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“Family Values” Governor of Alabama Facing Impeachment Proceedings Over Extramarital Affair

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley
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GOP Governor who campaigned heavily against same-sex marriage and LGBT rights  Caught on camera admitting infidelity, says he won’t resign   Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, a Republican who campaigned heavily on “family values” and pledged to fight “tooth and nail” against same-sex marriage following the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, says …

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“Moderate” John Kasich Blames People Of Color For Health Crises In Their Communities, Says Statistics Regarding Housing Segregation In Ohio Have “A Political Angle”

GOP Presidential Candidate John Kasich
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Says the minority community “has to have a better partnership”  After being told Cleveland is one of the most segregated cities in America, says “everybody has a political angle when they do stats”  For months on the campaign trail, John Kasich has successfully portrayed himself as the “moderate” candidate running …

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New Anti-LGBT Legislation In Mississippi Says Marriage Can Only Be Defined Between Man And Woman And That Women Can Be Fired For “Sex-Specific Standards”

Dozens of demonstrators took to the Capitol steps Tuesday during a Human Rights Campaign protest of HB1523.  Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger

House and Senate have passed HB 1523, “Religious Liberty Accommodation Act”  Allows state employees, corporations, individuals, healthcare providers, and nonprofit organizations to use religion as a justification for discrimination  In the wake of North Carolina’s outrageous legislation outlawing LGBT protections and prohibiting cities or towns from enacting stricter guidelines, newly …

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Missouri State Rep Mike Moon Argues Its His Right “As A Former Embryo” To Legislate Women’s Bodies

Missouri State Rep Mike Moon

Proposed Amendment House Joint Resolution 98, which would ban abortion permanently in the Missouri Constitution Insists fetuses be afforded ‘constitutional protections’ That awkward moment when a male lawmaker lectures women that it his duty “as a former embryo” to strip abortion rights from women who don’t know any better. Well, …

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Minnesota Republican State Rep Glenn Guenhagen Thinks LGBT Persons Are “Mentally Ill” And Should “Receive Treatment”

Minn Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen 
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Sponsors bill forcing transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their ‘biological sex’  Said LGBT persons should ‘receive treatment’ instead of legal protections  A Minnesota Republican state representative named Glenn Gruenhagen has sponsored a bill which would force transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their “biological sex” instead of their identified gender. …

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Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Arrested And Charged With Battery

Jupiter police today released the surveillance video above of the incident, showing Lewandowski grabbing Fields (dressed in a white blazer) near the bottom of the frame.

Donald Trump’s notoriously hotheaded campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been arrested Tuesday morning on battery charges for assaulting Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields earlier this month. The incident initially launched several weeks of accusations that ended with Fields and Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro leaving Breitbart altogether, resulting in a total of six staffers leaving …

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Own Investigatory Panel Blames His Administration For Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) testifying about the Flint water crisis before Congress
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Independent Panel Finds That State Is Fundamentally Accountable For What Happened In Flint Cites Negligence At All Levels And Says It Not Only Affects The Citizens Of Flint’s Health, But Their “Trust In Government”   An investigatory panel specifically commissioned by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued its final report Wednesday regarding …

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Birth Control And Female Sexuality Put On Trial Again As SCOTUS Hears Zubik v. Burwell

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard a major case regarding the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit on Wednesday, Zubik v Burwell.  As Vox has noted, Zubik bears certain similarities to Hobby Lobby, which ruled in 2014 that “closely-held corporations” did not have to comply with the regulation under the ACA requiring all employer …

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