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April 12, 2014
17:48 // 1 week ago
March 21, 2014
This one political elitist put his own personal views above the will of the people, arrogantly ruling that all 2.7 million voters were ‘irrational’ in their commonsense belief that the ideal environment for every child is having both a mother and a father committed to each other and to their children in marriage.
Gary Glenn, President of the American Family Association of Michigan • Ripping the court decision to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage. It’s OK, Gary. Your kind is dying out.
22:18 // 1 month ago
February 26, 2014
In an effort to emphasize the sanctity of marriage in a state where a judge just struck down a ban on same-sex marriage, Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick made this epic typo.

In an effort to emphasize the sanctity of marriage in a state where a judge just struck down a ban on same-sex marriage, Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick made this epic typo.

17:37 // 1 month ago
February 25, 2014

andywarnercomics:

I’m reblogging this because yesterday Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay bill I talked about in this comic into law.

This bill includes LIFE IMPRISONMENT for gay sex. It includes LIFE IMPRISONMENT for being in a gay marriage. The directors of any NGOs (including Sexual Minorities Uganda) found guilty of “promotion of homosexuality” face SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL.

This is the real stuff, people. Many of the folks I drew in this comic were just named directly by a tabloid newspaper and are fearing an imminent witch hunt.

A lot of the blame for this falls squarely on the shoulders of one man, Scott Lively, and his global campaign of homophobia. Please go read the full comic I did last month for the Center for Constitutional Rights that explains their legal case against him.

Actual quote from Scott Lively, from this week: “I would rather the Ugandans had followed the Russian anti-propaganda model which reflects my philosophy of preventing the mainstreaming of homosexuality with the minimum limitation on personal liberties.…”

The CS Monitor has more backstory on this terrible situation, and the Americans who helped stoke the fire.

(via thegayrepublican)

20:11 // 1 month ago
14:28 // 1 month ago
February 24, 2014
Now that this law has been enacted, we are beginning an internal review of our relationship with the Government of Uganda to ensure that all dimensions of our engagement, including assistance programs, uphold our anti-discrimination policies and principles and reflect our values.
Secretary of State John Kerry • Discussing the possibility of reviewing the U.S. relationship with the Ugandan government, after Uganda enacted a law which imposes harsh penalties against homosexuals. The president of the country, Yoweri Museveni, said this in an interview with CNN: “What sort of people are they? I never knew what they were doing. I’ve just been told recently and what they do is terrible. Disgusting.”
18:45 // 1 month ago
February 23, 2014
Since coming out as the first openly gay active player in NBA history, Jason Collins has earned praise and respect from many corners. (Though no fault of his own, it was also an announcement that led to the severe downgrading of the stock of one famous journalist.) But one thing he hasn’t done? He hasn’t actually played in an NBA game since he made the announcement. That’s about to change, after it was reported today that the Brooklyn Nets would sign the 35-year-old Collins.

Since coming out as the first openly gay active player in NBA history, Jason Collins has earned praise and respect from many corners. (Though no fault of his own, it was also an announcement that led to the severe downgrading of the stock of one famous journalist.) But one thing he hasn’t done? He hasn’t actually played in an NBA game since he made the announcement. That’s about to change, after it was reported today that the Brooklyn Nets would sign the 35-year-old Collins.

12:54 // 1 month ago
February 21, 2014
23:29 // 1 month ago
February 15, 2014
A strong majority of my members support laws that define traditional marriage, protect religious institutions and protect individuals from being forced to violate their personal moral values. However, my members also don’t condone discrimination.
Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle • In a statement discussing why a bill which passed the Kansas House was unlikely to pass in the Senate. House Bill 2453, which essentially allows people to refuse service to same-sex couples on religious grounds, passed resoundingly in the House on Wednesday. The bill provoked a national outcry for its similarity to the infamous Jim Crow laws—be sure to check this Andrew Sullivan piece to get an idea of what’s at stake.
12:01 // 2 months ago
January 17, 2014
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, right, got married to her partner yesterday. Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major city, has been in a relationship with Kathy Hubbard for 23 years. With gay marriage banned in Texas, the couple had to go to California to exchange vows—though she had previously said she would not get married until same-sex marriage was legal in her home state.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, right, got married to her partner yesterday. Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major city, has been in a relationship with Kathy Hubbard for 23 years. With gay marriage banned in Texas, the couple had to go to California to exchange vows—though she had previously said she would not get married until same-sex marriage was legal in her home state.

11:37 // 3 months ago