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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration thinks the Supreme Court should rule that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, according to a brief filed by Justice Department lawyers on Friday. The amicus brief urges the Supreme Court to rule that such bans are "incompatible with the Constitution" because they "exclude a long-mistreated class of human beings from a legal and social status of tremendous import." The court will hear oral arguments in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges in April.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration thinks the Supreme Court should rule that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, according to a brief filed by Justice Department lawyers on Friday.
The amicus brief urges the Supreme Court to rule that such bans are “incompatible with the Constitution” because they “exclude a long-mistreated class of human beings from a legal and social status of tremendous import.” The court will hear oral arguments in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges in April.

“Billy Bean Responds To New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s Remarks On His Gay ‘Lifestyle’


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Former major league outfielder Billy Bean speaks during a news conference at baseball's All-Star game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. Major League Baseball has appointed Bean, who came out as gay after his playing career, to serve as a consultant in guiding the sport toward greater inclusion and equality. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former major league outfielder Billy Bean speaks during a news conference at baseball’s All-Star game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. Major League Baseball has appointed Bean, who came out as gay after his playing career, to serve as a consultant in guiding the sport toward greater inclusion and equality. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Amid brazen, deadly attacks, gay Syrians tell of fear of ISIS persecution”


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“A Few Words on Russell Tovey and Why If It Weren’t for My Father, I Wouldn’t Be a Faggot”


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“WATCH: Homophobes Have Invented a Scary New Tactic to Undo Equal Rights”


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“Pew Research Center: Global Harassment Of Jews Has Reached A Seven-Year High”


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Rabbis take part in a first aid training during the Conference of European Rabbis in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Due to the recent attacks on Jewish communities in Europe, part of the conference was a self defense and first aid training. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rabbis take part in a first aid training during the Conference of European Rabbis in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Due to the recent attacks on Jewish communities in Europe, part of the conference was a self defense and first aid training. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Selma Movie – Glory Lyric Video”


“ISIS Boasted Of These Christians’ Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived.”


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“On Jan. 3 at around 2:30 a.m. in the coastal Libyan city of Sirte, masked gunmen began knocking on doors, according to survivors. They were looking for Christians marked with traditional tattoos on their hands that identified them as Copts, an ancient Christian sect in Egypt. Some men were pulled from their beds at gunpoint. Others hid and prayed, only to later see their captured friends and family members decapitated in a widely circulated and highly produced Islamic State video.

But in this tight-knit village, these men will not be remembered for their brutal murders. They are remembered as beloved husbands, sons, brothers, cousins and friends. In death, their lives are celebrated.” FULL POST

“The World’s Craziest Anti-Women Laws”


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“Report on lynching in the US shows historical numbers, like killings by police, are underreported”


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attribution: Public Domain photo of Lige Daniels - an African American teenager lynched in Texas

attribution: Public Domain photo of Lige Daniels – an African American teenager lynched in Texas