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Category Archive: Equality

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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Mar 10 2014

Barber: Bigotry Losing Due to ‘Leftist Propaganda’

That new Washington Post/ABC News poll that found record support for marriage even in states that passed laws banning same-sex marriage after 2004 is a real problem for the bigots. They can’t admit that people are just becoming less like them, so it must be “leftist propaganda.”

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Mar 10 2014

Could ‘Right to Discriminate’ Laws Backfire on Christians?

Jonathan Merritt makes a very interesting argument in the Atlantic about all those “right to discriminate” laws being pushed in many states. The people pushing for more ability to discriminate against marginalized and despised groups also believe that Christian are increasingly becoming one of those groups.

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Mar 10 2014

Michigan Wraps Up Its Case Against Equality

The state of Michigan wrapped up its case on Thursday in the suit challenging our ban on same-sex marriage and second-parent adoption and it didn’t go very well for them. One of their witnesses was ruled out by the judge, one got pummeled on the witness stand and the last one got all religious.

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Mar 09 2014

Vast Majority Support Non-Discrimination

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds a record percentage of Americans supporting same-sex marriage and an overwhelming majority, better than 2-1 margin, that says businesses should not be allowed to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Mar 07 2014

Equality Opponents Think They’re the Majority

One of the hallmarks of the right these days is how they convince themselves that everyone other than those liberal socialist communists agrees with them. But a new survey shows that those who oppose marriage equality vastly overestimate the degree to which others agree with them.

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Mar 07 2014

Regnerus Testimony Doesn’t Go Well

Mark Regnerus testified as an expert witness in a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage and second parent adoption on Tuesday. It didn’t go well. On the same day he testified, his department at UTexas released a statement distancing themselves from his atrocious study. And it didn’t hold up well under cross examination.

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