I hope the LGBT community and the broad progressive community appreciate the full irony of this decision. Obama officially thinks it is appropriate to use his executive power to buy a drone from a government contractor and use that drone to execute you without trial, but he won’t use his executive power to tell that same contractor they can’t fire you for being gay.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 12, 2012 10:37 am|
|By: Alvin McEwen Saturday September 24, 2011 5:00 pm|
As many of you have probably heard, Maggie Gallagher has stepped down as chair of the National Organization for Marriage.
Details are extremely sketchy, but NOM has put on a brave face on the announcement by giving accolades to Gallagher and introducing, with much fanfare, her replacement – law professor and tea party favorite, John Eastman.
|By: Alvin McEwen Thursday September 22, 2011 9:35 am|
In something which should be remembered – because I have a feeling that it may be the opening salvo to something huge and sinister – NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan has sent a letter to President Obama claiming that he is alarmed about recent actions by the President’s administration that supposedly “escalate the threat to marriage and imperil the religious freedom of those who promote and defend marriage.”
|By: Alvin McEwen Monday September 5, 2011 4:00 pm|
On the National Organization for Marriage’s blog, NOM president Brian Brown is raising a fuss about a disastrous debate he had on the Fox Network show Stossel two weeks ago.
Brown’s biggest adversary wasn’t the person he was debating, David Haryansi, but host John Stossel and the audience. And this week, Stossel continued to criticize Brown’s argument and performance in a column.
|By: Pam Spaulding Thursday September 1, 2011 1:45 pm|
GOP 2012 Clown Car occupant Rick Santorum called for the Homobigot Waaaambulance last night when Piers Morgan had the nerve to challenge him on his public opinion of civil marriage equality.
Like the National Organization of Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and Matt Bam Bam Barber of Liberty Counsel before him, the latest attempt to legitimize their views on marriage is to try to turn the tables and say those fighting for equality — or even asking them about their views, for that matter — is considered bigotry. Talk about FAIL.
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday July 16, 2011 1:59 pm|
Abby Dees isn’t afraid to talk about sex. Or frame questions for you about sex. She, unlike some of our political activists who ask that we downplay our sex, is willing to acknowledge — even celebrate — the role sex plays in sexual orientation. As she writes, “Duh.”
|By: Jon Walker Saturday May 28, 2011 1:00 pm|
It is possible that the belief a huge segment of the population (instead of a relatively smaller percentage) is being denied their right to marry is making straight supporters (and those who oppose) more likely to take action on the issue, such as by donating money, volunteering, going to vote on a ballot measure, making it a factor in candidate selection, etc.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday May 2, 2011 5:00 pm|
This documentary film is about tragedy, insult, and empowerment. The tragedy comes at the beginning — the horrific drowning of Kate Fleming, witnessed by her wife Charlene Strong, in a flash flood in their home. The insult comes right on tragedy’s heels as Charlene is kept from her wife’s last moments in the hospital and is ignored by the funeral planner. Charlene’s relationship with Kate is denied over and over– first by her exclusion from the ambulance rushing Kate to the ER, then by a hospital’s cold and impersonal bureaucratic process, and a finally during a funeral director’s bigotry-based ignorance of the family bond between this woman and her dead wife.
|By: indiemcemopants Sunday October 10, 2010 12:30 pm|
The DNC and the HRC are attacking gay Democrats for their lack of enthusiasm in this election.