July 1, 2013

On Wednesday, 12 of the most conservative members of the U.S. House of Representatives held a press conference to throw a fit about the DOMA ruling. Michele Bachmann had only an hour earlier issued a statement claiming that same-sex marriage had never been tried before in history: (more…) Read more

July 1, 2013

On more than one occasion I’ve had someone presume because of my advocacy of gay rights that I must be gay myself. That doesn’t bother me, of course, because I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay. But now Pat Robertson is doing the same thing, wondering if perhaps Justice Kennedy has a gay law clerk or two. And of course, Judge Vaughn Walker is gay so…well, so what? Does that make his legal conclusions wrong? This is just… Read more

July 1, 2013

Wingnut Paul Craft, writing at Alan Keyes’ Reclaim America website, says that those states that want to ban same-sex marriage should just go ahead and secede from the United States (yeah, how’d that work out the first time?) because God will bless them if they do. (more…) Read more

July 1, 2013

In the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, time is set aside when the members can take the floor to speak on whatever subject they like (like the U.S. House does with “special order” speeches). But they can be stopped from speaking if just one of their colleagues objects. Look what happened when a gay legislator got up to talk about the DOMA ruling: (more…) Read more

July 1, 2013

At the request of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its stay and allowed same-sex marriages to resume in that state on Friday, much quicker than expected. And the bigots cannot stand the idea of equality coming even three weeks sooner than necessary, so they’re trying to put a stop to it: (more…) Read more

July 1, 2013

Russ Douthat is a relatively rational conservative who accepts that same-sex marriage is pretty much inevitable. But in a post at the New York Times he argues that there still need to be protections for religious freedom — and pretends that how much protection there is will depend on the magnanimity of equality advocates. (more…) Read more

July 1, 2013

Here’s another great example of a disorderly conduct charge being used to do stomp on free speech, this time in Pennsylvania. A guy protesting Gov. Tom Corbett’s decision not to expand Medicaid wrote in chalk on the sidewalk, “Governor Corbett has health insurance, we should too.” The citation he received for disorderly conduct says he was arrested for writing a “derogatory remark about the governor on the sidewalk.” (more…) Read more

July 1, 2013

One of the many effects of Wednesday’s DOMA ruling is that it really puts the focus on those states that allow civil unions or domestic partnerships but not actual same-sex marriage (New Jersey, Illinois, Wisconsin, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii and Colorado). Legal challenges in those states will certainly be filed, and if they’ve already been filed the case just became much stronger. (more…) Read more

June 30, 2013

Joseph Farah is predictably upset about the Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings and he’s making sure all his followers know that the federal government will probably start rounding them up and throwing them into FEMA reeducation camps any minute now. (more…) Read more

June 30, 2013

I’ve never been a Nancy Pelosi fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I rather liked her response when asked about Michele Bachmann’s moronic statements about the Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings on Wednesday. “Who cares?” she replied. Perfect. But the Worldnutdaily has their undies all bunched up over it. (more…) Read more

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