Proposed Bill Could Allow Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against Gays While Taking Taxpayer Money

By: Thursday July 31, 2014 1:35 pm

This newest tripe, I mean action alert by the Family Research Council has gotten me a bit angry. The organization is pushing a bill which could allow adoption agencies and foster care providers to engage in anti-gay discrimination under the guise of religious freedom.


Elton John to Play Moscow: “I’m Doing It for Gay Russians”

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:30 pm

Oh Elton, Elton. I am so confused, but I just can’t quit you. Remember when his remark about being very happy with civil unions became a rallying cry for Prop 8 and anti-equality forces? Once there was a hue and cry about his naivety ignorance of basic facts, he came around and ended up playing an amazing concert as a fundraiser for AFER and becoming a spokesperson for marriage equality. Then he played Rush Limbaugh’s wedding for huge fee. (I’d like to hope that he donated that fee to pro-equality groups as a puckish fuck you to the forces at the EIB, but I guess I’ll never know).

Happy Mothers’ Day

By: Sunday May 12, 2013 7:00 am

With the list of marriage equality states doubling in the last six months and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s introduction this week of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act which would remove barriers to same-sex couples who wish to foster or adopt children, it is fitting that The New Yorker honors mothers this year with a Happy Mothers’ Day cover.

NOM Calls Chief Justice Roberts’ Family “Second-Best”

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 12:30 pm

I predicted this, but I really thought now that we were within two weeks of oral arguments, the Talibangelical bigots would hold off criticizing the very foundation of the family of the Chief Justice of the United States of America.

But no.

FDL Movie Night: “Somewhere Between”

By: Monday September 17, 2012 5:00 pm

I cried during Somewhere Between, Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s poignant documentary about four adopted Chinese teenage girls growing up in America. It’s hard to be a teenager, it’s hard to be a teenage girl, and even harder when your identity is complicated by race and adoption.

Somewhere Between delves into the concepts of family, roots and parental love while exploring racism, transracial adoption, and who we are as people–nature and nurture.

Executive Opinions are Nice, and Executive Orders are Nicer

By: Saturday May 12, 2012 10:00 am

Words supporting marriage equality are nice, and greatly appreciated. Growth from old positions is nice, and greatly appreciated.

But executive opinions don’t actually change anything. Executive orders, on the other hand . . .

Sorry, Bishops, But the Answer Is No

By: Friday April 13, 2012 10:38 am

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops is trying to play the martyr once more. This time, they are trying to claim the mantle of James Madison and Martin Luther King Jr. as they self-righteously hold themselves up as the defenders of religious liberty. If the bishops were truly honest and transparent about what they are doing, however, there’d be a revision of Dante’s sign hanging over the door to every bishop’s office and over the entrances to far too many catholic churches: “Abandon all independent thinking, ye who enter here”.

Sorry, your eminences, but the answer is no.

African-American Pastor Rebukes NOM’s Anti-Gay Bigotry

By: Tuesday November 29, 2011 9:15 am

Jennifer Roback Morse of the NOM’s Ruth Institute — (an anti-gay hate speech propaganda factory) — took malicious aim at a Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services publicity campaign to promote awareness among gay people that they may foster and/or adopt children in need of homes, But an African American pastor rebuked her.

Movie Night: Prodigal Sons

By: Monday April 26, 2010 5:00 pm

Wow. Wow. Prodigal Sons is a stunning, jaw dropping look at family, adoption, severe trauma, sexual orientation, gender and ultimately what is and how we define our identity. Using her gifts as a filmmaker Kimberley Reed gives us an intimate, evolving story about the nature of identity and the meaning of family.

Late Night: Huckabee Serves Up Rancid Word Salad

By: Thursday April 15, 2010 8:00 pm

Huckabee needs oral bypass surgery STAT!

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