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Category Archive: Equality

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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Apr 08 2014

CEOs: Banning Discrimination Good for Business

A group of the top CEOs in the state of Michigan is telling the state that they should add sexual orientation to the list of prohibited bases for discrimination, arguing that it will be good for business by helping them attract the best employees.

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Apr 07 2014

Black Detroit Minister Comes Out as an Ally

After the court ruling striking down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage came out two weeks ago, a group of black ministers in the state put out a vile and inane statement against it. Now a very prominent black minister from Detroit is coming out as an ally of LGBT rights.

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Apr 06 2014

Michigan Republican Apologizes for Vote Against Marriage Equality

A former Republican legislator from Michigan named Chris Ward is apologizing for voting against marriage equality when he was in the state House in 2004. He’s asking his fellow Republicans to do the same, telling them that they’re on the wrong side of history and it’s time to stop the anti-gay crusade.

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Apr 04 2014

Genso Criticizes Opponent’s Take on Marriage Ruling

Longtime friend of the blog Jordan Genso is running for the state legislature here in Michigan and he is calling out his opponent, the mayor of the town of Howell, for his ignorant statement issued in response to a federal judge striking down the state’s law banning same-sex marriage two weeks ago.

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Apr 04 2014

What the World Vision Reaction Says About Fundamentalism

World Vision recently decided not to discriminate against gay people in their hiring, prompting a furious and appalling, though predictable reaction, from the anti-gay Christian right. They quickly reversed that decision in the face of the backlash, which has rightly angered Christian writer Rachel Held Evans.

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Apr 03 2014

A Gay Bashing Incident in Michigan

Two weekends ago more than 300 gay couples got married after a federal judge overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. One of the women in one of those weddings has been assaulted and says that the three men who beat her up shouted bigoted epithets during the attack.

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Apr 02 2014

When a Republican Gets Gay Married

When the federal court ruling striking down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage came down, I happened to be in Lansing for the weekend. The county clerk there, Barb Byrum, opened up the next morning to issue licenses and perform weddings and Saturday afternoon word began circulating excitedly among my friends there that Doug Meeks and …

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Apr 01 2014

Despite Michigan Case, Regnerus Still Being Cited

When a federal judge struck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage recently, he called out Mark Regnerus and his ridiculous study for being not just for having a faulty ideology, but for having one that was set up specifically to reach the desired result of the anti-gay groups that funded the study. That same study …

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