Last month the state of Arkansas passed a bill that forbid its municipalities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances that included LGBT people. I know, party of small government, right? Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed the bill to become law without his signature, because that’s totally different than signing it. He must not be anti-gay, right? Fortunately, that [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS: Billionaire CEO of Sales Force Marc Benioff pulls investments out of Indiana after right-to-discriminate bill is signed.
Today Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that will allow business owners to discriminate against their LGBT customers. He says the bill does not allow that, which is completely wrong. In fact, it’s precisely what the bill was designed to do: “This bill is not about discrimination,” he said, “and if I thought it [Read More...]
FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Missouri megachurch pastor urging congregation to vote to repeal anti-discrimination laws.
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME??? Seriously, everywhere I live religious assholery seems to follow in my wake. I’m cursed, I think. First my home state of Arkansas has been overrun by theocrats wasting the state’s money, now a megachurch in Springfield, MO, where I went to college, is urging the community to repeal the [Read More...]
Progress appears to be on ice in Indiana. I honestly doubt you’ll see any of these signs around. The Christians who discriminate against gays through their business stop being so proud once word leaks out. They want to be able to quietly refuse service. You’ll seldom find one proud enough to hang a sign announcing [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Indiana bill allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT people about to become law.
It looks like legalized discrimination is coming to Indiana in the form of a “conscience bill.” These bills allow religious business owners to discriminate so long as they do it for religious reasons. It’s odd calling bills that allow for behavior that nobody with a conscience would engage in “conscience bills.” A controversial Indiana bill that [Read More...]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Idaho House Republicans want the federal government to impeach judges who rule in favor of marriage equality.
Forty-four Republicans in the Idaho House want the federal government to impeach any judge that rules in favor of marriage equality: Forty-four of Idaho’s Republican lawmakers oppose same-sex marriage so much that they are out for blood — or at least jobs. The Idaho House voted 44-25 Friday on a non-binding memorial (resolution) urging Congress to impeach [Read More...]
The Presbyterian Church has acknowledged in their constitution that gay marriage is acceptable: After three decades of debate over its stance on homosexuality, members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Tuesday to change the definition of marriage in the church’s constitution to include same-sex marriage. The final approval by a majority of the church’s 171 [Read More...]
Judge Don Davis is a probate judge in Mobile County, Alabama. He was the only judge in a high-population portion of the state that initially defied Federal Judge Granade’s order to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses after the state’s gay marriage ban was ruled to be unconstitutional. A lawsuit was filed and the judge who heard [Read More...]
POLITICS & GAY RIGHTS: American Thinker says Obama will strike down gay marriage bans to make us more Islamic.
American Thinker is a very ironically named conservative site, which makes it a lovely outlet for humor on occasion. Today they have an article for Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison (both from the Family Research Council, which uses the word “research” as ironically as American Thinker uses “thinker”) suggesting that Obama plans to make America [Read More...]
FAITH, GAY RIGHTS, POLITICS, & LAW: Alabama House passes bill that would allow clerks/judges to refuse to perform ceremonies for gay couples.
Jesus Christ, Alabama is backwards. The Republican-dominated House just passed a bill that would allow judges and government clerks to refuse to give marriage licenses to LGBT people: After nearly four hours of debate, the Alabama House on Thursday passed a bill that gives judges, ministers and other officiants the right to refuse to perform [Read More...]