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Romney’s son wanted to take swing at the president

Written by WiG,
AP reports
Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:03

Mitt Romney’s eldest son said on North Carolina radio that he wanted to punch President Barack Obama during the second debate, which took place on Oct. 16.

North Carolina radio host Bill LuMaye asked Tagg Romney what it felt like “to hear the president of the United States call your dad a liar.”

Wisconsin man defends Obama 'hang in' noose sign

Written by AP Thursday, 18 October 2012 04:49

A Wisconsin man who made a "Hang in there Obama" sign featuring an outline of a noose says he actually supports President Barack Obama.

Thomas Savka tells WLUK-TV that his sign in the east-central Wisconsin town of Redgranite "has nothing to do with color."

Actress Anne Hathaway plans to donate the proceeds from the sale of the photographs of her and Adam Shulman’s wedding to nonprofits fighting for marriage equality.

One such recipient will be the Freedom to Marry.

Ann Coulter jokes about disowning gay kids

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 15:43

LGBT civil rights activists say ultra-conservative pundit Ann Coulter's tweet joking about disowning gay sons highlights the need for national days of action for LGBT youth.

A group that preaches chastity among gays and lesbians is starting a local chapter in Louisville, Ky., with the backing of Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Kurtz says the Connecticut-based group known as Courage has a goal to “promote chaste living” by abstaining from sex outside of a heterosexual marriage. The group was founded in 1980.

Man beaten after calling Waffle House patrons 'faggots'

Written by WiG Thursday, 18 October 2012 03:32

A group of apparently gay Atlanta Waffle House patrons fought back when a customer hurled the word “faggot” at them.

video of the scuffle posted on the site World Star Hip Hop on Oct. 16 shows a group of angry patrons punching, slapping and kicking the homophobe to the ground after he used the anti-gay slur. Meanwhile, onlookers cheer the attackers.

At least 4 wolves killed in first day of Wisconsin hunt

Written by AP Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:04

Hunters shot and killed at least four wolves in the opening 24 hours of Wisconsin’s first organized wolf hunt, the state Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.

The first reported killing – a male – took place at 7:15 a.m. Monday in Rusk County, according to the DNR website. Another hunter in Vilas County took a female at 8:30 a.m.

Soup kitchen operator boils over Paul Ryan’s staged photo op

Written by WiG Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:14

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s stop at a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen over the weekend for a photo opportunity has the director of the homeless service boiling.

Ryan, according to various reports, stopped at the kitchen and dining room with his family after a rally at Youngstown State University.

Right-wing group endorses Wis. rep after controversial rape remark

Written by AP Thursday, 18 October 2012 05:11

A right-wing group that claims to promote “family values” has endorsed a Wisconsin lawmaker who drew widespread criticism for his comment that “some girls rape easy.”

Republican Rep. Roger Rivard of Rice Lake was among 45 candidates endorsed this week by Wisconsin Family Action. Wisconsin Family Action director Julaine Appling tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel her group endorsed Rivard because of his stance on issues.

Iowa pressed for position on driver's licenses for DREAMers

Written by WiG Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:47

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa is calling on Iowa Department of Transportation director Paul Trombino to indicate whether young people granted “deferred action” status by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be eligible for Iowa driver’s licenses and IDs.

In June, President Barack Obama announced that young adults who came to the United States as children and are currently in the United States without authority – known as 'DREAMers' after the proposed Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act – will be granted “deferred action” status if they meet certain conditions.

Gay inmate sues Kentucky jail, alleges prisoner bit off nose

Written by AP,
Wig reports
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 10:38

An incarcerated gay man who claims a fellow inmate bit off part of his nose is suing a Kentucky jail and his alleged attacker.

The lawsuit claims Brandon Milam has been left disfigured and lost his sense of smell from the July attack in the Warren County Regional Jail.

Several HIV/AIDS groups are warning that sequestration would result in automatic spending cuts of $659 million for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs.

The cuts would occur on Jan. 2, 2013, unless Congress and the president reach some agreement on a different way to reduce the federal deficit.