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DOMA Lawyer Files Federal Lawsuit Aimed At Ending Mississippi Marriage Ban

Robbie Kaplan takes on a marriage case in the Deep South.<p>WASHINGTON — Two same-sex couples and the Campaign for Southern Equality went to federal court on Monday in Mississippi, suing to end the state's ban on same-sex couples' marriages.<p>The couples — one of whom is seeking to marry in Mississippi …

GOP Congressional Candidate: Gay Couples Are 'Gremlins' That 'Will Destroy Our Way Of Life'

"Same-sex couples that seek to destroy our way of life and the institution of marriage are NOT cute and cuddly but rather (for those of you that are old enough to remember the movie), Gremlins that will only destroy our way of life," Anthony Culler wrote in an Oct. 14 Facebook post flagged Monday …

Seriously, “Fox & Friends”? Elisabeth Hasselbeck endorses disturbing anti-voting scheme

<b>(Fox News)</b><p>Meanwhile, Fox News completely ignores the United States’ history of racist “literacy” tests<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>September 22, 2014 2:53pm (UTC)<p>On Monday morning's edition of Fox & Friend's Elisabeth Hasselbeck hosted a discussion about the merits of making voters pass citizenship tests before …

RNC launches voter 'challenge'

The Republican National Committee is tapping into the spirit of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week with a new social media campaign designed to pressure GOP voters into going to the polls by Election Day.<p>With its Voter Challenge Facebook app, described exclusively to POLITICO, Republican …

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Pat Robertson: Biblical violence isn’t the same as violence in the Quran

Fundamentalist host says genocide is OK — if it’s in the Bible<p>Pat Robertson wants you to know that genocidal acts in the Bible aren’t like violence in the Quran — the former, you see, were sanctioned by God, whereas the latter was commanded “by Allah.”<p>Answering a 700 Club viewer’s question about …

Emma Watson works magic at U.N.

Actress Emma Watson, the self-proclaimed “Harry Potter Girl” turned United Nations Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, spoke passionately on feminism on Saturday, introducing the UN’s “He for She” initiative, and inviting men along for the fight for gender equality.<p>“The more I’ve spoke about …

Americans fear religion losing influence, say churches should speak out more

Six years into a Democratic administration widely seen as pushing a secular agenda, nearly three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing influence in American life and about half say churches and other religious institutions should express their views on political issues.<p>The findings, from a …