Research on nationwide LGBT legal equality, bisexuals in the UK, racism in the university classroom, and religion. PLUS updates on your fave/least fave Republicans, police practices overhaul in Cleveland, new laws and more!
Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress at graduation, Michael Brown should have been 19 this week, a young trans girl who’s banned from the correct bathroom, support for same-sex marriage at an all-time high, and more!
Many upsetting Texas bills, Dorian Johnson’s arrest, a chapter of the Satanic Temple in MIssouri exercising its religious freedom, the first-ever LGBTQ Leaders of Color White House Summit, updates on presidential candidates across the board, and more!
Protests continue in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, the Pope speaks out against gendered pay inequality, Harvard’s poll of young voters, a Republican politician on Grindr, and more!
The state of conversion therapy, campus sexual assault protests at Columbia, Marylin Zuniga and get-well cards for Mumia, an anti-trans bathroom bill in Nevada, abortion laws in Oklahoma, and more!
Arkansas and Indiana legislatures both passed revised versions of their “religious freedom” bills this afternoon. They’re still terrible.
“When a conservative pundit tells the media, “I don’t know why people are so upset. This law has been on 19 state books for years,” he is assuming his viewers/readers/listeners are all idiots who can’t do their own research on the matter. So let’s prove that guy wrong.”
In the latest development of the legislative rollercoaster that is the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Governor Mike Pence has pledged to “fix this and move forward,” while also reiterating that there’s nothing about the law that needs fixing.
Alabama’s Chief Justice, Roy Moore, has told probate court judges to ignore the federal ruling that has legalized gay marriage in the state, leaving only a few counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Mike Huckabee says he tolerates your gayness like he tolerates your love of cheap Cabernet. But the weddings and bacon-wrapped shrimp are a bridge too far.
When will Hillary Clinton step in and save us from this doom?
Florida’s recent gay marriage ruling is not definitive but it raises the question of when this issue will reach its way up the the Supreme Court and also makes me consider how strange it is to be in this inbetween time where it is legal in some places and not in others.
Today the Supreme Court decided that Hobby Lobby has the right to refuse to cover its employees’ birth control; this is why the ruling happened and what it means.
Senate Republicans decide that raising the minimum wage would hurt people, which sounds economically inaccurate.
The potential for discrimination extends far beyond same-sex couples wishing to celebrate their partnerships; theoretically, it could affect anyone who acts against someone else’s religious beliefs.
What just happened with ENDA, and what do you need to know to make sense of it? Everything you’ve ever needed to know about ENDA right up to the minute is right here!
HRC has announced that it will begin working for equality abroad as well as in the US — but is that a good thing? Let’s ask Daniel Loeb and Paul Singer.
Because hey, if you’re going to go there, you could at least be thorough.
Perhaps Christie’s evolution could help push Republicans into being less bigoted and terrible to queers. But that, of course, might be pie in the sky.
As Moral Monday grows, their initial impetus—the universality of the struggle for justice—remains steadfast. As NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber chants (and everyone repeats) at the demonstrations, “Forward Together, Not One Step Back.”