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North Carolina Transgender Teen's Suicide Mirrors Death Of Leelah Alcorn: VIDEO

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A North Carolina mother believes that bullying led to her teen transgender son’s suicide, reports WSOCTV.

Alcorn16-year-old Ashlyn Haffner died close to his family’s Indian Trail home late last month. According to an accident report Ashlyn - who went by the name Ash - stepped into the path of an oncoming vehicle, the same way Ohio transgender teen Leelah Alcorn (right) died in December of last year.

Ash’s mother April Quick said the bullying started when Ash decided he wanted to transition from female to male.

Quick found a suicide note on Ash’s iPad that read in part:

“Please be WHO YOU ARE... Do it for yourself. Do it for your happiness. That's what matters in YOUR life.  You don't need approval on who you are.  Don't let people or society change who you are just because they're not satisfied with your image."

At a memorial service outside Porter Ridge High School, where Ash was a student, family and friends lit candles, shared memories of the teen and pleaded for acceptance of all people. The school’s principal said the district is fully cooperating with investigators as they dig deeper into Ash’s death.  

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California Attorney Files Ballot Measure Calling For Execution Of All Gays: VIDEO

You read that headline correctly.

A California attorney has filed a proposed ballot measure with the state Attorney General’s office asking voters to criminalize homosexuality and impose the death penalty, reports LGBTQ Nation.

CAdeathpenaltygaysThe “Sodomite Suppression Act” filing will allow Matthew G. McLaughlin to start the process of collecting the roughly 365,000 signatures (around 5 percent of the electorate) required to put the measure on an upcoming ballot. 

McLaughlin’s unbelievable proposal states:

“The abominable crime against nature known as buggery, called also sodomy, is a monstrous evil that Almighty God, giver of freedom and liberty, commands us to suppress on pain of our utter destruction even as he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha.

“The People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.

CA“This law shall be known as ‘The Sodomite Suppression Act’ and be numbered as section 29 in Title 3 of the Penal Code, pertaining to offenses against the sovereignty of the state. The text shall be prominently posted in every public school classroom. ALL laws in conflict with this law are to that extent invalid.”

McLaughlin is on active status with the State Bar for California but the address he provides routes to a Mailbox Express store rather than a law office.

In 2004, McLaughlin filed for a ballot measure to put the King James Bible in the hands of public school students as a literary text.

The 2003 Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas ruled that same-sex sexual activity is legal. That decision cannot be overturned by a simple ballot initiative in California.

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Conservative Radio Host: Discriminating Against Gays Helps Protect Them From Getting Stoned To Death - VIDEO

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Anti-gay activist Dana Loesch, the editor-in-chief of Andrew Breitbart's BigJournalism.com, has said that failure to protect the “right” of Christians to discriminate against people in public accommodations will lead to gay people being stoned to death on the streets, reports Right Wing Watch.

Appearing on a CPAC panel on religious liberty last weekend along with Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer and Tony Perkins, the leader of listed hate group the Family Research Council, Loesch made the bizarre connection between the right to discriminate and the potential murder of gay people, saying:

"You don't have to be a Christian to be affected by loss of religious liberty, because if one liberty is taken, more liberties will be taken.

“If I'm not speaking up [while] you're losing rights then what will happen to me when the day comes, if someone comes to me? What if you're stoned for walking out in the street for being gay? I mean, come on, that's where the conversation needs to go.”

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Need More Magic Meryl Effin' Streep? Watch The Song Cut From 'Into The Woods' - VIDEO

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If box offices revenues are any indication, then statistically you saw Into The Woods. But maybe you felt that it was missing a little something...a little more Meryl, perhaps? That would be because one of her songs was a victim of the cutting room floor at the altar of pacing.

"She'll Be Back" takes place right after the witch's confrontation with Rapunzel, featuring a bitter witch lying to herself about the personality of her "daughter" and the fallout of her own selfish actions that drove her away. The song will be included in the Blu-Ray/digital versions of the film when it's released on March 24th, but you can watch the cut scene AFTER THE JUMP...

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Matt Lauer Thanks Ellen For Helping Him Meet New Leather Friends With '50 Shades' Prank: VIDEO

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A couple of weeks ago we showed you the interview on The Today Show between the stars of Fifty Shades of Grey and a very enthusiastic Matt Lauer. Today we bring you a clip of him appearing on Ellen to thank the perky talk show host for all of the new friends on Twitter that he gained after her prank hit the air:

So, to the people like @RoughNReady and @IveBeenAVeryBadGirl, I just want to say thank you very much for your kind tweets.

Matt has promised revenge down the line, but as a peace offering Ellen sent him home with a special gift to hang on his wall.

You can watch the conversation between Ellen and BDSMatt - with a bonus appearance of Leatherman Al Roker - AFTER THE JUMP...

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Cop Dashcam Catches House's Dramatic Explosion Due to Gas Leak: VIDEO

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A cop car was parked on the street in suburban Stafford Township, NJ with the dashcam running, meaning it was almost perfectly situated to catch footage of one of the local houses exploding. The explosion was credited as a natural gas leak on a house that was undergoing renovation. ABC News reports 15 people were injured in the blast, including one who remains in critical condition. 

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