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This is not the homophobic wedding dress-maker in question, btw. This woman seems like a very nice lady.When Angel Lane approached New York-based D Auxilly about creating a $1,500 jumpsuit for her upcoming wedding to Tiffany Allen, D Auxilly’s dress designer Dominique Galbraith reportedly didn’t ask about her measurements or her wedding date — she mentioned how her love of Jesus forbids her from treating lesbians like other couples. Ugh. The Metro reports that Galbraith responded: Let’s address one thing real quick:...

This just in: Michael Johnson (a.k.a. “Tiger Mandingo”), who was unfairly sentenced to 30 years in prison by a homophobic jury for not disclosing his HIV status to his sexual partners, has been released from prison 25 years early. Just to recap: Johnson was accused of “recklessly infecting” multiple male partners with HIV while he was a student at Lindenwood University in Missouri in 2013. In 2015, he was sentenced to 30 years by a jury pool stacked with white heterosexuals,...

Madison’s Café in O’Fallon, Missouri (screen capture)A same-sex couple in Missouri were surprised when the restaurant they had booked for their wedding rehearsal dinner cancelled the reservation upon learning their sexual orientation. Kendall Brown and Mindy Rackley are getting married on June 15, and had planned on holding their rehearsal dinner on June 13 at Madison’s Café. Newsweek reports that the couple chose the restaurant because it had been Rackley’s father’s favorite place...
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During a debate over an antidiscrimination bill, Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin said gays were less than human. He's faced zero repercussions. This is how bad things are for LGBT people in Missouri — an antidiscrimination bill just failed, legislation making it harder to sue your employer for bias just cleared the legislature, and a state representative just called gay people subhuman. During the debate over the antidiscrimination bill this week, Rick Brattin of Harrisonville, a 36-year-old Republican, voiced vehement opposition....
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A Republican lawmaker has claimed that there is a “distinction” between human beings and homosexuals. Rick Brattin, a Republican lawmaker in the Missouri House of Representatives, made the shocking claim during a debate over a bill amendment to protect LGBT people from discrimination. Arguing against the amendment, Mr Brattin claimed it would infringe upon religious liberty. He then claimed: “When you look at the tenets of religion, of the Bible, of the Qu’ran, of other religions, there is a distinction between homosexuality...
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Bill Will Legalize Anti-Gay Discrimination in State Constitution Missouri Senate Republicans have just employed a tactic used mostly by the House and bulldozed a vote on SJR 39, an anti-gay "religious freedom" bill that would write discrimination into the state constitution. At about 7:30 AM local time, Republicans broke the filibuster Missouri's eight Democratic senators had waged since Monday at 4:00 PM, even going so far as to literally silence the Democrats: https://twitter.com/walshgina/status/707559300751892482?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/SarahKRossi/status/707558879249494016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The bill passed 23-9. It will require one more vote in...
Anti-Gay Amendment

Tuesday morning, Democrats in the Missouri Senate are still chatting about the many businesses that support their LGBT customers and the importance of not discriminating. They have been filibustering since 4:00 PM Monday afternoon to try to block legislation codifying anti-gay discrimination into state law. What they’ve been fighting all night is Senate Joint Resolution 39, which would advance a constitutional amendment that would protect religious organizations and individuals who oppose same-sex marriage. Mirroring the “First Amendment Defense Act” introduced...

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BBC One’s new Christmas advert is the latest to features a same-sex couple. The festive scenes promote equality and show off the diversity of modern-day...

Earlier this month, we showed you the SHU Rugby players taking it all off for the naked Mannequin Challenge, and this week, a Russian...