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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘anti-gay law’

Arizona Senators: Legalizing Homophobia?

In a so-called attempt to preserve the religious sanctity of Arizona businesses, lawmakers in the state passed legislation making it perfectly legal to boot someone out of your establishment for being gay. So long as you’re really really really religious, it’s perfectly fine. Because nothing pisses off Jesus quite like giving homosexuals coffee. Senators Adam Driggs, Steve Pierce and Bob …

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Johnny Weir Is Not Afraid To Be In Anti-Gay Russia

American figure skater Johnny Weir, known for his flair and outlandishness on and off the ice, is having the time of his life. After retiring from the sport as a competitor, he now works as the NBC’s figure skating analyst with fellow skater Tara Lipinski. NBC was quick to get him as expert analyst for their coverage of the U.S. …

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Billie Jean King Will Be Absent at Sochi Opening

Billie Jean King won’t be at the Olympics opening in Sochi this week, but it has nothing to do with her sexual orientation. She won’t attend the opening because her 91-year-old mother is ill. King, who is openly gay, was selected by President Obama to lead the U.S. delegation. She has been extremely outspoken about the anti-gay law in Russia. …

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Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Bill Becomes Law Thanks To President Goodluck Jonathan

On Monday it was announced that Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill that criminalizes “amorous relationships” between same-sex couples, setting the stage for civil rights movement protests. “Persons who enter into a same-sex marriage contract or civil union commit an offence and are each liable on conviction to a term of up to 14 years in prison,” …

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