Category Archives: Civil Rights

Equality for -insert group here- is redundant.

There have been times where I have said that we need equality for women or equality for people who are LGBT. But do we really need to add the grouping at the end? If we achieve equality for women but … Continue reading

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Parenting 101

My mom once taught me that you should never give in to whining children. When you so so, you teach them the lesson that they will always be able to get what they want if they whine enough. The people … Continue reading

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Free to Be… You and Me… unless you are Gay.

Target is running a commercial featuring the song “Free To Be… You and Me“. It can be seen here: Target makes political contributions to conservative groups that support candidates who oppose equality for people who are homosexual. I guess they … Continue reading

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Is it good or bad that a judge overturned the federal gay marriage ban?

Be clear, I support the ability of a gay couple to sign the same contract that a heterosexual couple can sign. Today a federal judge overturned¬† the federal gay marriage ban, in part, because it interferes with the right* of … Continue reading

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Obama and Hillary step up on Uganda!

I said that President Obama should step up and denounce the proposed legislation in Uganda. What better place to do it than at the prayer breakfast that is organized by “The Family” (the group with ties to those sponsoring the … Continue reading

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The USA: Where leadership happens.

Tonight America saw a leader, someone who didn¬ít just run to what his party wants in the face of political defeats. We saw a president who doubled down on the bipartisanship he called for when he ran for President. In … Continue reading

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Help support equal rights in Maine!

The State of Maine is currently one of the few states that allows for equality in marriage by allowing same sex couples to obtain civil marriage contracts. However, if the religious right has their way (as they did in California … Continue reading

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Tangipahoa

Just in case you haven’t seen the story about the interracial couple that was not allowed to marry in Tangipahoa parish… But check out this quote: Bardwell said he has discussed the topic with blacks and whites, along with witnessing … Continue reading

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Straight people for equal rights!

A common chant in LGBT pride rallies is “We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used to It!”. Well, I was thinking about what a straight person might shout at a rally in support of LGBT rights. I quickly came up with … Continue reading

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Way to go Vermont!

Vermont is now the 4th state to approve gay marriage and the first to do so with their legislature. And not only did the ban pass their legislature, they also overturned the veto of their Governor to make it happen! … Continue reading

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