Politics: Recently Filed

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A Tortured Response to the Torture Report

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Only the worst kind of wingnut could conclude that America is "awesome" in spite of -- or because of -- "forced anal feeding and rehydration" of detainees. But that's what we heard this week.Read More


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An Open Letter to Pastor Stacy Swimp

Filed by Viktor Kerney | December 10, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

I'm sure you're proud of yourself for derailing LGBT civil rights in Michigan, but your entire argument against them is based on nonsense.Read More


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What We Learned from Michigan's LGBT Rights Fiasco

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | December 10, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

LGBT groups are refusing to abandon the transgender community, but conservatives are exploiting this unity for their own nefarious purposes.Read More


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Fayetteville, Arkansas Repeals LGBT Rights Ordinance

Filed by John M. Becker | December 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Last night, the people of Fayetteville, Arkansas narrowly voted to repeal the city's historic LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinance.Read More


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Michigan House Passes 'Right to Discriminate' Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | December 08, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

The Republican-controlled Michigan House of Representatives passed a GOP-sponsored bill that would create a special "right" to discriminate on the basis of religion.Read More


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Here's Michele Bachmann Singing Macklemore

Filed by John M. Becker | December 05, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Because it's Friday. You're welcome.Read More


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Lutheran Finns Resign in Droves Over Bishop's Support for Equal Marriage

Filed by John M. Becker | December 05, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Finland's Lutheran archbishop praised last week's marriage equality vote. His pro-LGBT comments led nearly 7,800 people to resign from the church in protest.Read More


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House Republicans Kill ENDA

Filed by John M. Becker | December 04, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Late yesterday, a GOP-controlled House committee shot down an attempt to attach a version of the ENDA to a defense bill, effectively killing the measure for this session.Read More


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Modest Proposals Won't Prevent Another Ferguson

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 04, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

No amount of body cameras or weapons distribution program oversight will solve the problems uncovered by Ferguson. Only fundamental national change can do that.Read More


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BREAKING: 11th Circuit Declines to Stay FL Marriages

Filed by John M. Becker | December 03, 2014 | 3:15 PM | comments

Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, the stay expires at the end of the day on January 5, 2015.Read More


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D.C. Bans Dangerous, Discredited 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Filed by John M. Becker | December 03, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Yesterday, the Washington, D.C. city council unanimously voted to ban so-called "conversion therapy" - a dangerous and discredited form of psychological abuse that falsely claims to change people from gay to straight - from being performed on minors.Read More


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Yes, Sports Are Political

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 02, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

From the raised fist at the 1968 Olympics to the St. Louis Rams putting their hands up in 2014, from Billie Jean King to Michael Sam -- sport is political.Read More


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Reagan's Press Secretary Repeatedly Laughed at AIDS

Filed by John M. Becker | December 01, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

How many more lives could have been saved if Ronald Reagan's administration spent the first years of the AIDS epidemic working on it instead of laughing about it?Read More


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Marriage News Watch: AR, FL, MS, WY

Filed by John M. Becker | December 01, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Matt Baume of the American Foundation of Equal Rights recaps the latest marriage equality news in a handy video round-up.Read More


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Gambia: We'd Rather Persecute Gays Than Accept Aid

Filed by John M. Becker | December 01, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

Gambia's foreign minister said this week that his country will continue persecuting gay people, regardless of any aid cuts from Western nations.Read More