Judge Strikes Down Montana’s Gay Marriage Ban – Video

Judge Strikes Down Montana's Gay Marriage Ban A federal judge struck down Montana's gay marriage ban on Wednesday, one day after an appeals court rejected a request by South Carolina to postpone same-sex nuptials as more states allow… By: WochitGeneralNews

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For the love of hate speech

Six years later, former columnist Jon Qwelane still fights for right to call gay people names. Jon Qwelane sparked widespread anger when he wrote that gay is not okay. (Paul Botes, M&G) Julius Malema, now leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, agreed not to sing shoot the boer. Political puppet Chester Missing wants Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr to feel the heat for saying black people were culpable in the creation of apartheid and Hofmeyr wants Missing barred from complaining to his sponsors. But this week the case most likely to redefine South Africas rules about free speech will take another small step in a journey already six years old, inching towards what seems an inevitable turn in the Constitutional Court, as a former ambassador fights for his right to associate homosexuality with bestiality. It is gearing up to be quite the fight, pitting potential psychological harm against the suppression of religious expression, and an unrepentant writer against an unremitting human rights organisation. In mid-2008, when Malema was still in his first year as leader of the ANC Youth League and Chester Missing was not yet a glimmer in the eye of his creator, Conrad Koch, columnist Jon Qwelane took his pen to gay people in a way that brought the complaints flooding in. In a column of just over 400 words published in the Sunday Sun, he nailed his colours to the mast with the headline Call me names, but gay is NOT okay … accompanied by a cartoon of a man marrying a goat. The piece revolved around split opinions on homosexuality in the Anglican Church. Along the way Qwelane praised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for his unflinching and unapologetic stance over homosexuals and decried men kissing men in public, and so shamelessly flaunting what are misleadingly termed their lifestyle and sexual preferences. Homosexuals and their backers will call me names, printable and not, for stating as I have always done my serious reservations about their lifestyle and sexual preferences, but quite frankly I dont give a damn: wrong is wrong! Qwelane wrote. I do pray that some day a bunch of politicians with their heads affixed firmly to their necks will muster the balls to rewrite the Constitution of this country, to excise those sections which give licence to men marrying other men, and ditto women. Otherwise, at this rate, how soon before some idiot demands to marry an animal, and argues that this Constitution allows it? Anticipating the battle ahead, Qwelane pre-emptively said he would neither withdraw his remarks nor apologise for them, specifically naming the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

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19.11.2014 Ukrainian crisis news. War in Ukraine, DPR, LPR, Novorossia. – Video

19.11.2014 Ukrainian crisis news. War in Ukraine, DPR, LPR, Novorossia. 19.11.2014 Ukrainian crisis news 1) Lugansk militia leader throws down gauntlet to Ukraine President 0:03 2) NATO's Incessant Expansion Undermines stability in Europe 0:28 3) Ukrainian government … By: SOUTH FRONT

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Jim Crow and Apartheid segregation systems in Racist America and the Afrikaner South Africa – Video

Jim Crow and Apartheid segregation systems in Racist America and the Afrikaner South Africa Through non-violent and more direct methods, people rally to fight segregation in South Africa, and several racist states in the United States like Georgia, … By: Asso Blackisreallybeautiful

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Rise of the Ku Klux Klan . U.S. Grant: Warrior . WGBH …

At the time ofUlysses S. Grant’selection to the presidency, white supremacists were conducting a reign of terror throughout the South. In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power. The most prominent of these, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1865. Originally founded as a social club for former Confederate soldiers, the Klan evolved into a terrorist organization. It would be responsible for thousands of deaths, and would help to weaken the political power of Southern blacks and Republicans. Racist activity in the South often took the form of riots that targeted blacks and Republicans. In 1866, a quarrel between whites and black ex-soldiers erupted into a full-fledged riot in Memphis, Tennessee. White policemen assisted the mobs in their violent rampage through the black sections of town. By the time the violence ended, 46 people were dead, 70 more were wounded, and numerous churches and schools had been burned. Just two months later, on July 30, a similar outbreak of violence erupted in New Orleans. This time, a white mob attacked the attendees of a black suffrage convention, killing 37 blacks and three whites who allied with them. In this violent atmosphere, the Ku Klux Klan grew in size and strength. By 1868, the Klan had evolved into a hooded terrorist organization that its members called “The Invisible Empire of the South.” The reorganized Klan’s first leader, or “Grand Wizard,” was Nathan Bedford Forrest, who had been a Confederate general during the Civil War. White Southerners from all classes of society joined the Klan’s ranks. In the name of preserving law and order in a white-dominated society, Klansmen punished newly freed blacks for a variety of reasons, including behaving in an “impudent” manner toward whites. They whipped the teachers of freedmen’s schools and burnt their schoolhouses. But first and foremost, the Klan sought to do away with Republican influence in the South by terrorizing and murdering its party leaders and all those who voted for it. In the time leading up to the 1868 presidential election, the Klan’s activities picked up in speed and brutality. The election, which pitted Republican Ulysses S. Grant against Democrat Horatio Seymour, was crucial. Republicans would continue programs that prevented Southern whites from gaining political control in their states. Klan members knew that given the chance, the blacks in their communities would vote Republican. Across the South, the Klan and other terrorist groups used brutal violence to intimidate Republican voters. In Kansas, over 2,000 murders were committed in connection with the election. In Georgia, the number of threats and beatings was even higher. And in Louisiana, 1000 blacks were killed as the election neared. In those three states, Democrats won decisive victories at the polls. Nevertheless, the Klan’s violent actions proved to many Northerners that the South had not learned its lesson in the recent war. In this way, the Klan’s activities actually backfired. People realized that harsher laws would have to be passed in order to stop the violence and protect Southern blacks. And those laws were soon in coming. In the 1868 presidential election, Republican Ulysses S. Grant won the office with the slogan, “Let Us Have Peace.” Republicans also won a majority in Congress. Many Northerners, disgusted by Klan violence, lent their support to theFifteenth Amendment, which gave the vote to black men in every state, and the First Reconstruction Act of 1867, which placed harsher restrictions on the South and closely regulated the formation of their new governments.

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Gay marriage advocates get victories in Kansas, South Carolina – Video

Gay marriage advocates get victories in Kansas, South Carolina Gay marriage advocates get victories in Kansas, South Carolina For more Latest and Breaking News Headlines SUBSCRIBE to https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperNew… By: Super News Planet

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South Carolina Must Allow Gay Marriage: Court

By Miranda Leitsinger A federal court on Tuesday rejected South Carolinas bid to temporarily delay same-sex marriages in the southern state a decision that could allow gay and lesbian couples to wed later this week. The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an order denying the states request to stay the marriages pending appeal. The states attorney general, Alan Wilson, said he would take an appeal to the Supreme Court. This issue has not yet been resolved nationally. It is still likely the U.S. Supreme Court will address conflicting rulings between federal circuit courts of appeal, Wilson said in a statement. Therefore, today’s ruling by the Fourth Circuit does not end the constitutional obligation of this office to defend South Carolina law. Lambda Legal hailed the courts decision and said gay couples could wed starting Thursday. “The end game is clear – marriage will soon be available for same-sex couples in South Carolina. This is a great victory for same-sex couples and their families because it removes one more hurdle to finally walking down the aisle,” Beth Littrell, a senior attorney for the group, said in a statement. The decision comes nearly two weeks after the 6th Circuit federal court upheld gay marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. It was the first federal appeals court to do so three others have struck down such prohibitions posing a legal conflict that experts believe will force the Supreme Court to make a definitive ruling on gay marriage. The nations top justices declined to hear appeals from those three circuits in October, allowing the rulings favoring gay marriage to stand in the states covered by those courts including South Carolina. First published November 18 2014, 3:21 PM Miranda Leitsinger is a reporter at NBC News. She started this role in February 2011. Leitsinger is responsible for long-term enterprise and breaking news coverage. Her beats include recovery from natural disasters and mass shootings, the LGBT community, income inequality, immigration and the Boy Scouts.

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Fin24.com | The three Woolworths products causing the boycott

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18.11.2014 Breaking News: Ukrainian nazi are against membership in the EU and NATO. – Video

18.11.2014 Breaking News: Ukrainian nazi are against membership in the EU and NATO. Ukrainian neo-nazi party Praviy Sector is against Ukrainian membership in the EU or NATO. We are against membership in the EU or NATO. We have nothing against working with EU and NATO … By: SOUTH FRONT

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JSC earns national recognition

Jewish Student Connection (JSC) a national organization dedicated to engaging Jewish teens by establishing Jewish clubs in public high schools has been named one of North America’s top 82 innovative Jewish organizations in the “Tenth annual Slingshot Guide.” JSC has 17 clubs and more than 1,200 members in the South Florida area. The Guide has become a go-to resource for volunteers, activists and donors looking for new opportunities and projects that, through their innovative nature, will ensure the Jewish community remains relevant and thriving. Selected from among hundreds of finalists, The Guide called Jewish Student Connection “an organization that weaves Jewish experiences into the regular lives of teens at their public high schools.” Organizations included in this year’s Guide were evaluated on their innovative approach, the impact they have in their work, the leadership they have in their sector, and their effectiveness at achieving results. The organizations included in The Guide are driving the future of Jewish life and engagement by motivating new audiences to participate in their work and responding to the needs of individuals and communities both within and beyond the Jewish community as never before. Commented Florencia Schwarz, South Florida coordinator of Jewish Student Connection: “Jewish Student Connection is proud to be selected in this year’s Slingshot Guide, and thrilled to be part of the amazing community of innovative Jewish organizations included in The Guide over the past ten years.” Added Will Schneider, executive director of Slingshot, which publishes The Guide each year: “Slingshot is all about inspiring Jews to get involved in the Jewish community. After ten years the book remains relevant because it is a megaphone for exciting and meaningful projects. The target reader of The Guide is not involved in Jewish life, in part because they had no idea there were new meaningful Jewish projects springing up all around them. Organizations in Slingshot often receive added press and funding from those who read about them, but the deepest impact is on our readers who dog-ear and highlight their copy of Slingshot, excited about the potential of the Jewish community.” Selected organizations are eligible for grants from the Slingshot Fund, a peer-giving network of young donors with an eye for identifying, highlighting and advancing causes that resonate most with the next generation of philanthropists. Furthermore, The Guide is a frequently-used resource for donors seeking to support organizations that transform the world in novel and interesting ways. Jewish Student Connection exists to help high school students explore what being Jewish means to them, inspiring proud personal connection with the Jewish culture, the Jewish people, with Israel and with each other. By fostering a social atmosphere, presenting engaging and entertaining educational programs, and lowering the barriers to participation, JSC reaches a diverse range of Jewish teens from the unaffiliated to those already involved in the Jewish community.

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Fiddler's Hearth owner receives grandfather's war medals

SOUTH BEND In the middle of a brisk lunch crowd at Fiddlers Hearth Saturday, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly presented the pubs owner, Terry Meehan, and his family, with two decorations and two service medals in honor of Meehans grandfather, Capt. Edward Meehan, a veteran of World War I. While a student at the University of Notre Dame, Edward Meehan enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919 in Company D, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division. He received the the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action July 17 to July 18, 1918 near Monthurel, France. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Or, use your facebook account: Individuals who have a print subscription of the South Bend Tribune can activate their digital account to gain unlimited access to SouthBendTribune.com. You need the 10 digit phone number without dashes on the account and your ZIP code to complete this process. Questions? Please write tosubscriberservices@sbtinfo.comor call our Subscriber Services Department at 574-235-6464. Long distance (outside St. Joseph County, Ind.), call toll-free 1-800-220-7378. Need an account? Create one now.

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14.11.2014 Ukrainian crisis news. War in Ukraine, DPR, LPR, Novorossia. – Video

14.11.2014 Ukrainian crisis news. War in Ukraine, DPR, LPR, Novorossia. 14.11.2014 Ukrainian crisis news 1) Donbass under artillery fire 0:02 2) NATO increases its presence near the Russian border 0:21 3) EU not ready to link increased military activity in Donbass… By: SOUTH FRONT

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Why didn’t NAACP congratulate Tim Scott? – Video

Why didn't NAACP congratulate Tim Scott? Don Lemon welcomes newly elected Tim Scott of South Carolina, the first elected African-American senator in the South since Reconstruction. By: CNN

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The Colbert Report: 11/13/14 in :60 Seconds – Video

The Colbert Report: 11/13/14 in :60 Seconds Stephen investigates Obamacare, gay marriage comes to South Carolina, and Jennifer Lawrence prepares for a possible freak-out. By: Comedy Central

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GALA Deaf Video Tutorial 1: Hate Crimes & Hate Speech – Video

GALA Deaf Video Tutorial 1: Hate Crimes Hate Speech A video tutorial in South African Sign Language (SASL). This is the first video in the series. It is about'hate crime' and'hate speech'. It explains what w… By: GALA LGBTI Archives

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GALA Video Tutorial 2: LGBTI Hate Crimes and Hate Speech (cont’d) – Video

GALA Video Tutorial 2: LGBTI Hate Crimes and Hate Speech (cont'd) This is the second video in the series. It is a continuation of the tutorial on hate crimes and hate speech in South Africa. If you are looking for general i… By: GALA LGBTI Archives

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GALA Video Tutorial 1: LGBTI Hate Crimes and Hate Speech – Video

GALA Video Tutorial 1: LGBTI Hate Crimes and Hate Speech This is the first video in the series. It provides information on violence and discrimination against LGBTI people in South Africa. It explains what is meant… By: GALA LGBTI Archives

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Powder mailed to South Daytona business not toxic

Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:32 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:32 p.m. United States Postal Service inspectors are investigating after a South Daytona business received a letter Wednesday afternoon that had white power in it. The powder turned out to be calcium carbonate, which is not toxic, an official said. Fire crews from South Daytona were dispatched shortly after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to Premier Care in Bathing, 2330 S. Nova Road, after an employee opened a letter through the U.S. Postal Service and white powder fell out and onto the employees clothing, South Daytona police spokeswoman Jeanne Willard said. The Volusia County Hazardous Materials Team also responded to the scene and determined the powder was calcium carbonate, Willard said. Calcium carbonate is a nontoxic substance found in most rocks. Willard said the Postal Service took possession of the letter and launched an investigation.

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South Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Participants carrying a rainbow-colored flag attend the annual Stockholm Pride parade, the climax to the week-long Pride festival in Stockholm, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. The parade attracted many thousands of participants and more than 600 000 spectators thronged the streets to watch. (AP Photo/Annika AF Klercker, TT News Agency) SWEDEN OUT | ASSOCIATED PRESS South Carolina’s gay marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel issued the ruling in favor of Colleen Condon and Ann Bleckley, a same-sex couple who filed a lawsuit against the state when they were denied a marriage license after applying for one and paying the filing fee in early October. Gergel granted the state’s motion for a temporary stay on issuing gay marriage licenses until Nov. 20. South Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage by a wide majority in 2006. Last month, a U.S. appeals court overturned Virginia’s gay marriage ban. Though the court also has jurisdiction over South Carolina, North Carolina and West Virginia, South Carolina was the only state in the circuit to continue denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the ruling. “This administration will continue to uphold the will of the people,” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said in an October statement. Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson are expected to appeal Gergel’s decision. Read the court order below: South Carolina Gay Marriage Order

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South African court issues gag order against puppet after singer accuses it of hate speech

The puppet launched a campaign against musician Steve Hofmeyr, after Hofmeyr accused the South African government of being 'victimizing' white people

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Snowden's Latest Appearance In Russian Media Shows Him Petting A Dog

“Russian TV shows new photo of Edward Snowden playing with his dog Rick (?) somewhere in Russia,” BBC NewsMoscow Correspondent Steve Rosenberg tweeted on Sunday. “Host says: ‘Both of them look at ease.'” Edward Snowden’s latest appearance in Russian media shows the 31-year-old American with a dog named “Rick.” Snowden has been in Russia since June 23, 2013. Here’s how he got there: After arriving in Hong Kong on May 20, 2012, Snowden spent 11 days off the grid before checking into the Mira Hotel under his own name. He reportedly met with American journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald on June 3 and began publishing stories revealing NSA domestic spying. On June 9, Snowden revealed himself to the world beforereaching outto WikiLeaks for help finding asylum. A few days later, heprovided documentsrevealing”operational details of specific attacks on computers, including internet protocol (IP) addresses, dates of attacks and whether a computer was still being monitored remotely” toLana Lam of the South China Morning Post. On June 15, the US asked Hong Kong to provisionally arrest Snowden for the purposes of extradition and subsequentlyrevokedhis passport on June 22. WikiLeaks advisor Sarah Harrison flew to Moscow on June 23. Very little is known about Snowden’s discussions with Russian officialsin Hong Kong or his living arrangements in Russia. Ex-KGB Major BorisKarpichkovbelievesthat Russian spies tricked Snowden into going to Moscow. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hassaidthat he advised Snowden to go to Russia and stay there because he wouldn’t be safe elsewhere. Anatoly Kucherena, who sits on the public-relations body for the FSB, serves as Snowden’s lawyer in Russia. And Russians are masters at weaponizing information.

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All Creation – Video

All Creation All Creation Rev. Al Pashion Lewis 2005 New South Gospel Records Auto-generated by YouTube. By: Al Sharpton – Topic

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Deeper In Your Love – Video

Deeper In Your Love Deeper In Your Love Rev. Al Pashion Lewis 2005 New South Gospel Records Auto-generated by YouTube. By: Al Sharpton – Topic

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Ukraine orders troops to key cities

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko orders reinforcements to key cities in the south and east in case of a new pro-Russian rebel offensive.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Motion To Intervene Claims Gay Marriage Would Force Man To Stop Worshipping The – Video

SOUTH CAROLINA: Motion To Intervene Claims Gay Marriage Would Force Man To Stop Worshipping The SOUTH CAROLINA: Motion To Intervene Claims Gay Marriage Would Force Man To Stop Worshipping The Lord. By: Byfdh6732

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