Florida is yet another state where a lawsuit is on the table challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Not surprisingly, Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi supports the ban. She does so on the grounds that letting gay people marry would somehow harm the stability of straight marriages: Arguing against a lawsuit that says [Read More...]
Guess how many times the Florida AG defending the gay marriage ban on the grounds of familial stability has been divorced.
Oh fuck the hell yes! The Supreme Court, in a one-sentence order without explanation, refused on Wednesday afternoon to stop same-sex marriages in Oregon. The denial was by the full Court, after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy had submitted the plea to it. The request had come from a private group that is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, [Read More...]
My dad is in an online debate with Arkansas state sen. Jason Rapert right now…and making him look like a fool.
Ok, quick back story before we get to the good stuff. (If you already know about Jason Rapert and his opposition to marriage equality, or if you just want to read about my dad intellectually beating his ass to his face, you can skip down to the cut point…you’ll see it) Last month a judge [Read More...]
Had to post this before hitting the road. Consider it a kind of morning happiness. In Colorado, at least, they’re not giving people exemptions to discrimination laws because Jesus makes them moral enough. Jack Philips is a baker who refused to serve a gay couple getting married (in Massachusetts, the reception was in CO). They [Read More...]
The National Organization For Marriage (which is a strangely named organization since it seeks to prevent marriages) were naughty boys in Maine when they were trying to get a gay marriage ban on the ballot. And now they will pay the hefty price for it: NOM contributed more than $2 million to the $3 million [Read More...]
The Texas GOP has decided to exclude the Log Cabin Republicans from its convention, because apparently what they need once the presidential election rolls around is a clear example of how the party is still hardcore anti-gay: Two Republican gay rights groups said on Thursday they had been denied booths at the party’s upcoming Texas [Read More...]
Recall how Pastor Becky Riggle was attempting to convince the Houston city council that business owners should be allowed to break discrimination laws as long as they’re religious? I’m happy to report she did not succeed: Houston became the latest Texas city to enact legal protections for LGBT citizens on Wednesday, joining Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San [Read More...]
It was the cynical Rahm Emanuel who once said “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Nobody heeded his call to use the crisis of others to empower yourselves like religious leaders in the wake [Read More...]
You know times are good when days in which a same-sex ban in some state doesn’t come down feel like odd days out. At the clip those bans have been coming down lately there’s hardly time to savor the over-the-top outrage of those claiming to be humanity’s moral bastions. Some of us have worked damn [Read More...]
It takes a tremendous lack of self-awareness for somebody who’s a huge fan of childhood indoctrination to complain about kids being brainwashed. But that’s exactly what Sandy Rios did the other day: Sandy Rios of the American Family Association once again brought up Michael Sam’s kiss on her anti-gay radio show this week in order to warn [Read More...]