George Takei sends a missive to the state of Arizona.

Arizona recently passed a bill that allowed public businesses to discriminate against LGBT people so long as they do it for religious reasons (because discrimination suddenly becomes ok as long as Jesus told you to).  George Takei just sent an open letter to Gov. Jan Brewer that hits the nail squarely on the head with [Read More...]

Oregon will not defend gay marriage ban.

Another victory for gay rights!  There’s been a lot of that going on lately… State officials in Oregon notified a federal court on Thursday that they will no longer defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, following similar switches by state officials in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  The Oregon filing came in one of two consolidated cases [Read More...]

Maine rejects bill that would allow discrimination for religious reasons.

Go Maine (well, go Democrats in Maine, the GOP still proposed the bill and voted for it): “Please vote to end the war on gay people in our state.” So said Maine Democratic State Rep. Matthew W. Moonen, speaking this morning in opposition to a Republican sponsored bill that would allow anti-gay discrimination by anyone for [Read More...]

Arizona passes anti-gay bill.

In an apparent fit of envy with Kansas the state of Arizona has passed a new bill with some pretty (intentionally) confusing wording.  But rest assured there is no doubt why the bill was passed and what it will do: This afternoon, on a party-line 17-13 vote, Republicans in the Arizona Senate bucked the national trend and [Read More...]

Megachurch pastor thinks he’s found the anti-Christ: it’s an uppity gay football player.

Dwight McKissic is a megachurch pastor who is pretty nostalgic about minority heroes who speak up loud and proud: Fifty years ago, James Brown released a song that became a great source of inspiration, pride, and self-esteem for Black Americans—“Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud.” I remember it so well. All the kids [Read More...]

Tony Perkins: ex-gay therapy is like rescuing someone from a burning building.

Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council (where they do little to no research and work to prevent families from forming…but they are a council, so they’ve got that going) reacted to efforts in his state to make ex-gay “therapy” illegal in some situations by shitting out the first simile that came to [Read More...]

Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is history.

What an appropriate story for Valentine’s Day!  Last night Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was struck down by Judge Wright Allen: “Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal. Surely this means all of us,” wrote Wright Allen, an Eastern District of Virginia judge in Norfolk. “While ever vigilant for the wisdom that can come from the voices of [Read More...]

Judge rules Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

The tide of equality continues to rise! Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, according to a ruling Wednesday by a federal judge, who struck down part of the state ban that he wrote treated “gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them.” In 23-page a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. [Read More...]

Judge Roy Moore: if gays can marry, then we have no Constitution.

Because in Alabama you don’t need to make sensible statements about law in order to get elected judge.  The other day Moore had this to say: “It’s a travesty,” Judge Roy Moore told WND on Monday about the move toward judiciary-imposed same-sex “marriages.” “The courts are exercising wrongful authority over this country.” He said it [Read More...]

Klingenschmitt: gay soldiers have to take combat breaks to change their diapers.

A group of now ex-military chaplains are suing the navy because the navy wouldn’t let them talk about what horrible people gays are.  This sounds reasonable since some of the people laying their lives on the line for America are, y’know, gay.  Also because it isn’t remotely true (but then, if that were an impediment, [Read More...]