March 7, 2010

My Civil Rights Are Different Than Yours

Filed by Keri Renault | March 07, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

An ominous undertone pervaded hearings on Civil Marriage and Anti-Discrimination in Maryland last week. Gloomy gray skies and rain prevailed outside the Miller Senate building. Inside the Judicial Proceedings Committee a storm of hateful discrimination raged. Let me assure you...Read More


Virginia Attorney General Moves Against Gay Employees

Filed by Michael Hamar | March 07, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

In the wake of his letter to the public colleges and universities in Virginia directing them to strip gays and lesbians of employment protection policies, the reaction has been loud and one of universal condemnation - except of course for...Read More


Making It Legal

Filed by Terrance Heath | March 07, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I suppose it’s no secret anymore. We went down to the courthouse Wednesday morning, and got a place in line. At least 16 couples were waiting at 7:15 a.m. inside the city’s Moultrie courthouse, which houses the marriage bureau and...Read More


Top 10 Things You Should Know About Paid Parental Leave

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 07, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Janet Walsh is the deputy director of the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. Imagine that you are four months pregnant, excitedly telling your friends and family and starting to make plans for baby. You tell your...Read More


Get Your Sexism off My Gender Expression. Or Else.

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | March 07, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today I suddenly realized I spend a lot of time having sudden realizations. I'm weird like that. I also have not-so-sudden realizations. Some realizations happen every single day, and my reaction is an extremely predictable and unvarying one -- I...Read More


The Cautionary Tale of the Salty Seaman

Filed by Sean Bugg | March 07, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am one foul-mouthed motherfucker. I am not alone in this. In my two decades in Washington I've worked closely with people who spew some pretty goddamned vulgar language every fucking minute of the day. I know bureaucrats, executive directors...Read More


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Marie Osmonds poor gay son killed himself

Filed by Ed Team | March 07, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"marie osmonds poor gay son killed himself because he had been told how wrong and how sick he was every day of his life by his church and the people in it. Calling that "depression" is a lie! Yet the...Read More


If you're ugly, join the clergy

Filed by Bil Browning | March 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Nun humor. It doesn't get any funnier than this on a Sunday morning. We won't be able to find Father Tony, he'll be curled up in the corner holding his sides. Maybe. (Hat tip to Sara)...Read More