September 10, 2014
September 10, 2014
June 14, 2014
Okay, so this post is going to be in the running for Most Obvious Observation Of The Year Award. Although, the fact that this even needs to be said means it’s not so obvious to the people who are afflicted by ideological fueled hate.
March 9, 2014
It’s Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve.
December 20, 2013
Judging by all the crazy right-wing Facebook posts after A&E suspended Phil Robertson from “Duck Dynasty” (and if you don’t know what I’m talking about I say good for you!), it has become apparent there are many people who don’t understand that freedom of speech works both ways. You can say whatever you want, and anyone can say whatever they want in response. If you are criticized for comments you make, this criticism is not an infringement of your freedom of speech. And if the company you work for believes your comments are harmful to their business, they can suspend you or fire you unless they are explicitly doing so on religious or racial grounds. Sadly, they could legally fire you just for being gay or lesbian, but that’s for another day and another article.
October 19, 2013
Remember when the Supreme Court ruled the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional? That happened only 4 months ago, so it’s no surprise that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are still standing, waiting to be challenged in the courts. But let’s make one thing very clear, every Republican-led state that chooses to defend their same-sex marriage ban in court will do so with taxpayer dollars. If a federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional there’s pretty much zero chance state-level bans are not. So that means every time so-called “fiscal conservative” Republicans defend the indefensible they are wasting taxpayer dollars.
September 12, 2013
At a faculty workshop at Totino-Grace Catholic High School in Fridley, Minnesota, Kristen Ostendorf told her colleagues “I’m gay, I’m in a relationship with a woman, and I’m happy.” She said the “make your mark” theme of the workshop combined with the firing of the school president (also gay) in July prompted her to come out to her co-workers. But the next day the school administration told her she must resign or face termination. She did not want to quit her job and so the school promptly fired her.
August 29, 2013
This has to be one of the more unusual issues for people to cheer about, but it’s a big deal. Today the U.S. Treasury Department announced legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for all federal tax considerations. This includes federal income tax filing status, estate tax, and more. The announcement comes only months after the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman, as unconstitutional.
June 28, 2013
The New Yorker’s cover story (“BERT AND ERNIE’S ‘MOMENT OF JOY’“) gives us this superb cover image by artist Jack Hunter:
June 27, 2013
You will be made to care about gay marriage. — You must either fully embrace it or be shunned. – Erick Erickson (Red State)• • •
June 26, 2013
Do you hear those voices of bigoted dissent? Do you hear those decrying today’s DOMA and Prop 8 rulings by the Supreme Court? Do you hear the people talking about children and family as if they represent the final authority on such matters?