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Official Involved In Bush-Era Purge of Gay Employees Now Working For Trump

A little-noticed inspector general report, released in 2013, depicts Trump appointee James Renne as a central player in an anti-gay purge at the Office of Special Counsel during the Bush administration. The report found that employees were targeted for no legitimate reason, pointing to “facts which reflect that…Mr. Renne may have been motivated…by a negative personal attitude toward homosexuality and individuals whose orientation is homosexual.”

April 10, 2017
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This Week In Crazy: Special Marriage Equality Insanity Edition

When five Justices legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last Friday, they released a torrent of unhinged rage from the conservative right wing. For those who appreciate such demented howling from the fire-and-brimstone crowd, this week has just been a buffet of ire, bigotry, unreason, and insanity.

July 3, 2015

Texas Will Give Legal Help To Officials Who Refuse Same-Sex Couples On Religious Beliefs

The Texas attorney general told local county clerks and other officials that if they refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or perform weddings because they conflict with their religious beliefs the state will help them fight their case if they face lawsuits.

June 29, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Q&A

Some states are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Religious leaders and business owners are wondering what effect the legalization might have on their practices.

June 29, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Texas Is Nuttier Than We Thought

With the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in a landmark gay rights case, this was a big week for anti-gay nuts. Not to mention the paranoid Texans who defended their state from a federal invasion, or the preacher who took to Facebook to wage holy war against a comic book character. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”

May 1, 2015

Lawmakers Ask San Francisco Archbishop Not To Attend Anti-Gay Marriage Rally

By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution earlier this year that would […]

June 12, 2014

Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist’s Anti-Gay Preacher, Dies At 84

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kansas. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the Associated Press but did not give the cause. With his small […]

March 20, 2014

Uganda Leader Says Gays Are ‘Sick’ But Should Not Be Executed

Kampala (AFP) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni views gays as “sick” but does not believe they should be jailed or executed and will block a push by parliament to impose tough penalties, his spokesman said on Friday. “He does not approve of homosexuality but he believes that these people have a right to exist,” presidential […]

January 17, 2014