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COMMENTARY: Gay marriage more popular than Obamacare?

Right now, more Americans have come around to accept gay marriage than are in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. What’s behind this virulent hatred of a national healthcare program?

Tragedy in Texas: My trip to a vigil for lesbian couple shot by man on the loose

The LGBT community has been demonized, and dehumanized to the point where our lives aren’t worth more than dirt to some people. Every LGBT person runs the risk of harassment or death simply by being at the wrong place at the wrong time, just like the young Texas lesbian couple.

COMMENTARY: "Gay Oreo" boycott is making me fat

One Million Moms doesn’t want corporations to actively fight gays, but just stay neutral. We all know what silence equals -- which is why something as seemingly benign as a rainbow cookie is so repugnant to them.

COMMENTARY: Bitch session

Yes, overt attacks against women demand attention and correction, but words also do damage, and the sexist words we use warrant correcting, even words like “bitch session.”

COMMENTARY: Say a prayer to whom?

Kit-Bacon Gressitt returns from studying in Spain to an America gone nuts: Censoring a female lawmaker for saying "vagina" in an abortion debate; a cross-waving bigot bashing General Mills over marriage equality; and a birther elected judge in San Diego County.

COMMENTARY: Why I'm going to Texas vigil to mourn lesbian couple

Following an outpouring of raw hatred coming from politicians and the pulpit, two teenage girlfriends in a five-month relationship were shot in the head with a large caliber handgun in Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas last weekend. Shades of Matthew Shepard.