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Jo Becker's Forcing the Spring gets the gay marriage story wrong. Here's what really happened.
slate.com
April 22, 2014

One fall day in 1990, Ninia Baehr found herself with an ear infection and no health insurance. When the pain became unbearable, she and her partner, Genora Dancel, called Bill Woods, a lawyer at a Honolulu gay and lesbian community center, to see if there were any options for domestic-partner...

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Did Facebook's Graffiti Artist Admit To Sexual Assault On His Podcast?
xoJane
April 22, 2014

"She said yes with her eyes."

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How to Mold a Brain
gizmodo
April 22, 2014

Our brains are inherently plastic, and can be easily shaped to change our behavior. In this video Crash Course looks at the history of psychology to explain how possible to mold our grey matter

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For One Brief, Shining Moment, New York City Will Get Its Own Cat Cafe
jezebel
April 22, 2014

A pet food company is opening up a cat cafe in New York City, but cat lovers won't have very long to enjoy it.

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Members of Turkey's Art Community Speak Out Against Government
Hyperallergic
April 22, 2014

Turkey has long been known for its relatively liberal political system for the region, but over the past year the country has begun clamping down on free speech; 24 people were detained last summer after allegedly spreading anti-government sentiment on Twitter, and the

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George R. R. Martin Weighs in on the Rape Scene
Vulture
April 22, 2014

The whole dynamic is different in the show.

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Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught On Tape In Homophobic Tirade
huffington post
April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The mayor of a tiny South Carolina town has triggered protests, prayer vigils and even a city council vote to weaken his powers after firing longtime police chief Crystal Moore, who is a lesbian and who some believe is a target of the m...

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Obama and Biden, not Mozilla, illustrate how to advance gay marriage.
Slate
April 21, 2014

In the days since Brendan Eich quit Mozilla, supporters of same-sex marriage have debated the wisdom of using pressure to punish their opponents. Eich, an executive with no known record of antigay bias in the workplace, was forced out for having donated $1,000 to the 2008 campaign for

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Can landlords ban tenants from opening gay bars?
New York Post
April 21, 2014

A Brooklyn bar owner says he’s going “straight” out of business — because his landlord won’t let him turn his watering hole into a gay bar.

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Lawyer who defended Calif. gay marriage ban plans daughter’s same-sex wedding
standard
April 21, 2014

The conservative lawyer who defended California’s ban on gay marriage at the Supreme Court is at work on another project: planning his daughter’s...

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