Movies like God’s Not Dead don’t make mockery far too easy. Still, it’s important to give credit when it’s most artfully done. [Read more…]
Anti-gay crusader Tony Perkins has found his newest approach to defending anti-gay laws — forcing businesses to serve gay people is like forced servitude: “We’re talking about forcing someone to take their creative ability, their talent and force them,” Perkins insisted. “This is almost forced servitude, saying that you have to be a part of [Read More…]
BREAKING: Louisiana governor signs executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination against LGBT state employees.
Here’s something happy before I hit the road for voice lessons: Today, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order providing employment protections for state employees and employees of state contractors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or age. This executive order also prohibits [Read More…]
So…North Carolina went ahead and smote its own nose just to thumb that same nose at the state’s LGBT population. I guess they didn’t think that what happened in places like Indiana would happen to them. Boy, were they wrong. It started with Paypal pulling plans to open a call center in the state, and [Read More…]
Norway’s Lutheran Church is getting with the times: Norway’s Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, becoming the latest of a small but growing number of churches worldwide to do so. Last year the French Protestant Church allowed gay marriage blessings, while the U.S. Presbyterian Church approved a change in the [Read More…]
Mississippi hasn’t learned from North Carolina’s example. While NC hemorrhages money over their recent anti-LGBT bill, Mississippi passed one of their own allowing public businesses to deny service to a portion of the public — you know, the very same thing the Civil Rights Act fixed way back in the day. The first drop of [Read More…]
Well fuck: Mississippi’s governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers’ religious beliefs. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 on Tuesday, despite opposition from gay-rights groups and some businesses. Some conservative and religious groups support the bill. The measure’s intention is [Read More…]
Paypal continues the, shall I say, exodus (tee hee) of businesses fleeing North Carolina in the wake of their recently passed law that allows for discrimination against LGBT people: PayPal on Tuesday announced that it has withdrawn plans to open an operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, in reaction to the state’s new law that [Read More…]
Well this is happy news: BREAKING: North Carolina attorney general won’t defend in court new law blocking transgender protections. — The Associated Press (@AP) March 29, 2016 I don’t blame him. I wouldn’t want to be the one tasked with defending such a law in front of a court whose priority is the guarantees of [Read More…]
Failing to learn from other states’ mistakes, North Carolina GOP pushing business out with anti-LGBT bill.
Indiana learned it’s lesson when it tried to slip in legalized discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom.” That lesson cost about $60 million. Georgia’s governor was smart enough to not repeat Indiana’s mistake after multiple organizations threatened to yank money out of the state if he signed a similar bill into law. It turns [Read More…]