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Politics
One of Trump’s Judicial Nominees Says Gay Judges Shouldn’t Hear Gay Cases

Howard Nielson is one of Donald Trump’s judicial nominees — though you may remember him as the man who argued gay judges shouldn’t hear gay cases in 2013

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Donald Trump Is Trying to Stack the Courts With Homophobic Zealots

Most of Donald Trump’s appointees have been homophobic religious zealots — and if he gets his way, the federal court system will also be loaded with them

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Hero Judge Blocks Mississippi’s Hideously Anti-LGBT Law

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves just stopped the nation’s most anti-LGBT law from going into effect. Here’s how he did it…

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Business
Is The Supreme Court About To Legalize Political Bribery (Even More)?

Six years after Citizens United, the Supreme Court may change the political landscape for the worse (yet again).

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News
In Oklahoma, It’s Totally Legal to Orally Rape a Drunk Person

Guess what? Oklahoma’s forcible sodomy law doesn’t apply if someone mouth-rapes an unconscious drunk.

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News Round-Up: Trans Student Denied Bathroom, Snowden Vs. Russian LGBT Policy & More

Gay tattooed dudes, a scary Disney video, a federal judge denies a trans student their correct bathroom, a white lesbian sues over her black baby, Netflix promises Black Mirror season 3 and more!

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Health
Like All Best Friends, Dogs Will Totally Back You Up

A recent study from Kyoto University shows that if you’ve got an enemy, your dog has an enemy, too… and that stays true even when there’s food involved!

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Health
Inside A Hospital For The Criminally Insane

Mental healthcare is expensive, but ignoring psychological illnesses can cost people their lives. A BBC reporter takes a closer look…

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Politics
HISTORY: Senate Confirms First Out Male Federal Judge

The Senate made history Monday, confirming the first out gay male in history to the federal bench. With a vote of 80-3, J. Paul Oetken became a federal judge. Oetken was nominated in January by President Obama to sit on the US District Court for the Southern District of New[…]

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Sports
What Do the Boy Scouts, Westboro Baptist Church, and Gay Softball Have In Common?

Each of their particular brands of discrimination are protected under the law. A quick recap from Eli Sanders at the Slog: (In short: Allegations of non-gay people from San Francisco sneaking onto a team at the 2008 Gay Softball World Series, followed by the convening of an on-field tribunal to[…]

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