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Category Archive: Equality

Apr 17 2014

Russian Anti-LGBT Demonization Leads to Violence

It’s been clear for some time now that Russia’s harsh anti-gay law passed last year is creating an atmosphere that encourages violence against gay people and that the Russian government has little inclination to protect them from it. Right Wing Watch quotes human rights activists on the nature of that atmosphere:

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Apr 16 2014

Bill Russell Sees Parallels Between Race and Sexual Orientation in Sports

I don’t have a lot of heroes but Bill Russell might qualify. He’s not only one of the greatest basketball players ever, he’s also a man who showed tremendous courage and integrity in dealing with racial backlash in Boston, at the time one of the more racist cities in the country. And he says that …

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Apr 15 2014

American Decency Association: OMG! North Korea!

The sound and fury emanating from the Christian right over the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal of a New Mexico case where a photography business refused to shoot a lesbian wedding is music to my ears. The American Decency Association says we’re now like North Korea!

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Apr 14 2014

Ooh, a New Anti-Marriage Equality Argument

Josh Charles, who will soon be attending Regent University Law School, promises in this Worldnetdaily column to deliver “the argument against gay marriage you’ve never heard of.” Okay, my interest is piqued. Spoiler alert: It’s not new and it’s really dumb. And here it is:

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Apr 14 2014

Perkins Finds a Poll He Likes

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is one of those anti-gay leaders who has tried to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of the overwhelming evidence that the Christian right is losing on gay marriage and gay rights in general. And he’s finally found a poll he likes:

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Apr 13 2014

Utah Withdraws Use of Regnerus Study

On Thursday the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the appeal of a district court decision striking down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. In the wake of the Michigan case, they sent a letter to the court distancing itself from Mark Regnerus’ terrible study, which they had used at the trial level. …

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Apr 11 2014

Liberty U. Hires Gay Choreographer

When they’re not ranting about how gay people are trying to destroy America, God and civilization itself, Liberty University takes a timeout from their bigotry to hire gay people as long as they have a skill that they can’t find among the righteous. You know, like choreography.

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Apr 11 2014

Starnes Bleats About Marriage

Todd Starnes of Fox News can almost always be counted on to offer the most hysterical and overblown perspective on any issue. In a column at Charisma News he makes some terrible arguments and unsupported claims about same-sex marriage, but he starts by displaying his inability to distinguish between TV and reality.

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Apr 10 2014

Why Talking About Equality Matters

A new study finds that merely talking to someone about LGBT equality makes it more likely that they will change their mind on issues like same-sex marriage. And it’s even more true if the person talking to them is gay themselves, apparently.

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Apr 10 2014

ADF Spins Obvious Loss

The Supreme Court on Monday denied cert in a case involving a photography business in New Mexico that refused to serve a lesbian couple’s wedding. The Alliance Defending Freedom represented the business and they seem to be straining really hard to put a positive spin on that:

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Apr 10 2014

GA Republican Concerned About Sham Gay Marriages

The chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party, Sue Everhart, is concerned. Very concerned. She’s concerned that if same-sex marriage is legalized, straight people might pretend to be gay and enter into sham marriages to get insurance benefits for a friend.

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Apr 10 2014

Bresciani: Scott Lively Just Like Jesus

Michael Bresciani fired up his hyperbole machine and wrote a column comparing unhinged bigot Scott Lively to Jesus himself for his brave stand against equality. Like Jesus, he says, Lively is fighting against the “demonic doctrine” of homosexuality, a subject Jesus never mentions in the gospels.

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Apr 08 2014

Beck: Gay Activists are Terrorists!

While Matt Barber and other anti-gay bigots declare that the boycott that led to Brendan Eich’s ouster as CEO of Mozilla call gay rights activists Nazis, Glenn Beck decided to go straight to calling them terrorists. Because that’s a totally reasonable reaction.

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Apr 08 2014

Man Tries to Burn Lesbian Couple and Children to Death

A Florida man has been arrested for attempting to burn to death a lesbian couple and their 8 children while they were sleeping. During police questioning, he said he despises their lesbian relationship and especially hates to see them kiss. So naturally, he tried to kill them.

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Apr 08 2014

Uganda Shuts Down HIV/AIDS Clinic

The horrors of that brutal new anti-gay law in Uganda are becoming more appalling by the day. The Ugandan police shut down one of the few clinics in that country that treated those with HIV and AIDS and arrested clinic staff for the “crime” of “promoting homosexuality.”

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