Writing the 5-4 majority opinion of the Supreme Court on June 25, 2013, Chief Justice John Roberts declares that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer necessary to prevent voting discrimination on the basis of race in the United States because times have changed and racial discrimination is no longer the problem [...]
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. [...]
Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, is leading an effort in Congress to address a terrible gap in America’s promise of equality under the law. He has introduced H.R. 1755, a bill that, if passed into law, will prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. [...]
You may note that, despite all the talk about Republicans shifting their positions to accept the new reality that Americans accept equality on the basis of sexual orientation, there is not yet a single Republican co-sponsor of the Student Non-Discrimination Act. [...]
The first time the Student Non-Discrimination Act was introduced, it had 171 cosponsors. Now, the number of cosponsors is down to 120. [...]
The Boy Scouts of America leadership simply doesn’t like non-heterosexuals, and is encouraging the boys under its charge to follow along with this bigoted attitude. That’s an ugly and unhealthy message for children to receive – and it’s incompatible with the patriotic Americans who support the Constitution of the United States of America, which outlaws inequality under the law. [...]
A question of political tactics: In the effort to persuade people to boycott the Boy Scouts for their discrimination against homosexuals and atheists, would it be useful for me to point out that, in their decision to ban gays from their ranks, the Boy Scouts of America has common ground with the Nazi Party?
It’s lonely being a bigot. The Boy Scouts of America organization found itself scrambling yesterday with the news that two of the big performers for this summer’s Boy Scouts Jamboree have pulled out of the event. Carly Rae Jepsen and the band Train told the BSA that they won’t sing and dance at the Jamboree [...]
If Barack Obama really wanted to do something to help end the shameful discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts, would resign his position as Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America. [...]
In the U.S. House of Representatives last week, Congressman Trent Franks and a long list of Republican cosponsors introduced H.R. 447, “A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.”
Discrimination on the basis of race against anybody sounds [...]
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 [...]