On the heels of Mark Regnerus’ atrocious study of gay parents we have another one, from Canadian economist Douglas Allen. Philip Cohen, a sociologist from the University of Maryland, calls the results of the paper “meaningless” and details all the reasons why on his website analyzing the paper. A couple of the criticisms:
Category Archive: Equality
Oct 15 2013
Oct 14 2013
Mat Staver spoke to a group of Virginia pastors recently and went on a rant about the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision, using words that I find highly interesting and ironic. That ruling was wrong, he said, because it conflicted with “natural law, biblical law or common sense; it is contrary to the natural created order …
Oct 14 2013
Here’s an appalling bit of news from the Middle East. A group of Arabic countries are proposing to use some sort of undefined medical test to identify and screen out gay people looking to move to those countries. Gotta keep The Gay out, you know.
Oct 09 2013
A state judge in Washington was admonished for refusing to perform same-sex weddings in his judicial capacity but still performing opposite-sex marriage. He has apparently now stopped performing weddings completely so he doesn’t have to perform the ones he disagrees with.
Oct 09 2013
The National Organization for Marriage has a real problem. Public opinion has shifted massively on marriage equality, which a majority now supporting it, and the pro-equality side went 4-for-4 in state referendum fights on the ballot last year. But they can’t admit that because it might cost them funding and dishearten their members, so they …
Oct 07 2013
10 years ago, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its landmark Goodridge ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. The bigots immediately began to make dire predictions, none of which turned out to be true. And now a whopping 85% of the residents say it’s been either positive or neutral:
Oct 06 2013
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, a virulently and violently anti-gay bigot who once told gay people to leave his country or they would be beheaded, addressed the United Nations General Assembly last week and delivered a bizarre and hateful anti-gay screed.
Oct 05 2013
Like their spectacularly unsuccessful press conference and rally on Capitol Hill a few weeks ago, where only a handful of “ex-gays” showed up, their first lobby day was equally a failure as only about 15 people showed up to lobby members of Congress on…well, something. It’s not exactly clear what.
Oct 04 2013
Exxon recently decided that it would offer full benefits to the spouses of employees in legal same-sex marriages in places where they are recognized around the world and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association weirdly blames the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling, which, he even admits, had nothing to do with it.
Oct 04 2013
Two women were arrested in Brazil for kissing during an evangelical Christian rally, and it was done on the order of a congressman in that country. Congressmen can order people to be arrested? Wow. Worse yet, the guy is the chairman of the House Commission on Human Rights and Minorities.
Oct 01 2013
John Corvino, a philosophy professor from Wayne State University who has become one of the most eloquent voices for LGBT equality in the country, was invited, then uninvited, then reinvited to speak at Providence College, a Catholic university. He acknowledges completely that, as a private college, they can decide who can and can’t speak at …
Sep 30 2013
Wingnut radio host Janet Mefferd is beside herself that the Senate confirmed the nomination of an openly gay judge to an appeals court and she shows both her inability to do math and deliberate indifference to reality in claiming that gays are “overrepresented” on the federal bench.
Sep 29 2013
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, like his running E.W. Jackson, thinks it is just terribly unfair of people to bring up his long track record of anti-gay statements and policy positions. In fact, it’s a “personal attack” to do so.
Sep 28 2013
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara not only attended a same-sex wedding in their famous summer home of Kennebunkport, Maine, they acted as witnesses for the couple and signed the marriage license. The couple owns a general store in that town and have known the Bushes for years.
Sep 27 2013
Peter LaBarbera, one of the most extreme and deranged anti-gay bigots in the country, was on Matt Barber’s radio program this week and delivered one of his usual rants, saying “it’s almost as if homosexual sodomy was created to spread disease; that’s how dangerous and unnatural this lifestyle is.” Really? Then why do lesbians have …