TX Judge Carlo Key Leaves GOP, Citing “Pettiness and Bigotry” [Video]

By |October 23rd, 2013|

Texas Judge Carlo Key, citing the "pettiness and bigotry" of the GOP, announced he is running for re-election as a Democrat. Texas Judge Carlo Key, who presides at a Bexar County (where San Antonio is located) Criminal Court, is seeking re-election, but this time, as a Democrat rather than Republican. Often when an [...]

Queer Talk: Major GOP Donor Paul Singer Presses for Support of ENDA

By |October 22nd, 2013|

Major GOP donor Paul Singer is pressing the GOP to support ENDA, as he and Democrat Jonathan Lewis finance the American Unity Fund. You did read that correctly: major GOP donor Paul Singer is pressing Republican candidates and Electeds to support ENDA, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. It's a quiet, behind the scenes kind [...]

Queer Talk: NJ Gov. Chris Christie Drops Marriage Equality Appeal

By |October 21st, 2013|

Senator Elect Cory Booker officiates at New Jersey marriages of same-sex couples, as Gov. Christie drops marriage equlaity appeal in state Supreme Court. As midnight struck and marriage equality arrived in New Jersey, U.S. Senator-Elect Cory Booker officiated at seven weddings, and a few hours later Gov. Chris Christie dropped the appeal to [...]

Queer Talk: Marriage Equality Comes to New Jersey

By |October 18th, 2013|

Marriage equality comes to New Jersey today, as the state Supreme Court denied Gov. Christie's request for a delay until a January court case. The request by Gov. Chris Christie was denied, and without the delay he wanted, marriage equality comes to New Jersey next Monday, October 21. The ruling came from the [...]

Queer Talk: Chris Christie and Cory Booker on Marriage Equality

By |October 18th, 2013|

The efforts toward marriage equality, in multiple states, are playing out in New Jersey, with Chris Christie and Cory Booker holding opposing views. In New Jersey, Chris Christie and Cory Booker represent two sides of the marriage equality question, the answers to which are also playing out in multiple states, including Virginia, Michigan, [...]

Queer Talk: Spirit Day — “Call me Betty Purple,” Says White [Video]

By |October 17th, 2013|

Spirit Day is a time to show support for LGBTs by wearing purple. Today is Spirit Day, when purple is worn as a way to "stand against bullying," as Spirit Day organizer GLADD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) explains. It's a "stand," and a way for those wearing purple to ... show [...]

Queer Talk: Buono Blasts Christie On Marriage Equality (Video)

By |October 10th, 2013|

At a New Jersey gubernatorial debate, Buono blasts Christie on marriage equality. In a New Jersey gubernatorial debate, the two opponents "“ Democrat Barbara Buono and Republican Chris Christie "“ addressed a number of issues, and regarding one, Buono blasts Christie on marriage equality. The fact that Buono's daughter is lesbian, as The [...]

Queer Talk: Russia Will Monitor “All Communications” at Sochi Olympics

By |October 9th, 2013|

A new report reveals that Russia will monitor "all communications" during the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi. According to a Guardian report, Russia will monitor "all communications" at the Sochi Olympics. Surely the Russian government is not the first to monitor various ways of communicating as a part of Olympic Game plans, but [...]

Supreme Court Begins a New Term: A Conservative Opportunity?

By |October 8th, 2013|

The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term, with some speculation that the cases it will hear provide an opportunity for some conservative wins. As the U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term, speculation about what they'll decide in already announced cases, and about what other cases they'll choose to hear, is well [...]

Queer Talk: Chris Christie Says Gay Marriage Does “Irreparable Harm”

By |October 3rd, 2013|

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says marriage equality does "irreparable harm." The post-Supreme Court pro-marriage equality responses continue, with one of the latest from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), whose administration says that gay marriage does "irreparable harm." New Jersey began recognizing civil unions in 2006, and Christie continues to insist that's [...]