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'No Gays Allowed' in this East Tennessee hardware store

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Tennessee TV news station WBIR reports that a local hardware store owner placed these funny signs in his window after that recent Supreme Court gay marriage decision got his britches all up in a bunch.

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

You heard it here first.

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Scalia insult-generator


Justice Antonin Scalia's intemperate dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court's landmark marriage equality case included some epic old dude grumpery, including the phrases "pure applesauce" and "jiggery-pokery."

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

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Nintendo's new Fire Emblem game will have same-sex marriage

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When the Nintendo 3DS game Tomodachi Life came out last year, many players noted critically that the life simulation title only allowed opposite-sex relationships, but not same-sex ones. The response from Nintendo was simply that it "never intended to make any form of social commentary"—ignoring, of course, that the exclusion of same-sex relationships is hardly a neutral act.

But the times, they are a-changing. Nintendo recently announced that when the 3DS game Fire Emblem Fates is released in 2016, your character will finally be able to join others in both same-sex and opposite-sex matrimony. The company offered more details at Polygon, adding:

"We believe that our gameplay experiences should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate and, at the same time, we will always design the game specifications of each title by considering a variety of factors, such as the game's scenario and the nature of the game play. In the end of course, the game should be fun to play. We feel that Fire Emblem Fates is indeed enjoyable to play and we hope fans like the game.

While it remains to be seen how or whether this sort of inclusiveness will extend to other Nintendo games, much like the recent decision to allow varied skin tones in an upcoming Animal Crossing title, it's still a laudable step forward.

When the landmark Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage arrived today, hot on the heels of the Nintendo announcement, the jokes almost seemed to make themselves:

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?

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

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Because #lovewins.

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A celebratory SCOTUS NYAN-bow for marriage equality wheeee!

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Mystery man has petition approved by Supreme Court, can't be found


Bobby Chen wrote his own petition to the Supreme Court over his suit against the City of Baltimore, which demolished his house and trashed all his stuff -- and the Supreme Court granted it.

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Republican FCC commish defends states' rights to ban municipal ISPs


Ajit Pai's chief of staff says that the FCC shouldn't allow cities to set up public ISPs where state law prohibits it, even when no other broadband is available, and warns Democratic commissioners that they shouldn't do things that future Republican administrations might object to.

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EFF guide to cell phone use for US protesters

It's a timely update to their 2011 edition, incorporating new Supreme Court precedents that give additional protection to protesters who face arrest while video-recording or otherwise documenting protests -- required reading in a world of #Ferguson.

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Scalia may have opened path for Quakers to abstain from taxes


The controversial Hobby Lobby decision elevated religious belief over legal compliance -- this may be good news for Quakers, Amish, Mennonites and others who've historically faced punishing reprisals for withholding some of their tax to avoid funding the military.

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JC Penney wins Supreme Court victory, may sacrifice employees to Cthulhu.

You knew this was coming, right?

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How anti-slavery law created American corporate personhood


Jeff Reifman sez, "In light of this week's ruling that for-profit corporations should have protection for their religious beliefs, I thought I'd summarize the timeline of Supreme Court decisions that established corporate constitutional rights US law." tl;dr: most of it comes from the anti-slavery 14th Amendment.

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3/4 of Hobby Lobby's investment funds include contraception, abortion services


Hobby Lobby is so offended by the idea of contributing to its employees' birth control expenses that it fought all the way to the Supreme Court over the issue. But its retirement plan has over $73M sunk into funds that include companies that make contraception.

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