Fayetteville, Arkansas, where my brother attends the university of Arkansas, has been the site of an ongoing battle between LGBT rights advocates and the anti-gay crowd. Let’s start with a little history. In August of last year the city council passed a non-discrimination resolution that will ensure protections based on sexual orientation/identity. However, by December it [Read More...]
Fayetteville holds another vote for ordinance that protects LGBT citizens. This time the good guys won.
In my earlier post about Kim Davis speaking at Huckabee’s rally, I wrote: “she comes out to Eye of the Tiger, the anthem to Rocky III (and which I doubt was used with permission in this case).” Boy, can I call ‘em or what? For his part, Survivor founding member and “Eye of the Tiger” [Read More...]
Kim Davis is out of jail, just in time to be used as PR by Mike Huckabee. First, she comes out to Eye of the Tiger, the anthem to Rocky III (and which I doubt was used with permission in this case). This was undoubtedly an attempt to paint Kim Davis as a warrior rather [Read More...]
I’m not surprised, by my cynicism has reached previously unthinkable heights – not because the Liberty Counsel will lie, that’s a given, but that anybody could believe such obvious lies. Anyway, the Liberty Counsel’s new fund-raising vehicle press release is precisely what you’d expect: Today, Judge Bunning issued an order to release Kim Davis from custody. Judge Bunning issued [Read More...]
BREAKING: Kim Davis’ lawyers say she’ll defy the conditions of her release, which means she’ll probably go back to jail.
Well that didn’t take long. Despite being released from jail on the condition she doesn’t try to obstruct the legal operation of the Clerk’s office in Rowan County, her lawyers insist that Kim Davis intends to do exactly that: An order from U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning said on Tuesday that Davis would be released after [Read More...]
So Kim Davis is out of jail on the very day when Mike Huckabee’s rally was being held outside the Carter County jail. Doesn’t this mean the #FreeKimDavis crowd got what they wanted? Well, yes and no. They certainly wanted her out of jail and they got that, at least for the time being. But [Read More...]
TPM just posted this tweet: BREAKING: #KimDavis will be released from jail today. Story coming shortly. — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) September 8, 2015 Immediately I saw a couple people sharing out Bunning’s court order: Well, I guess I know what I’m doing the rest of the day. I honestly don’t see the utility of [Read More...]
If you were to go to the website www.freekimdavis.com you’ll find it redirects to the Human Rights Campaign’s donation page. This is not an accident: An LGBT activist did not waste anytime following Kim Davis’s arrest and jailing on Thursday and purchased the domain freekimdavis.com so that the URL would be redirected to the Human Rights [Read More...]
Kentucky newspapers are reporting that some public schools will close today due to Mike Huckabee’s rally to support Kim Davis: Several schools in Carter County are scheduled to be closed, Tuesday, September 8, due to the expected rally at the jail. East Carter County High, East Carter Middle School and some east side elementary schools [Read More...]
When even a Fox News panel says your lawyer is “ridiculously stupid” and that your appeal has almost zero chance of success, it might be time to throw in the towel. “She’s applying for the job of martyr.” “She took an oath to abide by the laws and to follow the laws. If she can’t [Read More...]