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Category Archive: Equality

Mar 25 2014

Big Victory for Equality in Michigan

Federal Judge Bernard Friedman, a Reagan appointee, delivered a major victory for equality late Friday afternoon by striking down Michigan’s law forbidding same-sex marriage and second-parent adoption. The decision is absolutely devastating to the anti-equality side in every possible way, including shredding Scott Regnerus and his laughable study.

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Mar 25 2014

Wingnuts React to Michigan Marriage Ruling

Bigots around the state of Michigan are reacting to the federal court ruling striking down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage and second-parent adoption with all the simpleminded inanity we’ve come to expect from them. I’ll start slow with Gary Glenn of the AFA of Michigan:

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Mar 24 2014

The Tea Party’s Anti-Gay Gay Man

Dan Mainwaring is a gay Tea Party leader — yes, I said a gay Tea Party leader — who spends his time savaging his fellow gay people and fighting to preserve the right to discriminate against them. Yeah, I don’t get it either. But the man is seriously irrational. Listen to his absolutely bizarre explanation …

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Mar 21 2014

Perkins: Gay Rights Will Kill the Economy!

The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins is a deeply ignorant man and a first class bigot and he puts both of those traits on prominent display in a recent diatribe on his radio show in which he claimed that gay rights is going to destroy the American economy. See if you can follow this breathtakingly …

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Mar 21 2014

Uganda First Lady Defends Barbaric Law

Janet Museveni, the first lady of Uganda and a government official in her own right, defended that country’s barbaric and authoritarian new anti-gay law while praising Ugandan Christian bishops, saying that it is God’s will. And then something about cows.

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Mar 21 2014

Nate Phelps on His Father’s Death

I didn’t think I could respect and admire Nate Phelps more than I already did, but I was wrong. On Thursday he released this eloquent, compassionate and moving statement about the death of his father, Fred Phelps, founder of the hateful cult the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Mar 19 2014

How Pro-Equality Companies Act Abroad

Masha Gessen, a Russian-American journalist, has an article in Slate about how multinational corporations who are pro-equality in America and Europe suddenly become anti-equality in their operations in Russia out of political convenience.

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Mar 15 2014

Burress Still Living in 2004

Phil Burress of the Citizens for Community Values Action Political Action Committee in Ohio says that if there’s a ballot referendum in Ohio in 2016 to repeal the state’s ban on same sex marriage, that will be the demise of Hillary Clinton if she’s the Democratic nominee for president.

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Mar 15 2014

Poor NOM Marginalized at CPAC

Michelangelo Signorile was at CPAC last week, as he always is, and writes about how the poor, financially strapped National Organization for Marriage was consigned to a nondescript table in the basement of the hotel. In past years, they’ve been center stage. But first, this amusing anecdote:

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Mar 14 2014

On Equality, the Personal IS the Political

Andrew Sullivan, who has been pushing for marriage equality for 25 years now, long before it was even a minor issue politically, has been having an exchange with Rod Dreher, one of the most reasonable conservatives in the country, over that issue. Sully explains why he thinks Dreher may feel so aggrieved by the whole …

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Mar 14 2014

Young Republicans Support Marriage Equality

A new Pew survey shows that Republicans between the ages of 18 and 29 overwhelmingly support marriage equality for LGBT people, a stark contrast to the views of the party they support. And those numbers drop with each age group as you get older.

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Mar 13 2014

Study: Same-Sex Parents At Least Equal, Sometimes Better

Preliminary results of a study from the University of Melbourne, the Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families, show that the children raised by same-sex couples fare at least as well in emotional development as children of heterosexual parents, and by some measures a bit better.

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Mar 13 2014

Brewer Helped Write Law She Vetoed

I find this highly amusing. Remember that awful Arizona law that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed that would have allowed Christian-owned businesses to discriminate against LGBT people? Turns out that her advisers helped write it, and in fact got the language changed to their specifications.

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Mar 11 2014

KY Baptists: We’ll Help Kids if No Gay People Are Around

A private child care agency in Kentucky finds itself with serious budget problems because Baptist churches that usually donate lots of money to the agency stopped doing that because someone proposed that the agency should stop discriminating against gay people in their hiring.

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Mar 10 2014

Attack of the Pro-Choice Gay People

A coalition of 50 LGBT and women’s rights groups have issued a statement opposing legislation that allow Christian-owned businesses to ignore laws they don’t like, including anti-discrimination laws. Naturally, the wingnuts are objecting to this unholy alliance:

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