The rulings have absolutely no effect on any American who is not gay, and still, those unaffected ideologues are screaming the loudest they and their rights were eviscerated with the rulings.
Contrary to the fear mongering by the religious right, the sky didn't fall, and there aren't any divine storm clouds in D.C. after the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court listened to arguments in the first of two cases considering marriage equality today, and here is what you need to know.
More than 80 Republicans have signed a brief which will be submitted to the Supreme Court in support of Marriage Equality
Dr. James Dobson is an Obama-basher of long standing, and his behavior demonstrates why this country can never compromise the separation of church and state.
Mitt Romney’s claim of adhering to a Bain confidentiality agreement does not explain hiding a $10,000 donation to a hate-group.
Santorum surges in GOP races. My local newspaper headline pretty much captured the flavor of yesterday’s round of two Republican Presidential caucuses and one non-binding primary.
It was definitely the flaming heterosexual’s day in the sun, though in the future there will be many more of those hotter than normal sunny days in all sections of the U.S. with our escalating warming of the planet. Santorum is, of course, a vehement climate denier. Speaking in tongues that only the evangelical crowd could understand, he told a Colorado audience the day before the vote that global warming was part of a scientific plot to….”even more greatly control your life.” An estimated 10-15% of the scientific community agrees with him. Besides, how else yuh gonna git them thar Tea Party votes?
NOM says the rainbow is a Christian symbol stolen by the gay rights people. Would this be a good time to ask for the cross back, since it predates Christianity?
Prop 8 is the result of California's Supreme Court decision that said banning same-sex couples from marrying was unconstitutional. Religious bigots gathered signatures, mobilized church leaders and conservative pundits to put Proposition 8 on the ballot, and Californians narrowly passed the measure.
"The shift in opinion on same-sex marriage has been broad-based, occurring across many demographic, political and religious groups," Pew announces.
The pros and cons of abortion aside, Dobson seems to miss one of the original purposes of the Constitution, which was to protect the American people from “excesses of democracy” of local legislatures, which tended to run roughshod over the rights of the minority.
It was a good day for the Constitution when Vaughn R. Walker, the chief judge of the Federal District Court in San Francisco, struck down Proposition 8 as a violation of the Constitution’s free exercise clause. It was proof of as Judge Walker wrote, “Tradition alone, however, cannot form the rational basis for a law.”
Learn how to amaze your friends at next week's Super Bowl party in one easy lesson. When the subject of the Prop. 8 trial comes up between Super Bowl commercials, be able to look the host(ess) right in the eye and say, "If the plaintiffs prevail, same-sex marriage restrictions are toast just like Jim Crow after Brown v. Board of Education."
In just a few short days Santa will be delivering presents to the nice and coal to the naughty. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Santa’s list to see what some of America’s top political figures can be expecting for Christmas. There will be some surprises under the tree for Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin and others.
President Obama made a surprise appearance before the White House's daily press briefing to announce that both the American Medical Association and the AARP have endorsed the House version of the healthcare reform bill. This move was a not subtle, but effective upstaging of the tea party healthcare protest.
Kimberly Daniels recently wrote about Halloween Candy for Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network web site, and her rhetoric about demonic Halloween candy personifies a brand of religion that amounts to Christian superstition. It links to the crazy that is epitomized by extreme fundamentalists.
Within a year, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has gone from a little known congresswoman to a being figure on the far right. Bachmann has accomplished this by working the media, especially the cable news networks, in order to raise her profile and campaign cash.
Despite Glenn Beck's protests that he is non-partisan, on his radio show today he offered to hold a fundraiser for right winger Rep. Michele Bachmann. Beck asked Bachmann how he could help her raise money, and then said, "We should have a fundraiser for you, Michele."
Rep. Michele Bachmann was on FNC's The O'Reilly Factor last night, where she indulged in one of O'Reilly's favorite hobbies, attacking MSNBC. O'Reilly said that the left is after Bachmann, and she replied, "So now it's like I almost have personal stalkers, only they have TV shows..."
With the news that Rep. Michele Bachmann's main Democratic challenger Elwyn Tinklenberg would not be taking her on again in 2010, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann thought that it was time to pay tribute to his favorite wing nut. Consider this video a best of Bachmann.