LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies

Will State Strategies Propel LGBTQ Rights Forward in 2015?

Will State Strategies Propel LGBTQ Rights Forward in 2015?

What will the LGBTQ movement need to focus upon in 2015 and how. Commentary regarding a state-level strategy for LGBTQ issues as identified by David Mariner and published on The Billerico Project.

December 30, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies
Christians and Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Christians and Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Could someone please cite what marriage equality activist ever insisted marriage wouldn’t affect anyone? Because it never happened! No one ever suggested such a thing! What marriage equality activists said then and now, is that allowing same-sex couples the ability to protect their relationships as and their families with civil marriage wouldn’t harm any heterosexual marriage. That’s a really big difference.

PA Rep Mike Kelly Introduces Pro-Discrimination Bill

PA Rep Mike Kelly Introduces Pro-Discrimination Bill

But the National Organization for Marriage, with the help of PA Rep Mike Kelly place religious convictions as more important than love.

Will Christians give their lives to keep traditional marriage?

It is the religious status quo which has made LGBTQ Rights (because of Marriage Equality) the defining issue, and writers like Ball do a disservice by failing to recognize that.

Equality PA: Strong and Effective!

Equality PA: Strong and Effective!

The big deal for us, in Pennsylvania is getting two bills, HB 300 and SB 300 passed to provide protections from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. If you’ve been a long-time reader, you know this bill has been a passion for me since 2008.

July 11, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies
Is Biden the most significant Vice President the LGBTQ community has ever known?

Is Biden the most significant Vice President the LGBTQ community has ever known?

Biden is often characterized as a person who speaks somewhat recklessly, but in reality, this is a very nuanced and thoughtful statement. He is both nudging the President, pointing out there is no real downside to the President making and Executive Order, and at the same time, he emphasizes what the President has been saying al along-

May 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies
Meet and Greet for Rob McCord in Pittsburgh

Meet and Greet for Rob McCord in Pittsburgh

a meet and greet for one of the candidates for PA Governor, Rob McCord to be held Saturday evening in Pittsburgh. McCord received the 2014 endorsement from the Steel City Stonewall Democrats

Thoughts on the dying Fred Phelps

Thoughts on the dying Fred Phelps

But Phelp’s death wasn’t the really interesting element of the story, even though most have focused on that. Nate Phelps claims his Father was excommunicated from WBC, and in a vague statement addressing questions today, the Church is only saying that membership issues are private.

The Business Argument for Full LGBTQ Equality and Rights

The Business Argument for Full LGBTQ Equality and Rights

The quote below is from an amici brief filed regarding the court case in Utah re: same-sex marriage,and pulled from this this story: “State laws and constitutions that deny marriage to gay and lesbian citizens are bad for our businesses …. Our success is dependent upon the welfare and morale of all employees, without distinction. This forced differential treatment – imposed by state law – of similarly situated employees interferes with our business and professional[Read More…]

March 7, 2014 Comments are Disabled general, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies
The NFL is Watching Arizona

The NFL is Watching Arizona

As we look towards the upcoming draft and what will happen with Michael Sam, we now see the NFL as well as their Arizona franchise speak out against the AZ anti-gay discrimination law.

February 26, 2014 Comments are Disabled Activism, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies