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WATCH: First Trailer For Dan Savage's ABC Sitcom 'The Real O'Neals'

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The first trailer for the new Dan Savage produced sitcom, The Real O'Neals, has dropped and promises to be as hilarious as we hoped. As reported last week, the show was officially picked up for a first season by ABC despite a campaign waged against the project by religious and conservative organizations and their leaders, including Tony Perkins and Brent Bozell, of The Media Research Center and Family Research Council respectively. Originally based on Savage's life, the show ended up evolving in "a different direction."

Via Deadline:

OnealsA contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.

“The Real O’Neals” stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny,  Mathew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.

“The Real O’Neals” was written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson. Executive producers are David Windsor, Casey Johnson, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott and Dan Savage. “The Real O’Neals” is produced by ABC Studios.

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Dan Savage Makes A Compelling Argument Against Sexual Monogamy on StarTalk: WATCH

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In his many years of doling out frank and sex-positive relationship advice, there’s one idea that Dan Savage has repeatedly revisited in the hopes of making his fans’ love lives better: human monogamy just isn’t all that natural. So many couples struggle with the fact that sexual desire for other people doesn’t just go away once they enter into committed monogamous relationships. The issue, Savage reasons, stems from the fact that most societies have failed to differentiate between social monogamy and sexual monogamy. In the latest episode of Neil Degrasse Tyson’s StarTalk, Savage outlines how historically we’ve held human sexuality up to unrealistic standards that have done more harm than good.

“All of these birds we used to look to and think ‘why can’t we be monogamous like birds,” Savage lays out. [We assumed] they would mate for life and we would measure our failure as humans to live up to the standards set by these damned birds. Well along comes genetic testing and we find out that these birds are screwing around with each other constantly.”

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Dan Savage Mulls the Ridiculous GOP Gay Wedding Invitation Responses with MSNBC's Chris Hayes: VIDEO

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Dan Savage joined MSNBC's Chris Hayes to have a cackle at the Republican candidates tripping over themselves to "correctly" answer the gay wedding invitation question including Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, John Kasich, and others.

But Savage has an additional query:

“It really calls the question of why you would invite someone to your wedding who didn’t think that you should have one. It’s like inviting someone to your birthday party who doesn’t think you should have another birthday....It's a little awkward!"

And then takes an overview of the situation:

"When it comes to flesh and blood and family vs base, a lot of Republicans are having a hard time now choosing base over family, and that's really the whole trajectory of the LGBT civil rights movement right there in a nutshell.

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Jon Stewart also had a take on it, which included a reference to Savage's infamous Google prank on Santorum's name. Watch that HERE.

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Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Sides with Dan Savage on Indiana 'Religious Liberty' Law: VIDEO

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Ari Melber, filling in for Chris Hayes, hosted Dan Savage, conservative pundit Ryan Anderson, and former RNC Chair Michael Steele last night in a face-off segment on Indiana's anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill.

Savage called Anderson's defense of the law the "bizarro world definition" of religious discrimination. Steele took Savage's side.

"Dan is absolutely right. A lot of this is settled law, in many respects."

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Family Research Council Blames Dan Savage For Racist OU Fraternity Chant: AUDIO

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Anti-gay listed hate group Family Research Council (FRC) has blamed “nemesis” Dan Savage for University of Oklahoma fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s racist chanting, reports Right Wing Watch

Although FRC Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell (above) and Vice President Peter Sprigg welcomed the fact that students of different races have come together to denounce the fraternity, Blackwell said that Savage is “a guy that’s responsible for the coarsening of civil discussion and conversation being celebrated, at a time when there are knuckleheads who are still spewing from their lips the sort of nonsense that we’ve heard from these fraternity members."

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Dan Savage on Telling Ben Carson to 'Suck My D--k': 'Sometimes You Have to Fight Fire With Fire' - VIDEO

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Following Dr. Ben Carson's remarks this past week that being gay is a choice because "a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay," Dan Savage penned an open letter to the 2016 GOP hopeful inviting the neurosurgeon to "suck my d--k."

Wrote Savage:

If being gay is a choice, prove it. Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that's done, Ben, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my d--k. Name the time and the place and I'll bring my d--k and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.

Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources earlier today, host Brian Stelter asked Savage why he decided to "lower" himself to Carson's "equally vile" level.

Savage replied:

CarsonSometimes you have to fight fire with fire....[Carson has] compared gay people to child rapists, to people who have sex with animals, necrophilia...He really says the vilest and most disgusting things about gay people. And sometimes to get the attention of someone like that, to really make it clear to them how low and disgusting they're being, how vile they're being, you have to meet them on the field where they're doing battle and take them on. 

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