Apparently some “tea party” protesters hurled derogatory and hateful language at some African-American and gay Democratic representatives on Saturday. The only surprising part of this is how unsurprised I was to hear it. It’s been transparently obvious that some (not all, of course) of these so-called protesters were “…more opposed to the skin color of […]
Category Archive for 'Gay Rights'
I’ve again been neglecting this blog, but two recent events caught my eye. The first is that a high school in Mississippi canceled its senior prom rather than let a lesbian couple attend. Evidently the school district has an official policy against same-sex couples at dances. I think the ACLU explains better than I could […]
My local hate organization, otherwise known as Focus on the Family, apparently spent almost three-quarters of a million dollars in support of Proposition 8 in California. And to what end? The thousands of gays and lesbians who have already been married in California are real people with real love for each other, whose marriage harms […]
As a progressive, I believe that there is still fundamental progress to be made in many areas in the United States, including gay rights, religious tolerance, environmental care, worldwide conflict resolution, and so on. As such, most of my writing on this blog and elsewhere tends to focus on what we could do better. I […]
It seems that some liberals are up in arms over Barack Obama’s choice of Rick Warren to give the religious invocation at his inauguration. While I certainly disagree with Warren on some key issues, gay rights and marriage equality foremost among them, this choice does not bother me. For too long, liberals have insisted on […]
Although there are many reasons to celebrate the results of this week’s election, there are a few less favorable outcomes.
1. Hal Bidlack lost in his race to unseat my congressman, Doug Lamborn, who is proud of the fact that he’s voted most often of any representative against Nancy Pelosi.
2. Jan Hejtmanek received less than 25% […]
So, some gay folks got married in California and the world didn’t come to an end. The “institution of marriage” still appears to be in effect — millions of straight people didn’t suddenly decide to divorce. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that these marriages didn’t actually have an affect on anyone except […]
Sometimes comedy is the best medium for pointing out ridiculous political positions. This hilarious satirical newscast from The Onion critiques politicians’ homophobic pandering.
Mitt Romney Defends Himself Against Allegations Of Tolerance
Our local paper, the Colorado Springs Gazette, published a letter to the editor today from my wife Sonja. The title is, “GAY UNIONS: Idea of marriage leads to irrational fears.”
Read the letter here (scroll down — it’s the last letter). Unfortunately, I can’t find the article online to which she was responding.