Dick’s Pick and Liz Cheney’s Family Values Vacuum

By |November 19th, 2013|

Liz Cheney picks fight with her sister Mary over marriage equality, revealing homophobia fitting of a right-wing Tea Party crank. "This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it become public," the older Cheneys say in a statement. "Since it has, one thing [...]

Alec Baldwin Latest Schmuck at MSNBC to be Suspended

By |November 16th, 2013|

Alec Baldwin latest schmuck to be suspended from MSNBC. [photo: MSNBC] WHAT ERUPTED this week with Alec Baldwin, after he unleashed a homophobic rant, has now led to his show being suspended for two weeks. After an offensive rant, something Baldwin is known for, Anderson Cooper was the first to take to Twitter, [...]

Queer Talk: ENDA Moves Forward, Boehner Moves Backward

By |November 5th, 2013|

ENDA moves forward in the Senate, but Speaker Boehner seems to be going backward. Last night's Senate procedural vote means ENDA moves forward in that chamber, the 61 to 30 vote preventing a filibuster. All Democrats "“ except for the absent Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO) "“ voted in support, and were joined by [...]

Queer Talk: Marriage Equality in Illinois

By |November 5th, 2013|

Marriage equality in Illinois comes with House vote. This afternoon, marriage equality in Illinois arrived by way of a House vote. The state will become the 15th on the short but consistently growing list. The vote came during a special "veto session." The Senate previously approved the bill, and is expected to do [...]

Queer Talk: On Eve of Senate Vote, Obama Tells Congress to Pass ENDA

By |November 4th, 2013|

President Obama tells Congress to pass ENDA, as the Senate votes later today, and in the House, Boehner states his opposition with warnings about "frivolous litigation." With a Senate vote scheduled for today, after 5:00 PM, President Obama tells Congress to pass ENDA, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. He did so in a post [...]

Queer Talk: ENDA Includes a Religious Exemption

By |November 2nd, 2013|

With a probable U.S. Senate vote next week, ENDA includes a religious exemption. The Employment Nondiscrimination Act, ENDA, includes a religious exemption, meaning that religious organizations would not have to comply with the protections for LGBT employees. This isn't new, though how the exemption is written and understood has changed several times. ENDA [...]

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Queer Talk: Sec. Hagel Orders States to Treat Married Couples Equally

By |November 1st, 2013|

Defense Sec. Hagel ordered the nine states refusing to provide benefits to spouses of same-sex marriages to comply. Last night Defense Sec. Hagel finally publicly addressed the concerns expressed for some time now, about states using their constitutional bans on marriage between same-sex couples to refuse benefits provided heterosexual married couples. In June, [...]

Queer Talk: Misconduct Code at Baylor Alters ‘Homosexual’ to ‘Deviate’

By |October 25th, 2013|

The sexual misconduct code at Baylor University was changed from "homosexual acts" to "deviate sexual intercourse." Last night, a first step was taken by the Student Senate in changing the sexual misconduct code at Baylor University, a change that proponents say will remove discriminatory language, while maintaining the basic disagreement with homosexuality. I [...]

Queer Talk: Wicked Lesbian Girl Scout Cookies, and Hillary

By |October 24th, 2013|

According to Pastor Kevin Swanson, Girl Scout cookies, and the GSA in general, are wicked, in part because there are "lots and lots of lesbians" involved. I've frequently been amazed, or amused, at the amount of power LGBT equality opponents presume we have, and one of the latest, about the power of wicked [...]

Queer Talk: Thousands Rally for Marriage Equality in Illinois [Video]

By |October 23rd, 2013|

Thousands rally for marriage equality in Illinois. The rain fell yesterday, but undeterred, thousands rally for marriage equality in Illinois, launching a new legislative push. At this point, it's estimated that about 33% of U.S. residents live in marriage equality states, plus DC. Some 5000 people in Illinois made it clear that they [...]