Friday, July 3, 2015
Marriage equality
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This Week In Crazy: Special Marriage Equality Insanity Edition

When five Justices legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last Friday, they released a torrent of unhinged rage from the conservative right wing. For those who appreciate such demented howling from the fire-and-brimstone crowd, this week has just been a buffet of ire, bigotry, unreason, and insanity.

July 3, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: SCOTUS’ Consolation Prize For The Right

“So yes, gay people have the right to marry, and poor people have the right to insurance — but on the bright side, Americans can still kill prisoners painfully, and everyone else slowly.”

July 1, 2015
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Why The GOP Has The First Amendment Upside Down

When it comes to gay marriage, millions of aggrieved GOP voters appear to have gotten the First Amendment upside-down.

July 1, 2015
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What Moved Marriage Equality From Taboo To Justice?

The Supreme Court’s ruling that states can no longer ban same-sex marriage has set off a cacophony of howling hyperbole by the GOP’s far-out presidential wannabes.

July 1, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: ‘Good News-Mageddon’ Meets ‘The Human Dissentipede’

Jon Stewart highlighted the acidic dissents of Justice Antonin Scalia, the man who decries the elite Supreme Court overturning the will of voters — except when he does it.

June 30, 2015
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Texas Will Give Legal Help To Officials Who Refuse Same-Sex Couples On Religious Beliefs

The Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face lawsuits.

June 29, 2015
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Endorse This: Donald Trump’s Traditional Divorces

We do have to agree with Trump on one thing, though: We don’t blame his first two wives for divorcing him, either.

June 29, 2015
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The Acceleration Of History

Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation’s 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

June 29, 2015
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5 Reasons The GOP Can’t Let Marriage Equality (And Love) Win

The Republican party’s unwillingness to move past lost culture-war battles will continue into 2016. Here are 5 reasons same-sex marriage as an issue won’t go away soon.

June 29, 2015
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Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Q&A

Some states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Religious leaders and business owners are wondering what effect the legalization might have on their practices.

June 29, 2015
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Right Wingers Rage Against Marriage Equality

Right-wingers are variously calling for defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling — and warning that America could face the wrath of God.

June 26, 2015
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Endorse This: Congratulations-In-Chief For Marriage Equality

“I’m really proud of you. And just know that not only have you been a great example for people, but you’re also going to bring about a lasting change in this country.”

June 26, 2015
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Watch: Obama Speaks On SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

President Obama is set to speak any minute now from the Rose Garden, on today’s historic Supreme Court decision declaring marriage equality to be a right for LGBT couples all across the country.

June 26, 2015
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Supreme Court Hands Down Landmark Ruling For Marriage Equality

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs, LGBT activists, and marriage equality throughout the nation Friday morning.

June 26, 2015
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Why Ted Cruz Isn’t Giving Up The Gay Marriage Fight

Cruz is making it clear that regardless of the case’s outcome, he’ll keep pressing the issue.

June 23, 2015
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As Supreme Court Ruling Looms, Churches Divided Over Gay Marriage

Among White evangelical Protestants, an overwhelming 70 percent oppose allowing same-sex coupes to wed.

June 21, 2015
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‘Spiritual Warfare’ On Gay Marriage Declared By Southern Baptists

Many of their congregants, sensing the shifting cultural climate on gay marriage, feel defensive and afraid to publicly state their views, wary of being cast as bigots or hate-mongers.

June 17, 2015
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Gay Marriage Opponents Prepare For Battle Ahead

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month that could legalize same-sex marriage would provoke a sharp response from many conservative lawmakers, who predict sustained legal and political combat in 2016 and for decades to come.

June 15, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: A Tournament, A Tournament, A Tournament Of Lies!

We are on the brink of major cataclysm. It could be the Rapture, it could be Hillary’s Reich, or it could be Two Women Adopting A Child. These are the Last Days, and everyone wants the Last Word. It’s “This Week In Crazy.”

June 12, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Rick Perry Makes It Rain

Who wants to take a shower with Mike Huckabee? It’s bring your gun to school day! And Rick Perry’s hard rain’s a-gonna fall. It’s “This Week In Crazy.”

June 5, 2015
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5 Things You Should Know About Lincoln Chafee, Former Republican, Now Democratic Candidate

The latest entrant in the 2016 Democratic primary is an idiosyncratic candidate — a former “liberal Republican” whose foreign policy includes adopting the metric system. (Really.) Here are five things you should know about Lincoln Chafee.

June 3, 2015
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Ireland’s ‘Social Revolution’

It is a mark of how much has changed in such a short time that Ireland’s vote for gay marriage last week was, in the end, the expected outcome — even if the breadth of marriage equality’s victory was breathtaking.

May 28, 2015
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Rubio Says Support For Marriage Equality Presents A ‘Real And Present Danger’ To Christians

It’s been a reliable tactic for opponents of same-sex marriage to recast discrimination against LGBT couples as a matter of Christians’ right to freely practice their religion.

May 26, 2015
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Ireland Says ‘Yes’ To Gay Marriage In World First

Ireland looked set on Saturday to become the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in the streets of Dublin in anticipation of the spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church.

May 23, 2015
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Endorse This: Rainbow Over The Emerald Isle

Watch a report from the campaign for marriage equality in Ireland — with plenty of strong opinions being expressed all around.

May 22, 2015
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