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In 2006, Bernie Sanders, a civil unions supporter, did not support his state taking the next step to legalize marriage equality: June 7, 2006 [Times Argus] That same year, Hillary Clinton, who had been an outspoken civil unions supporter since... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Good As You
Yes, I do plan to put some more words on this website. But in the meantime, your best bet for hearing and/or interacting with my musings is to follow me on Twitter. Why? Because that's the one creative outlet I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at Good As You
The tide has turned, Tide reminds us: First a clerk in Kentucky, and now a church lady in Los Angeles! This same sex couple faces yet another obstacle on the...Posted by Mark Nickelsburg, Director on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Good As You
In his 2011 book The War For Late Night, Bill Carter tells a story that really resonated with me. It's a private conversation between Conan O'Brien and a top NBC executive. The conversation took place after it was clear that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Good As You
She is portraying herself as a victim even though she is the one denying equal treatment, basic fairness, and dignity to a minority population. She is arrogant, thumbing her nose at court orders that go all the way up to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Good As You
Declaring that she has "little or no likelihood" to win on appeal, a Sixth Circuit panel has denied a now infamously anti-equality clerk's attempts to sidestep her job whenever a qualified same-sex couple requests she fulfill her paid duties: A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Good As You
When a candidate releases a book in the middle of a primary, every chapter, word, and comma is carefully orchestrated. So you can be sure that Jeb Bush included this in his new ebook, Reply All, because he thinks it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Good As You
The list itself holds few surprises, showing the same names we've long known (Templeton, Fieler, Caster, Knights of Columbus) having financed NOM's operations in Maine. But having covered this saga for all the years that NOM tried to obstruct justice,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Good As You
The US Supreme Court did not "write a law," obviously. Instead, the majority found that same-sex couples have the right, under our constitution, to enter into civil marriages. In fact, the laws that were passed to try to muddy and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Good As You
A U.S. District judge ruled today that Kim Davis, the clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, who went viral when she was filmed denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, must issue such licenses or ultimately face some pretty steep consequences: Judge... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Good As You
I'm admittedly sidestepping the controversy for now (and there is some; Google it) and the fact that it, like all historical dramas with a fictional character as an entry point into the story, will be a bit revisionist. I just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Good As You
"Please don't" begs an organization whose supporters have every reason to flee their failed experiment in discrimination: [NOM] Even that one bird is like, "I'm outta here." The rest will follow soon enough. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Good As You
It's not perfect, what with its allowing church-led groups to sidestep the change. But still: Boy Scouts End Nationwide Ban on Gay Leaders [NYT] One small step for outdoorsy gay dads; one giant leap for an entire minority population sick... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Good As You
No longer needing to pretend they are something other than the thoroughly Catholic organization they've always been, the National Organization For Marriage has announced this little stunt: [NOM] I love how it's all about supposedly men and women coming to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Good As You
Legislatively? Nope. The bad laws they passed were unconstitutional, and recent years have turned in our favor anyway. Electorally? Nope. The last four states to vote for marriage went in favor equality, and all credible polling for a few years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Good As You
Since it's summer vacation time, perhaps you've found yourself at a theme park. And at said theme park, perhaps you've found yourself sitting on some sort of tram watching the tableaus of an attraction play outside your moving window. When... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Good As You
I see Bryan Fischer's wife among this collection of southern-accented actors: America Cannot Wait from American Family Studios on Vimeo. Join our campaign today! Visit Um, AFA, I'm pretty sure that your ability to make yourselves heard is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Good As You
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Good As You
This is big step toward comprehensive civil rights protections beyond marriage: WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a groundbreaking decision to advance legal protections for gay,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Good As You
In a new post on the 2016 campaign site that she and her conservative pals at the American Principles Project are trying to make happen, Maggie Gallagher writes under this headline and premise: New Poll: Huge Drop in Support for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Good As You
It came out today that Aaron and Melissa Klein, the (former) Oregon bakery owners who infamously turned away a lesbian couple and who rely admit they have turned away other gay customers in the past, have raised over $350,000 via... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Good As You
Over on the Family Research Council's blog, one of the viciously anti-LGBT group's more recent hires, Travis Weber, posts yet another bit of defiance in the wake of the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision. In this one, Travis makes the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Good As You
Some of the funniest failed characters in all of anti-LGBTdom (Peter LaBarbera, Janet Porter, Willie Owens) are vowing to keep fighting forever to stop same-sex marriage. In : New Coalition Pledges To Fight Gay Marriage [Texas Observer] In an overcompensating... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Good As You
When teacher Margie Winters was hired at Waldron Mercy Academy in 2007, she says she told the Philadelphia area Catholic school that she is married to a woman. According to Winters, the school requested she just not discus it with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Good As You
While neither of these long-sought-after LGBT rights developments, both of which broke this afternoon, are specifically related to marriage, you can be sure that the Supreme Court's ruling is a major reason why we see things falling into place in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Good As You