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Entries by Wayne Besen from 12/2012

Judge William Shubb's Injudicious View of 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

| Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices

In an odd court decision released Monday, federal judge William Shubb temporarily blocked California from enforcing S.B. 1172, a groundbreaking law that prohibits anti-gay therapists from trying to turn gay minors straight. It seems Shubb is a bit confused about the First Amendment.

Joy Trumps Jurisprudence in Gay Marriage Case

| Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Although this is ostensibly a legal case, it is really about competing narratives -- and there is nothing same-sex marriage opponents offer that comes close to the touching tale of Edie Windsor and her deceased wife, Thea Spyer. This case screams out for fair resolution.

Pope's Attack on Marriage Equality Will Backfire

| Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices

If the pope wants to continue appearing infallible to his flock, he should abandon this intolerant cause. As more countries enact marriage equality over his tantrums and objections, the pontiff will look increasingly ineffective at best, and irrelevant at worst.