The Republic of T.

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

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

June 28, 2013
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Forever Hold Their Peace: The Craziest Conservative DOMA Reactions

“If any of you can show just cause why these two may not lawfully be married,” goes the familiar line from the marriage liturgy, “speak now; or else for ever hold your peace.” After Wednesday, there is no just cause … Continue reading

December 6, 2012
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It’s Official: We Can Marry in Maryland

Marriage equality won big in Maryland this November. But, as with many things in life, the job isn’t finished until the paperwork is done. So, this update from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is welcome news. It’s official! Courthouses can now … Continue reading

November 20, 2012
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Alliance Defending Freedom Should Clean Its Own House

Never admitting defeat, even at the ballot box, the anti-gay right is now telling clerks in Maryland, Washington, and Main how to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is advising clerks in … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
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Put A Ring On It: The Economics of Equality

In my previous post, I wrote that I’m likely to hear an old favorite conservative talking point repeated over and over again while I’m at CPAC: Married cures poverty, economic inequality, and just about any other economic complaint you can … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
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Put a Ring On It: The Economics of Marriage

“You gotta have a J-O-B, if you wanna be with me.” – Gwen Guthrie, “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent” I’m off to cover CPAC tomorrow, where — in light of a federal court ruling California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional … Continue reading