Alabama Supreme Court Halts All LGBT Marriages

By Tim Peacock In an order issued by the Alabama Supreme Court this evening, the highest court in the state demanded all probate judges immediately halt issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. This ruling flies in the face of the superior federal circuit court ruling (and the following clarifying order issued not long thereafter) issued by U.S. District Court Judge […]

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Christian Activist Files Initiative Petition to Execute LGBT People

Christian activist Matt McLaughlin filed a petition late last week to engage a voter referendum to legalize the death penalty for homosexuality. Taking his cue from other countries more steeped in religion than secular recognition of human rights, McLaughlin paid his $200 filing fee and must now convince around 366,000 California voters that executing LGBT people should be legal. The initiative begins by stating: […]

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Anti-Gay Washington Florist Touring the Conservative Speaking Circuit

Though she claimed it was merely a personal decision and that she had no personal animus toward LGBT people, Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers (the shop that just lost a suit seeking a religious exception to public accommodation law that would allow her to specifically target LGBT people for differential treatment) has begun making the rounds on […]

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AFA Publishes “Bigotry Map” Highlighting LGBT, Secular & Atheist Groups

A new project released by the American Family Association (AFA) – the same organization that asked Bryan Fischer to step down as spokesman while retaining his radio show to spew hatred comparing LGBT people to animals and Nazis – highlights various LGBT, secular, humanist, and atheist groups across the nation. In an obvious take on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) […]

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Tea Party Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Strip LGBT Protections from Millions of Texans

By Tim Peacock Following in Arkansas’ footsteps, a Texas GOP state lawmaker just introduced legislation to remove all LGBT civil non-discrimination protections statewide for LGBT people. The legislation’s sponsor, freshman State Senator Don Huffines (a Tea Party platform favorite), ran for office on a platform of small government but seems okay with overlooking that belief system when it means codifying his […]

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Popular Men’s Rights Activist Calls for Legalizing Rape

By Tim Peacock More than a third of women will endure “rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.” More egregiously, many of these women will neglect to report these sexual assaults for fear of shaming, promiscuity accusations, personal life intrusions, and more. That makes men’s rights activist and blogger Roosh Vörek’s recent call to legalize rape […]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: U.S. Is Ready For LGBT Marriage Equality

By Tim Peacock Speaking with Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr and Matthew Winkler in Washington on Wednesday (and published today), Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued that the nation is ready for LGBT marriage equality. In no uncertain terms, the Notorious RBG gave anti-gay religious conservatives a preview of things to come when the Supreme Court hears arguments in April on the […]

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Georgia School Sued For Ostracizing Atheist Students & Forcing Prayer

Facing a lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), Swainsboro Primary School in Georgia is accused of not only holding Christian prayers in taxpayer-funded classrooms, but also of punishing atheist students for not praying with them. Those students identifying as anything other than Christian weren’t just ejected from classrooms during prayers, they were told their parents were bad for […]

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Alabama’s Anti-Gay Contingent Compares LGBT Marriage Equality to Selma Integration Protests

In separate posts to their organization’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, Sanctity of Marriage Alabama – the primary group opposing LGBT marriage equality in Alabama – inadvertently offered an analogy you’d typically see only on an LGBT activists social media: a comparison between Selma integration protests and modern LGBT marriage equality protests. In their minds, the two are so different the comparison […]

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Alabama Clergy Member Arrested for Attempting to Conduct Same Sex Wedding

By Tim Peacock While the Todd Starnes and Fox News personalities of the nation would have everyone believe religious persecution runs rampant, reality typically proves otherwise. In Alabama this week, however, it does appear as if the government overstepped its grounds and persecuted a clergy member attempting to perform her duties. The Montgomery Advertiser reported today that Anne Susan Diprizio, an ordained minister, […]

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