'Atheists, homosexuals and transgender individuals' upset Alabama's chief justice

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In a weirdly hostile and creepy press conference in Alabama this week, the state's Supreme Court Chief Justice complained about a variety of foes including “a tranvestite,” plus "atheists, homosexuals and transgender individuals."

He says these foes brought forward a politically motivated complaint about his administrative order to probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Chief Justice Roy Moore also blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center for getting in the way of his gay marriage squashing orders.

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Survivor bandmembers “gobsmacked” at Kim Davis and Mike Huckabee using 'Eye of the Tiger' at rally

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Survivor guitarist and “Eye of the Tiger” co-writer Frankie Sullivan says nobody in their camp granted permission for their 1982 hit song to be featured at a rally for Kim Davis without their permission.

Kim Davis welcome out of jail rally played “Eye of the Tiger” theme song

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Gay-hatin' Lord-fearin' American Martyr Kim Davis and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee celebrate Davis' release from jail with an overused '80s sports anthem. Read the rest

Kentucky county clerk jailed until she does her job, or quits it

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A court has issued a harsh (if eminently Republican) response to the problem posed by Kim Davis.

What is marriage, anyway? Sesame Street's Grover and a cute child explain.

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Helpful definition for anyone confused by the Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in America.

Defending Confederate flag, South Carolina legislator goes off on crazy anti-rainbows rant

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They're not rainbows. They're “abomination colors.”

'No Gays Allowed' in this East Tennessee hardware store

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That recent Supreme Court gay marriage decision done got someone's britches all up in a bunch.

Internet preacher: Because SCOTUS gay marriage ruling, Putin will destroy America for Jesus

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You heard it here first.

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Summary of conservative responses to this week's Supreme Court rulings

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We'd be okay with this remodel of The Dukes of Hazzard car

The General Lee loses its Confederate Flag, and the truth about Bo and Luke comes out. Read the rest

Sign outside a Dallas comic shop on the day the Supreme Court OK'd gay marriage

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We salute you, happy gay people of Red Pegasus Comics in Dallas, Texas.

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Guys. The White House changed its official social media icons to this.

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Kind of a crazy day, right? Read the rest

This cartoon nails today so perfectly: Confederate flag down, rainbows up

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Instantly iconic.

How the entire internet is reacting to SCOTUS gay marriage ruling (and it's beautiful)

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Because #lovewins. Read the rest

A celebratory SCOTUS NYAN-bow for marriage equality wheeee!

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A new map of the United States showing where same-sex marriage is legal

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EVERYWHERE. Read the rest

Supreme Court OKs gay marriage, ends nationwide bans

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The Supreme Court of the United States of America has ruled that same-sex partners have a right to marry anywhere in the nation. The verdict strikes down remaining prohibitions on same-sex marriages and mandates recognition of such unions performed in other jurisdictions.

The 5-4 split between justices reflected an anticipated ideological divide.

“The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority opinion, joined by liberal justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Justices John Roberts Jr., Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas each dissented, producing separate opinions.

Same-sex couples are currently able to wed in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The remaining 14 states must now stop enforcing their bans. According to recent polls, more than sixty percent of Americans approve of same-sex marriage, up sharply from even just a few years ago.

Immediately after the ruling, President Barack Obama wrote on twitter that "today is a big step in our march toward equality."

Previously:

News is just breaking now, and it must be stressed that reportage from the Supreme Court steps tends to be premature. But @SCOTUSblog's tweets from the court, corroborated by other reports, strongly suggest the court is ruling in favor not only of same-sex marriage, but recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. Read the rest

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