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Obama Signs The Honoring America’s Veterans Act, Restricting Westboro Military Funeral Protests

via Nick Wing, The Huffington Post President Barack Obama signed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law last week, providing a wide-ranging package of benefits to military personnel and enacting new restrictions on protests of service member funerals. “We have a moral sacred duty to our men … Continue reading

In Maine ‘Gay Marriage’ Is Out; ‘Sodomy Based Marriage’ Is In

via David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement “Gay marriage” is so 2011. Remember last week when we reported that some conservatives believe America’s third party will focus only on defeating same-sex marriage across the nation? Well, it appears they have their own Super PAC now, and it’s called the No Special Rights PAC. The … Continue reading

Number Of U.S. Hate Groups On The Rise, Report Says

via Kim Severson, The New York Times Fed by antagonism toward President Obama, resentment toward changing racial demographics and the economic rift between rich and poor, the number of so-called hate groups and antigovernment organizations in the nation has continued to grow, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The … Continue reading

Romney Denounces Hate Speech, Hate Group Denounces Romney

via David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement Mitt Romney today denounced hate speech in his address to the Values Voters Summit, a virulently anti-​gay right-​wing extremist convention held and attended by several certified anti-​gay hate groups. In response, Bryan Fischer, the public face of the certified anti-​gay hate group, American Family Association, called Romney’s speech … Continue reading

Feds Ask Appeals Court To Block Alabama Immigration Law

via Brian Lyman, The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, USA TODAY The Justice Department asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to block Alabama’s strict new immigration law, saying it creates discrimination and drives aliens from the state through procedures outside those established in federal law. In a filing with the Atlanta-based court, the department … Continue reading

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