QUOTES AND QUOTABLE
“We share your concern about its potentially devastating effects on the lives of transgender as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer youth. As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors.”
– Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama
Rand Paul is a different kind of Republican! Rand Paul has all sorts of new ideas! New ideas like, um, opposing same-sex marriage, backing the “Life Begins at Conception Act” (which would make abortion illegal), and keeping marijuana illegal.”
– Dan Savage
Another police shooting of another unarmed man rocked the nation when it clearly showed a black man fleeing a white police officer who proceeded to shoot him eight times in the back, killing him. The officer then appeared to retrieve his taser from some distance away and drop it next to the dying man, presumably so he could claim that he feared for his life. He has since been charged with murder and fired from the North Charlotte police department.
A deal framework was reached by the Obama Administration, Iran, and five other nations at the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear production. Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the deal – with a little help from Congressional Republicans. Senator Feinstein signaled her satisfaction with the agreement, while Senator Schumer voiced skepticism and indicated he will support legislation requiring Congressional approval of any agreement.
Did I Mention?
In a bit of marketing genius, the Indiana pizzeria that introduced the world to the idea of pizza at gay weddings they refused to cater found themselves the recipients of $840,000 in donations to a GoFundMe page. Nice work if you can get it.
Religious Freedom Bills Multiply Across the Country
Russian Court Authorizes Closure Of LGBT Teen Support Group’s Site
Airlines Face Conflicts Over Seat Assignments and Religion
New York Times
Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Conditions?
The American Register
Cheap Holiday Travel Packages Blamed for Rise in Skin Cancer
The Silver Ink
The Cheater’s Guide to Living to 100
Movie ‘While We’re Young’ Examines Anxieties About Aging
Some NJ Transit Trains Smell Like Mulch Farm