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Georgia Log Cabin Republicans
NEWS UPDATE
July 1st, 2015
Have a safe and happy Independence Day!
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CONTENTS
* Web Site News
* Headlines
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WEB SITE NEWS


>> Top Tweets

Here are our top 5 news tweets for the past week:

1. Dem health scheme architect thinks you're stupid
https://twitter.com/GeorgiaLogCabin/status/613336289702588416

2. Gun control group must pay pay opponent's legal fees
https://twitter.com/GeorgiaLogCabin/status/615825634602815488

3. GA stops issuing Confederate flag license plate
https://twitter.com/GeorgiaLogCabin/status/615171272754921472

4. Is Confederate flag debate a distraction?
https://twitter.com/GeorgiaLogCabin/status/614829540804681729

5. Liberal racists mock Jindal [R-LA]
https://twitter.com/GeorgiaLogCabin/status/614546823353511936



>> July in History

Here are some stories we were tracking in past Julys:

2014: GOP mayors support anti-discrimination bill
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Republican-Mayors-Employment-Non-Discrimination-Act-ENDA/201407302214.shtml

2013: FEC clarifies donations law
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/FEC-Gay-Political-Donations/201307231117.shtml

2011: Log Cabin helps end military gay ban
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Military-Gay-Ban-Repealed-Certified-DADT/201107221849.shtml

2011: Obama tries to resurrect military gay ban
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Obama-Gays-Military-DADT-Reinstatement/201107141803.shtml

2010: Court rules against DOMA
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/DOMA-Gay-Marriage-Massachusetts/201007101607.shtml

2010: Supreme Court upholds gun rights
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/McDonald-City-Chicago-Gun-Rights/201007021249.shtml

2009: Log Cabin wins DADT ruling
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Virginia-Phillips-DADT-Lawsuit/200907010908.shtml

2008: US Senate approves repeal of HIV+ travel ban
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Senate-Repeals-HIV-Travel-Immigration-Ban/200807171153.shtml

2008: Dems use scare tactics on Social Security
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Democratic-Scare-Tactics-Social-Security/200807101215.shtml

2006: US House defeats anti-marriage amendment
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Anti-Family-Gay-Marriage-Constitutional-Amendment-Defeated-House/200607181505.shtml

2005: Iran executes gays
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Iran-Gay-Execution/200507261545.shtml

2002: Bush expands AIDS policy team
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Bush-Director-National-AIDS-Policy-Scott-Evertz-Joe-ONeill/200207181932.shtml

2001: Anti-marriage amendment proposed
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Unprecedented-Federal-Marriage-Anti-Gay/200107161606.shtml

2001: Young Republicans include gays
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Young-Republicans-Convention-Gays-GOP-Outreach/200107051219.shtml

1999: US House defeats anti-adoption amendment
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Largent-Amendment-Defeated-Anti-Gay-Adoption/199907291800.shtml

1999: Dems would drive up health insurance costs
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Republican-Patients-Bill-Rights/199907141259.shtml

1998: Political attacks on gays heat up
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Homosexual-Alcoholic-Kleptomaniac-Ku-Klux-Klan/98071701.shtml
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HEADLINES

Latest stories at top


>> Polygamy is not equality

Recognizing marriage for gay, lesbian, and straight couples provides no rationale for polygamy.

Full Story:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/06/is_polygamy_next_after_gay_marriage_chief_justice_roberts_obergefell_dissent.single.html
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/06/polygamy-not-next-gay-marriage-119614_full.html#.VZP-7fn4-YI



>> Anti-marriage amendment would hurt GOP

Sen. Graham [R-SC] warned that pursuing a constitutional amendment against marriage equality would damage the Republican Party.

Full Story:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/06/28/lindsey-graham-embracing-idea-of-constitutional-amendment-on-marriage-will-hurt-gop-in-2016/



>> Do hate crime laws really work?

Trying to measure the deterrent effect of hate crime laws is difficult.

Full Story:
http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/06/28/417231920/how-well-do-hate-crime-laws-really-work



>> Jindal [R] says LA will obey marriage ruling

Gov. Jindal [R] says Louisiana will comply with the US Supreme Court's ruling recognizing marriage equality.

Full Story:
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/louisiana-will-comply-same-sex-marriage-bobby-jindal-119512.html



>> TX AG encourages discrimination

Texas' Republican attorney general says state workers can cite their religious objections to deny marriage licenses.

Full Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/paxton-state-workers-deny-licenses-same-sex-couples-223825186--politics.html



>> How GA dealt with its flag issue

Georgia legislators 1st dealt with the state's Confederate flag issue in 2001, and settled it in 2003.

Full Story:
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2015/06/28/3789753/moment-of-change-in-2001-georgia.html



>> What's next for gay rights?

Federal anti-discrimination law should be updated to expressly include sexual orientation.

Full Story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/opinion/evan-wolfson-whats-next-in-the-fight-for-gay-equality.html?_r=0



>> Marriage still on hold in MS, LA

Marriage remains on hold in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Full Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/same-sex-marriage-hold-mississippi-supreme-court-ruling-180055251.html



>> Will marriage ruling invite a backlash?

A backlash to the US Supreme Court's marriage ruling will be an issue in the Republican presidential race.

Full Story:
http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/conservative-backlash-court-rulings-coming-bet-it-n382531



>> Walker [R-WI] calls for anti-marriage amendment

Gov. Walker [R-WI] called for a US Constitutional amendment that would allow states to ban marriage equality.

Full Story:
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/scott-walker-ban-gay-marriage-constitutional-amendment-119470.html



>> Dems sabotage anti-discrimination bills

Democrats are politicizing anti-discrimination legislation at the expense of getting anything passed.

Full Story:
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-06-25/the-new-law-that-would-outlaw-lgbt-discrimination-everywhere



>> Log Cabin's response to US Supreme Court marriage decision

The US Supreme Court ruled that there is a constitutional right to marriage equality in all 50 states.

Full Story:
http://www.GeorgiaLogCabin.org/news/Supreme-Court-Gay-Marriage/201506260917.shtml



>> Full text of US Supreme Court's marriage decision

The right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person.

Full Story:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/269769265/Supreme-Court-gay-marriage-decision



>> RNC statement on marriage ruling

Today's ruling cannot be used to coerce a church or religious institution into performing marriages that their faith does not recognize.

Full Story:
https://gop.com/rnc-statement-on-supreme-courts-marriage-ruling/



>> TX divided on marriage

A plurality of Texas voters say gay or lesbian couples should be allowed to wed.

Full Story:
https://www.texastribune.org/2015/06/24/uttt-poll-texans-divided-gay-marriage/



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