July 30, 2007

Absence of conservative passion for free speech

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2007 | 8:25 PM | comments

When I read Serena's news item several weeks ago about how Ward Churchill had been fired from his tenured position at University of Colorado, I thought, well, this would be a perfect way for those "academic freedom" organizations to show...Read More


UPS gives insurance benefits to civilly united partners in New Jersey

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2007 | 3:57 PM | comments

From a UPS press release: UPS today announced it would offer health care benefits to all civil union partners of hourly employees in New Jersey who are covered under collectively bargained union plans. Management and administrative employees in the state...Read More


Constitutional Convention to doom Hoosier queers?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 30, 2007 | 3:44 PM | comments

Last week I blogged about the current Indiana property tax revolt and the connection to Indiana's constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage and civil unions. While the story got tons of local coverage, a few thought I had gone off...Read More


My Special Reality

Filed by Ethan St. Pierre | July 30, 2007 | 2:42 PM | comments

"Why don't you just demand your rights as an American instead of asking for Special Rights?" Transgender Americans are not asking for special rights but for the same rights that other people have. The fact that transgender Americans are NOT...Read More


Goldwater, Gays & The GOP

Filed by Steve Ralls | July 30, 2007 | 12:46 PM | comments

In an exclusive post on Servicemembers Legal Defense Network's blog, The Frontlines, CC Goldwater writes movingly about her grandfather, former Senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. Her words remind us just how far the Republican party has strayed from true...Read More


Bush Creating the Second Ottoman Empire?

Filed by Storm Bear | July 30, 2007 | 9:29 AM | comments

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Monday question

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2007 | 9:21 AM | comments

Sony's starting a new TV judge show on September 10 - Judge David Young, TV's second gay judge. Check out the link for a trailer (sound starts right when you load up the page). The advertising material presents him as...Read More


Is This What Republicans Are Afraid Of?

Filed by Michael Crawford | July 30, 2007 | 8:35 AM | comments

I have written here, here and here about the attempts by Republican presidential candidates to weasel out of the CNN/YouTube Republican debate. Romney is claiming that answering questions in this format is beneath him, Guiliani is claiming scheduling conflicts. So...Read More


Tyler Whitney's working for a gay pol

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2007 | 6:49 AM | comments

Between the Lines is reporting that Tyler Whitney, the gay webmaster formerly of the Tancredo campaign, has moved back to Michigan and is working for an independent, openly gay candidate for mayor of Michael Moore's hometown, Flint, Michigan: The campaign...Read More


YGST: Journalists strike back

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2007 | 6:25 AM | comments

Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC tears up their Paris Hilton lead story and lets us know what journalism is all about... or at least what it's not about....Read More


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Homotextual: Kate Sorosy

Filed by Ed Team | July 30, 2007 | 6:24 AM | comments

Casper's historic monument plaza is a collection of documents that are the underpinning and foundation of our law. Your monument is simply religious in character, based on your personal religious beliefs regarding Matthew Shepard, and bears no historical significance to...Read More