Wednesday, January 20, 2016

'Tenn lawmakers willing to harm the poor to stop marriage equality' & other Wed midday news briefs

Tennessee Lawmakers Will Throw Poor People Under The Bus To Oppose Marriage Equality - Tennessee lawmakers want to pass an anti-marriage equality law which will not stand, but will cost the state's taxpayers $8.5 billion; money which partially  would be cut from the state’s health care program (TennCare), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Because Jesus said destroy gay marriage even if you have to starve poor folks in the effort . . . I think.

 Republican Frontrunner For Montana Governor Has An Extreme Anti-LGBT Past - And he is trying to hide it. A millionaire funder of anti-gay hate groups just steps away from a gubernatorial office. Spooky as hell. 

Montana Governor Honors MLK Day By Signing LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order - Which means no more good acts like this.  

Australia’s “Embarrassing” Marriage Laws Exposed By Same-Sex Couple’s Honeymoon Tragedy - An awful tragedy made worse by ignorance. One half of a gay couple dies on their honeymoon, but Australia won't recognize the marriage.  

Washington State Lawmakers: Transgender People’s Bodies Are ‘Security Concerns’ - The influence of anti-gay groups on state policy. A little notch we need to to tend to.

 Jennifer Roback Morse: Leaving 'The Gay Lifestyle' Takes More Courage Than Coming Out - This sister is blowing an out-of-tune horn in a played-out band.

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