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On the Roadside, Changing Times

Even out of full context, this sign by the side of the road in rural inland Maine is historically striking to me.  In full context, the shift it represents is even more striking:

Coastline of United States Sharply Altered in Post-Election Cataclysm

The morning after the 2012 elections saw a starkly changed American landscape, changed in a very literal sense as large sections of the North American landmass collapsed into the ocean.

As the dawn rose over the United States of America, it quickly became apparent that the entire states of Maine (where voters approved same-sex marriage [...]

Beloved Defender of the Constitution Ron Paul Just Voted Against the Constitution Again

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 [...]

Map It: Hurricanes and Same-Sex Marriage in the United States

Eat your heart out, John Hagee. [...]

Americans Elect Mischaracterizes Bernie Sanders on Priorities and on Same-Sex Marriage

Americans Elect doesn’t call it a ratings system or a “National Match” anymore, but the information that constituted its ratings for hundreds of possible presidential candidates is still there. That rating information is still being used to characterize presidential candidates as the initial vote to pick its presidential nominee creeps ever closer, now just 124 [...]

God Punishes Sodomite NY Marriage with an end to Killer Heat Wave and Drought

New York same-sex marriages began this Monday, July 25, a day after local clerks in New York State started issuing same-sex marriage licenses. How did God punish New York? With weather, of course. Christian conservatives have declared over and over that God will punish societies that endorse gay and lesbian relationships with nasty weather disasters.

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Slay the Minoc, Merlin Froyd!

Of all the names in the hundreds of races for congressional seats this year, my favorite is Merlin Froyd, Republican candidate running against Howard Berman in California district 28. It’s such an evocative name, isn’t it? When I say “Merlin Froyd,” I think of a nervous acolyte being seized about the collar by a wizard [...]

In Same-Sex Marriage Era, Massachusetts Divorce Rate Drops AGAIN

When anti-gay forces organize to stop gay and lesbian Americans from getting married to one another, they give their groups names like “the National Organization for Marriage” and talk about the “destruction of marriage.” They say that if you let same-sex marriages happen, it will lead to a moral “deinstitutionalization” of marriage that will in [...]

The Gay-Friendly Towns of Coastal Hancock County, Maine

If you’re half of a gay or lesbian couple planning a trip to Maine later this year, make sure you know what you’re getting into. While the sign on the state’s southern border declares Maine to be “the way life should be,” whether things really are the way they should be varies from place to [...]

DC Catholics Are Mostly Not Outraged By Same Sex Marriage

Catholics have not responded to Archbishop Donald Wuerl’s appeal for a flood of telephone calls expressing opposition to marriage equality. [...]

American College of Pediatricians: A Useful Prop for Desperate Anti-Gay Bigots in Maine and Everywhere

I just finished getting the kids down to sleep tonight and pulled out my local paper, the Herald Gazette of Knox County, and this letter to the editor popped right out at me:

Is it good for children to be raised by two mothers or two fathers? Definitely not, according to the American College of [...]