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Candace Bure At Odds With Raven Symoné Over Gay Couple’s Wedding Cake

Last Tuesday’s episode of The View featured two grown-up child stars debate over who gets to eat cake. Candace Cameron Bure, former Full House star, sparked a debate with Raven Symoné, former Cosby Show star, about same-sex marriage and the First Amendment rights. They began going head-to-head when Bure, discussed an Oregon bakery’s decision to refuse service to Rachel and Laurel …

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Pam Bondi Requests Stay On Florida’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriages

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi requested on Friday, October 22, that the stay on Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages imposed in August be extended until the 11th Circle Court rules on the matter. Lifting the stay would allow same-sex marriages in Florida. On August 21, US District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, …

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Alabama Gay Sex Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By Court Of Appeals

You may not be able to marry someone of the same sex in Alabama, but now you can at least have sex with them. The Associated Press reported that the Alabama court of appeals has declared an anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. In other words, consensual sex between two people of the same sex is no longer against the law in Alabama. …

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Rick Perry Likens Homosexuality to Alcoholism

In his 2012 presidential bid, Texas governor Rick Perry was known for his verbal gaffes, perhaps the most famous of which coming during a debate in which Perry forgot which part of the federal government he wished to abolish. Many have not considered Perry to be a viable candidate in the 2016 elections, yet his actions imply otherwise, making visits …

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Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage: Judge Says Ban Is Unconstitutional

On Tuesday, a federal judge struck down the ban of same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania, saying that it is unconstitutional. Judge John E. Jones said that the label “same-sex marriage” will be abandoned by future generations and simply call it “marriage.” “We are a better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash …

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Michael Sam Becomes First Openly Gay Player to be Drafted, Gets Congratulations from Obama

Former Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted after being taken in the NFL Draft on Saturday. Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round. Michael Sam came out back in February, and since then, many people have wondered how that would affect his draft stock. The co-defensive …

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Sharia Law Causes Celebrities To Boycott Famed Beverly Hills Hotel

Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno are just two of the famous personalities that are boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel – a Brunei-owned company. On Monday, the Beverly Hills on Sunset Boulevard was bombarded with crowds of protesters calling for people to boycott the hotel. The protest was against Brunei leader, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who announced last week that he is …

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Gay Marriage: Arkansas Attorney General Backs Same-Sex Marriage, But Defends Ban

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel spoke out on gay marriage today and let everyone know that he believes in marriage equality. While having another politician that supports same-sex marriage should be a good thing from the gay rights perspective, McDaniel’s admission is pretty much meaningless, as the attorney general says he will continue to uphold his state’s ban on gay …

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Matt Bomer Reveals He Is Married

Matt Bomer came out publicly as a gay man while accepting an award at the Desert AIDS Project’s Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards in 2012. After that, fans assumed they knew everything there was to know about the handsome actor, but there is one thing that Bomer has kept a secret … until now. During a recent interview with Details magazine, …

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Brittney Griner Says Baylor Kept Her in the Closet in New Book

While Baylor University certainly enjoyed Brittney Griner’s talents on the court, the former player claims that officials at the university told her to keep her sexual orientation a secret. Griner, who is now openly gay, wrote about her experience at Baylor in her new book In My Skin. Baylor University is a private Baptist college in Waco, Texas. Griner played …

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Vernita Gray, LGBT Champion, Dies At 65 Of Breast Cancer

Vernita Gray, a known advocate for LGBT rights, died on Tuesday at her home in Edgewater, Chicago, after succumbing to breast cancer. Gray had been battling cancer since 1996, and had several recurrences through the years. She was 65. Gray is known for being half of Illinois’ first same-sex couple to exchange marriage vows when she married Patricia Ewert in …

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Michele Bachmann: LGBT Activists Have Bullied Americans

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann claims that gays have bullied the Americans into voting against Senate Bill 1062. During the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, the Republican representative of Minnesota’s sixth district was interviewed by conservative radio host Lars Larson. She said that the bill’s downfall showed how LGBT activists have “bullied” politicians and voters into vetoing SB 1062. According to …

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