Obama: Equal Protection Clause Demands Marriage Equality

President Obama continues his fake “evolution” on marriage equality. First he was all for it, while running for state office more than a decade ago. Then he was against it, when running for the Senate and for president. Then in 2012, he was suddenly for it (when the polls conveniently backed him), but thought it should be left to the states. Now he thinks the Constitution requires it. But, oddly, he thinks the Supreme Court was right not to rule that way in Windsor:
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Gina Loudon Really Is Ridiculous

Gina Loudon of the Worldnetdaily has a list of “8 reasons why Democrats hate traditional marriage.” It’s based on two absolutely idiotic ideas: First, that same-sex marriage will have any effect at all on straight marriages; second, that any negative effect her imagination can dredge up must be intended by those who support marriage equality. And the arguments are staggeringly stupid.
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Elvis Wedding Chapel: No Gay Weddings!

You might want to put your irony meters away for this one. The Elvis Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, where you can get married by an Elvis impersonator, refuses to do same-sex weddings now that marriage equality has come to Nevada. You can presumably still get married while drunk at 3 am to someone you just met at a strip club.
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Barton: God Is Blackmailing Americans For Their Votes

The Christian right is always telling us that if we don’t vote the right way and don’t do the right things, the bully they worship is going to kick our asses something fierce. Or if they want to put a positive spin on it, he won’t “bless” the country if we don’t do what they tell us to do. David Barton is the latest:
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Robertson: Courts Causing ‘Homosexual Behavior’

Pat Robertson made the bizarre claim that by not stopping same-sex marriage, “this onslaught of homosexual behavior that is being forced on us by the Supreme Court of the United States is having deadly consequences.” Does he think that people are suddenly turning gay because they can now get married? Or that if they can’t get married, they’ll just magically stop being gay?
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Will Obama Claim Torture Convention Doesn’t Apply Sometimes?

The New York Times has a very interesting report about an upcoming hearing before the UN Committee Against Torture, which oversees how nations comply with the UN Convention Against Torture, in Geneva. The White House is sending a delegation to the hearing, but it is unclear what position they will take on the question of whether that treaty applies to the CIA or the military when operating on military bases outside of the United States.
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Republican House Candidate: Gay People are Like Gremlins

Anthony Culler is the Republican candidate challenging Rep. James Clyburn in South Carolina. And while most of his fellow wingnuts compare gay people to Nazis and say they’re demon-possessed, he’s got a whole new analogy: They’re like gremlins, cute but if you get them wet, they’ll try to kill you.
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Arizona AG’s Reason for Not Appealing Marriage Ruling

A federal judge recently invalidated Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage, like nearly every court that has considered such a law in the last year and a half, and state Attorney General Tom Horne decided not to appeal it, since the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has already upheld similar rulings in other states. But his statement on the matter contains one other unusual justification:
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Republican Legislators Aren’t Scientists. Except on Ebola.

Lee Papa, the Rude Pundit, points out something very interesting. We’re used to hear Republican politicians refuse to do anything about climate change because “I’m not a scientist.” But when it comes to Ebola, suddenly they’re all epidemiologists. Except they keep getting everything wrong on the subject.
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Another Common ‘Christian Nation’ Trick

There are many dishonest arguments made by the “Christian nation” crowd and here’s another one. When talking about the meaning and scope of the First Amendment to the Constitution, they will often talk instead about the early colonies. In an article about a Bible class in North Carolina, Christian News does exactly that:
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