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A Federal Minimum Wage Hearing Was Delayed Due to One Guy’s Ideas on Taxing Gay Sex

A hearing on the federal minimum wage has been delayed because a Republican witness (and professor) once wrote about a gay sex tax

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Politics
House Speaker Paul Ryan Attempts to Appear Human While Reading These ‘Mean Tweets’ About Himself

In the “comedy” video he reads some serious “burns” and then adds a quippy retort, all set to a laugh track

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We Asked These Lawyers to Explain the Military’s Inconsistent, Outdated Anti-HIV Policies

U.S. military HIV policies differ wildly from person to person. But despite the confusion, these lawyers are sure of one thing: They’re all discriminatory

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FOSTA, an Attack on Sex Workers, Queer People and Personals Sites, Will Soon Become Law

In addition to shuttering some websites, the bill will lead to increased violence against sex workers, with LGBTQ people disproportionately affected

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The GOP Tax Bill Hurts Queer Students in Higher Ed, But Here’s How We Can Fight It

The GOP tax bill passed today has provisions that can economically harm queer students, but this activist has plans on how to blunt its harmful effects

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Game Developer Brianna Wu Is Running for Congress

Brianna Wu, a game developer who was a major target of a geeky hate group called Gamergate, is now running for Congress

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Senate Republicans Just Gave a Huge ‘F*ck You’ to Online Privacy

Today, Senate Republicans voted to make it easier for internet service providers to sell information about customers without their consent

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Democrats Plan to Introduce a (Probably Doomed) Federal LGBT Equality Bill

Senate Democrats plan to introduce the Equality Act, which will prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation

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Politics
House Republicans Suspend Plan to Kill Ethics Office

In response to a tepid rebuke from Donald Trump, House Republicans have shelved their plans to wreck an independent ethics watchdog…for now.

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After Deadliest Shooting, Congress Does Everything But Pass Gun Control

Within moments of the Orlando shooting, politicians had jumped onto the tragedy to try to promote their own ideologies.

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