Politics: July 2013


Why Conservatives Need Sodomy Laws

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 30, 2013 | 5:30 PM | comments

Reinstating and enforcing old, unconstitutional sodomy laws won't turn back time to the 1950s or beyond. But that's essentially why conservatives think they need them -- to hold back the tide of history.Read More


Will LA Sever 'Sister City' Ties With St. Petersburg?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 30, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's time for Los Angeles to lead the way and sever its Sister City relationship with St. Petersburg, Russia over the city's "gay propaganda" law.Read More


An Open Letter to Ken Cuccinelli

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 30, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Guest blogger Bob Wilson, a concerned Virginia voter, has penned an open letter to Virginia Attorney General (and gubernatorial candidate) Ken Cuccinelli about his attempts to reinstate the sodomy law.Read More


Wilton Manors Adopts Tax Equity

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

The city of Wilton Manors, Florida just adopted tax equity for city employees in domestic partnerships. Will Broward County's other cities follow suit?Read More


Anthony Weiner's Campaign Manager Quits

Filed by Bil Browning | July 28, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Is the campaign going flaccid? Can he pull it out and still score a win?Read More


UN Launches Unprecedented Global LGBT Equality Campaign

Filed by John M. Becker | July 26, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Today, in the midst of a surge in anti-gay persecution and violence, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a major global outreach campaign for LGBT equality.Read More

Eliot Spitzer's 'I Failed' Political Ad

Filed by Bil Browning | July 24, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

I suppose if you're Eliot Spitzer there's no other way to start a campaign ad other than "Look, I failed big time," before launching into your positive accomplishments.Read More

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Barack Obama Mistaken for a Waiter?

Filed by John M. Becker | July 23, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Just ten years ago, the man who would go on to become President of the United States was mistaken for a waiter at an elite cocktail party and asked to fetch a drink.Read More


Tea Party Leader Kilcullen Invokes "Weiner Defense"

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 22, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Kilcullen's claim that her Facebook was hacked is comical at best and she is clearly attempting to deflect the embarrassment away from herself and her bigoted and racist commentaries.Read More


Positive Vibrations

Filed by Leslie Robinson | July 21, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's hardly surprising that Rep. Michele Bachmann suffers from migraines. The battles going on in her head between the way the USA is and the way she'd like it to be are fierce enough to set off wildfires, let alone headaches.Read More

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ALEC & the NRA Have Blood on Their Hands

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 19, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Attorney General Holder didn't mention the American Legislative Exchange Council or the National Rifle Association by name, but his words are a reminder of the amount of blood on the hands of both groups.Read More


The Madness of Tea Partier Danita Kilcullen

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 18, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Kilcullen's Facebook posts strongly suggest she is an angry and bitter individual who eagerly ignores the harsh reality that America should be ashamed of its history and role in the trafficking of African human lives as slaves.Read More

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Wisconsin Republicans Turning the State Into Texas

Filed by John M. Becker | July 18, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

Put on your tinfoil hats, folks: the list of resolutions adopted this year by the Wisconsin GOP reads like the description of an Alex Jones wet dream.Read More

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Someone Else Is Off the Christmas Card List

Filed by Bil Browning | July 16, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

New York Times writer Raymond Hernandez shouldn't expect a Christmas card from former Freedom To Marry staffer and aspiring politician Sean Eldridge and his husband, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. Welcome to the club, Raymond.Read More


Fired For Being Trans: The Rest Of The Story

Filed by Rebecca Juro | July 16, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

I recently appeared in a panel talking about my experience with anti-trans workplace discrimination. Here's the rest of the story.Read More

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Florida Tea Party Leader: "Go Be an African!!"

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | July 15, 2013 | 1:30 PM | comments

Toni Braxton's compassion over the Trayvon Martin trial triggered Fort Lauderdale Tea Party founder Danita Kilcullen into a racist episode on Facebook.Read More

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Is It Time for a Constitutional Right to Vote?

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 11, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

That the Voting Rights Act needs fixing, and was even necessary in the first place underscores a glaring lack of any explicit right to vote in the constitution.Read More

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Slow Down: Indiana's 'New' Marriage Law Isn't Real

Filed by Jerame Davis | July 09, 2013 | 6:45 PM | comments

Everything you've read about this "new" Indiana law that makes criminals out of same-sex couples who apply for a marriage license is wrong. Dead wrong. Read More

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'Tolerate' Your Homophobia? Ummm, No.

Filed by John M. Becker | July 09, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

People like Orson Scott Card want equal rights supporters to believe that being "tolerant" means accommodating anti-LGBT bigotry. Two words: hell no.Read More

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Is There Coordination on State Marriage Efforts?

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 08, 2013 | 6:00 PM | comments

If our national and state LGBT orgs aren't coordinating and cooperating on the recent spate of marriage equality efforts in the states, the recent wedding gold rush will turn to fools gold.Read More

Ted Cruz Sings Amazing Grace, Gilligan's Island Style

Filed by John M. Becker | July 06, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz isn't just a homophobe and a misogynist, he also has an abysmally awful singing voice.Read More


Cardinal Calls Potential U.S. Ambassador a 'Faggot'

Filed by John M. Becker | July 03, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

The highest-ranking Roman Catholic prelate in the Dominican Republic called President Obama's nominee for ambassador a "faggot" because the man is openly gay.Read More

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ENDA: Then & Now

Filed by Bil Browning | July 02, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

There are two interesting tidbits about ENDA to share today. It looks like ENDA will finally get a Senate committee hearing and some folks want to give the legislation a rebranding.Read More

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She Said, He Said: Schlafly & Cruz on Immigration

Filed by Terrance Heath | July 01, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Immigration reform has really got Republicans tied up in knots. It's like watching a Keystone Kops film, or a Laurel and Hardy comedy routine. It would be laughable, if there wasn't so much at stake for so many.Read More

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Putin Signs National Gay Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | July 01, 2013 | 9:00 AM | comments

With this vicious, barbaric law, Russia continues its de-evolution back to the days of Stalinist dictatorship.Read More