Roy Moore Would Eliminate Virtually Everyone’s Rights

Alabama Senate Candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore

During an appearance on a far-right, conspiracy theory driven radio show in 2011, Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore made the case for eliminating all of the Constitution’s subsequent amendments not included in the original Bill of Rights. He argued the elimination of every amendment following the Tenth Amendment would ‘eliminate many problems’ the nation has with governance. […]

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Roy Moore: America Hasn’t Been Great Since Slavery

Roy Moore Senate Campaign

Because they were overshadowed by other controversies at the time, remarks made by Alabama Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore are surfacing where he argued America hasn’t been great since slavery was law. He made the remarks during a September campaign speech in response to a question from an African-American man asking when America was last “great” (referencing […]

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The Trump DOJ’s Disingenuous KKK Supreme Court Argument

KKK

During oral arguments earlier this week, Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued that Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips being compelled to serve LGBTQ couples against his religious beliefs is identical to an African-American sculptor being compelled to sculpt a cross for a Ku Klux Klan meeting. Francisco made this argument repeatedly throughout his statements without a hint of irony or regard for the […]

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True Colors: Trump OK With Signs Refusing Service to LGBTQ People

Persecution and Privilege

Following Supreme Court oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Donald Trump would be fine with businesses hanging Jim Crow-style signs saying they would refuse to serve LGBTQ people. This is just the latest in a long series of anti-LGBTQ measures and positions Trump and his administration have taken since he […]

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Supreme Court Poised to Deal Another Blow to LGBTQ Rights

Masterpiece Cakeshop at the Supreme Court

Following the 90 minute oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court today in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, observers almost unanimously voiced concerns that the high court appears ready to side against LGBTQ public accommodation protections in lieu of granting a ‘religious liberty’ exception to business owners. Such a ruling would have a devastating effect on state and local level anti-discrimination […]

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Freedom From? Or Freedom TO? SCOTUS & Masterpiece Cakeshop

Masterpiece Cakeshop

The lyrics from an old song keep running through my head. “If I knew you were coming, I’d have baked a cake, baked a cake…” Unless you’re gay, of course. Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will determine which version of that song we’ll sing. Masterpiece Cakeshop insists that its cakes are “art,” and […]

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Two Cases, One Path: The Future of LGBTQ Rights at the Supreme Court

As the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing arguments in the landmark Masterpiece Cakeshop case today, news of another case they let stand is making news. In the case of Turner v. Pidgeon – a case pitting LGBTQ spousal benefits against the state of Texas – the high court sided with Texas by refusing to hear arguments and letting the last decision […]

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Anti-Gay Lawmaker Resigns After Being Caught Having Same-Sex Relations

Ohio state legislator Wes Goodman

Hypocrisy occurs in varying degrees throughout the American political system. Ohio state legislator Wes Goodman recently provided a case-in-point example when the openly anti-LGBTQ 33-year-old was caught engaging in sexual relations with another man in his office. Goodman — whose wife is a prominent anti-abortion lobbyist — stepped down from office after the embarrassing event. Fellow Republicans have called Goodman […]

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Responsible Media Consumption: Shame On The New York Times

The New York Times is yet again using its massive platform to promote bigotry and hatred. In a fawning piece about pro-genocide conservative Ben Shapiro, who has built a career branding his violent bigotry as an intellectual rebuke of “PC culture,” the largest daily newspaper in the United States of America portrayed Shapiro’s transphobia in a disturbingly positive light. Apparently […]

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AL Senate Candidate Roy Moore: “Transgenders Don’t Have Rights”

Roy Moore Senate Campaign

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore – the man facing allegations of being a pedophile – argued at a press conference Wednesday that “The transgenders don’t have rights.” While some would read this statement as meaning transgender people are not a class of people recognized as being a protected class, based on his previous remarks about LGBTQ people, the comment should probably […]

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