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The Trans Issue

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 20. 3 Replies

Does Obama's gay advocacy exclude trans

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 27. 5 Replies

Betty Bowers on PRIDE

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Jun 5. 1 Reply

Gay christians.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Gerald Payne May 13. 2 Replies

Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 10. 2 Replies

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Comment by Loren Miller on August 18, 2015 at 5:12pm

So it's official (and officious!): the Republican Party wants to be BIGOTED as a matter of public policy ... and yeah, that's the way I'd put it.  That shouldn't be sugar-coated or soft-pedaled in any fashion.  Indeed, that's the mildest way I'd put it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 18, 2015 at 4:55pm

According to ThinkProgress,

Republican National Committee Endorses Anti-Gay Discrimination

Not exactly a big surprise.

The RNC wants Congress to approve the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). This bill, which the ACLU has called “a Pandora’s Box of taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children,” would prevent the federal government from acting against businesses and non-profits that discriminate against same-sex married couples. This would mean that government workers could refuse to perform their duties, and businesses and organizations — including those that operate with support of taxpayer money — would be free to discriminate.

Comment by Daniel W on August 16, 2015 at 1:36pm

Hilarious, if weird, video. I have zero sympathy for the bigoted bakers.

I do sometimes wonder about priorities. In a world where black men are being shot by cops playing out their lethal prejudices, regularly, I think we need to concentrate more on other social justice issues. Not that we can't have both cakes and social justice, but... priorities.

Still the video is a lot of fun.

Comment by Daniel W on August 16, 2015 at 9:01am
Loren, thanks for posting the Ohio decision. Progress is happening.
Comment by Loren Miller on August 11, 2015 at 11:37am

And while I'm at it, here's the Daily Kos story that sourced from.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 11, 2015 at 11:35am

I would think that disqualification for a given situation under the stipulated circumstances would NOT look especially good on a justice's resume.  Exactly what the review process for Ohio justices is (presuming there is any), I don't know, but flense scar tissue enough times and the patient won't like it much!

Comment by Pat on August 11, 2015 at 11:30am

Glad to see that ruling by the Ohio Sup. Ct. Only thing is, I don't think they go far enough. If a judge is going to decline to perform one of the duties of the office based on his/her religious beliefs, then that person no longer needs to be a judge. Bias and prejudice have no place in the judiciary. Too bad Scalia and Thomas don't understand that.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 11, 2015 at 11:24am

The following just came down as a ruling by the Ohio State Supreme Court.  You can click on the image below to enlarge it:

Comment by Daniel W on August 8, 2015 at 8:13pm

Carl, thank you so much for posting some positive uplifting stories!

Here is one more - in Uganda, which is a profoundly homophobic country, these courageous people had their celebration anyway.  They had to be careful, but it was outdoors and open.  In addition, a Uganda presidential candidate has spoken out against homophobia.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2015 at 7:21pm

Hey, folks, here's an article profiling several trans youth.  Each profile has an accompanying video. 

Watch these videos!!  These kids are awesome!! 

I'd have to say the same thing about their parents, as well.  

Trans Teens Are Sharing Their Inspiring Personal Stories In Hopes O...

This is part of a media campaign from the Transgender Law Center.

I'm very happy with the progress gays and lesbians have achieved but, sadly, our trans brothers and sisters have been left behind.  Too often they are left out of the LGBTQI conversation.  We need to support and defend them much more than we have. 

 

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