North Dakota was the last…emphasis on “was”: Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country to be sued by couples seeking the right to marry in their home state. I used to think it would take a decade [Read More...]
A high school principal and former college football player made waves recently when he came out at his school’s pride assembly. Cahall is the school’s principal, and has spoken in front of these very same students countless times before. But he had never given a speech like this before. In fact, he had never spoken [Read More...]
General Mills is announcing their awareness of how real family values operate: And with President Obama’s recent declaration to officially sanction June as “Pride month” in the United States, more companies than ever before are expected to jump on the big gay bandwagon this year. One of the first to the party is cereal powerhouse [Read More...]
Guess how many times the Florida AG defending the gay marriage ban on the grounds of familial stability has been divorced.
Florida is yet another state where a lawsuit is on the table challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Not surprisingly, Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi supports the ban. She does so on the grounds that letting gay people marry would somehow harm the stability of straight marriages: Arguing against a lawsuit that says [Read More...]
Oh fuck the hell yes! The Supreme Court, in a one-sentence order without explanation, refused on Wednesday afternoon to stop same-sex marriages in Oregon. The denial was by the full Court, after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy had submitted the plea to it. The request had come from a private group that is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, [Read More...]
My dad is in an online debate with Arkansas state sen. Jason Rapert right now…and making him look like a fool.
Ok, quick back story before we get to the good stuff. (If you already know about Jason Rapert and his opposition to marriage equality, or if you just want to read about my dad intellectually beating his ass to his face, you can skip down to the cut point…you’ll see it) Last month a judge [Read More...]
Had to post this before hitting the road. Consider it a kind of morning happiness. In Colorado, at least, they’re not giving people exemptions to discrimination laws because Jesus makes them moral enough. Jack Philips is a baker who refused to serve a gay couple getting married (in Massachusetts, the reception was in CO). They [Read More...]
The National Organization For Marriage (which is a strangely named organization since it seeks to prevent marriages) were naughty boys in Maine when they were trying to get a gay marriage ban on the ballot. And now they will pay the hefty price for it: NOM contributed more than $2 million to the $3 million [Read More...]
The Texas GOP has decided to exclude the Log Cabin Republicans from its convention, because apparently what they need once the presidential election rolls around is a clear example of how the party is still hardcore anti-gay: Two Republican gay rights groups said on Thursday they had been denied booths at the party’s upcoming Texas [Read More...]
Recall how Pastor Becky Riggle was attempting to convince the Houston city council that business owners should be allowed to break discrimination laws as long as they’re religious? I’m happy to report she did not succeed: Houston became the latest Texas city to enact legal protections for LGBT citizens on Wednesday, joining Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San [Read More...]