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Family Matters

Charles Cooper was a former top official in the Reagan Justice Department and was named “Republican lawyer of the year”, but he is more recently famous for defending California’s ban on gay marriage (Prop 8) in front of the Supreme Court. He lost. Ironically, Cooper now finds himself planning his daughter’s gay marriage. Cooper learned […]

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Intolerance

I’ve been watching the kerfuffel about Mozilla (the nonprofit that produces the Firefox browser among other things) and its new CEO with quite a bit of interest. Personal interest, because to me Brendan Eich is better known as the creator of the JavaScript language, which I use to earn my living. And political interest, because […]

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Religious Rights and Wrongs

Concerning Arizona’s bill allowing businesses to use religious beliefs as an excuse to refuse service (in particular, to gays). You know, I’m all for allowing people to exercise their valid religious beliefs. However, bigotry, hatred, and intolerance are simply not valid religious beliefs. And any religion that practices such beliefs should lose their tax exempt […]

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Your absolutely-not-gay guide to the winter Olympics

© Scott Bateman But don’t worry, Russia has assured the world that gays have nothing to fear at the upcoming Olympics. That is, as long as they don’t do anything to flaunt it. Uh oh!

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Stereotyping a Stereotype

The Daily Show attempts to determine what state is the most homophobic, with hilarious results: Anecdotally, I’ve lived in both the south and the north, and I’ve found the same thing. Maybe the problem is that socially we are ahead of where we are politically.

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Just Give Me 10 Good Reasons

© Global Secular Humanist Movement

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What About Both?

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Woe is US

© Tom Tomorrow Well, I guess the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

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If you can live with divorce, you can live with gay marriage

I would say the religious arguments are more based in fear than in the actual teachings, that they’re based upon stray texts that actually don’t mean what you think they mean, and that Jesus himself only said one thing about marriage, which is that you can’t divorce. And we live in a country were countless […]

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Traditional Marriage

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Supreme Court v. God

Not everybody is happy with the Supreme Court rulings yesterday supporting gay marriage. Pat Robertson predicted that God might have to do something “pretty drastic“, like he did with Sodom and Gomorrah, because of the Supreme Court rulings. But what was really bizarre was that he also questioned whether the court’s swing vote, Justice Anthony […]

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A New Hope

What an interesting day. It started, in the wee hours of the night, with an amazing scene in the Texas legislature over a bill that would have closed almost all the abortion clinics in Texas. A thirteen hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis (where she not allowed to eat or even go to the […]

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The Exodus from Homophobia

Exodus International, which billed itself as the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with homosexuality, has closed its doors and has apologized to homosexuals, acknowledging its mission had been hurtful and ignorant. In a statement on their website, the president of the organization said he was part of a “system of ignorance” and in a […]

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Slave to the Past

And while we are picking on the poor Texas Governor, yesterday Rick Perry spoke on the “Stand with Scouts Sunday” program by the anti-gay Family Research Council. Perry applauded the Boy Scouts for taking a “principled stand” against gay membership and leadership, and called the gay rights movement a passing “flavor of the month” fad. […]

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Why Gay Marriage is Threatening

Here is an excellent essay on why some people are threatened by gay marriage. Not because gays marrying threaten the institution of marriage, but because they threaten traditional gender roles. I’ll include one quote, not because this captures the entire (relatively short) essay, but just to get you to go read it. Same-sex marriage makes […]

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