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Right Wing America Cheering On Brutal Police State Tactics In Missouri

Right Wing America Cheering On Brutal Police State Tactics In Missouri

There’s been a handful of voices on the right that are crying foul but the overall mood is one of gleeful racism.

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Supreme Court Issues Major Blow In Controversial Contraceptive Mandate Case (VIDEO)

Supreme Court Issues Major Blow In Controversial Contraceptive Mandate Case (VIDEO)

Today the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling struck down the controversial birth-control mandate in the Affordable Healthcare Act with Justice Samuel Alito authoring the opinion of the court.

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Corporate America’s Newest Scheme To Deprive You Of Your Constitutional Rights

Image credit to Steve Lovelace.

Corporations are interested in protecting their own interests, increasing profits and lowering costs. It does not take a genius to figure out they don’t protect consumers.

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George Bush Attends Summit For 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act – Makes A Penis Joke

Maybe renaming the award is semantics but the word 'humanitarian' is not one to be thrown around lightly... and certainly not in George W. Bush's direction. Image @USA Today

Leave it to former President George W. Bush to commemorate the Civil Rights Act with a dirty joke. Seriously. This happened.

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Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned In Michigan? Not So Fast

Image is the logo for Equality Michigan, which is 'Michigan's only statewide anti-violence and advocacy organization working primarily for Michigan's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.' You can find their site here.

On Friday, March 21, 2014, just before 5 pm, a federal judge found Michigan’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. Less then 24 hours later, over 300 marriage licenses had been issued to same sex couples, in just four of Michigan’s counties. On Saturday, March 21, the Detroit News reported that […]

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Phil Jensen, South Dakota GOP Rep, Wants To Legalize Racial Discrimination

Phil Jensen, a GOP state Senator from South Dakota, wants you to know that he's super duper conservative and willing to out prick any Arizona Republican.

Phil Jensen, a GOP state Senator from South Dakota, wants you to know that he’s super duper conservative and willing to out prick any Arizona Republican.

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WATCH: AZ State Senator Comes Out – ‘I’m Gay. I Am Latino. I’m A State Senator. And It’s OK.’

WATCH: AZ State Senator Comes Out – ‘I’m Gay. I Am Latino. I’m A State Senator. And It’s OK.’

Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo became the new face of SB 1062′s unintended consequences. This week, he announced that he is gay.

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Here’s What Banning Gay Troop Leaders Will Cost Boy Scouts Of America: Disney Pulls Funding

Boy Scouts photo cc 2008 by Steven Depolo via Flickr.

The Boy Scouts’ ban on gay troop leaders is about to cost them big. The gay-friendly Disney Company said they’re cutting off their support after this year.

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WATCH: Tempe, AZ Passes Ordinance To Protect LGBT Rights, Mayor Says ‘We Are Open For Business’

Photo of Gay Pride rainbow flag cc 2008 Ludovic Bertron via Wikimedia Commons.

Just as Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay hate bill, cities took the lead. Tempe is the fourth Arizona city to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance.

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WATCH: AZ’s Gov Vetoes Hate Bill Because It ‘Creates More Problems’ Than It Solves

WATCH: AZ’s Gov Vetoes Hate Bill Because It ‘Creates More Problems’ Than It Solves

Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay hate bill, SB 1062, because of ‘unintended’ consequences. The biggest one was the threat of losing enormous amounts of money.

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WATCH: Protesters Confront The Woman Behind Arizona’s Hate Law

Protesters tried to confront the fundamentalist Christian behind Arizona's hate law, but as the tables turn, the woman suddenly seems media shy. Image:  Deborah Montesano

Protesters tried to confront the fundamentalist Christian behind Arizona’s hate law, but as the tables turn, the woman suddenly seems media shy,

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AZ Republicans Scramble To Convince Gov Brewer To Veto Hate Bill

AZ Republicans Scramble To Convince Gov Brewer To Veto Hate Bill

A Republican state senator who voted last week for Arizona’s hateful Jim Crow law, SB 1062, now regrets it. Sen. Steve Pierce, R-Prescott, who was once the Senate’s president, told Capitol Media Services: I screwed up. I’m trying to make it right. Pierce joined a growing chorus of Republican voices […]

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WATCH: Business Backlash Builds Against Arizona’s Hate Bill

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Arizona’s new Jim Crow-inspired anti-gay bill is now headed to Governor Janet Brewer’s desk. Now businesses are begging her to veto the measure.

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WATCH: Arizona’s Senate Passes Bill To Appease ‘Christians’ And Discriminate Against Gays

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Is spite of a growing national trend, Arizona state senators declare their allegiance to fundamentalist Christians and pass unconstitutional anti-gay law.

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Republican Lawmakers Derail Indiana’s Anti-Gay Amendment To Constitution

Indiana is the latest state to change course on same-sex marriage. Republican legislators just derailed an anti-gay amendment to the constitution. Image: Fibonacci Blue

Indiana is the latest state to change course on same-sex marriage. Republican legislators just derailed an anti-gay amendment to the constitution.

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Police Brutalized, Tasered Deaf Man: Now They Face A Lawsuit

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The Hawthorne, CA police department is being sued. Seems that they brutalized a deaf man even after he tried to make them understand he was deaf.

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AZ Bill Would Make It A Crime To Use A Bathroom Without Proof Of Citizenship

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  An Arizona republican, Carl Seel, recently introduced legislation that would make it a crime for a ‘person in the state illegally’ to use any public resource or facility. This would include sidewalks, roads, parks and yes, even public restrooms.  House Bill 2192 would make a crime to do anything, […]

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Watch: Human Rights Group Exposes LGBT Terror In Russia Before Olympics (Graphic)

Photo screen captured from Human Rights Watch's video showing footage from attacks on members of the GLBT community in Russia.

Prior to the opening ceremonies in Socchi, a human rights group released a graphic video of attacks on the LGBT community. So why do we watch the Olympics?

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Caught On Video: Police Hit, Tie Down, Then Chop Off Possible Rape Victim’s Hair (VIDEO)

Caught On Video: Police Hit, Tie Down, Then Chop Off Possible Rape Victim’s Hair (VIDEO)

Police caught on camera hitting, tying down a 22 year old black mother before chopping off her hair; Worse, she may have been a rape victim in need of help.

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American Icon And Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies

American Icon And Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies

“I look upon myself as a planter of seeds.” ~ Pete Seeger Pete Seeger was part of my life before I even knew who he was. As a child, one of my favorite songs was “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” Though I was young, the message of that song […]

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