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Former Senator Writes Moving Essay About Finding Love With a Man After His Wife Died

Former Pennsylvania Senator Harris Wofford has an essay in Sunday’s New York Times detailing how he fell in love with a man after his wife died 20 years ago.

April 25, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: The Hitler/Trump Comparisons

Conan O’Brien decided that with everybody comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, he would bring on a special guest to respond to the charge.

March 11, 2016
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‘Lesbian Mother’ Just Another Word For ‘Mother’

This week, the nation’s highest tribunal figured out what Cassey’s narrow-minded dad never could — that “lesbian mother” is just another word for “mother.”

March 9, 2016
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Supreme Court Sides With Lesbian Over Parental Rights

Court took relatively unusual step of reversing the Alabama Supreme Court without hearing oral arguments. None of the eight justices dissented.

March 7, 2016
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It All Begins With The GOP

The Republican base is a deeply divided one. The moderates are increasingly marginalized in their party as Evangelical and Tea Party segments grow more defensive of views that are increasingly unpopular and under threat nationally.

December 6, 2015
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Endorse This: David Vitter Is Really Going There?

Senator implicated in prostitution says gay marriage is being “shoved down the throats of folks who have sincerely held religious views.”

November 13, 2015
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Rep. Julio Gonzalez Doubles Down On ‘Religious Freedom Bill’

This bill’s very existence suggests the lengths to which the forces of recalcitrance and resistance are willing to go to carve out some kind of official exemption for their bigotry.

October 28, 2015
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Cartoon: Father Pat And Father Mike Explain Catholic Dissent On Same-Sex Marriage

“Yes, well, Pope Francis has some interesting opinions…”

October 27, 2015
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Pope Did Not Give Unconditional Support To Clerk In Gay Marriage Row: Vatican

The Vatican is backing away from the controversy, saying that Kim Davis was one of “several dozen” people that Pope Francis met — and he wasn’t the one who invited her.

October 2, 2015
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Pope Secretly Met Kentucky Clerk Over Gay Marriage Licenses

Davis said knowing that the pope agreed with what she was doing “kind of validates everything.”

September 30, 2015
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Kentucky Clerk In Gay Marriage Dispute Switches To Republican Party

Kim Davis was once a longtime Democrat in eastern Kentucky — but she’s now a national hero to Republicans.

September 25, 2015
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Endorse This: The Book Of Kim Davis’ Job

If a clerk refuses to issue legal documents according to the relevant requirement of the law — then maybe she isn’t actually good at her job.

September 24, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Beyond The GOP Debate

The twin GOP debates on Wednesday night were a five-hour opera of posturing nuttiness — but far from the only conservative inanity on display this week.

September 18, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Supreme Court Hazing?

Stephen Colbert had a point for Justice Stephen Breyer: Cameras in the court would sure help to promote their books.

September 15, 2015
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Sanders Preaches Message Of Morality And Justice At Liberty University

At Liberty University, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sought to make his brand of democratic socialism palatable to an audience of conservative Christians.

September 14, 2015
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Kentucky County Clerk Won’t Authorize, Or Block, Marriage Licenses

Davis said she doubted the validity of the licenses that are set to be issued, which she said would state that they are being issued under U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order.

September 14, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: ‘Undecided 2016’

Stephen Colbert highlighted the merchandise being sold by the presidential campaigns, and presented his own idea for an alternative branded merchandise.

September 10, 2015
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Kim Davis And The Iowa-Or-Bust Syndrome

Christian conservatives are the most dominant group in Iowa’s GOP caucuses. Thus, the crazy contest to champion born-again, evangelical causes.

September 10, 2015
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What A Performance In Kentucky

Crying and laughing at the same time, Kim Davis acted as if it was all she could do to collect herself after her emancipation. Great showmanship on her part.

September 10, 2015
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Eye Of The Copyright: Huckabee And Kim Davis Told To Back Off Rock Song

Mike Huckabee and Kim Davis might believe in the sanctity of heterosexual marriage — but they apparently don’t believe in the sanctity of intellectual property.

September 9, 2015
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Endorse This: Cruz Controlled

Just remember that there is something even more sacred than marriage: the campaign photo-op.

September 9, 2015
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Judge Releases Kim Davis From Jail; Rapturous Supporters Praise Her Courage

A Kentucky judge ordered the release Tuesday of Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who had been jailed for refusing to comply with a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

September 8, 2015
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Jailed Kentucky Clerk Seeks Emergency Injunction In Gay Marriage Case

“The governor’s refusal to take elementary steps to protect religious liberties has now landed Kim Davis in jail,” Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver said.

September 7, 2015
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‘Religious Liberty’ Looks A Lot Like Intolerance From Here

It is not just gay men and lesbians who are threatened by the so-called “religious liberty” movement — it’s all of us.

September 7, 2015
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Kentucky Clerk Who Refused Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Starts New Appeal

“The contempt order itself was unlawful,” Roger Gannam, a lawyer for Kim Davis, told Reuters.

September 6, 2015
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