1. Our democracy is a people’s democracy. And it can be as great as the people can be, but it’s also as fallible as people are.
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    George Takei shares a pretty profound insight into America’s strength and dangerous flaw

    Instead of talking about Star Trek or his gay-rights activism, the actor chose to discuss his World War II experience on The Daily Show

     

  2. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most memorable images, lightning cuts the sky, an acrobat takes a terrifying walk, and more

     


  3. Clearly, U.S. groups recognized the market for homophobia stateside was dwindling, and so tried to sell it somewhere else. Meaning that Africa isn’t just where we send our losing team’s Super Bowl shirts; it’s also where we now send our losing political philosophies.
     

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  7. I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.
     

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  9. Same-sex marriage is having the best week ever

    On Monday, a federal judge in Oregon struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. One day later, a judge in Pennsylvania nixed the Keystone State’s ban, too, a ruling that means the entire Northeast now allows same-sex couples to wed.

    Also this week, a court ordered Utah to recognize the 1,000-plus same-sex weddings performed there before an emergency stay put on hold — for now — a ruling tossing out its marriage laws. And finally, a new Gallup survey released Wednesday found that support for same-sex marriage has risen to a new record high of 55 percent.

     

  10. Judge rules Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

    A federal judge struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday evening, saying it is unconstitutional to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry.

     

  11. Watch a Dallas sports anchor brilliantly slam Michael Sam’s haters

    "The world apparently shook, we almost collided with the sun, and yet somehow we have survived another day."

     

  12. 4 reasons it was a pretty amazing weekend for LGBT rights

    "Is it just me," said John Oliver on Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight, “or between Conchita and Michael Sam, did the world — did the whole world feel like it became a better place to live in the last 24 hours?”

     


  13. That is impressive to see a lesbian pulling such a dick move.
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    Today in gay wrongs: Jon Stewart looks at how lesbians are faring in red America

    Most of the political (and thus media) attention in the gay rights debate centers around gay men, and gay marriage. On Tuesday night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart decided to see how lesbians are doing, and specifically how they’re faring in gay-unfriendly red states.