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Donald Trump’s Aide: Yes, You Can Legally Rape Your Spouse. Reality: Complicated

Michael Cohen, aide to presidential candidate Donald Trump, explaining that Donald Trump could not have possibly raped Ivana Trump in 1993 because they were married:

“You’re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you […]

Did the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Break the U.S. Military?

In 2010, as the presidential administration of Barack Obama began laying the groundwork for a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the prohibition on gay men and lesbians in the U.S. military, American conservatives predicted dire consequences. The conservative periodical Human Events issued a typical prediction:

Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for […]

Rand Paul Votes For Discrimination In Public Schools

Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 2093 to S.Amdt. 2089 to S. 1177 (Every Child Achieves Act of 2015)

Statement of Purpose: To end discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in public schools.

When Rand Paul announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, his followers proudly said that their candidate would […]

Wedding Cakes and Same-Sex Marriage: Does the Right to Not Be Upset Trump Free Speech?

Yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that a bakery in Gresham, Oregon must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. You can read the ruling for yourself right here. Some salient facts:

Gresham, Oregon is a city of more than 100,000 people (a fifth of […]

The Supreme Court Has Silenced Us, Say Anti-Equality Bigots

Opponents of marriage equality are saying loudly that they have been silenced. […]

Jill Stein Presidential Campaign Lapses Into Sluggish Communication

What’s the point of getting Jill Stein into the debates, when she doesn’t even bother to fully use the opportunities for political speech that are available to her right now? […]

On Same-Sex Marriage, God’s Judgment is … Where, Exactly?

For years, right-wing preachers and political pundits like Stephen Bennett, Harold Camping, Graham Dow, John Hagee, Yehuda Levin, John Piper, Pat Robertson, Maurice Mills, Ken Crow, Michael Oard, and Ken Ham have insisted that God uses hurricanes and other weather disasters as tools of divine judgment against homosexual sin.

Just this week, the Supreme Court […]

FOX: If We Can’t Force Our Morality Upon Others’ Personal Lives, it Must Mean We’re Being Persecuted

“Reporter” Todd Starnes of FOX News has issued his prediction for the fallout from yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that because of the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution, conservative Christians can’t continue to prevent other people from exercising their own freedom to marry:

“Churches and faith-based business should prepare for lawsuits and government […]

Anti-Equality Bigots Can’t Count

After the Supreme Court decision yesterday, ruling that same-sex couples have the right to equality in the administration of marriage laws, a little group of right wing protesters ran over to the steps of the high court to show just how many people are determined to stop gays and lesbians from getting married. They held […]

Mike Huckabee Combines Stupidity With Bigotry In Reaction To Marriage Equality Decision

Mike Huckabee isn’t just on the wrong side of history. He lacks the basic intelligence to distinguish history from his small-minded fantasies of right wing Christian theocracy. […]

The United States Now Has Marriage Equality In All 50 States With Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States has announced this morning a decision that homosexual couples must have the same legal access to marriage as heterosexuals do.

Same-sex marriage is now legal across the United States. The name of the case is Obgerfell et. al v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.

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