With Bil out of commission for several days for a not-so-minor medical procedure, I've had my hands full trying to keep up with the Bilerico post queue and haven't had much time to write up something witty or insightful for today's What You Need To Know. So in exchange, I offer you this adorable photo:
Here's what you need to know today:
- The Marine Corps are the first branch of the military to inform spouse clubs that they must admit same-sex spouses if they want to continue operating on Marine bases.
- Raising My Rainbow turns two, and reflects on what the years have brought in the journey of their family.
- Despite widespread public opposition to LGBT rights, for the first time a court in Serbia has ruled against someone for anti-gay discrimination in the workplace.
- Right-wing Christians are really trying to sell the line that the Christians are the true oppressed people in America.
- A lesbian couple in North Carolina were understandably upset after a restaurant owner handed them a letter condemning homosexuality as they were leaving his restaurant.
- After word of his hateful and dangerous anti-LGBT preaching in the 90s made its way onto the internet, the pastor who had been scheduled to give the benediction at President Obama's second inaugural has withdrawn.
- Scott Lively's anti-LGBT rhetoric has officially passed into the realm of humorous and/or diagnosably unhinged with his new claim that gay marriage caused the biblical flood associated with Noah's Ark.
- As a college student in 1992, Newark mayor and LGBT advocate Cory Booker wrote an article for the Stanford University paper about how a one-on-one interaction with a gay person led him to overcome his "disgust and latent hostility" towards LGBT people.
- Arguing in favor of ENDA from a Christian perspective.
- Lincoln Chafee, the governor of Rhode Island and a supporter of marriage equality, has declared his intention to veto any bill that would put same-sex marriage to a popular vote rather than letting the legislature change the state laws.
- Jeremy Hooper reflects on David Blankenhorn's change of heart on marriage equality, while also not ignoring his legacy of damage to the LGBT community.
- From The University of Alberta's Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services's No To Homophobia campaign comes an elegantly done PSA that hits like a punch to the gut. h/t to Towleroad
(image source: Wintersong Tashlin - all rights reserved)