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Category Archive: lgbt issues

May 26 2009

Seriously? This is The Case Against Gay Marriage?

Isaac Chotiner at TNR‘s The Plank tears apart an article arguing against gay marriage that is so egregiously stupid, so delusional, and so incoherent that one would be tempted to believe we’ve been Poe’d. Alas, that is not the case. Sam Schulman appears to believe his own schlock. A sampling: As part of the “kinship …

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May 22 2009

What Does Torchwood Have To Do With DADT?

So glad you asked. Cujo’s got your answer. I love it when pop culture and political news can be combined into teachable moments, don’t you?

May 21 2009

Methinks It’s Time to Repeal DADT

In case no one noticed, we’re in the midst of two fucking wars, here. The military’s so desperate they’re letting convicted criminals serve. But they’re still enforcing DADT – WTF? Rachel Maddow’s introduction of the segment on Lieutenant Colonel Victor J. Fehrenbach last night told a rather remarkable story. “[Fehrenbach is] an F-15 fighter pilot, …

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May 07 2009

Please Put a Gay or Lesbian on the Supreme Court

I want to watch wingnut heads explode: Following up on an earlier item, at least one high-profile Republican senator announced he doesn’t want to see President Obama nominate a gay American for the Supreme Court. [C]onservative leaders have warned the nomination of a gay or lesbian justice could complicate Obama’s effort to confirm a replacement …

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May 07 2009

10% of American States Legalize Same-Sex Marriage; 99.999% of Cons Have Hysterical Fits

If you’re a lesbian or gay person attempting to avoid a lifetime commitment, it’s time to cross Maine off your list of States That Excuse You From Getting Married. And you shouldn’t make any plans for moving to New Hampshire, either. At this rate, soon no state will be safe, aside from the bastions of …

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Apr 18 2009

Wherein I Second Ed Brayton’s Nominee for Dumbass Quote of the Day

Anti-gay animus? Check. Persecution complex? Check. Got beaten with the stupid stick as a child? Oh, check: From Maggie Gallagher yet again, speaking to the fact that there has been a huge change in public opinion about gay marriage over the last few years: Public opinion hasn’t changed much at all. What’s changed is the …

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Apr 17 2009

The Rising Tide

We’d all best lay in a good supply of champagne and confetti, my darlings. It looks like same-sex couples are going to have a lot more to celebrate very soon. In my own great state of Washington: Same-sex domestic partners will have all the rights married people in the state get following the Legislature’s approval …

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Apr 08 2009

Gaining Momentum

Ears feeling a bit sensitive? Must be the right-wing cries of outrage. Just stuff some cotton wool in, pour some champagne, and get ready to toast not one, but two, victories for same sex-marriage. Vermont just became the first state to legalize same-sex by legislation: Yesterday, Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (R) vetoed a bill legalizing …

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Apr 04 2009

Another State Where the LGBT Community Will Now Be Allowed to Suffer the Joys of Marriage

On the one hand, it’s awesome to see same-sex couples get their civil rights. On the other hand, I can’t help but be a little sad for them. I mean, marriage – bah, humbug: In Iowa, consenting adults can now get legally married, regardless of their sexual orientation. The Iowa Supreme Court this morning struck …

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Mar 24 2009

Vermont On Fast Track to Marriage Equality – With Republican Support

Every once in a while, Republicans surprise me: This afternoon (Monday, March 23) the Vermont State Senate passed S. 115, legislation for civil marriage equality by a vote of 26 to 4. The 23 Democrats in the Senate voted for the bill by a 22 to 1 margin, while the 7 Republicans split 4 to …

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