The state legislature in Hawaii just passed a law recognizing same-sex marriage and it’s already survived a constitutional challenge? Yep. One of those legislators along with some Christian leaders filed a suit claiming that they didn’t have the authority to do that because of a 1998 amendment passed by popular referendum. A state judge rejected …
Category Archive: Equality
Nov 18 2013
Seriously, I don’t get this. I think he’s a good actor. I’ve enjoyed a lot of his movies. But I don’t see why so many liberals continue to embrace him and MSNBC decided to give him his own show given his track record of outrageous and bigoted behavior. His latest tirade found him calling a …
Nov 17 2013
After the publication of Mark Regnerus’ absurd and much-criticized study on gay parenting last year, a Florida man named John Becker filed a request under the Florida Public Records Act to get documents related to how it got published by the University of Central Florida (the editor of the journal the study was published in …
Nov 16 2013
Matt Trewhella of Voice of Christian Youth America gives up the game and admits something most other anti-gay bigots won’t admit anymore, that he wants homosexuals to be arrested and imprisoned like they used to be. Most bigots pretend that they just don’t want them to get married these days.
Nov 15 2013
17 years after they launched the first serious controversy over same-sex marriage in the country, Hawaii is set to become the 15th state to legally recognize such marriages after the state legislature approved it. Gov. Neil Abercrombie has already said he would sign the bill if it passed.
Nov 13 2013
Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) has a profoundly silly column in Crisis magazine claiming that if ENDA passes (it won’t, at least not with the House as currently configured) it will lead to quotas for businesses to hire trans* people.
Nov 12 2013
In a ruling that I’m absolutely astonished could find three votes against it, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a lesbian parent who donated the egg that her former partner carried can’t have her parental rights eliminated at the whim of that now-estranged partner.
Nov 12 2013
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against New Jersey’s new law banning therapists from conducting “reversion therapy” to magically transform gay people into straight people. There are actually two suits, one filed by a therapist and another by the parents of a 15 year old boy who allegedly wants such therapy. Both were …
Nov 11 2013
That is the title of a column at RealClearReligion about the passage of a law recognizing same-sex marriage in Illinois. It’s written by Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois. And it makes the familiar complaint that anti-discrimination laws violate religious freedom — but only when they disapprove of the target of …
Nov 11 2013
As Illinois becomes the 15th state to recognize same-sex marriages, the bigots are losing their minds over it. But I have to confess to really enjoying reading their ignorant, irrational screeds. Like this one by Laura Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute:
Nov 10 2013
Right Wing Watch points out two press releases from the National Organization for Marriage that are a bit hard to reconcile. After his landslide reelection as governor of New Jersey, NOM immediately put out a press release congratulating him and praising him for his strong stand for traditional marriage:
Nov 08 2013
Michael Peroutka, the theocrat and neo-confederate who ran for president on the Constitution Party ticket, told wingnut radio show host Steve Deace that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is an outrageous violation of religious liberty. In fact, he said, all civil rights laws are unjust because “there is no such thing as a civil right.”
Nov 08 2013
Jeremy Hooper catches Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council lying through his teeth about the FRC’s support for Uganda’s famous “kill the gays” bill. On the organization’s radio show he claims that “we did not support the Uganda law.” Here’s the audio:
Nov 07 2013
Very sad news out of Illinois, where all straight marriages will soon lose their “sanctity” and all of civilization within that state’s borders will be destroyed now that the state house has voted to let gay couples get married. Cue the outrage from the Illinois Family Institute. The late Christian right Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde …
Nov 07 2013
Gordon Klingenschmitt had the equally bigoted Will Perkins on his little internet show the other day and they offered up the tired and absolutely vile argument that gay people are the same thing as pedophiles and that they just want to get married so they can have access to children. They also used the moronic …