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Olympic committee member calls for diplomacy on Russia’s anti-gay laws

| Friday, August 2, 2013
APRichard Carrion
LONDON — International Olympic officials should use "all the avenues possible" with the Russian government to ensure that athletes competing at next year's Winter Games in Sochi aren't affected by a new anti-gay law, IOC presidential candidate Richard Carrion said Friday.

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Baldwin leads 85 lawmakers calling for end to blood donation ban for gay men

| Friday, August 2, 2013
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is leading a group of 85 House and Senate lawmakers criticizing what she's says is the sluggish pace the nation's top health officials have taken at reevaluating blood donation policies for gay men.

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Fewer than ten show up for ex-gay pride event that expected to draw ‘thousands’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, August 1, 2013
Tory Roberts, Right Wing Watch
On Tuesday, American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios spoke to Ex-Gay Pride Month organizer Christopher Doyle about Wednesday’s ex-gay lobby day on Capitol Hill, and confidently predicted that “thousands of ex-gays are descending” on Washington for a press conference planned at the Supreme Court.

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Pope Francis’ revolution is underway and not everyone is pleased

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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VATICAN CITY -- The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased. Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up a dusty, doctrinaire church that is losing faithful and relevance. He...

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Linda Harvey: Terminally ill gay Ohio man should have married a woman

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Ohio-based Religious Right activist Linda Harvey on Tuesday expressed outrage that a district court judge ruled on behalf of a gay couple, who are both Ohio residents but were married in Maryland, against the state’s ban on same-sex unions.

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Pat Robertson’s surprising response on the topic of transgender people

| Monday, July 29, 2013
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Christian Broadcasting Network chairman and founder, televangelist Pat Robertson, surprised many on Sunday with his response to a viewer who asked if he should recognize as female two co-workers who are apparently transgender.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz: Pray to stop the ‘assault on marriage’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Sunday, July 28, 2013
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The Christian Broadcasting Network has released more footage from the recent Religious Right summit in Iowa organized by David Lane and featuring speakers like U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

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Harvey Fierstein sounds off on Russia’s anti-gay laws, author Orson Scott Card

| Saturday, July 27, 2013
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Tony award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein ("Kinky Boots," "Torch Song Trilogy"), sounded off to The Hollywood Reporter this week on Russia's anti-gay laws, and Orson Scott Card, author of "Enders Game," anti-gay activist and former board member of the National Organization for Marriage.

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NOM co-founder to head U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom

| Thursday, July 25, 2013
Robert George
WASHINGTON -- Robert George, the co-founder and driving force behind the National Organization For Marriage, has been appointed Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

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Cindy Jacobs: God is planning to punish America for gay marriage decisions

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, July 22, 2013
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Self-proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs delivered an ominous warning to America while speaking with fellow televangelist Jim Bakker, describing a message she received from God that the country will face divine punishment over the Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality.

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