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Rubio’s Same-Sex Marriage Opposition Clashes With Generational Message

Marco Rubio often pitches himself as the candidate of the future, but when it comes to the issue of same- sex marriage, he’s something of a throwback.

December 15, 2015

Rep. Julio Gonzalez Doubles Down On ‘Religious Freedom Bill’

This bill’s very existence suggests the lengths to which the forces of recalcitrance and resistance are willing to go to carve out some kind of official exemption for their bigotry.

October 28, 2015

Cartoon: Father Pat And Father Mike Explain Catholic Dissent On Same-Sex Marriage

“Yes, well, Pope Francis has some interesting opinions…”

October 27, 2015

Govt. Workers Have Right To Refuse Gay Marriage Licenses: Pope

“Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right,” Francis said.

September 28, 2015

Jailed Kentucky Clerk Seeks Emergency Injunction In Gay Marriage Case

“The governor’s refusal to take elementary steps to protect religious liberties has now landed Kim Davis in jail,” Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver said.

September 7, 2015

‘Religious Liberty’ Looks A Lot Like Intolerance From Here

It is not just gay men and lesbians who are threatened by the so-called “religious liberty” movement — it’s all of us.

September 7, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Who Refused Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Starts New Appeal

“The contempt order itself was unlawful,” Roger Gannam, a lawyer for Kim Davis, told Reuters.

September 6, 2015

Kentucky Clerk’s Office Issues Marriage License To Gay Couple, Ending Ban

A county clerk’s office in rural Kentucky issued a marriage license to a gay couple on Friday morning after defying a federal judge’s orders for months.

September 4, 2015

This Week In Crazy: What Will You Say ‘When Daddy Comes Home’?

Summer is winding to a close, and sanity is in short supply.

September 4, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Jailed For Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds was held in contempt of court and jailed.

September 3, 2015
marriage equality

The Four-Time Bride Who Won’t Let Gays Get Married

Why would people want to deny others rights and happiness in their personal lives, which should be none of their business?

September 3, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Beware The Gaystapo Goon Squad!

Homophobes, misogynists, bigots… what a wonderful world.

August 14, 2015

Ted Cruz And The Politics Of Faith And Fear

There’s also a dynamic in which each candidate is compelled to out-Herod Herod. To be outflanked on the right is to lose ground.

July 28, 2015
American Tea Party

This Week In Crazy: We’re All Mad Here

I may not agree with your beliefs, but I will defend to the death my right to ridicule them.

July 17, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Against Same-Sex Marriage: ‘I Hope They Don’t Sue Me’

“Making a difference for one couple versus another, that’s not what I’m out to do,” says the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

July 3, 2015
antigay protestor

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
mike huckabee

Why The GOP Has The First Amendment Upside Down

When it comes to gay marriage, millions of aggrieved GOP voters appear to have gotten the First Amendment upside-down.

July 1, 2015
marriage equality

What Moved Marriage Equality From Taboo To Justice?

The Supreme Court’s ruling that states can no longer ban same-sex marriage has set off a cacophony of howling hyperbole by the GOP’s far-out presidential wannabes.

July 1, 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
obergefell

The Acceleration Of History

Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation’s 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

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

Supreme Court Hands Down Landmark Ruling For Marriage Equality

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs, LGBT activists, and marriage equality throughout the nation Friday morning.

June 26, 2015

Why Ted Cruz Isn’t Giving Up The Gay Marriage Fight

Cruz is making it clear that regardless of the case’s outcome, he’ll keep pressing the issue.

June 23, 2015
baptist church

‘Spiritual Warfare’ On Gay Marriage Declared By Southern Baptists

Many of their congregants, sensing the shifting cultural climate on gay marriage, feel defensive and afraid to publicly state their views, wary of being cast as bigots or hate-mongers.

June 17, 2015

Gay Marriage Opponents Prepare For Battle Ahead

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month that could legalize same-sex marriage would provoke a sharp response from many conservative lawmakers, who predict sustained legal and political combat in 2016 and for decades to come.

June 15, 2015