From the files of “shit I couldn’t make up if I tried,” comes this story: In audio recordings obtained by the Detroit News, State Rep. Todd Courser (R) repeatedly tells aides, “I need a controlled burn” before revelations that he had been having an affair with fellow Tea Partier Rep. Cindy Gamra (R). A now-former [Read More…]
Yesterday I posted about the situation in Texas with Jay Hoskins and his swift legal victory in his fight to get his husband’s death certificate changed to reflect that they were husbands. Even though the state was under order to amend the death certificate they delayed and eventually refused. So Hoskins sued them. Two days [Read More…]
Widowed gay man wins in court: Texas must amend his husband’s death certificate to acknowledge their marriage.
There was a story a while back that went viral: Mountain Home churches refuse funeral for gay man. Not only did this strike home for because I’m from Mountain Home, Arkansas, I also knew the man who died. Not well, mind you. He was a quiet kid. But we took theater together and even went [Read More…]
Brace yourselves because this is going to be shocking: a religious leader to whom lots of people listen is using the bible to justify harming or other fucking with the lives of other people for completely arbitrary reasons: Vitus Huonder, the controversial Catholic bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, has once again attracted criticism for [Read More…]
Congressman Steve King from Iowa doesn’t like gay marriage, not one bit! In fact, he’s livid about the SCOTUS ruling in Obergefell. If you think it’s because of his religion, you’re wrong – it’s because now people can marry anything, including their lawnmowers: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of [Read More…]
This is too rich. So, remember Kim Davis? She’s the clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky (who is on her fourth marriage) who has said it’s her right as a Christian to refuse gay people a marriage license to which they are legally entitled (and which is Davis’ job to issue). Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has [Read More…]
Every year in Israel a parade known as the March for Tolerance is held in Jerusalem. People gather to march for equal rights in a country beholden to Jewish Orthodoxy. However, to some with a mind contaminated by fundamentalist religion a message of love strikes them as a threat, an affront to decency that is [Read More…]
IN clerk fired for not doing her job/discrimination has filed a lawsuit claiming she was discriminated against.
Sometimes the dumb is thick enough to suffocate anybody in the immediate area. That’s what’s going on here. An Indiana clerk refused to issue marriage licenses to certain people (same-sex couples) who are legally entitled to them (same-sex couples) and, not surprisingly, was fired for not doing her job. Now she’s suing the county: Linda [Read More…]
Theodore Shoebat: we have to kill gay people before they brainwash our kids into Christian-killing Nazis.
Oh JT! Stop it with your sensationalized blog titles. Heh, I wish. Every day since the Obergefell ruling it seems religious leaders say increasingly more bizarre things about LGBT people. Theodore Shoebat, who regularly appears in columns and documentaries beside top tier GOP lawmakers, has today’s biggest hit: I believe that the reason why the [Read More…]
Well this is interesting: Europe’s top human rights court on Tuesday ruled that existing human rights laws require governments to legally recognize same-sex partnerships. The ruling from The European Court of Human Rights was in response to a suit brought by three same-sex couples challenging the Italian government, the only government in Western Europe that [Read More…]