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The AggreGAYtor: January 22

What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

9:45AM, Wed. Jan. 22, 2014

Somebody's too good for Texas florists, preachers, and homophobia.
Somebody's too good for Texas florists, preachers, and homophobia.
Image via burntorangereport.com

Texas elections start heating up, Sochi stays cold as ice, and lawsuits sweep the courts, as your AggreGAYtor runs off to California to do cool things that aren't legal here.

The Good

Florida is now among the states (such as Texas) in litigation to overturn marriage bans.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that orientation cannot be a factor in jury selection.

GSAs have real benefits for the straight students too.

Austin’s got a new burned-over district and it’s queer as all get-out.

At least one Texas Republican candidate is willing to step past cheap culture warrior rhetoric to get Equality Texas’ endorsement.

The Bad

Two pro-equality bills in Virginia bit the dust.

Uganda’s unsigned bill (formerly known as “kill the gays”) still has devastating effects.

Think the Hayes Code’s homophobic aspects disappeared half a century ago? Think again.

Indiana inches closer to being another (perhaps the last) state to hold a vote to ban marriage.

A college isn’t loving or safe when it forces alumni back into the closet.

The Fugly

Why oh why didn’t Annise Parker just get married here in Texas?

Rep. Stickland may be exaggerating his anti-gay actions, but his anti-gay views are pretty clear.

Who is Tammy Bruce and why should Texans care that she supports the Abbott campaign?

It Came from the Tubes

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