Oops! Republican Homophobe Ben Carson Mistakenly Buys Ad On Gay Site

By VERA, Addicting Info – In a hilarious twist of fate, well-known homophobe and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has accidentally placed an advertisement on a gay website. The anti-gay conservative, who has previously stated that being gay is “absolutely” a choice because criminals “go into prison straight and when they come out, they’re gay,” recently made an odd appearance on the LGBT blog Towleroad. The blog carried Carson’s ad in its sidebar, which said “Endorse Ben, Get a free bumper sticker. Ben Carson for President 2016.” To put this into perspective, this ad placement comes from the same man who made jokes about poisoning wedding cakes made for same-sex couples and one of many conservatives to compare homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality. Carson is considered one of the more extreme homophobes of the Republican party, and has recently said that gay rights should not be considered civil rights. In an interview with Fox News, Carson...

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Supreme Court Will Consider Marriage Equality

By IAN MILLHISER, Think Progress – The Supreme Court announced today that it will take up the question of whether the Constitution ensures that same-sex couples enjoy the same marriage rights as the rest of the nation, hearing all four cases from the Sixth Circuit (Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee). This announcement is not particularly surprising. Although the overwhelming majority of federal judges to consider the question since the Court struck down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 have sided with equality, a divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld marriage discrimination last November. One of the most common reasons that the justices agree to hear a case is to resolve differences between two or more federal appeals courts. Although the Court is unlikely to hand down a decision on marriage equality before June at the earliest, it may have already tipped...

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