The Republic of T.

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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

February 13, 2015
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Wingnut Week In Review: Standing in the Courthouse Door

Standing in the Courthouse Door After a federal judge struck down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, “Ten Commandments” judge Roy Moore channelled governor George Wallace, and all the usual wingnuttery ensued. More than 50 years ago, Alabama governor George Wallace … Continue reading

October 7, 2014
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Historic Court Decision Weds Marriage Equality To Economic Justice

Yesterday, the Supreme Court made history, by deciding not to make history. The Court rejected appeals in the marriage equality cases set to appear before it, and left intact appeals court rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Utah, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
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Wingnut Week In Review: It Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer Guy

This week saw a number of right-wingers being pulled up short, one way or another, including some of the biggest names in wingnuttia. For each wingnut up to his tinfoil hat in trouble of his own making, we can only say, “It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.” Continue reading

February 12, 2014
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The First Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Soon Be Out Of Scouting

As of  Monday night, a Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,brave, clean, reverent, gay, and can even achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Unbeknownst to me, sometime last night Boy Scout Troop 52 announced that 17-year-old Pascal Tessier … Continue reading

November 7, 2013
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The Craziest Things Conservatives Have Said About ENDA

In his first floor speech since suffering a stroke two years ago, Sen. Mike Kirk (R, Ill.) took to the Senate floor to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, and to urge his fellow conservatives to do the same. Not all conservatives listened. Continue reading

November 6, 2013
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Speaker Boehner, Job Discrimination Is Not “Frivolous”

House Speaker John Boehner says he opposes the Employment Nondiscrimination Act because it will lead to “frivolous lawsuits” against employers. For the people who live with it every day, workplace discrimination is anything but frivolous. Continue reading