GAY RIGHTS: Arkansas town cleverly sets the stage to fight anti-LGBT state law.

Ok, here’s another happy post.  Yesterday I wrote about how the Arkansas Senate passed a bill that would prohibit Arkansas town from passing nondiscrimination ordinances that protected LGBT people.  Boo, Arkansas. But in Arkansas there is one town which everybody knows is a holdout for the state’s LGBT population: Eureka Springs.  Last night, before the [Read More...]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: An affordable officiant.

Today requires a second morning happiness.  Here’s a bona fide officiant in Alabama making herself available for LGBT couples who just got their marriage license:   Some days you look at the world and it looks pretty black.  It’s important to look for stuff like this. [Read more...]

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GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Poetic justice.

In Alabama on Monday Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis was one of the judges who elected to defy the federal ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.  As expected he was sued by some of the couples who wanted to get married that morning.  A hearing is set for Thursday morning and will [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Gov. Sam Brownback just removed LGBT as a class protected from discrimination.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has just issued an executive order (which is tyranny when Obama does it) that removes LGBT people as a protected class: Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the protected classes of state employees. His order rescinds a prior order from former Gov. [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS: National marriage map, courtesy of @AmericanHumanist.

The American Humanist Association just tweeted this lovely, lovely image: God damn, I’m a happy man.  That just leaves 13 states where marriage equality is still denied, and it’s a lot of the same states that were the last to relinquish slavery and segregation.  Imagine that. And some of those white states have already had their [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Arkansas senate passes measure that would prohibit anti-discrimination protections for LGBT.

Jesus fucking Christ, my home state of Arkansas is on a derpy roll lately.  I guess they weren’t content watching Alabama claim the title as most bigoted state and wanted to step up their game.  The Arkansas state senate just passed a measure that would prevent cities and towns from adopting measures that prohibit discrimination [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS: How Alabama stands this morning.

According to the Washington Post, here’s where we stand this morning: While the map may look demoralizing at first look, remember that those nine counties contain just under half of Alabama’s population: About 40 percent of the state’s residents live in counties that went forward with the same-sex unions, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Couples [Read More...]

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FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: What justice in Alabama will look like to me.

“Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”  ~ Judge Leon M. [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS: Alabama Governor issues one of the stupidest and most dishonest statements I’ve heard in a while.

I just read that Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley released this statement: “I am disappointed that a single Federal court judge disregarded the vote of the Alabama people to define marriage as between a man and woman… This issue has created confusion with conflicting direction for Probate Judges in Alabama. Probate Judges have a unique responsibility [Read More...]

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GAY RIGHTS: Alabama marriage thread, updating on which counties are issuing licenses.

Sorry, no morning happiness post because I want to get right into this.  Last night Roy Moore ordered probate judges in Alabama to defy the federal courts and the Supreme Court and to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples today.  This puts probate judges in the position of deciding who they obey.  If you [Read More...]

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