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

Sylvester Stallone in the movie "Rocky 2."
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


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

Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses.
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.

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

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

'No Gays Allowed' in this East Tennessee hardware store

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


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


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.


Kind of a crazy day, right? Read the rest

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

Instantly iconic.

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


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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

EVERYWHERE. Read the rest

Supreme Court OKs gay marriage, ends nationwide bans


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."


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

Ireland votes on same-sex marriage


In conservative Ireland, homosexuality remained illegal until 1993. Even divorce only became an option in 1997. But times have changed. The first major international plebiscite on gay marriage is poised to deliver an overwhelming vote in favor of extending the institution to same-sex couples.

"If the Irish can vote “Yes,” the thought goes, anyone can," writes Amy Davidson in The New Yorker. "If they can see how a conservative belief in the institution of marriage and in the unity of families, and an atavistic desire to be present at the wedding of one’s own children, translate into support for same-sex marriage so can, say, Mississippians."

The campaigns, for and against, served to illustrate the broader divisions in Irish society. The No campaign, in particular, made sharp use of fear as a motif, identifying wholesome Catholics as the real victims of intolerance. But the church has paid a high price for its longtime abuses: polls have support for gay marriage at about 70%, though there is some question about the accuracy of polling.

Even if it's close, the pace of change in Ireland has been remarkable. A 2013 International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association map of local support for same-sex relationships put Ireland at only 36%, though it took into account factors other than public opinion.

Here's a "Yes campaign" video:

At least 17 counties, and several U.S. states, have institutionalized same-sex marriage. In the U.S., the Supreme Court recently heart arguments in a case that may effectively settle the matter there. Read the rest

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