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A gay dad draws protest from the school that cancelled a play about two gay penguins

Thursday, May 14, 2015
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As writers and activists enter the public discussions, they tend to adopt a style and way of communicating that works for them. For me, I am a gay dad who writes people letters in a very public way... [...]

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Dear Texas: You can’t obey the U.S. Supreme Court only when its rulings please you

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
For those who marvel at the pathetic depths to which the 84th Texas Legislature has regularly descended, prepare to marvel again... [...]

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Satanists seize Christian Right’s redefined religious freedom bills and run

Sunday, May 10, 2015
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It will be no small irony if Satanists turn out to be heroes of religious freedom in our time. [...]

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Christian Right leaders escalate anti‑LGBT threats

Friday, May 8, 2015
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As marriage equality has advanced around the country, and the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the issue in June, threatening language is escalating on the Christian Right. [...]

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Gay dad on the elementary school mob that cancelled a play about a gay penguin family

Saturday, May 2, 2015
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There was another significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. [...]

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Not all the same: Christian Right’s Hobby Lobbyization of RFRAs hits the fan

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Indiana governor Mike Pence (seated) at a private ceremony to sign a religious freedom bill into law, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
It is revealing how important it was to conservatives that the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act not be seen as discriminatory – using false claims about the federal and other state level RFRAs as a cover. [...]

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Growing Mormon-Catholic Alliance: Quiet partners behind the Christian Right’s religious discrimination agenda

Sunday, April 26, 2015
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One of the primary drivers of the movement to corrupt and redefine religious freedom isn’t someone in a shouting match on cable news, but a decades-long alliance of top Mormons and Catholics. [...]

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The overlooked Indiana outcomes that could haunt the Christian Right

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.
There is something about recent events in Indiana that may not be immediately obvious. The national outcry in the wake of the signing of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) by Governor Mike Pence (R) was not only an important moment in the struggle against LGBTQ non-discrimination, but it [...]

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Put a ring on it: Why marriage matters

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Russ and Kergan's wedding.
While the LGBT community continues to battle discriminatory legislation in states across the country, it gives me some measure of comfort to know that this month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the long-raging debate over same gender marriage. [...]

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The campaign to undermine pro-LGBTQ churches

Sunday, March 29, 2015
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You may have noticed that Christian Right organizations are promoting the idea that people are leaving pro-LGBTQ churches because of their support for equal rights, and for rejecting the Right’s corrupt and redefined version of religious freedom. [...]

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