Illinois Legislators Need to Hear From You

I mentioned the other day that HB2234 — the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act — was delayed once again. It doesn’t look like it has the votes for passage, which is unfortunate. Our GLBT friends need our help. I wrote to my representative urging her to vote in favor of this bill [Read More...]

Illinois Civil Unions Bill Delayed Again

There is legislation in flux in the Illinois General Assembly that would extend equal rights to GLBT people. It’s HB2234 — the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act: [HB2234] [d]efines “civil union” as a legal relationship between 2 persons, of either the same or opposite sex, established in accordance with the Act. Provides [Read More...]

Carrie Prejean Appears on James Dobson’s Radio Show

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was on James Dobson‘s radio show today, talking about the gay marriage question that made her an icon for Christian conservatives everywhere: Here’s a bit of the transcript: Dobson: It sounded, Carrie, like your first reaction was to hedge, to say “Well, this is a free country” and then something took [Read More...]

Why Is This Man Shooting Grandma?

Remember this video? This coupon is eerily reminiscent: That ad is courtesy of Faith2Action, a Christian Right group, worried about what would happen if a hate-crimes bill currently in Congress passed. Apparently, it means you’re going to shoot senior citizens. I would love to understand their position… I really would. But then they do stupid [Read More...]

Guess Who Said It?

The question: In the last month, same-sex marriage has become legal in Iowa and Vermont. What do you think about same-sex marriage at a state level? The response: At a state level, it’s up to them. I don’t want it to be a federal thing. I personally still think it’s wrong. People don’t understand the [Read More...]