Using religious principles to deny services to a category of people -- such as gays and lesbians -- collides with the true nature of religious freedom in America. I'm referring here to the religious foundation of our economy.
Although a work of fiction, Doctor Anonymous was inspired by a watershed moment in LGBT history when Doctor John E. Fryer, wearing a mask and using a voice-distorting microphone, declared himself a homosexual
As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.
Who would expect this sort of regressive legislation from a country that decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago, is a member of the G8 and G20 and has sought the world's attention and applause in bidding for and winning the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?
Yes, there is plenty to criticize Portman about, but at least he seems to have made peace with himself and his son -- something that is still so elusive to millions of Americans. Perhaps that should count for something.
I have been with my husband for 16 years, but married only for seven. Those seven years are the same time span it took the Constitutional Court to declare gay marriage constitutional, thereby invalidating the right wing's many demands to ban it.