National Organization for Marriage is disappointed in the Supreme Court.

Brian Brown from NOM is outraged at the Supreme Court, and he’s got a bunch of trite, easily debunked arguments to express his displeasure: We are surprised and extremely disappointed that the US Supreme Court has refused to grant review of the same-sex marriage cases pending before them. This is wrong on so many levels. [Read More...]

In which I try to comfort Peter LaBarbera.

It’s strange.  In the wake of an avalanche of marriage equality cases having their stays lifted, none of the usual merry band of people determined to make the word “family” synonymous with discrimination have made a peep.  Nothing from Bryan Fischer, Matt Barber, etc. But Peter LaBarbera, leader of American for Truth About Homosexuality (the [Read More...]

BREAKING: Supreme Court denies review in all same-sex marriage cases.

In a surprise move the SCOTUS has said it won’t hear any of the marriage equality cases facing it right now: The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the national debate over same-sex marriage Monday, leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize the practice in 11 additional states. The unexpected decision by the justices, [Read More...]

Gay marriage ban in Missouri kinda, sorta ruled unconstitutional.

Ten couples who got married in other states sued the state of Missouri insisting that Missouri should recognize their marriages.  Yesterday a circuit judge ruled that the state must recognize those marriages. A Missouri judge ordered the state to recognize 10 gay marriages. Missouri Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs gave the decision eight days after [Read More...]

Anti-gay baker breaks the law, cries persecution when there are consequences.

The Value Voters Summit was last weekend.  I love how the name of the event implies that people who aren’t sniffing god’s prostate on a daily basis don’t have values. One of the speakers was Melissa Klein, the baker from Oregon who refused to sell a wedding cake to a lesbian couple.  It turns out [Read More...]

LaBarbera thinks he’s like a Jew in Nazi Germany and LGBT rights advocates are the Nazis.

What is it with wingers this week comparing themselves to a group that was the victim of genocide?  Seriously, it’s everywhere.  Today’s oh-so-persecuted Christian is Peter LaBarbera: While discussing the Human Rights Campaign’s “Export of Hate” report and what he claims are Right Wing Watch’s misrepresentations of his remarks, LaBarbera said of gay rights supporters: [Read More...]

Cities hosting the Olympics will have to adopt non-discrimination resolution that includes LGBT!

What a wonderful bit of news this is!  The Olympic Committee has decreed that any city hosting the Olympics will have to sign on to an anti-discrimination clause that includes LGBT people. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has announced that moving forward, prospective host cities will have to a agree to a new anti-discrimination clause as part [Read More...]

Foundation for Moral Law thinks Ginsburg and Kagan should recuse themselves from gay marriage rulings.

The Foundation for Moral Law or “FML” (which is what I exclaim every time I read one of their press releases), run by Kayla Moore (the wife of Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore), thinks that SCOTUS Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves from any decisions involving marriage equality.  Moore claims that Justice Kagan [Read More...]

Another politician forgets that microphones actually record what you say.

Earlier this month Robert Pittenger (R-NC) was asked at a town hall meeting if he thought businesses should be able to fire employees for being gay.  Think Progress then published an article in which they reported that Pittenger did think businesses should be able to discriminate in this way: At a town hall event in Ballantyne, [Read More...]

Pennsylvania state senator in press conference: “I’m gay. Get over it.”

In response to the beating of two gay men in Philly, state senator Jim Ferlo decided to make a pretty bold public statement. Following a recent incident where two gay men were allegedly beaten in Philadelphia, one state senator made public his sexual orientation during a press conference against LGBT hate crimes. “I’m gay. Get [Read More...]