We’re all gay now, especially the kids, says Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver

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We could go into great length about the crashing cymbals of Liberty Counsel Mat Staver’s head over the years, but why even bother? Fringes are for blouses or festivals. The backlash to the marriage ruling is officially here, and it’s probably best to not engage. However, when the kids are brought into the picture, as Staver once again has made a fact via his blurred Polaroid of decency, it’s worth pointing out. This weekend, rightwingwatch.org published a recording of Staver telling it as he sees it.

“This has literally delegitimized the Supreme Court and we need to move forward and treat it as an illegitimate decision,” Staver said. “It’s not the rule of law. Neither will individuals nor should our government officials respect it as the rule of law, it is not.”

Staver’s quotes got more of the treatment from the Towleroad blog, which pointed out the talking points we’re all starting to see: Gays are the new Nazis, or something.

“Fearing that even those children ‘growing up in great Christian homes’ are beginning to question the homophobic posturing of Staver and co., he added that his followers should  ‘abandon the public schools’ because ‘this is gonna be a flood of homosexual indoctrination, gender abolition indoctrination, sexual practice experimentation, risky behavior.’

“All this is gonna come on them like a flood,” he concluded in which “you’re gonna lose your children.”

YOU. ARE. GOING. TO. LOSE.  YOUR. CHILDREN.

That is something that was said. Audio here. 

 

Abby Wambach runs to her wife after winning World Cup

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The U.S. women’s soccer team had a spectacular win against Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 5, finishing the game with a 5-2 victory.

Abby Wambach, striker for the USA team, didn’t score any of the five goals that led the U.S. team to its victory, but that doesn’t stop her from being the top international scorer for both men’s and women’s soccer, with 183 goals in 247 games.

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Clinton offers reassurance to gay youth in web posting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosting her social media outreach to younger voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to offer reassurance to gay youths in a posting that is drawing wide online attention.

“Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing,” Clinton wrote July 3 on the Facebook page for Humans of New York, a popular blog. “You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you — there will be lots of them.”

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Gay couple gets marriage license hours after suing Texas clerk who cited religious opposition

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DALLAS (AP) — A gay couple has received a marriage license after filing a federal lawsuit against a North Texas county clerk who previously cited her religious opposition to gay marriage in denying the license.

Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton filed the lawsuit July 6 against Hood County Clerk Katie Lang, saying they repeatedly had been turned away when trying to obtain a license last week.

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Gay Republican says party needs to change stance on marriage

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WAYNE, N.J. (AP) – A county Republican leader who proposed to his longtime partner the day gay marriage was legalized in New Jersey says his party “needs to evolve on this issue.”

John Traier, the party’s Passaic County chairman, is marrying Mark Peterson on July 4 in Ringwood.

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Scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique gets mixed reactions

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MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) – Mozambicans on Friday reacted cautiously to the government’s decision to do away with a colonial-era anti-gay law.

The southern African nation was now “on the right side of the history of humanity,” said LAMBDA, a Mozambican LGBT rights group.

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Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago – but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over.

“In too many communities, you can still get married on Sunday and then fired on Monday. Marriage equality was a critical milestone but not the final destination,” said activist Aisha Moodie-Mills, referring to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriages nationwide.

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Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

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NEW YORK (AP) – You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful.

More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 26 that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person’s sexual orientation.

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Surrogate children granted legal recognition in France

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PARIS (AP) – France’s highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families.

The Cour de cassation ruled July 3 that, while surrogacy will remain banned in France, children born abroad through this practice will now be legally tied to their parents and will be granted birth certificates and immediate means to prove their French citizenship.

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Same-sex marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

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DENVER (AP) – Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide.

One measure would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow wedding-related businesses opposed to gay marriage to hire a contractor to serve same-sex couples.

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Screened Out – Amy

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Documentary directed by Asif Kapadia

The very moment that voice emerges, it’s clear we’ve lost something special. Even with her overplayed song “Rehab”– even with tabloids dissecting every self-destructive act – there was always that amazing vocal talent.

Amy – a documentary directed by Asif Kapadia – starts with home footage of Winehouse at 14, singing “Happy Birthday” for a friend. Even though Winehouse is goofing around, there’s an unmistakable spark there.

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More St. Pete Pride street festival photos!

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The St. Pete Pride street festival took place the day after the nighttime parade June 28.

The festival lined Central Ave. for six city blocks with over 350 exhibitors.

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