The English House of Commons passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, with the Tories backing the idea, and the bill is now moving to the House of Lords, where one prominent conservative leader is making a terrible and, frankly, vile argument against marriage equality.
Category Archive: Equality
May 24 2013
A far-right writer in France was apparently so upset about the legalization of same-sex marriage in that country that he decided to kill himself — at the altar at the Notre Dame cathedral, for crying out loud. And this was after saying that he thought people needed to take dramatic action to stop the progress …
May 23 2013
Last week Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage and the wingnuts continue to lose their minds over it. Jan Markell, who is from that state, is afraid that God may begin to destroy Minnesota cities and that the Christians there don’t know where to hide.
May 23 2013
(Former) Coach Dave Daubenmire, John Freshwater’s buddy who thinks that the job of a football coach at a public high school is to convert his players to Christianity, continues to pollute the world with his stupidity and bigotry. In this video, he demands that President Obama come out of the closet as the first gay …
May 22 2013
A few years ago, Todd Heywood and I did a lot of reporting on so-called Romeo and Juliet relationships and how the use of statutory rape laws against young people who are just over 18 with a girlfriend or boyfriend under 18. Here’s a horrible story of a Juliet-Juliet prosecution that threatens to ruin the …
May 21 2013
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel is clutching his pearls and cranking up the faux outrage machine once again, this time over a pamphlet sent out to management at the Department of Justice that offers suggestions on how to maintain a positive work environment for LGBT employees. And he lies about the content of that pamphlet …
May 21 2013
Here’s another appalling case of a judge using a divorce or custody agreement to punish someone just for being gay. A Texas judge is ordering a mother’s lesbian partner to move out of the home they share because of a morality clause that he inserted into the woman’s divorce decree.
May 15 2013
The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill to make marriage equality the law in that state on Thursday and the wingnuts are losing their minds over it. It actually reduced one Republican legislator to tears, which she attributes to an entirely fake reason:
May 14 2013
The Minnesota House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in that state and the Family Research Council is firing up their prayer warriors to keep it from becoming law because, “It will require divine intervention.”
May 12 2013
One thing I find endlessly amusing about Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage is his ability to bury his head in the sand — or up his ass — and continue to pretend that a majority of Americans are opposed to marriage equality. Notice the careful wording he used on the Janet Mefferd …
May 12 2013
Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner of Generations Radio are so far out on the lunatic fringe that John Hagee must envy them. On a show last week, they gave their utterly simplistic and offensive explanation for why people choose to become gay. I’m sure this will all sound familiar to you:
May 11 2013
Niall Ferguson may be apologizing furiously for his idiotic comments about John Maynard Keynes not caring about the future because he was gay, but Bryan Fischer is piking up that ball and running with it. Because gays are responsible for the collapse of the economy, for reasons he never bothers to explain. Man, those gay …
May 10 2013
Wallace Henley has an “exclusive” column in the Christian Post — like the Worldnutdaily, by “exclusive” the Post seems to mean something so mind-numbingly idiotic that no one else would publish it — fantasizing about a “new majority” that steamroll both political parties in the name of anti-gay bigotry and anti-woman policies.
May 09 2013
Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco, is beside himself over the state of Rhode Island becoming the 10th state to legalize same-sex marriage. And he’s offering a transparently ridiculous argument in opposition to it. This is just staggeringly stupid and hypocritical: