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Irish Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Irish Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

The Irish are going to the polls today to vote on a referendum on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in Ireland. The referendum has been hotly debated for months. So far, the turnout is even hire than expected. From the Irish Times, Ireland is the first country to vote on marriage equality and in Dublin some turnout was seen as quite high for lunchtime. Polling stations across the country opene... »

Quickies: IDAHOT, Same-Sex Marriage in 1971, Consent as Tea

Quickies: IDAHOT, Same-Sex Marriage in 1971, Consent as Tea

President Obama’s Statement on IDAHOT – Yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. President Obama issued a statement containing the following: “We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live fr... »

Quickies: Lily Tomlin, LGBT PoCs, Demisexuality, Butch Vs Trans

Quickies: Lily Tomlin, LGBT PoCs, Demisexuality, Butch Vs Trans

Lily Tomlin on Being a Woman, a Lesbian, and Aging in Hollywood – [Warning: Autoplay] In this Huffington Post Live interview of Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz for their upcoming movie Grandma, Tomlin talks about feminism, age discrimination, abortion and being gay. Straight Pride Posters go up at Ohio University – Fliers posted anonymously on Youngstown State University campus stated, R... »

Quickies: “Religious Freedom” Backlash, School Bullying, LGBT Wellness

Quickies: “Religious Freedom” Backlash, School Bullying, LGBT Wellness

“5 Unexpectedly Awesome Consequences Of Indiana’s Terrible Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Act” – “A week after the bill was passed, Pence hurriedly signed a revised measure that prohibited discrimination against the LGBT community, saying, “Over the past week, this law has become a subject of great misunderstanding and controversy across our state and nation... »

Quickies: Advances in HIV Research, Golden Girls Lego Set, Tax Tips for Same-Sex Spouses

Quickies: Advances in HIV Research, Golden Girls Lego Set, Tax Tips for Same-Sex Spouses

“New Gilead Drug May Help Body Kill HIV” – “The new drug appears to be able to bring HIV out of a latent state so the immune system can fight it.” Researchers Successfully Excise HIV from DNA in Cultured Human Cells – “When deployed, a combination of a DNA-snipping enzyme called a nuclease and a targeting strand of RNA called a guide RNA (gRNA) hunt down t... »

Quickies: Discriminatory State Laws, TWoC White House Briefing, Malta Protects Intersex Babies

Quickies: Discriminatory State Laws, TWoC White House Briefing, Malta Protects Intersex Babies

Amanda Marcotte Asks Liberals to Stop Harassing Bigots – Marcotte admonishes those taking part in the ongoing harassment campaign that has forced a IN pizza shop to close its doors after publicly stating that it would not cater for same-sex weddings. The harassment has earned them martyr status, and they are now set to rake in over $800K in donations to their GoFundMe account. #Pizza4Equalit... »

Quickies: Fallout in IN, More Bills in 23 States, Maher Has “Dear Muslimina” Moment

Quickies: Fallout in IN, More Bills in 23 States, Maher Has “Dear Muslimina” Moment

Indiana Faces Backlash Over “Religious Freedom” Law – NPR has a roundup of various groups who have vowed to #BoycottIndiana after the state passed a law allowing businesses and individuals to discriminate against LGBTs, women, and other minorities under the guise of “religious freedom.” Vocal opponents of the law include George Takei, who started #BoycottIndiana, GenC... »

Quickies: Mid-Week Update on Discriminatory State Laws

Quickies: Mid-Week Update on Discriminatory State Laws

California “Shoot the Gays” Initiative CA AG Attempts to Shut Down “Shoot the Gays” Initiative – Despite the lack of legal framework for dismissing blatantly unconstitutional state initiatives, California’s Attorney General has “filed an action for declaratory relief seeking judicial authorization to not issue a title and summary for the initiative.”... »

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