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Most Voters Don’t Care About Hillary Clinton’s Email

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This past Tuesday I turned on CNN and watched a conservative political pundit go off the rails when she stated that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server was somehow connected to Monica Lewinsky. In that moment I knew Republicans and the blatantly anti-Hillary media had overplayed their hand, as most voters simply don’t give a horses’ ass about Hillary’s email, but instead care deeply about the following four issues that the carnival barkers rarely seem to discuss.

Read all about it on The Huffington Post here!

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The Conservative War Against LGBTs Has A Terrifying Future

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Religious exemption laws and the dismissive attitude toward federal law are setting up seriously scary precedents. Read all about it in Jeza Belle’s Op-Ed in the Advocate.com here!

Democrats Need to Coalesce Around Hillary Clinton Early

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Jeza Belle makes the case why Hillary Clinton should be the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 2016 in this blog on The Huffington Post.

Five Reasons The LGBT Community Should Not Sit Out This Election

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With Election Day just around the corner, read why Jeza Belle believes the LGBT community should not sit out of this election in the Huffington Post here! 

Update on marriage equality in the United States: A view from both sides

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Two months after the U.S. Presidential election, the gay marriage movement continues to pick up steam while awaiting upcoming Supreme Court decisions. Read Jeza’s update for readers around the world in So So Gay.

The United States Needs SENSIBLE Gun Legislation Now!

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It drives me crazy when I hear people say that guns don’t kill people. They put this out there as if to negate the fact that these mass murderers, like the one in Newtown, Connecticut this past week, are in fact using guns to do their killing. These recent events once again bring to light the need for comprehensive gun control legislation in the United States.

 

While the right to bear arms may be protected in the U.S. Constitution, it has very little to do with protecting the rights of the individual to possess and use death machines on an unsuspecting public.  However, that is not to say that guns do not have any place in our society.

 

I grew up in a hunting household.  Therefore, I know firsthand that whether someone personally believes in the sport of hunting or not is irrelevant to the fact that this is an American right. The vast majority of hunters will never use a gun to do anything but kill game. However, I don’t think that legislation in our country ever need impede on the rights of these individuals. The type of legislation I’m talking about is in regards to multi-clip, multi-round assault weapons.

 

Let’s face it, no hunter needs more than a few rounds to participate in their sport. A rifle holds several shots, a shotgun two and a pistol six. One does not need any more rounds than this to go hunting and if they do they should immediately return to a hunter safety course or the closest shooting range for practice. Yet, the Republicans in Congress, who remain in the pocket of the National Rifle Association, have allowed the assault weapon ban, which limited magazine capacity to ten, to expire in 2004 and have prevented it’s reenactment since.

 

While the NRA has continued to donate heavily to the GOP, many innocent people have died in the United States directly because of these assault-type weapons. There is no person in this country that needs access to a gun that shoots a hundred bullets without needing to be reloaded unless they work for law enforcement.

 

Let’s not even start this crap about how bad people will do these bad things regardless.  While that may be true, their ability to kill as many people in the blink of an eye as happened in Newtown will be greatly reduced if we put a strong assault weapon ban back in place.

 

Newtown, Aurora, Columbine and the list goes one.  Instead of getting our backs up about our individual rights, we ought to take a step back in United States to think about how many lives could have been saved had we cared more about the safety of our people than the lobbying dollars of the gun industry.

Jeza originally posted this piece on her first blog site, where it was ‘liked’ by many. www.iamjezabelle.com/apps/blog/the-united-states-needs-sensible-gun-legislation

Analysis: Marriage equality wins big in the United States

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Election Day saw great gains for the cause of gay marriage. Read the full analysis here: www.sosogay.co.uk/2012/analysis-marriage-equality-wins-big-in-the-united-states/

When U.S. Gays Go Political

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The LGBTQ community has begun to flex its political muscle in recent years with significant results.

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