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Teen's act of love inspires Oregon town to come together against anti-gay protestors

You don't have to be J.K. Rowling to put anti-gay hatemongers in their place.

Westboro Baptist Church tries to diss Ireland's gay marriage vote, misses by one continent

The Westboro Baptist Church tried and failed to diss Ireland after the nation legalized same-sex marriage by popular vote.

The hate group posted images of the Irish flag with angry text overlaid to condemn the 60 percent majority who voted for same-sex marriage on Saturday. However, Westboro Baptist couldn't seem to get the flag right and ended up dissing the Ivory Coast.

The European and African nations have very similar flags. Ireland's is striped green, white and orange from left to right, while the Ivory Coast's is orange, white and green.

Conservative leaders slam boy scouts official's call to end ban on gay adult members

LGBT advocacy groups have been quick to praise Boy Scouts National President Robert Gates, who called for an end to his organization's ban on gay adult participants earlier this week. But Gates' remarks have drawn their fair share of conservative criticism, too.

The United States Navy Band plays "Taps" in honor of Every fallen soldier

Here is The United States Navy Band playing Taps, remembering our brothers and sisters, gay and straight who have given their lives in the name of freedom. Take a minute to listen and pause in honor of their service on this Memorial Day.

Ireland gay marriage vote spurs emotional celebrations, in photos

Ireland held a historic referendum on same-sex marriage on Saturday, with a resounding majority of voters backing legalization. The result makes Ireland the first country in the world to adopt gay marriage through popular vote.

Around 62 percent of citizens who headed to the polls voted yes to legalization, amid the highest turnout the country has seen in two decades. The vote reflects the changing nature of Ireland's once-conservative Catholic society, which only decriminalized homosexuality in 1993.

Conservative ‘19 Kids and Counting’ star admits to molesting girls

"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably,” Josh Duggar stated Thursday night in his formal resignation from the conservative Christian Family Research Council. “Inexcusably” is, perhaps, one of the greatest understatements when it’s made in reference to the allegation that you molested five girls—including allegations, as TMZ reports, from some of your sisters.

Girls Scouts have awesome response to 'family' group that wants to ban trans scouts

A "family" group doesn't want transgender girls accepted into the Girl Scouts of America, but the Girl Scouts sure don't care.

Patrons outraged after bartender calls customers 'Fags' on receipt

CLEVELAND, Ohio - An Ohio bartender has come under fire after she gave her customers a receipt with a homophobic slur written on it, but she says she didn't mean to offend anyone.

Alissa Maugen was serving her friends drinks at West End Tavern near Cleveland on Sunday. When her friends got their receipt, the word "Fags" appeared in place of a name, ABC 6 reports.

Groundbreaking study on gay marriage views may have been faked

A seemingly groundbreaking and widely publicized study reported in Science magazine this past December may be a fake.

The study appeared to show that openly gay activists in California had persuaded conservative voters to change their minds in a lasting way by engaging the voters in “heartfelt, reciprocal and vulnerable conversations” about being gay during door-to-door advocacy campaigns. It was co-authored by Michael J. LaCour, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Donald P. Green, a professor at Columbia University.

Bobby Jindal vows to enforce religious freedom measure through executive order

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said Tuesday he plans to issue an executive order "to accomplish the intent" of a religious freedom bill that died in the Louisiana House hours before.