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Twenty years ago today…

Saturday, March 21, 2015
It is astounding how our body holds and stores memories, filing them away, only to open their drawer unexpectedly to remind us of their presence. I had planned on sleeping in late this morning, but on my first deep inhale to restore sleep, though, I immediately woke fully: today [...]

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A gay dad’s open letter to Dolce and Gabbana

Monday, March 16, 2015
Domenico Dolce (right) and Stefano Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana are not Ben and Jerry. Ben and Jerry make ice cream fashionable, Dolce and Gabbana make icy fashions. Ben and Jerry are sweetly pro-LGBT and marriage equality. Dolce and Gabbana are rancid in their attacks on gay and lesbian families. [...]

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Coming soon to Salt Lake City: An international festival of bigotry

Sunday, March 15, 2015
A protestor outside a World Congress of Families gathering in Australia in 2014.
An international network of some of the world’s most vitriolic Religious Right activists and self-proclaimed orthodox religious leaders is holding its ninth global conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2015. [...]

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Utah’s LGBT rights bill is a trojan horse for the religious right’s agenda

Friday, March 13, 2015
The Mormon-church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects LGBT Utah residents and religious rights received final approval at the state's Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday, and was signed Thursday evening by Gov. Gary Herbert.
There were both cheers and tears as many in the Utah LGBTQ community celebrated the passage of a workplace and housing nondiscrimination law, but behind closed doors, I suspect it’s actually the leaders of the Religious Right who are cheering the hardest. [...]

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An open letter to the homophobic doctor and florist who humiliate LGBT families

Thursday, March 12, 2015
God did not bring these couples to you so you could judge them. His intention was for you to experience your humanity by serving them. His intention was to enrich you. He failed. [...]

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A field guide to spotting, stopping homophobic laws

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Behold! A Field Guide for spotting and stopping the sneaky new homophobic laws that are stealthily stealing civil rights from everyone -- gay and straight. [...]

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Will our prisons overflow with Christians?

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Many leaders of the Christian Right, from megachurch pastors like Rick Warren to the top prelates in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have repeatedly threatened civil disobedience (and worse) over marriage equality.  If they follow through on their claims, a summer of “martyrdom” may be at hand if the [...]

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The phantom roadmap to LGBT discrimination

Friday, February 27, 2015
Scheming villains thirst to rollback the progress our nation has attained toward full LGBT equality. But, could they actually do it? Insidious laws like Arkansas' innocent-sounding "Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act" (SB 202) may provide the roadmap. [...]

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Why do bakeries have to sell wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies?

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Why do some bakeries have to sell gay wedding cakes, but they don't have to sell cakes with homophobic slurs? And what's REALLY at stake here? Unfurrow your confused brow with this Fireside Chat from Matt Baume. [...]

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Animus on display – why Arkansas SB 202 deserves a veto

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
Last week, after a series of lightning-fast votes, the Arkansas legislature delivered SB 202 to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk. If it becomes law, this bill will preempt local nondiscrimination laws and policies that offer protections on any basis not yet included in state law. [...]

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