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Mississippi Anti-LGBTQ Law Unchallenged By Supreme Court

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Don’t ya hate when Bible Belt conservative Christians take a civil rights issue and turn it on its head? In 2016, Mississippi passed HB 1523, a law providing protection to folks with three certain beliefs, the crucial excerpt outlined below: The sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions protected by this act are the belief…

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Bitter Batter: Court Sides Against Discriminatory Sweet Cakes Bakery

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In a discrimination case stemming from an incident in 2013, the Oregon Court of Appeals has sided with the state, upholding the penalty against bigoted bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein. The owners of the now-closed Sweet Cakes By Melissa bakery in Gresham, Oregon (suburb of Portland) refused to make a wedding cake for Rachel…

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Vs. All Of Us

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In an argument Tuesday over the case of a Colorado baker who refuses to make wedding cakes for a gay couple, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed firmly divided on whether queer people or religious straight people should have easier access to cakes. While Justice Anthony “Swing Vote” Kennedy vacillated between calling the…

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Mississippi Goddam: State To Enact Aggro Anti-LGBT Law Friday

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If you ever find yourself having a good day or thinking that history is beginning to favor progress, you can always count on Mississippi to prove you wrong. On Wednesday, Mississippi’s 5th Court of Appeals rejected a demand to rehear a challenge to HB 1523 as a full court. That means that if HB 1523…

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The Satanic Temple Majestically Requests Cake For LGBTQ Couples

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When David Mullins and Charlie Craig went to order a cake for their wedding in 2012, they were refused service by bigot Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado. Phillips cited his religious beliefs could not allow him to make a cake celebrating a same-sex marriage, prompting the couple to file a complaint…

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Edith Windsor, “The Godmother Of Marriage Equality” Has Died

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Edith Windsor, the person who is most directly responsible for dismantling the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the ensuing legalization of same-sex marriage, passed away today at age 88. Windsor and her partner Thea Spyer were together for 40 years. They started dating in 1965, and in 1967 Spyer popped the question. They remained…

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Marriage Equality Threatened By States, Possible Supreme Retirement

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Dear Supremes, Stop, in the name of love. Marriage equality could be in jeopardy if Justice Kennedy retires next Summer. On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their original Obergefell v. Hodges decision granting same sex couples the right to marriage, including the right to all benefits and privileges legally granted to straight couples….

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