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George Takei Should Apologize for Calling Clarence Thomas a "Clown in Blackface" (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

George Takei Should Apologize for Calling Clarence Thomas a “Clown in Blackface”

Gay rights advocate and actor George Takei blasted US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a “clown in blackface.” Sorry, but this is offensive, no matter how much I disagree with the conservative SCOTUS justice. “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights
Texas AG Ken Paxton: County Clerks, Judges CAN Deny Gay Couples (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Texas AG Ken Paxton: County Clerks, Judges CAN Deny Gay Couples

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told judges and clerks in his state that they can deny issuing marriage licenses or performing gay marriages on religious objections, despite the Supreme Court ruling on Friday.   Paxton said in a statement:  “It is important to note that any clerk who wishes to […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Gay Rights
Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court Can’t Overrule God on Gay Marriage

Mike Huckabee: Supreme Court Can’t Overrule God on Gay Marriage

Mike Huckabee on gay marriage Right wing evangelical Mike Huckabee says “I respect the courts, but the Supreme Court is only that — the supreme of the courts. It is not the supreme being. It can’t overrule God,” on the pending ruling on same-sex marriage cases. Wonk Wire reports more religious Americans […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Gay Rights
Religious Right Wants Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Elena Kagan Recusals for Gay Marriage Case

Religious Right Wants Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Elena Kagan Recusals for Gay Marriage Case

SCOTUS hears same-sex marriage case The religious right continues to rear its nervy head. This time, they want liberal SCOTUS justices, Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, to recuse themselves from the same-sex marriage case. Here’s more from Politicususa:  “One of the pre-eminent religious arbiters of all things relating to the […]

by Mira Hutchinson· · Gay Rights
Indiana’s Memories Pizza Slammed on Yelp for Anti-Gay Stance

Indiana’s Memories Pizza Slammed on Yelp for Anti-Gay Stance

Memories Pizza anti-gay stance Crystal O’Connor, the owner of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind., must have thought she was so astute when she publicly proclaimed her company would not serve pizza for gay weddings. That’s as though someone would serve pizza at a wedding. Well, Ms. O’Connor thought wrong. The […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights
Indiana Pizzeria Invokes Religious Freedom Law, No Pies for Gay Weddings

Indiana Pizzeria Invokes Religious Freedom Law, No Pies for Gay Weddings

Religious Freedom Act Gov. Mike Pence said that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act isn’t meant to encourage discrimination. Well, it does. A Walkertown pizzeria said it will discriminate against gays on the basis of this law. This begs the obvious question…who orders pizza for a wedding? Memories Pizza owner Crystal […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights
IN Gov. Mike Pence Says Religious Freedom Law Needs "Clarification" (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

IN Gov. Mike Pence Says Religious Freedom Law Needs “Clarification”

Indiana religious freedom law INDIANA RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAW:  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) said the religious freedom legislation that he signed in private needs “clarification” and a “fix” after outrage and protests erupt over perception that the LGBT community could face discrimination. Never mind the fact that Gov. Pence got […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights
California AG Kamala Harris Seeks to Block “Kill the Gays” Ballot Initiative

California AG Kamala Harris Seeks to Block “Kill the Gays” Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking to block the “kill the gays” ballot initiative that authorizes the killing of gays and lesbians. Matt McLaughlin, a Huntington Beach attorney, paid $200 to file the “Sodomite Suppression Act.” Harris, a U.S. Senate candidate issued her first public statement about Sodomite Suppression Act: […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Says No Court Has Right to Define Marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Says No Court Has Right to Define Marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore doubled down on his position banning gay marriage saying no lower court has the right to define marriage during a contentious interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN. He said he “dissented” from the federal court’s ruling because it was “exactly like” Supreme Court rulings in Dred […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights
Fox’s Shepard Smith: Some States that Fought Integration, Fighting Same-Sex Marriage

Fox’s Shepard Smith: Some States that Fought Integration, Fighting Same-Sex Marriage

Every now and then, someone of Fox News makes sense. Shepard Smith compared the states resisting same sex marriage in the U.S. to those states who wanted to keep segregation in tact in the U.S. during the Civil Rights Movement. This comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will hear four different […]

by Janet Shan· · Gay Rights