The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

May 24, 2016
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House Republicans Vote For Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination

House Republicans Vote For Anti-LGBT Job Discrimination Three years after the Senate passed ENDA, and president Obama signed executive orders protecting LGBT workers from job discrimination, it’s still legal to fire someone for being LGBT in most state. House Republicans … Continue reading

April 12, 2016
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Kasich Nixes North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT law, But He’s Still No Moderate.

Kasich Nixes North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT law, But He’s Still No Moderate. Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he wouldn’t have signed North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law. That still doesn’t make him the moderate he wants people to … Continue reading

October 15, 2015
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Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter

Democratic Debate Proves Movements Matter Once upon a time, progressives envied the tea party movement’s influence over Republican candidates and lawmakers. Tuesday night’s Democratic debate showcased how much progressive movements have influenced the candidates and changed the discourse.

September 9, 2015
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Why Kim Davis Isn’t Quite The Martyr She Intended To Be

Why Kim Davis Isn’t Quite The Martyr She Intended To Be Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, seemed set to become a full fledge right-wing martyr/saint. Then a funny thing happened … Continue reading

April 22, 2015
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Will Marriage Equality Opponents Take Us Back To The “Green Book” Era?

As the Supreme Court takes up marriage equality again, conservatives are preparing for a likely landmark ruling by trying to bring back a phrase that once haunted black families: “We don’t serve your kind here.” Last week, my husband and … Continue reading

April 1, 2015
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The Backlash Against Discrimination And GOP’s “Indiana” Problem

The powerful grassroots backlash against Indiana’s anti-gay “religious freedom” law is yielding results and inspiring hope. Right-wing supporters of the law were seemingly caught unawares by a grassroots response that’s put them on the defensive. On Monday, the Georgia House … Continue reading