Obama, DADT, DOMA and the War on LGBT People.

Lamar Smith (R-TX), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives – and my district’s representative – has asked the court to let him, and not the Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DoJ), appeal the ruling in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. US Dept. of Health and Human Services, et al., striking down key provisions of the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).


October 15, 2010 0

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: GLSEN is to Blame for LGBT Suicides

Bryan Fischer, the host of the American [Heterosexual Only] Family Association’s [AFA] radio show, Focal Point, recently declared on an AFA blog post that GLSEN was to blame for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender suicides. His theory, it seems, is that you can eliminate the high incidents of suicide in LGBT kids by eliminating LGBT kids.


October 13, 2010 0

Texas Sees First *Legal* Same-Sex Wedding

The wedding between Mark Reed-Walkup, a provisional Board Member of the LGBT equality organization, GetEQUAL, and the “love of his life,” Dante Walkup, wasn’t the first wedding ceremony performed in Texas, but it was the first same-sex wedding performed on Texas’ soil which will have legal recognition.


October 11, 2010 2

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Libertarian Party Board Member Says DADT Should Remain

Although the Libertarian party has often pressed Congress on the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, a recent internal email from one of the party’s Board Members, Norm Olsen of Region 4, argues against the repeal, stating that, “The heterosexual soldier has a right to be free from unwanted sexual advances.”


September 27, 2010 0

Tea Party Fires Overtly Bigotted President, Tim Ravndal

I do love a good joke. For example:

“A dentist ran out of anesthetic just before the last extraction for the day was scheduled.

He gave the nurse a very large needle, instructing her to jab it hard into the patient’s butt when the signal was given, so it would take his attention away from the tooth extraction.

It all happened in an instant…”


September 7, 2010 0

Stupid Things People Say About Gays – Texas Governor relates Marriage Equality to Unemployment.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, known widely for his want of Texas to secede from the United States, is on the campaign trial. In 2006, Perry successfully used fear mongering about “gay marriage” as a tactic to become governor… again. Perry has a long history of anti-gay bigotry, including being a member of the staunchly anti-equality, pro-imprison gays, Texas Republican Party


August 30, 2010 6

The Proper Role of Government is to Protect Equal Rights, not to Ensure Equality

This isn’t part of my usual series on LGBT Lessons for Straight People. It’s my own personal commentary on the Iowa GOP Platform. A while back, Jay posted comments about the Texas GOP Platform. Well, I have news folks. The Republican party is pretty much the same everywhere. And it’s not just “homosexuals” that they want erased. Don’t believe me? Check this out for yourself. I had to restrain myself from publishing the entire document. If you don’t want to keep reading, here’s the summary.


August 6, 2010 1

Equal Rights are Republican Battle Cries

The day after Judge Walker released his decision in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case declaring bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the constitution, right-wingers around the country began screaming about the will of the people and majority rule (apparently forgetting that their own messiah, George W. Bush, was elected by the Supreme Court of the United States, not the majority of the people).


August 6, 2010 0

Target CEO is “Genuinely Sorry” for Anti-LGBT Contribution

In a message published today to Target leaders, Target President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel, apologized for the contribution to MNForward, which supports candidates who maintain a very anti-LGBT platform.


August 5, 2010 28

Judge Walker: Prop 8 Decision Full Text – Yeah, it’s Unconstitutional

Judge Walker deemed Prop 8 Unconstitutional based upon both the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the U.S. Constitution. Here’s the full text of the 136 page decision.


August 4, 2010 2