It would be nice if the initiative in Minnesota were voted down, and the other initiatives were approved, but such a result would not be ideal. The legal rights of American citizens shouldn’t be approved or discarded by voters. They’re constitutionally established, not a matter for popular referenda. [...]
Some things change with the passage of time, but much remains the same.
Seven years ago today, President George W. Bush spoke before a national Boy Scout Jamboree, praising its practice of kicking out Boy Scouts when it finds out they are gay or don’t believe in God. This week, eagle scouts from across the [...]
Women have caused Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley a pain. Lisa Wangsness reports:
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, said Wednesday that he is worried and saddened that the controversy over the Vatican’s rebuke of a US nuns’ group may have fostered a perception the church is inhospitable to women.
“It’s a [...]
The June 2012 protest calendar of World Can’t Wait is empty. The June 2012 protest calendar of United for Peace and Justice is empty. The June 2012 events list for the ANSWER Coalition consists of nothing but screenings and internal discussion events. These organizations no longer appear to be the vanguard of social movement activity [...]
On May 9 of 2012, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Amendment 1096 to H.R. 5326, shortly before H.R. 5326 itself passed the House. Amendment 1096, introduced by Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, forbids the President from directing the Department of Justice to oppose the Defense of Marriage Act in court. A vote for [...]
It’s a nice thing that prominent individual Democrats are now indicating some openness to marriage equality. Such expressions aren’t what matter in the end, however. It’s the law that makes the difference. [...]
Shorter University students will carry with them an association with bigotry and intolerance. Diplomas from such an institution of education will qualify Shorter graduates to work for small range of employers within a small ideological territory. Who will want to graduate with that kind of handicap? [...]
Speaker of the House John Boehner doesn’t understand that marriage equality is a jobs issue. Legalize same sex marriage, and you’ll create new wedding industry jobs in every community across the nation. [...]
After North Carolina voters turned out to reject equal rights for gay and lesbian couples this week, I thought this report from Politicol was just too outrageous to be true:
North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage but You Can Marry Your First Cousin
In an outrageous attempt to regulate religious views, the state of North Carolina [...]
President Obama now says that he personally supports same-sex marriage, but intends to do nothing to stop states like North Carolina from prohibiting same-sex marriage. Like Abraham Lincoln before him, he is allowing Southern bigots to trample the authority of the national Constitution. We all know how well that strategy worked out. [...]
Southerners don’t like to be made fun of for their nasty little regional culture, but then they go ahead and confirm the worst ideas that people have about them, engaging in loud public acts of cruel stupidity. A case in point is North Carolina’s passage yesterday of a state constitutional ban on marriage equality. [...]