“JIM CROW” WON’T STAY DEAD!


MOTHER JONES

Inside the Conservative Campaign to Launch “Jim Crow-Style” Bills Against Gay Americans

By Dana Liebelson

Kansas set off a national firestorm last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would have allowed anyone to refuse to do business with same-sex couples by citing religious beliefs. The bill, which covered both private businesses and individuals, including government employees, would have barred same-sex couples from suing anyone who denies them food service, hotel rooms, social services, adoption rights, or employment—as long as the person denying the service said he or she had a religious objection to homosexuality. As of this week, the legislation was dead in the Senate.

But the Kansas bill is not a one-off effort. [READ MORE]

“Republicans tussle over gay candidates”


POLITICO

By Austin Wright and Jake Sherman

Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party’s gay congressional candidates.

Forbes has waged a lengthy crusade to convince his colleagues and the National Republican Congressional Committee brass they shouldn’t back some gay candidates. His efforts on Capitol Hill were described to POLITICO by more than a half-dozen sources with direct knowledge of the talks.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/gay-republican-candidates-100686.html#ixzz2mapPpIT6

“Cheney sisters, separated over gay marriage” 1


THE WASHINGTON POST
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Eugene Robinson Opinion Writer

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“LAST GAY STANDING”


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