Today’s Gratuitous Pic: Neymar and His Booty Shorts

Brazilian soccer stud Neymar sports Booty shorts in Vegas this weekend. Via TMZ.


Chicken Soup Digest: Heads Are Still Exploding in Teabagistan Over Marriage Equality

As I wrote earlier, the GOP wing nuts are still bitterly angry over SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling. The Tea Party (didn’t they used to be about taxes?) is especially throwing out shade in every media outlet it can.

From Right Wing Watch:

Milwaukee County sheriff and Tea Party hero David Clarke has a new radio show on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, and naturally used the July 4th episode to explain how the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling was just the sort of thing that inspired the Declaration of Independence and so should inspire a new “revolution” complete with “pitchforks and torches.”

“If you call yourself an American, then you have to start a revolution in this country after what happened last week at the United States Supreme Court,” Clarke told his listeners. “If you believe in the concept of self-rule, representative democracy, limited government, then you have no choice at the very least to be part of a revolution that’s going to be necessary to get this country back.”

“Yes, pitchforks and torches,” he insisted, explaining that Washignton can’t be fixed so “you have to deconstruct it.”

Hmmm. Pitchforks and torches. Well, while this prescription sounds extreme, it isn’t too far off from what others in this back room of the Republican Party are spewing.


Mike Huckabee: America Worse Than Sodom After Gay Marriage Ruling

Ted Cruz: Gay Marriage Ruling Will Spark A ‘Raging Inferno’

Tony Perkins: Gay Marriage Will Lead To Surge In Prison Population

And, the winning headline:

Swimp: Gay Men ‘In Bottomless Pants’ Are ‘Literally Trying To Collapse Our Western Civilization’

Well, that’s our digest for today.

And I am terribly sorry I haven’t posted more often. Work, commuting, and planning for Burning Man has eaten most of my free time.

More to come!

The Fight for Full Marriage Equality Continues

Even with the SCOTUS ruling two weeks ago that made marriage equality the law of the land, states are rushing to pass exemptions to recognizing gay marriage based on religious liberties. And, a number of county clerks have outright refused to provide marriage licenses.

The Daily Beast has a good roundup of the micro-efforts going on to block same-sex marriage:

At last count, officials in seven states have opted out of marriage recognition since the landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, while those in a total of 20 probably have the right to do so. Yet given the trend lines in public approval of marriage equality—now upwards of 60 percent, with a strong demographic tilt—the backlash, itself, is likely to backfire, alienating young voters and associating the Republican Party with prejudice.

See what anti-gay efforts around marriage equality in your state or county here.

As the article says, and in the theme of a favorite cheerleading movie, “bring it on”!

Chicken Soup for the Gay Soul


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