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A Senator Changed His Mind On Marriage Equality After Saying He Would Disown His Son If He Were Gay

"My answer was, I'll disown him."<p>In an interview on the ABC's <i>Kitchen Cabinet</i>, the Motoring Enthusiast Party senator said a fight with his wife prompted him to question his views on gay people.<p>"I did have very opposing views to what I have now, but that's because of 'monkey see, monkey do'," Muir …

The story of Stonewall

The charity Stonewall was set up in 1989, chiefly in opposition to the introduction of Section 28. This timeline reveals how much has changed<p><b>24 May, 1988</b><p>Section 28, preventing the “promotion” of homosexuality by local authorities, comes into force. Backed by Local Government Minister Michael …

Lawsuit filed against Oregon, coach

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by three Oregon basketball players has sued the university and head men's basketball …

Title IX

Obama to propose two free years of community college

President Barack Obama will need the approval of Congress to realize his proposal for making two years of community college free for students.<p>So far, that plan doesn’t have an official price tag — other than “significant,” according to White House officials. If all 50 states participate, the …

College & University

God is on the ropes: The brilliant new science that has creationists and the Christian right terrified

<b>Charles Darwin (Wikimedia/WDG Photo via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>A young MIT professor is finishing Darwin’s task — and threatening to undo everything the wacky right holds dear<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>January 3, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>The Christian right’s obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could …

Thermodynamics

Black cops fear other cops

Two dozen black officers tell Reuters they’ve been racially profiled by their white colleagues in the NYPD<p>Cliff Weathers<p>December 27, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Black New York City Police officers often think that they are being racially profiled by their white …

Erick Erickson: President Obama “hates America”

<b>Erick Erickson (Credit: Fox News) (Fox News)</b><p>The right-wing pundit wonders why Obama ruined a perfect country<p>Luke Brinker<p>December 22, 2014 3:34pm (UTC)<p>Conservative meathead Erick Erickson played to Manichean type on Monday, charging that President Obama "hates America" and has deliberately wrecked …

N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide -- if it's proven and explained to her.<p>However, she says, local and state investigators have done neither to support their theory that Lennon Lacy hanged himself one summer night.<p>"That's all I've ever asked for: …

America’s white millennial problem: Why the next great generation might not be a liberal one

<b>Chris Hughes (Reuters/Adam Hunger)</b><p>The future of economic liberalism depends on younger voters embracing a change. Here’s why its unlikely to happen<p>Sean McElwee<p>December 14, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Nearly anytime Democrats lose an election, there is a pervasive narrative that, just around the bend, there …

9 ways Christian zealots cripple America

With Christmas nearly upon us, an examination of how religious fundamentalism holds the entire country back<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 6, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Holiday season is in full swing, which means it’s time for American culture to get even more …

Rick Santorum: Only dirty commies support the separation of church and state

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The social conservative favorite is playing to type<p>Luke Brinker<p>December 1, 2014 7:07pm (UTC)<p>Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum made his political career as a champion of theocratic conservatism, so it's hardly a surprise that he's no fan of the separation of church and state.<p>But to …

GOP poll of women: Party 'in past'

A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.”<p>Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ …

We will fight the NRA with common sense

A year ago on Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have helped fix our nation's gun laws by requiring background checks on all purchases of firearms. Ninety percent of all Americans -- and more than 80% of gun owners -- believe that all people should be subject to such checks. …

Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

World leaders and Jewish groups condemned a leaflet handed out in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in which Jews were told to "register" with the pro-Russian militants who have taken over a government office in an attempt to make Ukraine part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media.<p>…