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Category Archive: Equality

Mar 30 2014

Bravo, Randal Rauser

Randal Rauser is a Christian apologist who has written a book with John Loftus in which he defends Christianity. But to his great credit, he has no desire to defend the warped priorities of so many fundamentalist Christians who are outraged about gay people but unconcerned about actual moral evils. Writing about the horrendous freakout …

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Mar 29 2014

HRC on Lively’s Bigoted Legacy

The Human Rights Campaign released a report about the history of Scott Lively’s anti-gay crusade this week, including both his advocacy of brutal anti-gay legislation around the world and his history of making the most bizarre accusations against gay people imaginable.

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Mar 28 2014

The Myth of Rich, Influential Gay People

One of the common beliefs about gay people in this country is that they tend to be wealthier than other demographic groups, giving them power and influence far out of proportion of their actual numbers. Nathan McDermott takes issue with that idea and calls it a myth.

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Mar 28 2014

White House Responds to Uganda Law

After dragging its feet for a few weeks, the Obama administration is preparing to follow the lead of our allies in Europe by cutting some aid and shifting recipients of other forms of aid to Uganda. Unfortunately, no steps will be taken to help potential victims of the law escape its grasp.

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Mar 26 2014

My Friend Reacts to Michigan Marriage Ruling

On Friday morning I took my dear friend Todd Heywood to the hospital for a medical procedure. He was going to be sedated, so someone needed to drive him there and back home. When the procedure was done and they called me in to see him, he was still very sedated and groggy, but the …

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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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