The Associated Press reports that the states of Texas and Mississippi are refusing to process the claims of same-sex married couples, as a matter of state values:
The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday despite a Pentagon directive to do so, while Mississippi won’t issue applications from [...]
The opponents of marriage equality for heterosexuals and homosexuals have argued that that equality isn’t tolerable because same-sex marriage isn’t traditional.
New South Wales is preparing to be the next place to declare: Tradition schmadition! The parliament there is now preparing legislation to make same-sex marriages legally recognized. It would be the first Australian [...]
I’m interested in science fiction, on the whole. Speculation about worlds that could be is fun, and it stimulates imagination about the way we could begin to live right now.
Of course, not all science fiction is worthy of attention. Much of it is unnecessarily violent. Some of it is cheesy. Some science fiction seeks [...]
When you think of a nation that’s ready to shed tradition, the United Kingdom is not the first that comes to mind. The very name of the nation suggests the memory of feudal warlords battling over control of a little island. The United States sound a bit more up-to-date, with the abstraction of state replacing [...]
A number of prominent fundamentalist religious preachers in America…
Stephen Bennett Harold Camping Graham Dow John Hagee Yehuda Levin John Piper Pat Robertson
… have repeatedly insisted that God uses weather disasters to punish communities for allowing gay people to hold hands, kiss, speak to each other or live with each other — the [...]
Today I discovered Taksim Solidarity, a website at which the movement against authoritarianism in Turkish government shares its messages with the world in German, Turkish and English. The word “solidarity” seems apt, as a major theme of today’s communication has to do with the authorities’ attempts to split the movement along traditional lines of distinction. [...]
These Democrats are the congressional equivalent of the kids in high school who would look the other way while the gay kids got beat up. We list the name of the Senate Democratic cowards here. [...]
The French right wing moral code: Allowing people who love each other to get married is wrong, but engaging in violent riots is morally upright. [...]
Number of prominent Christian pastors who insist that deadly weather disasters are the means by which Jesus shows his hatred for gay people loving judgment against same-sex marriage: at least six.
Date of the UK House of Commons’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage: May 21 2013
Weather disasters over the United Kingdom on May 21 [...]
Marriage equality in Delaware, National Bike Month, and a pedaling protest against the Bigot Scouts of America. [...]