Tag Archives: LGBT rights

Pennsylvania becomes 19th state where same-sex marriage is now legal

Tweet In a ruling last night, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages – and joined the ranks of peers in other states, like Idaho and Oregon, who have expertly defended the constitutional right of all people to marry.  Tweet
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In the Name of Our Humanity: The Failure of Tolerance for LGBTQ People

TweetThere’s been an instructive imbroglio flaring between a few men in the middle echelons of the American commentariat. The New York Times’ Ross Douthat wrote about the “terms of surrender” that he and other opponents of LGBT  marriage equality were currently negotiating against what he sees as gay rights’ relentless march, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern [...]
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Breaking: Senate passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act

TweetWith a vote of 64-32, earlier today the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the first time in history the institution has voted to include LGBT people in a non-discrimination law. Though legislating equality has incredibly valid critiques, and it might [...]
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Illinois celebrates marriage equality

Tweet  Illinoians – this Washington, DC transplant included – are long at last able to celebrate the passage of a marriage equality law! Last night lawmakers approved the bill after (finally) getting enough House votes to move the bill through the Senate. Governor Pat Quinn intends to sign the bill into law to take effect [...]
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Quick Hit: Vanderbilt Divinity School appoints black lesbian woman as dean

TweetDespite some religious bigots that insist on invalidating the lives of LGBTQ folks; and others who do not think women should have leadership roles, queer women of color are righteously taking up space! Vanderbilt Divinity School appointed Emilie Townes as their newest dean. Not only is she holding it down for queer people of color but [...]
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