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The AggreGAYtor: June 18

By David Estlund, June 18, 2014, 10:15am, The Gay Place

Obama gets real, four states get heard, and Texas parents get the shaft, as your AggreGAYtor wishes Tywin Lannister a happy Father's Day.

The Good

President Obama is definitely going to sign discrimination protections for federal contractors.

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear marriage ban challenges from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee at the same time.

The U.S. Senate, an organization not known for getting things done, has approved the appointment of the nation’s first gay black federal judge.

35 years later, a dishonorable discharge is made honorable.

Colombian president speaks out for civil unions, gets reelected.

The Texas GOP is poking a hornet’s nest with its new hastily-adopted platform, and the first hornet has perked up.

The Bad

Texas' birth certificate policy is still totally nutzo.

Grindr? Better test’er.

Some conservatives might come around on marriage, but not on discrimination.

The Fugly

Fundamentalists of all flavors seem to hurt people a lot.

Can cis women wear makeup for license photos? Guess this is bad news for everyone else.

It Came from the Tubes

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