Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert: the majority gives the minority their rights by choice.

There are simply no words for this incompetent, contemptible son of a bitch: Good times.  This is the guy who was beside himself that a gay pride parade could be held on a Sunday.  He also wanted to impeach the judge who struck down the state’s gay marriage ban and who wants to install a 10 [Read More...]

Oklahoma Republicans call for the impeachment of justices who ruled against the ten commandments monument.

Earlier today the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a ten commandments monument on the state capitol might just be seen as an endorsement of a particular religion, thus violating the separation of church and state.  I haven’t read the ruling yet, but I can only imagine it can be summed up with, “no shit.” [Read More...]

Texas attorney general: religious clerks can refuse gay couples.

Ken Paxton, the attorney general in Texas, has decided that Texas needs to get sued a bunch: County clerks in Texas who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring states to allow same-sex marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said [Read More...]

The anti-gay tantrum parade: Bobby Jindal.

You knew it wouldn’t be long before Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (who once tried to pass an RFRA more severe than the one that got Indiana into a whole world of shit) weighed in.  He thinks giving liberty to LGBT people is somehow an attack on Christians: Governor Jindal said, “The Supreme Court decision today [Read More...]

If you want this ruling to stick, then there’s one more thing you have to do.

Before I get to covering all the people we love to see upset, let me tell you what’s going to happen next.  If you share any of my posts today, I would prefer it be this one. Every GOP candidate for President is going to start promising to overturn this ruling.  Hell, they’re already starting [Read More...]

Texas lawmaker: legalized same-sex marriage will “destroy the foundation of family life.”

Remember back when we were on the brink of nixing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in our military?  Oh there was fear-mongering like you wouldn’t believe!  It would be the end of military cohesion, the end of freedom!  All coming from people who thought so little of our soldiers to say that they could endure [Read More...]

Huckabee compares potential same-sex marriage ruling to Dred Scott, urges civil disobedience.

Did you know that a ruling saying you can marry who you love is just like a ruling saying black people can’t be American citizens? With all this talk of civil disobedience I keep wondering what that would look like in response to a decision legalizing same-sex marriage.  What, you’re not going to get gay [Read More...]

Huckabee: legalizing same-sex marriage is like forcing atheists to go to church.

In a radio interview yesterday Mike Huckabee established his estranged relationship with sensible simile: Huckabee said that even his detractors should sympathize with his anti-gay-marriage stance: “If liberals were subjected to a conservative court that forced them to tithe their income to scripture or forced them to go to church or forced them to believe [Read More...]

Michigan lawmaker introduces a bill that would task the clergy with providing marriage

I love watching Christians squirm at the idea that in about a week they won’t be able to dictate everybody’s love lives anymore.  More than that, I love that even they know they’re probably gonna lose this one. Enter Todd Courser, Michigan Republican, who wants to make it so that gay people could be refused [Read More...]

Hawaii raises the legal smoking age to 21.

Good on you, Hawaii: Hawaii’s governor on Friday signed a bill raising the legal smoking age statewide to 21, the first U.S. state to do so. The law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and will also ban the sale, purchase or use of electronic cigarettes for those under the age of 21. “Raising the [Read More...]