done'

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he's finished with the immigration bill if it includes gay couples, The Ticket reports:

"If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done," Rubio said Thursday during an interview on the Andrea Tantaros Show. "I'm off it, and I've said that repeatedly. I don't think that's going to happen and it shouldn't happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it is."

Posted Jun. 13,2013 at 1:06 PM EST by in Immigration, Marco Rubio, News | Permalink | Comments (56)


Scientific Secrets of the Gym and Muscle Growth: VIDEO

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Why do some guys bulk up easily while others struggle? The msucle-brains at ASAPScience explain.

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Posted Jun. 13,2013 at 12:59 PM EST by in Fitness, News, Science | Permalink | Comments (13)


Ricky Martin Would Like You to Come With Him: AUDIO

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Ricky Martin's new dance single, from Australian producers DNA Songs, has hit the interwebs. Martin has been down under as a coach on The Voice and recorded the track in Sydney. He's expected to perform the new track on the show's season finale.

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Posted Jun. 13,2013 at 12:01 PM EST by in Music, News, Ricky Martin | Permalink | Comments (18)


Michele Bachmann: No More Republican Presidents if Obama Passes Immigration — VIDEO

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Michele Bachmann paid a visit to WorldNetDaily to rally the wingnut troops on immigration reform, painting a stark picture for the future of the bigoted GOP should legislation pass, Right Wing Watch reports.

Said Bachmann: "We will never again have a Republican president — ever — if amnesty goes into effect. We will perpetually have a progresive liberal president, probably a Democrat...You will never again be able to see our country return to its constitutional foundations."

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Posted Jun. 13,2013 at 11:44 AM EST by in Barack Obama, Immigration, Michelle Bachmann, News | Permalink | Comments (64)


Arrests Made at John Boehner's Office as GetEQUAL Protests Lack of Movement on ENDA

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Arrests are being made at a GetEQUAL protest over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) at House Speaker John Boehner's office, according to Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner, who tweets these photos.

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UPDATE: More from Geidner at Buzzfeed...

After several of the GetEqual activists told their stories of discrimination — or, in one case, a mother’s story about discrimination faced by her daughter — they then demanded that Boehner commit to holding a vote on ENDA in 2013. When told that their message would be taken to Boehner but no commitment was given, the activists began a sit-in in Boehner’s office.

After Capitol Police told the protesters that they could not yell or sit in Boehner’s office without the office’s permission, they went into the hallway. At that point, they sat down again and began chanting until officers began making arrests.

Those arrested included Watkins and Corey Phillips of Ohio and mother and daughter Cindy Candia and Kaya Candia-Almanza, Koby Ozias, Carey Dunn and Erin Jennings of Texas.

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Posted Jun. 13,2013 at 11:35 AM EST by in ENDA, GetEQUAL, John Boehner, News | Permalink | Comments (5)



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