We have federal protection in place that protect minorities, and for good reason. Many of those laws extend to protecting minorities who are the victims of bullying in public schools on account of their minority status and dictate explicit steps which must be taken to help the bully understand the virtues of equality and tolerance. [Read More...]
There is a lovely article up in, of all places, the Mormon Press about what Canada is like ten years after same-sex couples were permitted to wed there. The short of it is…nothing happened, aside from gays being able to marry: June 20, 2015 marked the ten-year anniversary of marriage equality in Canada. Six days [Read More...]
BREAKING: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rules that lesbians, gays, and bisexuals have protection under employment law.
This is freaking awesome! After decades of fighting for protections against discrimination in the workplace, gay, lesbian, and bisexual employees are actually covered under federal law already, the EEOC has ruled this afternoon. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission finds GLB workers are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC [Read More...]
The other day Scott Walker was answering a question about his support of the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay ban which was recently lifted in its entirety and, well… On Tuesday, a day after entering the 2016 race, Walker, an Eagle Scout, was asked about the recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to [Read More...]
In the wake of Obergefell it’s been proposed that the words “husband” and “wife” be changed to “spouse” on federal marriage documents. This has made Franklin Graham a sad panda who is ranting about the bad guys stealing the words husband and wife from Christians (rather than updating federal documents which have fuck all to [Read More...]
The library in Hood County, Texas, has two books in the children’s section which educate kids about the existence of gay people. Packs of local Christians find this unacceptable and descended upon the Commissioners’ court to demand those books be removed. Because it’s not enough they don’t check them out for their own kids, they [Read More...]
A Texas clerk has resigned rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses. There’s one more person who’s unconvinced by Attorney General Paxton’s claim that clerks don’t have to do their jobs if they don’t want to: The Rusk County Commissioners Court on Monday formally accepted the resignation of County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle, apparently the first Texas [Read More...]
Texas judge will wed same-sex couples, but only if they sign a form acknowledging he doesn’t want to.
Before he weds two people of the same sex, a Texas judge is requiring the couple to sign a form acknowledging his personal opposition to their union: Denton County Judge James DePiazza now requires couples to sign an agreement acknowledging that he would prefer to “not conduct same-sex ceremonies, but will not decline anyone who chooses [Read More...]
I’m going to be out much of the morning. Look for posts to start cropping up around noon (Central Time). But I wanted to share this. My brother is doing some LGBT activism work in Bentonville, Arkansas and posted this to his facebook last night: So true. It’s like the wolf arguing that sheep have [Read More...]
We were visited last night by a spirit of intolerance. He posted a list of reasons as to why we should criminalize homosexuality. This goes about as well as you’d expect. [Read more...]