The Republic of T.

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

April 22, 2015
by terrance
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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

July 11, 2014
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Wingnut Week in Review: The GOP’s Borderline Personality Disorder

Ugly Americans ran amok as right-wingers showed off their patriotism by screaming at children, and Republicans promised to block the president’s efforts to stem a border crisis that fires up the basest elements of the GOP’s wingnut base. Continue reading

September 27, 2013
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Beyond The Pale: “Off Color” Talk Further Dooms The GOP

Unable to change their tone or their policies in order to widen their voter base, Republicans seem bent on trying undoing the results of two presidential elections. It would all be quite funny, if it were all so crazy. Not to mention dangerous. 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

March 15, 2013
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Pope Francis and the Sissies

When JP2 died and Pope Benedict was elected, I was rather bitter. But when Benedict retired (apparently to spend more time with his now former secretary) I found I just didn’t care anymore. I didn’t expect anything to change. Sure, … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
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Comments Off on Where Would I Be Without The Library?, Pt. 2

Where Would I Be Without The Library?, Pt. 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Where Would I Be Without The Library?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Where Would I Be Without The Library?I can’t imagine a world without public libraries, and I don’t want to. So, it disturbed to read that a best-selling author in Britain … Continue reading