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(2015/04/14) Refusing to tolerate intolerance (LGBTQ Rights)

April 14, 201572 min
Edition #913
Today we take a look at what anti-gay conservatives hoped would be a quite strike against equality in Indiana but turned into a nation-wide backlash against the forces of intolerance.
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: What is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act? - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 06-30-14
Ch. 3: Song 1: Until the Water Goes Down - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 4: Act 2: Why the Indiana law is not like other #RFRA laws - @GAY_USAtv - Air Date: 4-3-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: It's Not the Same - Break Out

Ch. 6: Act 3: Indiana Governor's Incoherent Defense of Anti-Gay Law - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-31-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: Indian Moon - Us Against the Crown

Ch. 8: Act 4: Why tolerance doesn't go both ways - Throwing Shade (@bryansafi and @gibblertron) - Air Date: 4-8-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: Use Somebody - Scala & Kolacny Brothers

Ch. 10: Act 5: The problem with boycotting Indiana - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 4-1-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: I Can Help - The Best of Billy Swan

Ch. 12: Act 6: .@SeanHannity Thinks Outrage At Anti-Gay Law Should Be Redirected - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 04-02-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: Chorus of Fools - Chasing After Ghosts (Bonus Version)

Ch. 14: Act 7: Why the proposed fixes to the Indiana #RFRA law is not good enough - @GAY_USAtv - Air Date: 4-9-15
Ch. 15: Song 7: This Is Not the End - The Sun and the Moon

Ch. 16: Act 8: Federal LGBTQ Bill of Rights via @GetEQUAL — Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 17: Song 8: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 18: Act 9: Why Indiana can't get away with their #RFRA law - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 3-31-15

Ch. 20: Left is more than just the Democrats - David in Chicago
Ch. 21: Thanks for the clarification - Adrian from Albuquerque, NM
Ch. 22: Dealing with disease in Great Britain - Jeff from Florida
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on my experience with socialized health care
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Federal LGBTQ Bill of Rights via @GetEQUAL
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SIGN to support GetEQUAL’s LGBTQ Bill of Rights
Additional Activism/Resources:
Use Get Equal’s bill tracker to stay up to date: WeCan’
Sources/further reading:
The LGBTQ Bill of Rights via GetEQUAL
"Cicilline Announces Upcoming Legislation to End LGBT Discrimination” via Rep. David N. Ciciline (D-RI)
”Civil Rights Bill Top Priority For LGBT Voters, According to New Poll” by Amanda Terkel via Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
"Resolution opposing RFRA passes City-County Council” via Wish-TV, Indianapolis
”Stop” — Indiana resident, activist, and writer Melissa McEwan’s take on #BoycottIndiana
Indiana #RFRA Updates via Melissa McEwan
"That Time I Ranted About #BoycottIndiana & Caring About All People” by Katie Klabusich
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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