Also.Also.Also: Anti-Gay Workplace Discrimination Is Still Happening and Other Stories We Missed This Week

Here’s the news we missed while I was listening to Yeezus.

The SCOTUS on Gay Marriage: “Nope, Nothin’ Yet”

When it comes to two critical gay rights cases being decided upon soon in the Supreme Court, I’m gonna get my Rafiki on and dramatically say it is time.

Except oh, oops, no, nevermind. Not today. It’s not time yet. What the fuck is taking so long? Is it the gears grinding in Anthony Kennedy’s head? Is it the Ghost of Lack of Gay Friends Past? Is it getting the files in order? Are the robes being dry-cleaned? CAN A SISTA GET A RULING ON HER FUTURE OVER HERE?

Maybe on Thursday.

Total Dick Move

This shit is the worst.

MP Robert Biedron of Poland

MP Robert Biedron of Poland

+ Poland’s first openly gay lawmaker was attacked Saturday in Warsaw following the Gay Pride parade.

+ According to Focus on the Family, trans* people don’t exist.

+ Should anyone really be protecting “gay marriage critics?”

+ Grace University expelled a student for being gay – and then demanded she pay back her scholarship.

Hey, This Is A Cool Thing

I wouldn’t lie to you. We’ve been over this before.

Ending Discrimination in the Workplace Apparently Not A Universal Goal for Us as Humans

Obama wants to end discrimination against LGBT folks in the workplaceOR DOES HE? We may never know. That’s politics.



What we do know is this: Marco Rubio does not support gays in the workplace. But he’s totally not a shitty human being or anything.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is touted as a top GOP presidential prospect in 2016, thinks it should be legal to fire someone for their sexual orientation.
ThinkProgress spoke with the Florida Senator at the opening luncheon of the annual Faith and Freedom Forum on Thursday and asked him about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill to make discrimination against LGBT individuals illegal across the country.
Though Rubio bristles at the notion of being called a “bigot,” he showed no willingness to help protect LGBT workers from discrimination. “I’m not for any special protections based on orientation,” Rubio told ThinkProgress.

You Should Give

Be Here Now is “a comedy web show about two sexually progressive NY gals who ditch their down-and-out lives for LA in search of a spiritual awakening.” Fund that shit.

Movin’ On Up

Obama named three more gay ambassadors this week (spoiler alert: they’re gay men) and the Supreme Court Thursday confirmed the first openly gay Latina to serve on the federal bench. Also, THE NEXT DALAI LAMA COULD BE A WOMAN JUST SAYING.

This is good news considering we could use some more women in government so that people can stop stereotyping women in government differently than women as a whole. Or at all. Whichever works.

Three Words: “Starring Ellen Page”

Ellen Page is in a new film called Touchy Feely. I hear it’s chart-toppingly Indie or something.

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. I had all these great political things to say… and then you threw in that damn movie trailer at the end and now I can’t think straight (haha). but seriously…. ellen page =)

  2. I really thought “Starring Ellen Page” was the name of the movie at first, I would totally watch a movie called that. I don’t know what it would be about, but I would watch it.

    • Taking a shot in the dark here, but I would guess the movie would be about Ellen Page.

    • I would be 100% down with doing a Kickstarter for the film “Starring Ellen Page.” It could just be Ellen Page doing stuff and talking about things. It’d be great!

  3. How fitting, we get an upclose shot of Rafiki’s face at the beginning of the article and towards the end we get a baboon’s ass in the form of Rubio.

    Rafiki’s Blue Butt vs. Rubio= blue butt all the way. Both things are full of crap, but at least Rafiki is funny.

  4. So, like, yes Ellen Page…

    Not to objectify her or anything…her movie was pretty good too…

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