A look at the day’s political happenings, including Republican Congressman Steve King doubles down on controversial immigration comments he recently made and Anthony Weiner says he won’t drop out of the New York City mayoral race amid a new sexting scandal.
John G. Lawrence of Lawrence v. Texas, arguably the most important gay rights case in the history of the Supreme Court, was angry when police charged into his home to find him having sex with Tyrone Garner. His courage in pressing the case led to a 2003 decision that read, “The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime.”
A member of Israel’s parliament has an unusual explanation for the recent spate of earthquakes in his country: It’s the gays! Specifically, says Orthodox lawmaker Shlomo Benizri, the Israeli government’s acceptance of and tolerance toward homosexuals have incurred God’s wrath in the form of tectonic rumblers.
Whether or not Larry Craig manages to save his Senate career, the circumstances of his arrest bear exploring. Isn’t there a better way to secure an airport bathroom than the institutionalized entrapment and humiliation of gay men?