Keeping God Off of Georgia License Plates

The state of Georgia is holding an online vote to decide its next license plate: The winning design will be displayed on millions of vehicles in Georgia and wherever Georgia vehicles travel nationwide. Wouldn’t you know it, a few of the designs happen to mention God… Thankfully, they’re not all that silly. But just in [Read More...]

Kansas Could Become the First State Without an Abortion Clinic

When a state government is run mostly by theists who know how to set aside their silly religious beliefs for the good of society, you get progress… as we saw in New York last night. When a state government is run by theists who are guided by nothing but their religious beliefs… well, you’re now [Read More...]

The Religious Exemption to the New York Same-Sex Marriage Bill

As I write this, the New York state Senate is about to vote just voted to make same-sex marriage legal 33-29. (Hallelujah!) To ensure the passage of the bill, though, a “religious exemption” amendment had to be passed first. I’ve boldfaced what I consider to be the important parts: Religious Exception. 1. Notwithstanding any state, [Read More...]

Holland, Michigan: Gays Won’t Have Equal Rights Here

Last year in Holland, Michigan, a pastor suggested that the city council add sexual orientation and gender identification to the non-discrimination policy. Last week, the City Council shot down the proposal on a 5-4 vote. And now, conservative groups are trying to bring down the candidates who voted to expand the anti-discrimination laws. Not surprisingly [Read More...]

The Hypocrisy of Ruben Diaz

New York State Senator Rubén Díaz, Sr. is the lone Democrat against marriage equality right now. The Village Voice‘s Steven Thrasher just had this jaw-dropping interview with him: All right, let me ask you about this. You believe marriage is between one man and one woman, yes? Yes [laughing] So? Why are you asking me [Read More...]