Tag Archives: LGBT issues

President Obama: making news and making history

TweetYesterday’s announcement by President Obama that he personally believes that same sex couples have a legal right to get married was a watershed moment. It will go down as one of the great days in civil rights history.  As Rachel Maddow said last night, policy-wise, the Obama administration’s legacy on the issue of gay rights was [...]
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What Would Happen If Obama Supported Gay Marriage?

TweetWhile NC tries to ban gay marriage, yesterday Katie wrote about how Joe Biden is being pushed into the closet on gay marriage after expressing his full support on Meet The Press for same-sex marriage. Within hours of the appearance, a Biden aid  felt the need to clarify the comments and senior Obama campaign advisor [...]
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CeCe McDonald pleads guilty to manslaughter

TweetOn June 5th of last year, there was a fight outside a bar in Minneapolis. Several people were involved, a few were injured, one was killed. Only one was arrested. The person who was killed was a straight white cisgender man, and the person who was arrested was a young transgender woman of colour. Around [...]
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Marriage equality proponents oppress anti-gay politician by interrupting his dinner

TweetTony Abbott, the conservative leader of the Australia’s opposition party, was having dinner on Sunday night in Melbourne when he was interrupted by a group of gay rights activists. Abbott, who said just yesterday that he wants a “non-discriminatory society” in which gays and lesbians are not allowed to get married, was not pleased to [...]
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Ohio mom ousted as Boy Scout troop leader for being gay

TweetWell, this is abhorrent: On Tuesday night protesters gathered in front of a Bridgeport church to let their local Boy Scout leaders know how they felt about a controversial decision. The controversy began just last week when a Tiger Scout leader had her membership revoked due to her sexual orientation. Jennifer Tyrrell said she was [...]
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