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More than 11,000 people were marching against gay marriage in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico on Sept. 10th. Queue our hero, a 12-year-old Mexican boy, who stood against the crowd as a solitary voice of reason against the tide of oppression.

Afterwards, the child said, "I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred."

Same-sex marriage has been legalized in Mexico City and 9 of the nation's 31 states. There are challenges currently underway in the 22 other states.


See the people marching here.

His moment was reminiscent of the Tiananmen Square "Tank Man" in Beijing in 1989:




We won't stop saying it, because it's the truth no matter where you live:



Support Human Rights Campaign Here, or Freedom to Marry here.


Kentucky Clerk Still Refuses to Give Marriage Licenses Even After Supreme Court Intervenes
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UPDATE:

The Kentucky clerk defiant in her opposition to marry same-sex couples has been jailed for contempt of court.

Kim Davis was taken into federal custody today after a hearing with Judge David L. Bunning, another legal defeat for the clerk who has said issuing same-sex marriage licenses violates her religious convictions.

"The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order," the judge said. "If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that's what potentially causes problems."

The judge said Davis would be released once she follows his original order to issue marriage licenses.

Until then—we hear that Orange is the New Black, Kim.

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"Under God's authority," is the reason Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continued to refuse to issue any marriage licenses today.

Hours after the Supreme Court refused to intervene on her behalf, Davis met with one gay couple and told them she would still not issue marriage licenses because of her religious convictions.

The clerk has not issued any marriage licenses since the marriage equality Supreme Court ruling in June. And her battle through the courts has drawn a national audience.

"I've asked you all to leave. You are interrupting my business," Davis is heard saying before walking back into her office.

After the blood-boiling encounter, lawyers for the same-sex couple who originally sued Davis filed a motion to find her in contempt of court. The motions seeks fines and not jail time.

Just a reminder: Kim Davis has been married four times. Just let that sink in.

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Actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei address how to deal with homophobic neighbors in this delightful parody of the 1961 short propaganda film Boys Beware brought to you by Funny Or Die.

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Chick-fil-A has promised that its WinShape Foundation will quit funding socially conservative groups that oppose gay marriage, according to Chicago advocacy group the Civil Rights Agenda:

In meetings the company executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations, such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage.

Seems like great news, except for one small detail: NOM president Brian Brown says, "WinShape never gave to us."

Too bad -- guess we'll have to hear it straight from the chicken's beak.

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Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr. recently sent a letter to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, in an attempt to discourage linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo's support of a state ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage.

The letter didn't sit well with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who unleashed an all-out, expletive-laden blitz attacking Mr. Burns' proclivities:

If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh sh*t. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!" Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (Unlikely, since gay people enjoy watching football too.)

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At this year's Dragon*Con, Redditor GreenArrowFL not only re-enacted one of the biggest covers in Marvel history, he married his boyfriend of 20 years in the process.

Awww.

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Conservative group One Million Moms is at it again, directing its not-quite-a-million members to boycott Marvel and DC Comics due to recent announcements from both companies about their futures of their gay characters.

DC has revealed that a major character is soon going to come out as gay, while Marvel announced the engagement of superhero Northstar to his boyfriend, Kyle.

These events don't sit will with One Million Moms, whose anti-gay agenda has also led them to protest the wedding of Archie Comics' first gay character, Kevin Keller.

"Children desire to be just like superheroes," said the group in a statement. "Children mimic superhero actions and even dress up in costumes to resemble these characters as much as possible. Can you imagine little boys saying, 'I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?'"

The statement goes on to accuse the publishers of trying to "indoctrate [sic] impressionable young minds."

Marvel and DC have yet to respond to the homophobic comments.

[towleroad.]

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Glee Best In Show star Jane Lynch narrates President Obama's latest spot, in which he speaks to "Don't Ask Don't Tell," his support of marriage equality, and what's at stake for the LGBT community in November: "You're going to need a strong advocate in the White House. I am that strong advocate. I am that strong advocate."

[barackobama]

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Late yesterday, the NAACP announced that the organization was endorsing same-sex marriage via their Twitter. Historically, most African-Americans have been conservative regarding gay marriage, but with strong support from the likes of President Obama, data shows that support has increased over the last year.

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President Obama talked gay marriage with the ladies of The View this morning, and though he declined to say whether he would publicly fight federal laws that limit the rights of gay and lesbian couples, he told co-host Barbara Walters "we don't think the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional."

Congress is clearly on notice that I think it's a bad idea. This is going to be a big contrast in the campaign because you've got Governor [Mitt] Romney saying we should actually have a constitutional amendment installing the notion that you can't have same-sex marriages.

In a lighter moment, co-host Joy Behar asked Obama whether he knew about "the controversial sex book" Fifty Shades of Grey, which is topping best-seller lists across the country. The president admitted he did not know, but promised, "I'll ask Michelle when I get home."

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken), scion of presidential hopeful and idealistic college student darling, Ron Paul, was quoted as saying that he didn't think President Obama's views on same-sex marriage "could get any gayer."

Paul said this during an event sponsored by Iowa's Faith and Freedom Collation to laughs, because nothing says "freedom" in America than to smack talk someone's opinion about gay marriage.

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Yesterday, Mitt Romney spoke at the Christian college, Liberty University, where he tried breaking through his Mormon image to become the Evangelical Christian candidate to beat. Pandering to the crowd, he made a couple interesting statements about gay marriage and the state of Christian values in America. To wit:

Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.

But in the same speech, Romney also said:

Whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.

Of course the "persecuted" in question, sadly, does not include same-sex couples who were denied legal unions in North Carolina, but rather the downtrodden wealthy white males who bully and assault gay teens.

[buzzfeed]

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A public transit-style guide to the evolving Obama and Romney positions on gay marriage. (Embiggen.)

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This is a screengrab from today's Fox Nation story on President Obama's support of gay marriage. It has since been changed to read: "Obama flip flops on gay marriage." Still a fail.

[thestranger]