Another one bites the dust: Indiana’s gay marriage ban struck down.

I’m terrible at keeping promises, apparently.  I keep saying I won’t blog until I’ve tied the knot, but then awesome stuff keep popping up and I can’t resist.  Thankfully I have a fiancee who understands. Today a federal judge (the 18th in a row) ruled that Indiana’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional: “Same-sex couples, who [Read More...]

Rick Santorum: gay marriage is bad for the economy.

In an interview with TownHall, Rick Santorum argued that marriage equality shouldn’t be allowed because it would be bad for the economy. “When we continue to see a decline in marriage and a redefinition of marriage, you get less marriage,” he said. “You get families that aren’t as strong, and as a result, society generally, [Read More...]

Arkansas legislators adopt statement condemning judge who struck down gay marriage ban.

State senator Jason Rapert is a real piece of…work. A resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages, which a circuit judge recently overturned, won support from state lawmakers Friday. The non-binding measure, approved by the panel that represents the full Legislature between sessions, also condemns Pulaski County [Read More...]

Bryan Fischer: Discrimination is a good thing and it’s necessary.

The narrative from the anti-gay crowd has been either “We’re not discriminating by insisting gays shouldn’t be able to do what straight people can do!” or “It’s we who are being discriminated against when gay people are allowed to do what we do!”  In both cases, discrimination is being treated as the horrible thing everybody [Read More...]

National Organization for Marriage supporter threatens violence if marriage equality is realized.

The National Organization for Marriage held a rally in DC the other day which, admittedly, had better turnout than Operation American Spring (which isn’t saying much).  Mike Huckabee gave a talk, and so did NOM President Brian Brown who boldly stated that the meager assembly would continue to stand up for “the truth of marriage.” [Read More...]

Presbyterian Church decides gay marriage is ok. w00t!

This is a huge victory.  It speaks to the immense progress that the gay rights movement has made. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted at its General Assembly on Thursday to change its constitution’s definition of marriage from “a man and a woman” to “two people,” and to allow its ministers to perform same-sex marriages where [Read More...]

There’s homophobia even in opera. :(

As somebody who has done theater, musical theater, and opera at all levels from amateur to professional, I can personally assure you that the stereotype of gay people being in theater is…true.  It’s so true.  Theater is a welcoming place for gay people as a general rule.  It’s easier for them to come out there [Read More...]

35 years later military changes lesbian’s discharge to “honorable.”

Army vet Lisa Wiszmiller describes how gay people were treated in the military back in the day.  It turns out some people are just too gay to fight for their country: “Back then, the treatment was barbaric,” Weiszmiller said, recalling that soldiers who were thought to be gay were interrogated for hours and punished with [Read More...]

BREAKING: Obama will issue executive order to protect LGBT workers.

Hat tip to Zack Ford for breaking this one: The White House announced Monday that President Obama will issue an executive order requiring that all companies who contract with the federal government must not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The order, expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, is [Read More...]

Pastor John MacArthur: you must alienate gay kids and turn them over to Satan.

A California pastor has said on his show that the answer to gay children is to ostracize them and “hand them over to Satan.”  Here’s the video:   Pastor John MacArthur, host of the Grace to You show, has a solution for the whole gay…thing. Parents struggling to reconcile their faith-based bigotry with the news [Read More...]