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Smith Trustees: Transgender women are women
The Smith College board of trustees has voted to accept that transgender women are women. The shift to a self-identification admissions policy at the women’s college in Northampton goes into ...
rserven 05/03/2015 21
Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
librarisingnsf 05/03/2015 55
Reclaiming secularism is the key to protecting religious liberty
Over the past few years, two topics have come to dominate the discourse about religion in America. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and especially the rapid acceptance of marriage ...
Jon Perr 05/03/2015 109
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, 5/2/15
I missed this during the workweek and now find myself with a little more hope we’ll transcend the darkness of hate and fear to step foot in the lightness of love and acceptance... another small ...
remembrance 05/02/2015 31
Utah school selects transgender prom queen
Students at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts selected Maka Brown for their prom queen last weekend. Maka is believed to be the first transgender student to be so honored. Maka is a ...
rserven 05/02/2015 9
View from the left—the scourge of inequality persists
While I scrambled to assemble posts this week about the ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/02/2015 5
Top Comments: Non-Story Story of the Week Edition
Chrislove 05/01/2015 44
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: 5/1/15 - Dear Supremes
As everyone knows, the arguments about marriage equality were given before the Supreme Court this week. I haven't read any of the live blogs, and only a little of the coverage. And I know there ...
BeninSC 05/01/2015 50
Hallmark jerks tears for Mother's Day
Hallmark has a new campaign for Mother's Day, #PutYourHeartToPaper Alex, a transgender man, begins with this: My mom is the most light, bright, positive person I have ever met in my life, and that'...
rserven 05/01/2015 12
Right-Wing Broadcaster Warns of "Fireballs From Space" Because of Same-Sex Marriage
You know, nothing gives my Gay ego a big-fat ol' stiffy like reading how right-wing fake Christians have given the LGBT community the power over weather, the earth, volcanoes, and terrorism. And now,
jawillie 05/01/2015 37
Marriage and American Exceptionalism
Something else I've been pondering about the slow, inexorable, highly entertaining death of marriage exclusivity in America. The most coherent -- which is to say, the least incoherent -- argument ...
GrafZeppelin127 05/01/2015 2
Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
librarisingnsf 05/01/2015 25
Data diving at Pew
Apparently Pew Research Center didn't want to be left behind in the transgender race, so Sara Kehaulani Goo dug up a survey from 2013 and spelunked in the data contained therein. The online survey ...
rserven 04/30/2015 14
Jeb Bush's tricky gay tightrope walk
When it comes to same-sex marriage and LGBT issues, Jeb Bush has been walking the ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/30/2015 19
Georgia pastor has a message for the gay community: 'Homosexuality is a death worthy crime'
Religious extremism on display in Georgia The American Taliban is alive and well in Georgia. This time in the town of Milledgeville, Georgia where resident Robert ...
Jen Hayden 04/30/2015 207
Musings on the Supreme Court Case and the Issue of Sexual Orientation
During yesterday’s Supreme Court session, Chief Justice Roberts questioned whether sexual orientation even needed to be addressed in evaluating the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans and ...
leesuh 04/30/2015 5
(Yet another) Anti-Gay GOP Lawmaker Caught Being Gay
Just over a week ago I posted a story about a group of PA high school students who held an "Anti-Gay" day at their school as a counter to the National Day of Silence. I caught quite a bit of flack ...
jawillie 04/29/2015 9
Responses To The SCOTUS Marriage Equality Hearing Along With A Few Predictions
In the aftermath of the SCOTUS oral arguments in the marriage equality cases heard yesterday, much of the national media is reporting that the SCOTUS justices are "divided" on the issue of ...
librarisingnsf 04/29/2015 24
Obergefell & Justices Roberts & Kennedy
A few caveats, before I get going. First of all, I do not presently practice in the Constitutional law/civil rights field. I am basing this primarily on my memory of my law school coursework on ...
auron renouille 04/29/2015 41
GENDA rises again in New York
New York is one of only three states which protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but not on the basis of gender identity. The other two are Wisconsin and New ...
rserven 04/29/2015 7
Michele's Rapture: We Like it Too
It was brilliant the way the President responded to Michele Bachmann's "threat" that this President was going to bring about the "end of days." Of course by now we know the story. Bachmann, in a ...
Benthovens5th 04/29/2015 20
Tissue alert: Lesbian moms learn sign language for their newly adopted daughter
This is apparently a first —an American bank featuring an LGBT couple in a national ad. Wells Fargo follows the couple as they learn sign language for their newly adopted daughter, who is deaf. "
Kerry Eleveld 04/29/2015 27
Anti-Gay ND Lawmaker Caught Sending Nude Pics To Another Man Via Grindr
Some folks within the LGBT community clearly still harbor quite a bit self-hatred. Take for instance this North Dakota lawmaker who has been caught sending nude photos of himself to another man on ...
librarisingnsf 04/28/2015 28
Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
FogCityJohn 04/28/2015 61
Aftermath
One thing the Bruce Jenner interview accomplished for the transgender community that we can point to as perhaps most important was bringing our plight to the forefront of local awareness. Across ...
rserven 04/28/2015 34
KY State Judge Rules That Religious Freedom Gives T-Shirt Co. Right To Discriminate Against Gay Org
A Kentucky state circuit judge has ruled that a t-shirt company has the right to discriminate against a gay organization because of sincerely held religious beliefs. From Think Progress :
librarisingnsf 04/27/2015 47
NOM Held Latest Hate March On Saturday To Restrain SCOTUS From Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
NOM held its latest "March4Marriage" in Washington on Saturday. And, it was quite the show of religious right characters. They wanted to give the SCOTUS justices the message that they best NOT ...
librarisingnsf 04/27/2015 19
LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 04/26/2015 14
Discussions Of Marriage Equality On Sunday Morning News Shows
The SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in the marriage equality cases on Tuesday, and the Sunday news shows from the major networks discussed the issue with some of the major players on each side. ...
librarisingnsf 04/26/2015 23
The morning after
The Interview last night was...not a disaster. There was some doubt about that running up to the occasion. But Bruce did okay, for the most part. I mean, I could have written some o the words she ...
rserven 04/25/2015 25
GoFundMe Cancels Sweet Cakes By Melissa Fundraising Campaign; Owners Blame 'Satan'
Sweet Cakes By Melissa is the Oregon bakery whose owners refused to bake a same-sex couple's wedding cake. The couple took the owners to court and won the case. Oregon is one of the states that ...
librarisingnsf 04/25/2015 234
One Of The Most Important (Constitution) Edits In US History And How It Affects Marriage Equality
Oral arguments in the marriage equality cases will be heard by the SCOTUS justices on April 28, 2015. Much of the discussion will center around the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, and ...
librarisingnsf 04/24/2015 9
Straight high school student shocks his gay best friend with prom proposal
Awesome prom proposal! Ahhh, spring is in the air. Birds are nesting, flowers are blooming and tuxedo rental shops are bustling with business for a busy prom season. Anthony Martinez is an ...
Jen Hayden 04/24/2015 75
That Transjenner moment
(Re: the title I swear, I couldn't help myself. We all know someone was going to use it. I just thought I'd avoid the rush. It's a play on the CNN story from yesterday, America's transgender ...
rserven 04/24/2015 69
Transgender Teen Allowed to Wear Makeup
Originally forced to remove her makeup for a driver's license photo, a transgender teen will be allowed to wear makeup for her driver's license photo like any other girl. The change of position ...
recoveringConservative 04/23/2015 6
Persistence, Consistence and Insistence
Background NBC has allotted time the last couple of nights to the subject of transgender ...
rserven 04/23/2015 3

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