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The Gay Marriage Ruling And A Fight To Make Ohio and America Whole

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Anti-LGBT bullying and job and housing bias persist in America's heartland, as do misguided drives by some extremists to give bigotry justified by religion the force of law. But even they see the writing on the wall. The days of the gay exception are numbered.

Igor Bobic

Rick Perry: African-Americans Are Better Served By The Republican Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry stepped up to the lectern and paused. The former Texas governor scanned the room, a Thursday luncheon at the National Press C...

Mike Huckabee's Blasphemy?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Isn't Mike Huckabee, someone who considers himself a man of faith, taking his Lord's name in vain?

The Spirit of Nero Lives in the Tar Heel State

Byron Williams | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Byron Williams

Senate Bill 2 is a reactionary law; and the history of reactionary laws is a sketchy one. Often times these laws are enacted in response to an event or action to prevent further acts from reoccurring.

Can I Ever Forgive Evangelicals?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I noticed with interest and, quite frankly, surprise an article headline on the front page of The New York Times dated Tuesday, June 9, 2015, which stated: "Evangelicals Open Door to Debate on Gay Rights."

Elise Foley

House Republicans Go After Birthright Citizenship

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress frequently accuse the GOP of attacking immigrants, and on Wednesday, House Republicans gave them more fodder by ho...

Maxwell Tani

ACLU Sues Florida County Over 'Prison Gerrymandering'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Tani | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent civil rights group is suing a Florida county for using its prison population to boost some voters' political power. Pris...

The Achievement Gap vs. The Justice Gap: Race vs. Redemption

Kanene Holder | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Kanene Holder

The achievement gap will never close until we as a society, especially educators, tackle the justice gap head-on.

In Alabama, It's The 1960s All Over Again

Brian Joyce | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Brian Joyce

For the state of Alabama, or any other state, to deny gay couples the equal protection of its laws simply because they're gay is not only wrong and immoral, it's arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional. It's as simple as that.

Emmett Till, Mike Brown, and a New Movement for an Old Law

Zachary Norris | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Zachary Norris

If a black person can be gunned down and left in the street for over four hours with no disciplinary action taken against the government representative responsible, what does "equal protection" mean?

Don't Let Gardner Mislead Us About His Personhood Bill

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Life at Conception Act aims to redefine the definition of a person in the 14th Amendment, and apply the 14th Amendment's protections to zygotes, hence banning all abortion, even for rape, as well as common forms of birth control that endanger, or even potentially endanger, fertilized eggs.

The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

Mike Sacks

The Long, Corrupt History Of The Corporate Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court today heard the case of Hobby Lobby, Inc., a company owned by Christians who argued that requiring it to follow health care laws wit...

Lila Shapiro

How A Ruling On Gay Jurors Could Have A Huge Effect On The Gay Rights Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices

In the next few weeks, AbbVie, a pharmaceutical company that produces an important AIDS drug, will make a decision that could have a far-reaching effe...

The USA Defaults -- on Its Constitution

Robin Koerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Throughout these last few weeks, everyone involved in the negotiations on funding the government and the debt ceiling should have been repeating somet...

Scalia: 14th Amendment Protects Everyone, Not 'Only The Blacks'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

During oral arguments on an affirmative action case on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the 14th Amendment protects everyone, not "o...

Palin Accuses Obama Of 'Impeachable Offenses'

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook on Monday to accuse President Barack Obama of toying wi...

Hatred: The Republicans' Core Problem

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The Tea Party, while more radical than mainstream Republicans, shares with them the party's signature motive force: hatred.

On October 15th, President Obama Should Address the Nation

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

No democracy can operate if one faction takes the entire nation hostage unless it gets its way. Indeed, a democracy cannot even function if policy negotiations are conducted in a framework with such a threat hanging over its head.

Prevent Debt Ceiling Catastrophe: Bondholders Sue Jack Lew

Victor Williams | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Victor Williams

We now have days not weeks to avoid a debt default. If Congress dishonors its "plighted faith," individual litigants will have no choice but to sue.

Rope-a-Doping the GOP - An Update

Pat Choate | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Pat Choate

Step three will come when an outraged tea party realizes that the president has outwitted them politically. They are likely to double down once more and try to impeach President Obama.

Harry Reid Slugs the Far-Right Bully

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Like virtually every Democrat, like most independents, like a strong majority of Americans, I am fed up with the bullying anarchism of the Tea Party right in the House of Representatives.

What Reid, Pelosi, and Obama Should Say Now

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there was some underlying "cut deficits" strategy to the Republican shutdown, then why would the House have passed a budget bill on the brink of the shutdown which increased the debt by $29 billion?

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama DOJ Still Won't Explain Opposition To 14th Amendment Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is still refusing to disclose what its legal team concluded about the 14th Amendment option, which many progres...

Burying the Lede: The LGBT Community's Deafening Silence on Federal Transgender Employment Protections

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Transgender Americans are protected against discrimination in employment in all 50 states under federal law. There, I said it. Our gay and trans organizations have been, at best, burying the lede, and at worst, remaining silent and even misrepresenting the current legal state of affairs.