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AP/Nam Y. Huh

Daddy’s Boy: Andrew Sullivan’s Presidential Crush

The wider political pathology here is authoritarianism, and not simply a garden variety of British royalism.

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Elise Amendola

Truthdiggers of the Week: Judges of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

In an August 1996 letter, President Bill Clinton wrote that raising the issue of gay marriage was “divisive and unnecessary.” He was right about the first part, but according to a decision by a federal appeals court in Boston this week, he was mistaken about the second.

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Illustration by Mr. Fish

The War on Gays

In most of America, life for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people is getting worse—much worse.

Posted on May 28, 2012 READ MORE


A Rare Admission That Money Trumps Everything Else

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using his power to undermine a popular proposal to increase the minimum wage.

Posted on May 25, 2012 READ MORE



M.V. Jantzen

Poll: Same-Sex Marriage Likely to Be Upheld in Maryland

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows that a referendum to keep Maryland’s law allowing same-sex marriage, which is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, is likely to pass.

Posted on May 24, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Matt Rourke

Black Community Poised to Follow Obama’s Leadership on Gay Rights

Since the president’s affirmation of marriage equality, a series of African-American organizations, politicians, sports and entertainment figures have also announced their support.

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North Carolina Pastor Advocates Putting Gays and Lesbians in Electrified Pen

In a disturbing rant posted to YouTube, a North Carolina pastor is seen calling for gays and lesbians to be killed by fencing them off in an electrified pen. The pastor, identified as Charles L. Worley, is reported to have made the homophobic remarks May 13 after President Obama came out in support of legalizing same-sex marriage.

Posted on May 22, 2012 READ MORE


The NAACP’s Relevance Step

With its support for gay marriage, the NAACP has done more than strike a blow for fairness and equality.

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Mexican Journalists Silenced to Death

Freedom of the press is threatened every day in Mexico as journalists are tortured and killed; Obama’s support of gay marriage distracts the public from the impunities in Afghanistan; press freedom is also under attack in the U.S. as journalists are arrested for protesting. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 20, 2012 READ MORE


The Only True Way to Save Marriage From Obama

Across America—and particularly in the red states that have rejected gay marriage—divorce rates are continually rising, along with teen pregnancies, out-of-wedlock births and single motherhood (which somehow afflict gay-friendly blue states far less).

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Bill Maher on ‘Conan’: Obama Not First Gay President

When Newsweek published a cover this week that declared Obama America’s “first gay president” after he came out in favor of same-sex marriage, it raised some eyebrows. On Tuesday, comedian Bill Maher addressed the controversial cover during an interview with Conan O’Brien.

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Dress for Success

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Raining on Obama’s Gay Pride Parade

Last time on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Scott Tucker disrupts the celebration of Obama’s gay marriage announcement; the Green Party candidate; Robert Scheer and Sergei Plekhanov; austerity check; and the class politics of parking tickets.

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Raining on Obama’s Gay Pride Parade

Last time on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Scott Tucker disrupts the celebration of Obama’s gay marriage announcement; the Green Party candidate; Robert Scheer and Sergei Plekhanov; austerity check; and the class politics of parking tickets.

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AP/Jae C. Hong

Romney Doubles Down on Opposition to Gay Marriage

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romey confirmed Saturday that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction when he told an audience at Liberty University that marriage is between a man and a woman. President Obama had voiced his support for marriage equality just a few days earlier.

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A Whiff of ‘Hope and Change’

President Obama’s evolutionary leap on same-sex marriage is a historic advance in the nation’s long march toward equality and justice.

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Tony Kushner on Marriage Equality, Sendak and Lincoln

Award-winning playwright and gay rights activist Tony Kushner speaks with “Democracy Now!” about Obama’s decision to support same-sex marriage, the life of children’s author Maurice Sendak, and his regard for Abraham Lincoln, about whom he wrote a screenplay for an upcoming film directed by Steven Spielberg.

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AP/Ben Margot

Hope and Hesitation in Obama’s Sudden Conversion

Once again President Barack Obama has come tantalizingly close to being terrific.

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Marriage Made in Heaven

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Thanks for the Memories

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White House/Pete Souza

Obama and Gay Marriage: Thanks for Nothing

Anyone who attributes courage to Obama in making this announcement is in a bemused state of mind.

Posted on May 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama Evolves, Backs Gay Marriage

At last, Barack Obama is supporting same-sex marriage. The president disclosed in a television interview that he had changed his long-standing position, a move that should satisfy (at least for now) a Democratic base that was growing frustrated with him over the controversial social issue.

Posted on May 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama’s Gay Marriage Conundrum (Update)

Campaign politics have always been about evading difficult questions and buying time. But President Obama’s refusal to take a firm position on gay marriage is particularly troublesome to many. (Update: Obama came out in favor of same-sex marriage Wednesday.)

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Same-Sex Marriage

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North Carolina Voters Expected to Ban Gay Marriage

A measure that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions is expected to pass Tuesday in North Carolina, according to the latest poll of likely voters there.

Posted on May 8, 2012 READ MORE



Karger Campaign

The Gay, Jewish, Pro-Pot Republican Candidate Has Something to Say

Fred Karger is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination—one of five remaining, if you count him.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 READ MORE


Clooney, Pitt, Sheen, Lynch & Co. Make a Play for Marriage Equality

On March 3, director Rob Reiner led an all-star cast, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Martin Sheen and Jamie Lee Curtis, through Dustin Lance Black’s play “8,” about the court battle over marriage equality in California that was set in motion by the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008.

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Same-Sex Marriage

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Governor Makes Gay Marriage Legal in Maryland

Good show, governor. On Thursday, Maryland joined the growing list of states to make same-sex marriage legal, and Gov. Martin O’Malley made it a memorable occasion, complete with an after-party at his place.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Gov. Christie Nixes New Jersey Gay Marriage Bill

Talk about a killjoy: After a long slog and Thursday’s sweet victory in the New Jersey Assembly, the same-sex marriage bill that had managed to make it through all the legislative steps except one was vetoed Friday by Gov. Chris Christie.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Rich Schultz

Gay Marriage Bill Awaits Governor’s Call in N.J.

The news that a bill legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey made it through the state Assembly on Thursday would be cause for immediate celebration if Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t poised to veto the measure.

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 READ MORE



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Gay Marriage Closer to Reality in New Jersey

On Monday, gay marriage supporters scored another legislative victory with the news that the New Jersey Senate had passed a bill that will allow same-sex couples to make it official—that is, if the measure can make it past the state’s conservative governor, Chris Christie.

Posted on Feb 13, 2012 READ MORE



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A ‘Queer History’ of Rick Santorum and Proposition 8

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Robert Scheer on the mortgage settlement, MLK in his own words, and “A Queer History of the United States” author Michael Bronski on Rick Santorum, Proposition 8, Ellen DeGeneres and gay marriage in Washington state. (This is a pledge show.)

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A ‘Queer History’ of Rick Santorum and Proposition 8

Last week on Truthdig Radio: Robert Scheer on the mortgage settlement, MLK in his own words, and “A Queer History of the United States” author Michael Bronski on Rick Santorum, Proposition 8, Ellen DeGeneres and gay marriage in Washington state. (This is a pledge show.)

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Eric Risberg, Pool

Truthdigger of the Week: 9th Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt

Just in time for a certain prefabricated, romance-related holiday that shall remain nameless, we offer you a little valentine (oops!) of our own with a Truthdigger winner who truly brought the love in one inspiring gesture he made in a federal appeals court, of all places.

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Ben Margot

Judge Puts Heart Into Prop. 8 Ruling

In throwing out California’s notorious Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, appellate Judge Stephen Reinhardt showed the heart of a romantic and humor in a ringing defense of the often-scorned institution of marriage.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Elaine Thompson

Gay Marriage Is Legal in Washington State

Washington became the seventh state to enter into the distinguished company of those that recognize the right of gays and lesbians to marry when the House passed Gov. Chris Gregoire’s same-sex marriage bill with a 55-43 vote Wednesday. Gregoire is expected to sign the bill into law within the next five days.

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Obama Gets Ready to Defend Birth Control Policy

It’s an election year, so it’s time to play wedge issue roulette. Which culture war favorite is it going to be this time? Gay marriage? The Obama administration’s recent and contested decision to require Catholic organizations to provide birth control coverage to employees? Updated

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Jeff Chiu

Appeals Court Declares Prop. 8 Unconstitutional

Here’s some real progress and some good news: On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in San Francisco decided, in a 2-1 ruling, that California’s infamous Proposition 8, the same-sex marriage ban approved by voters in 2008, was unconstitutional. Now, on to the Supreme Court.

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 READ MORE



Flickr / laverrue

Washington State Poised to Pass Gay-Marriage Bill

She’s thought it over, and now Washington state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen has made up her mind in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, which should give the gay-marriage measure currently under consideration in the Evergreen State enough legislative oomph to push it over the line and become law. Stay tuned.

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 READ MORE



The Stranger

The Evergreen State Needs One Vote for Marriage Equality

One senatorial vote stands between Washington state and gay marriage. Five legislators remain undecided. With a view to tipping the scales, Seattle’s Stranger newspaper has cataloged their indecision, complete with contact info for readers interested in giving them a lean.

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 READ MORE


A ‘Fuck You’ From Iowa

The caucuses have a lot of us fizzy-water-drinking cognoscenti chortling about those backward Iowans with their reactionary conservatives and simpleton farmers. This guy would like to set the record straight.

Posted on Jan 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama and Gay Rights: 2012 Edition

To the consternation of many, President Obama has managed to avoid taking a strong position on potentially polarizing issues like same-sex marriage without completely losing the support of the GLBTQ constituency. But will his strategically noncommittal stance work in the next election cycle?

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 READ MORE



Obama Still of Two Minds on Gay Rights

While the Obama administration has spoken up for gay rights, it has yet to support gay marriage; Kevin Spacey has been heckling noisy audience members in his role as Richard III; meanwhile, L.A. and Occupy L.A. have come to a similar consensus about corporate personhood: It needs to go! These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 READ MORE



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The Battle for Gay Marriage Plods On

The sponsors of Proposition 8 and other contested laws are entitled to defend such measures when the state refuses to do so, the California Supreme Court declared Thursday afternoon. The ruling could push the long argument over same-sex marriage—which has wearied its proponents and adversaries—to the desks of federal judges, including those on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 READ MORE


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