The South Carolina senate was all set to discuss how to react to the removal of the confederate flag from the statehouse when Republican State Senator Lee Bright, who surely thought SCOTUS was spot on with its Hobby Lobby ruling, decided to rail against judicial tyranny and gay marriage. You can hear his voice crack [Read More…]
National guard captain/chaplain says he would burn another soldier’s LGBT flag regardless of who authorized it.
I was recently sent this screen cap from the facebook page of Michael Maccabee Collins, an army national guardsman captain/chaplain: A military leader encouraging the destruction of subordinate soldiers’ property? Jesus… Now, ordinarily I’d black out the name of the person saying these things. However, this man is supposed to be invested in his troops’ comfort and well-being, [Read More…]
Holy crap the news is boooooooooring today. But I guess that’s a good thing. If there’s little catching my eye that means people largely stopped fucking with one another for a whole weekend. You go, humanity. Anyway, you know how gobs of Christians swore up and down on Jesus and every bible in print that [Read More…]
While it’s now the law of the land that civil marriages must permit same-sex couples, it’s up to each individual church what to do with religious marriages (as it should be). The Episcopal Church is getting ahead of the game and is now allowing their clergy to perform same-sex weddings: Just days after the landmark [Read More…]
By now you’ve all heard that the Girl Scouts of America received a $100,000 donation with the stipulation that it not be used to empower transgender girls. The GSA returned the donation. Good on them. What you may not have heard is that afterward the donations came pouring in. The GSA has made the $100,000 [Read More…]
All the clerks in Decatur County, TN are quitting their jobs because they don’t want to give LGBT people marriage licenses: The employees of the Decatur County clerk’s office in west Tennessee have resigned from their positions. Clerk Gwen Pope and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all said their resignations was due to the [Read More…]
Sam Brownback and his cronies in the Kansas legislature are pondering how they can make life hard for gay couples in the wake of the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage: Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he’s considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of gay [Read More…]
I suspect that in 50 years any hypothetical children and grandchildren I have might not believe the severity with which people reacted. I will hang on to this video until then to show them: To think we deferred to the Constitution when we could’ve just listened to this lady. I loved the quote “They’re not [Read More…]
I’ve heard alliteration is the highest form of writing…or the worst. One of those two. Anyway, today I’ve read stories about county clerks doing all sorts of things in response to Obergefell, but I wanted to highlight two that I really thought got it (and with whom I probably agree on very, very little). The [Read More…]
Conservative advocacy group masquerading as a health organization to claim same-sex marriage harms kids.
Danielle Muscato has caught a conservative advocacy group pretending to be a medical organization so they can undermine the consensus of actual medical organizations: Heads up! Please share. Right-wing sources are reporting that the American College of Pediatricians released a statement on Friday saying “Same-sex marriage deliberately deprives the child of a mother or a [Read More…]