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Fox News Commits Irony

And Fox even admits it. A Fox News article about “traditional marriage” was illustrated with the following photo of two newly married people kissing: Where’s the irony? The “groom” in the photo is a woman. The photo was widely reported as the first gay couple to be married at the Empire State building, back in […]

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Obvious

About the time that Jonathan Saenz became the president of Texas Values, he was going through a divorce. But court documents from the divorce have now become public, which may explain why Saenz became one of the most active lobbyists against gay rights (endorsing gay conversion therapy and even siding against anti-gay bullying victims). According […]

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One step forward, Many steps back

The Texas Republican Party gave a rare victory to gay rights advocates this week by removing language that stated that “homosexuality tears at the fabric of society” that has been in the party platform for decades. But instead, they inserted a new plank that recognizes “the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy […]

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Straight Talk

I lived in Texas for ten years, and one of the things I always liked about it was that people would talk straight about difficult subjects. This broadcast by Dale Hansen from a Dallas TV station proves that the tradition is still alive, even when it means straight talking about someone who isn’t straight. UPDATE: […]

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I am so going to miss Colbert’s conservative persona

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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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