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  • Don’t Get Married - Incorporate!

    Now that the United States Supreme Court has determined corporations have constitutional free speech rights, will they soon deny equal protection rights to gay and lesbian partners? We think the answer is yes. Over the years, right-wingers have been dec...
  • Obama: Gays Have The Right To Serve In The Military

    Reaching out to a skeptical gay community, President Barack Obama in Wednesday's State of The Union speech urged Congress to repeal the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, but he neither made a commitment to suspend the practice in th...
  • Speaking of Family: When Children of Queer Families Talk About Their Lives

    As our older son wades into the waters of adolescence (with all of its attendant anxiety), he is beginning to negotiate his culture: various social cues and norms, popular media, and the constant attention his friends pay to these measures. He is, in shor...
  • Divorce, Not Gay Marriage, Is the Real Issue for Rescuing Families

    Straight people don't need help from gays in destroying marriage, having done an admirable job of it themselves. It's time to stop scapegoating and depriving the LGBT community. The facts are straightforward. Not even 10 percent of the American populatio...
  • As It Turns Out, Bill Gates Is As Mediocre As His Products

    Bill Gates suggests Ugandan anti-gay bill is not that big of a deal. As ThinkProgress has noted, the Ugandan parliament is considering a draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill that would severely punish gay men and women by making some homosexual acts punisha...
  • Movement Behind Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill Organizing in Newark

    Street by street, block by block, organized by city ward, PrayforNewark's squads of church members are walking their city, praying for residents and businesses. Launched on Martin Luther King Day in 2008, its leaders claim their effort now fields enough v...
  • Top Five (Less Sensational But More Dangerous) Things to Remember About Pat Robertson

    Sure, it's easy to poke fun at Pat Robertson for his 2,000 lb leg press claims or to scold him for his vile Haiti comments, but Robertson thrives on the ‘persecution’. Our list spins the Robertson moral differently and shows just why he’s been a tru...
  • Making the Case for Gay Marriage

    Why should we care about the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage trial in San Francisco? Most people aren’t gay or lesbian. Many think marriage is unimportant. Others feel Afghanistan, unemployment, Haiti and health care are much more deserving of attention...
  • Hating Both the “Sin” and the “Sinner”

    Or, how to proof-text your perfect hatred.  As a Christian who happens to also be a lesbian, one of the phrases I hear a lot from those who believe homosexuality is a sin is that they don’t hate me as a person, but they hate my “behavior”—in shor...
  • A New Threat to the Sanctity of Marriage

    Social conservatives, who often decry government intrusion into their private lives and yet clamor for intrusion into the private lives of others, are awfully obsessed with the mythical sanctity of marriage. They like to pretend that monogamous, heterosex...
  • Keeping Same-Sex Marriage in the Dark

    On Wednesday, a conservative majority of the Supreme Court overturned a ruling made by a federal trial judge that would have allowed limited television coverage of a trial that will decide the fate of California’s Proposition 8. The trial, which is curr...
  • Christian Broadcasting Network Coverage on Haiti and Gay Marriage Shocks, Concerns

    Wednesday has been a strange day for Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). CBN covered two stories of concern on Wednesday, and the angles that the network used to cover or to “frame” them is shocking. The stories of concern are about the earthquake i...
  • Liberty University Withdraws From CPAC Because Of Gay Rights Group’s Co-Sponsorship

    The right wing has been outraged over the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) decision to allow conservative gay rights group GOProud to be a co-sponsor of the event. GOProud says it “represents gay conservatives and their allies” and ...
  • We Cannot Wait

    The struggle for gay equality must now take its place next to Brown vs. Board of Education and Loving vs. Virginia, in order to confirm what our great Constitution already tells us is true: separate is not equal. Almost 32 years ago, in San Francisco's C...
  • Logocide and the Profit Incentive in Anti-Gay Theopolitics

    It never ceases to amaze me how the sanctimonious leaders of the Christian Right twist language – one might say “lie” – in order to advance their agendas and raise funds to finance their “Christian” organizations’ goal of keeping gay and les...
  • Anti-Marriage Equality = Bigotry : Redefining the Gay Marriage Debate

    Somewhere in Iowa, right now, upon this very evening, two dudes in Des Moines will be cooking dinner together, the two of them, in a kitchen they both own. And when they sit down to eat, what this Iowa couple will see when they look up at one another, is ...
  • My Big Phat Same-Sex Prison Wedding

    Dawn Davis married her lover in prison because she was afraid that by the time she left prison, same-sex marriages would be illegal. She was right. I was wearing my orange jumpsuit with black tennis shoes on my wedding day. And I was not able to kiss my ...
  • Bullied By Society

    Last night a new friend and I were talking over a beer (actually it was over a jug) and she told me that she had worked out a theory to explain why I am so interested in politics, and also for why my politics are so much about universal justice and human ...
  • The Church's Stranglehold on the New York Times

    The real question about marriage equality, and the church's stranglehold on America was dodged in today's NYTimes. Philip Galanes, in his Social Q's column, addressed a question posed by marriage equality activist David Bohnett. ...
  • Yo Wash Po: Whose Civilization?

    If by "civilized" the Post means good, western, developed, and all the rest - wasn't this the week we learned that it was "civilized," American fundamentalist Christians who helped inspire this legislation - and even write it?  Equating civilization with...