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Silence Is Killing Your LGBT Relatives

All queer people are equally in the crosshairs of homegrown hatred. Our straight families and friends need to recognize this openly and explicitly.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: In 12 Minutes, Hillary Clinton Tells You Why She Doesn’t Deserve Your Vote

Americans need a champion, and Clinton’s own words make plain that the “progressive values” she claims regularly melt away in the face of formidable wealth, power and bigotry.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



The 2015 SCOTUS Awards: A Look Back at the Highs, Lows and Yearly Shenanigans of the Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia earned his stripes as the court’s loosest cannon for his remarks on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, while Justice Clarence Thomas was honored for making it through his ninth year without asking a single question during oral arguments.

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 READ MORE



Northern Ireland Assembly’s Vote to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Is Vetoed

Because the Democratic Unionists, the largest party in Northern Ireland’s devolved Parliament, exercised a voting mechanism to veto the vote, same-sex marriage backers are now expected to turn to the courts.

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 READ MORE



Pope Francis Hails ‘Time of Mercy’ as Synod Ends at the Vatican

Pope Francis marked the end of a lengthy bishops’ summit Sunday in his homily at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 READ MORE



The Moon: Who Will Lead It?

He already thinks he hung it, so Donald Trump would be a natural leader for Jeb Bush’s future moon colony.

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Why Idealism Isn’t Just for Dreamers

In today’s political world, idealism is seen as the enemy of realism and getting things done. But, British journalist Gary Younge argues, idealism is absolutely necessary for society to continue progressing into the world we want to see. It’s what makes things that seem impossible today the reality of the future.

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



17 Biblical Rules for Marriage Kim Davis Should Really Take a Look At

Can zombies get married, according to the Bible?

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Tide To Go Ad Has a Little Clean Fun at Kim Davis’ Expense

Well, that was fast. Director Mark Nickelsburg has made mirth out of cultural conflict by spoofing the controversy over Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis’ recent refusal to issue gay marriage licenses.

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Malcolm Turnbull Ousts Tony Abbott to Become Australia’s New Prime Minister

The former lawyer, banker and journalist is set to be sworn in as the country’s fifth leader in five years after winning a 54-44 vote of Liberal Party lawmakers. He supports climate-change action and same-sex marriage rights, and he is also one of Australia’s richest politicians.

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: What if Kim Davis Refused to License Marriages of Interracial Couples?

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis’ release from jail was turned into a circus by Mike Huckabee, seeking a way to kick-start his presidential campaign. But would Huckabee be defending her if she was denying licenses to interracial couples who want to marry?

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 READ MORE



Kim Davis Is Out of Jail—Now What?

The same Kentucky federal judge who sent Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to jail last week because of her refusal to let her office issue same-sex marriage licenses ordered her release Tuesday.

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 READ MORE



Our Problems Have Everything to Do With What Occurs in Boardrooms, Not Bedrooms

At a time many Republican presidential candidates and state legislators are furiously focusing on private morality—what people do in their bedrooms, contraception, abortion, gay marriage—America is experiencing a far more significant crisis in public morality.

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 READ MORE



Opposing Gay Marriage, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Faces the Wrath of His Party and Family

“I would like to get married,” said Abbott’s sister, Christine Forster, who has been engaged to her partner, Virginia Edwards, since 2013. “And at this point, I cannot.”

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Mike Huckabee Compares Kim Davis’ Stance on Gay Marriage to Abraham Lincoln’s on Slavery

Maybe the term “civil rights” doesn’t mean what Mike Huckabee thinks it means.

Posted on Sep 6, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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Kentucky: First Same-Sex Couple in Rowan County Obtain Marriage License After Jailing of Clerk

James Yates and William Smith Jr. were Rowan County’s first same-sex couple to be granted a license to wed since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized such marriages. It was the sixth time they had tried to obtain a marriage license, finally succeeding the day after County Clerk Kim Davis was sent to jail for refusing to issue the licenses.

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 READ MORE


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Kentucky Court Clerk Kim Davis Jailed in Standoff Over Same-Sex Marriage Licenses (Updated)

After drawing national attention and being found in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples seeking to wed in her area of Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis could be on her way to professional martyrdom for mixing her religious beliefs with her job.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 READ MORE



Colorado Court Says Baker Can’t Refuse to Make Cakes for Gay Couples (Updated)

Now that gays and lesbians have Supreme Court backing to get married, it’s getting harder for wedding-industry workers like Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver, to refuse to do business with same-sex couples.

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 READ MORE


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VIDEO: Robert Scheer on American Power and Arrogance: ‘It’s a Toxic Cocktail’ (Part 10 of 10)

In the final installment of The Real News Network’s series of interviews on “Reality Asserts Itself,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer explains how an infatuation with American culture and an ignorance of American history have led to unbelievable levels of brutality and destruction.

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Is Antonin Scalia Off His Rocker or Just a Sore Loser?

Either way, the sun appears to have set on the Supreme Court justice’s once-promising career.

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart: Thanks to SCOTUS, Americans Can Still Kill Prisoners Painfully and Everyone Else Slowly

After celebrating SCOTUS’ momentous decisions on same-sex marriage, the Fair Housing Act and Obamacare, the “Daily Show” host has one more thing to say to the Supreme Court justices: “What the fuck?”

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



SCOTUS Wraps Up: 5 Takeaways From the Supreme Court’s Current Term

The end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term has brought some big surprises for sure, but should either end of the political/social spectrum get excited about what the major decisions might mean?

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE



No, GOP, Biblical Marriage Was Not Between One Man and One Woman

The freakout by the Republican presidential candidates over the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage provokes me to revise and reprise the following points.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE



Chelsea Manning: SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn’t Rule Out Need for LGBT Movement

In an essay published in The Guardian after the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, Chelsea Manning traced the arc of progress on the issue of LGBT rights, starting from the moment California’s controversial Proposition 8 was passed in 2008 to Friday’s stunning SCOTUS victory.

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald: Victory for Marriage Equality ‘Exposes the Myth of Defeatism’

Friday’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the legal right of same-sex couples to marry “demonstrates that real political change typically comes from citizens, not leaders,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Early Marriage Rights Champion Gavin Newsom

When the then-mayor of San Francisco ordered his city to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004, he helped put the United States on the course that culminated in this week’s historic Supreme Court decision to recognize the marriage rights of gay couples nationwide.

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 READ MORE


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AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Love Wins

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists have a heated discussion about gay marriage after the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision giving same-sex couples the legal right to marry throughout the United States.

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Apparently Justice Thomas Believes the Court Is No Place for Human Dignity

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas stated in his closing opinion on the marriage equality case that “slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved.”

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 READ MORE


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U.S. Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage Legal Nationwide

Same-sex marriage became legal across the whole of the United States after a historic Supreme Court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban the unions unconstitutional.

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 READ MORE



SCOTUS Might Be About to Mess With the Fair Housing Act

While we’re all waiting for the Supreme Court to make some historic calls about key issues like gay marriage, here’s another big one to keep in focus: racial discrimination in housing.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE



Citizens United: Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s Gift to Moneyed Interests

After he spent his early career learning the lobbying ropes in Sacramento, it was only natural that Kennedy as a Supreme Court member would ensure lobbyists’ stranglehold on American politics.

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 READ MORE


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