Politics

Jeb Bush to meet with anti-gay extremist Tony Perkins

That Jeb Bush is the putative “moderate” in the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential field says far more about the ever-rightward movement of the contemporary GOP than it does about Bush’s ideological proclivities. Although he bucks the tinfoil-hat crowd on Common Core and supports comprehensive immigration reform, Bush’s record on abortion rights, taxes, affirmative action, gun control, and Florida’s “stand your ground” law is that of a “head-banging conservative,” as he described himself in his first gubernatorial campaign.

Letter to the community: Pride at Work challenges Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons to tackle trade

This week, the U.S. State Department announced the appointment of Randy Berry as the first Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons. In this role, Berry will be responsible for advancing US efforts to protect and defend the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people around the world. Pride at Work Executive Director Jerame Davis reacts:

Fox’s Richard Grenell reveals he was "uninvited" to speak at CPAC, possibly due to gay ban?

Late last night, Fox’s Red Eye broke a little news about next week’s 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference: Its organizers have uninvited former Romney advisor Richard Grenell for a speaking appearance.

Has the anti-gay Right found its gay "partial birth abortion" tactic?

The passage of a draconian, stealthily worded anti-gay bill set to become law in Arkansas, with little resistance from the national business community, and muted response from even national LGBT leaders and figures such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, raises two very important questions: 1) Have gay leaders become so cocky, so deluded by victories that they don't see the backlash organizing right in front of them (or do they see it, but have some foolish, toothless p

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Why gay marriage would have been embraced by our Founding Fathers

(Editor's note: This was first published by AlterNet and can be found HERE.)

"[A] bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse."

--- Thomas Jefferson December 20, 1787

Alabama: State Supreme Court to consider request to stop gay weddings

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Supreme Court voted 6-2 Friday to consider a request by two conservative groups seeking to halt same-sex marriages in the state.

The organizations are asking the justices to join Chief Justice Roy Moore and direct state probate judges to stop giving marriage licenses to gay couples.

Gays and lesbians have been getting married since Monday in some Alabama counties after a federal judge declared Alabama's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

Is the Mormon Church behind a racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT bill?

Today, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, strongly condemned an extreme anti-equality bill introduced in the Utah House of Representatives and questioned whether the Mormon church is behind the bill. Geared toward undermining equality in a shroud of religious language, HB 322 - the so-called “Religious Liberty Recognition and Protection Act” - was introduced by Rep.

Dr. Ben Carson, what role would you have played in "Selma," the movie?

My colleague and Co-Partner, Marilyn Bennett, and I have been involved for 5 years in a multi-media project that strives to promote cross-cultural understanding around issues of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion. Our project is named Truth in Progress. Currently, we are involved in completing our documentary film, “From Selma to Stonewall – Are We There Yet?” I have seen for a second time the film SELMA. This last time I led a discussion following the showing with a predominantly white group in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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Does Mike Huckabee really believe serving gays is like forcing Jews to sell bacon-wrapped shrimp?

Just a week ago, Mormon church leaders held a scam of a press conference in which they claimed to support anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, whom they agreed had been discriminated against for centuries. This was at first a shocker, because only seven years ago they urged church members to promote that very discrimination.

Warning! Why executions of "gays" may not be what they seem

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and MADRE, the global women’s rights group, condemn the recent killing of at least five individuals by the Islamic State militia, two of whom were allegedly murdered for homosexual conduct. While the story has been widely reported since January 17th as the execution of two gay men for homosexuality, no information available to date can independently verify the facts of their sexual orientation or shed light on the conduct for which they were executed.