President Obama promise “if you like your insurance you can keep it” has generated a lot of attention lately, but long-term the failure of an even more oft-repeated promise will be more important. Obama has frequently implied using the Affordable Care Act will stop people from going broke if they get sick, even though this will not be true.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday September 30, 2013 7:14 pm|
Scott Lively, the Springfield-based anti-gay activist on trial for the persecution of LGBT people in Uganda, has reportedly announced that he is running for Governor of Massachusetts.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Saturday September 28, 2013 10:24 am|
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Massachusetts for almost ten years, plenty of time for the signs of societal doom to manifest if that were to be the outcome. So guess what Public Policy Polling has found in a recent survey of Massachusetts voters?
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday September 12, 2013 3:20 pm|
Pastor Scott Lively loves to incite others. He writes outrageous bunk like Pink Swastika to incite gays to angry words against him to bolster his self-image as a martyr. And he allegedly incites foreign national governments to persecute their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens so that LGBT people will say even angrier things about him, and he’ll feel even more elevated as a martyr.
But sometimes Mr. Lively’s efforts to incite miss the mark.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday July 29, 2013 7:20 pm|
Another special electionis on the horizon here in Massachusetts. On September 10, voters in the 16th Worcester Massachusetts House district will decide who will become the next person to represent them in the state legislature. The district encompasses the southern half of the city of Worcester.
The election result will directly affect the quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and especially transgender residents of the district. Whoever is elected will be voting on “An Act Relative to Equal Access in Hospitals, Public Transportation, Nursing Homes, Supermarkets, Retail Establishments, and All Other Places Open to the Public” (HB 1589/SB 643) which would add “gender identity” to the list of classes protected from discrimination in public accommodations.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Tuesday July 16, 2013 5:40 am|
When a powerful foreign government chooses to persecute its own lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens with punitive laws, human rights advocates abroad are always left with the question, “what can we do about it?”.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday July 5, 2013 5:00 pm|
A bill to prohibit discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations is scheduled to get a hearing in the Joint House and Senate Judiciary Committee of the Massachusetts General Court this Tuesday, July 9.
“An Act Relative to Equal Access in Hospitals, Public Transportation, Nursing Homes, Supermarkets, Retail Establishments, and All Other Places Open to the Public” (House Bill 1589/Senate Bill 643) would add “gender identity” to the list of classes protected from discrimination in public accommodations.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Saturday June 15, 2013 6:40 pm|
Today Washington Blade claims that “Gabriel Gomez endorses ENDA“, the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Congressman Ed Markey and Mr. Gomez are vying for the U. S. Senate seat recently vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday June 9, 2013 5:00 pm|
While Democratic candidate Congressman Ed Markey was marching in the Boston Pride Parade with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Joe Kennedy, state Representative Linda Dorcena Forry, Barney Frank, NBA veteran Jason Collins and a continent of supporters.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Saturday June 8, 2013 11:30 am|
Gabriel Gomez, Republican candidate for the open US. Senate seat in Massachusetts, says that he’ll be “dropping by the Boston Pride Festival in Boston (City Hall Plaza) at 3:00 pm” today.