A few weeks ago I wrote about West Virginia’s House passing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (which, we all know, is code for a bill permitting discriminating against gay people). Indiana’s attempt to reframe legal discrimination against gay people as “protecting religious liberty” cost the state more than $60 million. West Virginia doesn’t have a [Read More…]
The issue of same-sex marriage is settled. After Obergefell same-sex couples have a right to enter into marriage in any state and there’s nothing those states can do about it. But one lawmaker from Kentucky, Joseph M. Fischer (R-eally dumb) has a plan: what if they just stop calling marriage? Brilliant! He’s introduced a hulking [Read More…]
An Alabama man is suing the five Supreme Court Justices who ruled in favor of Jim Obergefell last summer, and he wants six million dollars: A Bessemer attorney, who is against last year’s order by the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide, on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against the five justices on the [Read More…]
Brevard County, Florida seems to be lousy with religious nuts. Already the County Commission has defied the law by denying atheists the chance to give an invocation (and are getting sued over it). Now their school board has shot down adding LGBT people to their non-discrimination policy under pressure from the community: After more than [Read More…]
The Tennessee State Senate has passed a bill that would permit therapists to reject patients on the basis of “sincerely held religious beliefs,” a phrase frequently associated with people trying to create a state of inequality for LGBT people, but who want it to sound rosier — like they’re the real victims: Therapists and counselors [Read More…]
The Kentucky State Senate has approved a bill that would create a separate (but equal) marriage form for same-sex couples because if same-sex couples were allowed to use the same form as straight couples it would be disrespectful to straight couples: The primary purpose of the legislation was to remove the names of county clerks [Read More…]
West Virginia lawmakers are moving forward on a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, kinda like the one in Indiana which totally worked out well for the state. And if there’s any wonder as to why this bill is out, don’t worry, they’ll flat out tell you (hint: it’s about those icky gay people getting the same [Read More…]
Virginia committee approves “Kim Davis bill” which would allow clerks to turn away same-sex couples.
The Senate Courts of Justice Committee has approved what is being called the Kim Davis bill. This is apropos since it would allow clerks not to do the same part of their job that Davis didn’t do: A Virginia Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow officials to refuse to issue marriage [Read More…]
This last weekend Ted Cruz let Phil Robertson warm up a crowd for him in Iowa. The event confirmed that Robertson needs a little more awareness: Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson warmed up a crowd Sunday in Iowa for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by vowing to “rid the earth” of same-sex marriage supporters. “It is [Read More…]
Donald Trump claims he’d stack the Supreme Court with Justices who would overturn same-sex marriage.
Donald Trump recently told Fox News Sunday that the Justices he’d appoint to the Supreme Court would be those who’d overturn Obergefell: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that he disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage and hopes that it could be changed in the future. “It has been ruled [Read More…]