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Dear New Hampshire…THIS SUCKS!

Filed under: Icky Icky PooGay Gay GayPolitik

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Yuck. So much for the "live free" portion of the state slogan.

New Hampshire's House Judiciary Committee held a hearing last night regarding HB 1264, which is a bill that would allow businesses that do not support marriage equality to DENY services to same-sex couples - or any kind, for that matter - based on their religious values, AND would protect them from a civil claim of action for such!

It reads:

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Gay Men Ban From Donating Blood Upheld!

Filed under: Gay Gay GayPolitik

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This is very disappointing and upsetting.

The Federal Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability voted 9 to 6 against lifting the ban on gays to donate blood on Friday.

The archaic ruling dictates that any man who has had sex with another man since 1977, even once, is ineligible to donate blood. The ban was instituted in the early 1980s, when concerns about HIV-positive blood were at their highest and there were no tests to identify the disease from donated blood.

However, the year is 2010, we have all the resources to safely test HIV tainted blood supplies, and yet the committee recommended keeping the policy, calling it a precaution.

Just to put this in perspective for a minute: one report found that 219,000 more pints of blood could be available each year if the FDA lifted the ban. Think of the amount of lives that could be saved with those kinds of resources!

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force cited this figure in its response to the decision, as well as saying:

"The committee's decision today not only leaves a discriminatory practice in place, it also puts lives at risk."

The American Red Cross also expressed their disappointment about the decision, stating that "while the Red Cross is obligated by law to follow the guidelines set forth by the FDA, we also strongly support the use of rational, scientifically-based deferral periods that are applied fairly and consistently among donors who engage in similar risk activities."

We would have thought that we, as a nation, had become more open-minded than this. It's sad to hear that we are wrong.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Awful! Constance's Classmates Create Facebook Group To Bully Her

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It's truly nauseating to see so many young kids harboring this much hatred and bigotry.

As if Constance McMillen's story isn't horrifying and shameful enough, some of the students at the Itawamba County Agricultural High School created a Facebook page called Constance, Quit Yer Cryin', where they essentially mock the poor girl by posting pictures of the prom she was excluded from and praise one another for being awful, despicable homophobes.

We sincerely hope that these teenagers will someday come to realize how truly cruel their actions were throughout this entire ordeal. How they can sleep at night, let alone be proud of themselves, is beyond us.

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Adam Carolla Slams Filipinos On His Podcast!

Filed under: Icky Icky Poo

Uh oh.

When ranting about professional boxer Manny Pacquiao on his podcast, former Loveline host Adam Carolla may have crossed the line with his insensitive remarks about the people of the Philippines!

Check out some of Carolla's discriminatory comments from his podcast below:

Here’s how you know when your country doesn’t have a lot going for it: When everything is about Manny Pacquiao.

Get a fuckin' life as a country.

All you fuckin' got is just an illiterate guy who happens to smash other guys in the head better than other people.

Really, you want some guy with brain damage running your country? Why don’t you get your shit together?

All they have over there is Manny Pacquiao and sex stores.

Terrible!

Was Adam trying to be funny or…????

Because we don't get the joke! At all!

What do U think?

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