A playful moment from NYC Pride. Breitbart isn't happy at all.
Inquisitr reports. I would show you a pic of Ms. Palin, but it just seems distasteful.
Our friend Charlie Rounds writes on FB:
This is the face of the gay haters - a woman who has lied over and over again about "abstinence" while having sex with multiple partners and then saying that gay people are disgusting. She is the face of the child-raping, multiple divorce, inter-racial gay hating Republicans and I am tired of all of you! As Margaret would say "Let's feed the poor" Clarence Thomas.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Next Culture War http://t.co/PYCWWM92UI— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 30, 2015
I see no evidence that this claim by David Brooks is more than wishful thinking: "Social conservatives are well equipped to repair this fabric, and to serve as messengers of love, dignity, commitment, communion and grace." There is nothing loving, dignified, nor graceful in their anti-gay slanders. Nor do I recognize my community in the description by Brooks.
Please remind me of what O'Reilly said about the wrong-and-insulting guy waving a big Confederate flag outside the White House a while back.
@NYDailyNews reports. The flag was quickly replaced. But I applaud this well-planned act of civil disobedience. Even if there is a backlash by supporters of this treasonous banner of slavery, the act of domestic terrorism by Dylann Roof has stirred revulsion that will not easily be repressed.
It looks like some folks are getting ready to start a bonfire. Time to break out the marshmallows and weenies! But don't get too close to the fire. We don't want to get Santorum on our marshmallows, and certainly not on our weenies.
I am so proud today to be a co-founder of this chorus. Thanks, guys.
Thank you, Mr. President.
We won marriage equality this morning by a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court of the United States, and we won in a big way. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy writes for the majority:
The fundamental liberties protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause extend to certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy, including intimate choices defining personal identity and beliefs....
Applying these tenets, the Court has long held the right to marry is protected by the Constitution. For example, Loving v. Virginia....
The right of same-sex couples to marry is also derived from the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. The Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause are connected in a profound way....
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
Because it's, like, totally the same. I mean, racial terror on one hand, and equal rights for a minority on the other. They were separated at birth! Or not.
Comic Book Fans Adamant That Human Torch Be Played By Actor Whose Body Actually Engulfed In Flames http://t.co/fZ9mkNP8a9— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 23, 2015
Michael B. Jordan came to many people's attention with his Oscar-worthy performance in "Fruitvale Station." The fan complaints about his casting as the Human Torch are silly and racist.
Matt Baume of AFER explains it all for you.
Anti-gay conservatives threaten secession, civil war and civil disobedience over marriage equality http://t.co/cF20SdPNTL— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 24, 2015
The Devil made me do it.
Matt Barber declares that LGBT rights advocates are "pawns" of the Devil http://t.co/Wejj3uLcds— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 25, 2015
Supreme Court rules Affordable Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help people buy health insurance http://t.co/eaJF9Y56Jr— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 25, 2015
What? The Obama administration is working to advance transgender equality? Outrageous! Interrupt the president at the Pride Month reception!
Dear GetEqual: If you can't get some manners, get a frigging clue.
Here is the video from yesterday's Pride Month reception at the White House, GetEqual heckler and all. The Blade reports. The heckler explains herself. Our friend Ernest Hopkins wrote on FB about the heckler:
Over the line. Protest is an honorable way to make a point and be heard. However, this was no way to treat the LGBT community members at the White House to mark LGBT Pride Month and the advances that we have achieved together with this Administration. The question can be reasonably asked: What do I get by being your friend if you treat me as badly as people who don't give you the time of day?
Holding principled positions because they are right is one thing, but inviting individuals to the White House for cocktails and lovely food and dessert is not a prerequisite. Respectful engagement is preferred when talking with friends, even when we disagree. Too bad this planned protest was timed for this celebratory event at the White House. The cause is just, the tactic was lousy.
Our friend Dana Beyer writes on Facebook:
Good story by Geidner on the continuing progress towards trans equality in the administration. We're now at the stage where muscle needs to enforce the words as they're being clarified.
That these two are among the most distinguished actors working in our language makes this almost surreal, in the happiest possible way. Kiss kiss.