Hobby Lobby Aftermath: Employment Non-discrimination Act Losing Major Support Due To Religious Exemption

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:33 am

The Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) has been losing major supporters who are concerned that the law contains an overly broad exemption for religious discrimination against the LGBT community. The ACLU,  the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, and other civil rights organizations have already withdrawn support for the current version of ENDA. The [...]

Damon Linker Misses The Point Entirely On Homophobia

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 8:42 am

During the debate between scientist Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham one of Ham’s most frequent responses to being challenged by Nye to present evidence for creationism was “There’s a book.” The response was to invoke circular logic and say that refuting the Bible was wrong because the Bible says it is wrong. While it [...]

Change.org Promotes Duck Dynasty Petition

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 9:54 am

Does anyone remember when Change.org presented itself as a liberal activist tool? Apparently that is no longer the case and may not have been for some time. Change.org is now promoting a petition defending Duck Dynasty cast member Phil Robertson’s “constitutional right” to say homophobic things on a private television network. And yes, that isn’t [...]

Niall Ferguson (Sort Of) Apologizes For Claiming Gay People Don’t Care About The Future

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 8:22 am

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson has a history of saying inflammatory nonsense to get attention. But recently while trying to sex up an attack on his long dead intellectual nemesis, John Maynard Keynes, Ferguson went way too far in his endless quest to widen the eyes of his audience. Ferguson responded to a question about Keynes’ [...]

Prop 8 Supporters Try to Gay-Bait Vaughn Walker in New Appeal

By: Tuesday April 26, 2011 8:30 am

This is really ugly: Rumors swirled that the federal judge who had struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban last summer was gay, but the lawyers charged with defending the measure remained silent on the subject. Their preferred strategy for getting the ruling overturned on appeal was to focus on the law, not a judge’s personal [...]

At UN, Obama Administration Seeks End to LGBT Violence

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 8:00 am

The President has called on the United Nations Human RIghts Council to help end discrimination and violence against gays and lesbians around the world, putting the Administration in a lead role on an issue which has been used to divide at home in recent years. In a statement, Press Secretary Jay Carney affirmed the President’s [...]

Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman Comes Out

By: Thursday August 26, 2010 7:11 am

Ken Mehlman, who was campaign manager for President George W. Bush in 2004 and later chairman of the RNC, at a time when GOP-sponsored anti-gay marriage ballot measures popped up across the country and his boss called for a Constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, has come out of the closet, not only announcing his sexuality [...]

Marine Commandant Conway: Stay in Afghanistan, Keep Gay Soldiers in Separate Sleeping Quarters

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 6:35 am

James Conway is the commandant of the Marine Corps. One thing you may skip over in this article, which I want to reinforce, is that he’s leaving at the end of the year. So you can disregard his opinion on the kind of things that will happen after he departs: The commandant of the Marine [...]

Sharron Angle Promoted Armed Insurrection, Formerly Joined Christian Reconstructionist Third Party

By: Wednesday June 16, 2010 12:08 pm

Sharron Angle has been whisked from meeting to meeting in Washington this week, shielded from the press in an attempt to cut off any oxygen to a series of damaging reports about prior statements and her personal associations. We’ve come to a point in America where candidates for political office can be hermetically sealed off [...]

Here Comes The Stupid In The Kagan Nomination Fight

By: Monday May 10, 2010 9:52 am

This Supreme Court nomination fight is bound to be enervating, and I’m likely to just tune it out as much as possible. Because while there’s a case to be made for teasing out the nominee’s substantive opinions and judicial philosophy, and to be sure a case to be made against her on substantive grounds, that’s [...]

Anti-Equality Group Admits No Material Difference Between Straight And Gay Marriage

By: Friday January 15, 2010 1:16 pm

This is amusing. The Courage Campaign, who (full disclosure) I’ve done a bit of work for in the past, has put together a Prop 8 trial website, similar to the FDL trial hub. They created a logo for their site which is a parody of the ProtectMarriage.com’s logo from the Prop 8 campaign. Instead of [...]

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