Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: New Mormon Anti-Gay Policy Sparks Mass Exodus From Church; Christian AID Workers in Africa Refuse to Help Gay Refugees; Ukraine Rejects, Then Accepts EU-Required Gay Rights Law; Global LGBT Recap.
Kevin Drum: The Strain of Losing to Ben Carson Has Finally Driven Donald Trump Crazy.
Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Carson points to secret info to defend ridiculous claim.
Caitlin Cruz @ TPM: Ann Coulter: 'Different Ethnic Groups Have ... Different Predilections For Crimes'.
John Wright @ Towleroad: Anti-LGBT Activist Calls For Texas GOP To Move Convention Out Of Dallas Over Trans Protections.
Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Mormons Declare Same-Sex Marriage Apostasy, Deny Baptism to Children of Same-Sex Couples; Colombian Court OKs Adoption Over Church Objections; Franklin Graham Praises Putin’s Anti-Gay Policies; Global LGBT Recap.
Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Rubio’s messy finances come into sharper focus.
David Edwards @ Raw Story: 11-year-old girl shames ‘One Million Moms’ for attack on her gay dads: ‘This is none of your business’.
J.D. Durkin @ Mediaite: NY Post Columnist Claims Bill Cosby Largely Vilified for ‘Being Conservative’.
Alan Colmes: Conservative Activist: Gays Coming For Christians Like ‘What Hitler Was Doing’.
PFAW: Over 25,000 Call on Cruz, Huckabee, Jindal & GOP to Renounce Kevin Swanson.
Alex Griswold @ Mediaite: CNN Investigates Ben Carson’s Stories of Childhood Violence, Finds No Evidence.
Tierney Sneed @ TPM: Ben Carson: Archaeologists Are Wrong, The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain.
Eric W. Dolan @ Raw Story: Ben Carson: Humans walked on the moon because America was founded on God.
Rachel Percelay @ Media Matters: A "Religious Freedom" Legal Powerhouse Is Leading The National Fight Against Transgender Student Rights.
PFAW: PFAW Urges GOP Candidates To Drop Out of Summit With Pastor Who Defends Death Penalty For Gays.
Zack Ford @ Think Progress: Ben Carson Says He’s Not A Homophobe. Ben Carson Disagrees.
Elizabeth￼ Preza @ Mediaite: Ben Carson SuperPAC Outed as Sponsor of Distinguished Hate Group.
Ezra Klein @ Vox: Ted Cruz’s best moment of the Republican debate was also completely wrong.
Kevin Drum: Honesty Took a Big Hit in Wednesday's Debate.
John Fea: GOP Presidential Candidates: Quit Complaining About the Questions.
David Nir @ Daily Kos: GOP conspiracy theory eviscerated: IRS never targeted tea party groups, and DOJ won’t file charges.
RH Reality Check: The Right’s Answer to Gutting Planned Parenthood? Elementary Schools, Homeless Shelters, Jails.