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North Carolina Truth: you can marry your Cousin in Charlotte but not your Partner in Pinehurst

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 [...]

Obama Now Has The Right Position, But Won’t DO Anything With It

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. [...]

North Carolina’s Ban On Equal Marriage Invites Mockery Of The South

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. [...]

Barack Obama Still Won’t Support Legalization Of Same-Sex Marriage, Despite Biden.

Vice President Biden simply didn’t want to say Obama’s position on same sex marriage out loud, because to do so would be to remind Democratic voters that Barack Obama is ideologically much more like a Republican than they would like to admit. [...]

The Bigotry That Billy Graham and Barack Obama Share

I suddenly remembered that Barack Obama had met with Billy Graham. How can Barack Obama reconcile Billy Graham’s opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians when Obama believes… and that’s where the thought fizzled out. Barack Obama, of course, has expressed opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians himself. [...]

Republicans Push Out Romney Staffer. For Performance? No, for being Gay.

Some credit is due to Mitt Romney for hiring political staffer Richard Grenell despite the fact Grenell is openly gay.

Think about that sentence. Is this still a world in which people who don’t discriminate against gay people are worthy of special recognition? If you’re living in the Republicans’ world, it is. Grenell resigned from [...]

Jill Stein Wins South Carolina and Connecticut Primary Contests

If you support equal rights for gays and lesbians, don’t do what Barack Obama does, privately hoping that someone else will make the change. You have to take your opinion public, and vote for a candidate who isn’t afraid to speak up for what’s right. If you support marriage equality, support the Jill Stein for President campaign. [...]

What’s The Big Deal About Secret Service Prostitutes?

If it was Barack Obama who hired a prostitute in Colombia, I could understand calling that a scandal, though it wouldn’t really be very political. If the Secret Service agents and American soldiers had passed classified secrets on to the prostitutes, I could understand calling that a scandal. But, there’s nothing of that sort in this story, so what makes it a scandal? [...]

Obama Campaign Wants Gays and Lesbians To Hush Up

Obama won’t even speak on the issue of marriage equality, but his aides expect GLBT voters to believe that he secretly supports their right to marriage equality, and is merely biding his time before he actually does anything about it because he’s afraid of what people will say. What we know of Obama makes it difficult to trust his aides in this suggestion. [...]

Irregular Times Donations, April 2012: Planned Parenthood and Village Enterprise

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In “Slut” Debacle, Rush Limbaugh Reflects Us

It would be nice to be able to say that Rush Limbaugh is an outlier for shouting “slut!” at a woman who dared to testify regarding contraceptive coverage policy on Capitol Hill. But I don’t think I can honestly say that. I just finished a review of the 1,577 Twitter posts yesterday that contained the [...]