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A soap opera is making TV history this week with a transgender character's wedding

As we know, daytime soaps don’t get the most respect in the TV world. Well, major respect is in order for <i>The Bold and the Beautifu</i>l, because, as</i> …

Here’s Why I Don’t Explicitly Debunk Religious Arguments

By Hemant Mehta<p><b>John Loftus</b> had an interesting post at his site last week noting that there are very few atheist blogs that work to directly debunk …

Religion

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Changing Genders at Work: Inside the Fortune 500's Quiet Transgender Revolution

In early 2011, Ginger Chien sat at her desk at AT&T’s Redmond, Washington office, scrolling through AT&T’s online document library. She doesn’t quite …

5 Things You Should Know About Scott Walker

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will announce his long-expected campaign for president on Monday in Waukesha.<p>The Republican begins as the favorite in early primary state Iowa, a post he's kept since his rousing speech there in January. He benefits from being the neighboring governor and will look now …

27 ways to be happier at work

The spaces in which we work and the people we work with make up most of our lives. Why, then, is happiness viewed as a distant outcome rather than an enduring prerequisite?<p>Whenever I meet someone who expresses love or hate for his or her job, I immediately interrupt and ask why.<p>What ensues is …

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Why 'Gay Marriage' Is Dead but the Battle Just Became Much Bigger

"Gay marriage," as a term, is dead, and we should all stop using it. Ditto for "same-sex marriage." As of Friday, June 26, with the majority decision in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>, the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a right for all Americans and there aren't two different kinds. Generations will …

Dog Playing With A Baby Chick

Let’s kick God off the Court: Marriage isn’t the only place where the law has been infected by religion

<b>Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Jeff Malet Photography, maletphoto.com/photo collage by Salon)</b><p>It will take generations to do what Pat Buchanan fears: Purge the nation’s birth faith of power. It’s a worthy goal<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>July 5, 2015 10:00am …

So Gay Marriage Biblically Offends You? Then You Should Read This...

I want to start by saying that I am a Christian. I always have been and always will be... and I'm also a gay woman who is happily married to a beautiful British Woman named Megan. Since the recent Supreme Court ruling of legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, I have seen the ugly and …

LGBTQI

Fox News Doesn't Understand Religious Freedom

Given the amount of time Fox News spends peddling claims of Christian persecution, you might expect them to have a better understanding of the subject. Since the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, the conservative fear machine has been cranked up to DEFCON 5. Trending in the opinion section …

Religion

Dead-Cinch Thrillers: 4 Books To Get Your Heart Pounding

I've just spent much of the past two weeks on my couch, reading suspense fiction. The result of all that heavy lifting is this list of recommendations — four thrillers, very different in style and MO, but all deadly accurate in their aim to entertain.<p>Innocence; Or, Murder On Steep Street<p>Second …

The raging hypocrisy at the center of the Christian right’s persecution complex

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Nati Harnik/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The religious right has convinced itself that it’s the target of liberal persecution. There’s just one problem…<p>Steve Neumann<p>July 5, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s been interesting to witness the public conversation going on among religious …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

10 mysterious planets outside the solar system (With Pictures)

7. The Planet from Hell<p><b>Gliese 581c</b> is theoretically the most likely to support colonization, except it is one hell of a planet. It is tidally locked …

How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right

The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>On May 18, 1970, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell walked into a courthouse in Minneapolis, paid $10, and applied for a marriage license. The county clerk, Gerald Nelson, refused to give it to them. Obviously, he …

Conservatives Explain Why They Lost On Marriage

You could imagine Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell turning in his grave when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday.<p>It was a stunning, stinging loss for the religious right, a group whose power little more than a decade ago seemed ascendant. When George W. Bush was …

LGBTQI

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

The Milky Way Galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical barred …

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on life in space

<b>When astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti came back down to Earth earlier this month she set a new world record. The longest time spent in space by a woman on a single mission - 199 days and 16 hours on the International Space Station.</b><p>"Going into space is a great adventure but coming back is a …

Space Science

Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage

At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the …

Dog High On Marijuana: Disturbing Video Shows How Marijuana Effected A Siberian Husky, Footage Goes Viral [Video]

Warning: Video contains graphic footage that may be offensive to some users.<p>On Sunday, June 28, a disturbing clip of a dog high on marijuana was …

Siberian Husky

Remarkable Spacecraft Still Going Strong - Seven Figure Publishing

No other spacecraft ever designed can compare to Cassini-Huygens, which is still buzzing around Saturn long after its mission was theoretically …

Idaho's top court grants adoptive rights to spouse in gay marriage

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho’s top court on Monday ruled that state law allows a woman to adopt the children of her same-sex spouse, in a precedent-setting victory for gay couples in a socially conservative U.S. state that has banned the unions.<p>A box of cupcakes are seen topped with icons of …

NASA: "There Might Be Civilizations Existing in Cold Dark Space Beyond Galaxies" (Weekend Feature)

The work shows, reported by Nature, shows how little astronomers know about intergalactic space, and how it contributes to the energy budget of the …

Coming In 2015: The First Spacecraft Encounter With Pluto

What's on the horizon for the New Horizons spacecraft<p>On Saturday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft awoke from a very long slumber. The space probe – which has been traveling for nearly nine years and has traversed 3 billion miles of space – has spent much of its life in “hibernation” in order to …

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