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Anti Discrimination Laws

Rights for Me, But Not for Thee: How the Religious Right Thinks

James Peron | Posted 05.09.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The problem with the conservative -- and one reason libertarians should see them as opponents of individual rights and liberty -- is they are incapable of understanding that rights are a two-way street. Conservatives consistently demand rights for themselves, which they then want to deny to others.

No Cake for You! Fundamentalist Cake Warriors on the Loose

James Peron | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The "cake wars" started because a few fundamentalist bakers refused to sell cakes to gay customers. Then, if charged with violating anti-discrimination laws, they weep, wail and flail about in the media limelight, basking in their persecution -- it may be a long way from true martyrdom, but they take what they can get.

States Fear The Supreme Court Will Eliminate This Key Anti-Discrimination Tool

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Is a Church Being Forced to Perform a Gay Wedding?

James Peron | Posted 12.21.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

At the very least people should get their facts straight first. There is no ministry being forced to perform gay marriages. There is a business that is discriminating, not a ministry. Under the law, businesses don't have the special privileges given to religious groups.

This Restaurant Owner Doesn't Want To Serve Gays

Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices

One Oklahoma restaurant owner says he doesn't want to serve gay people. "I really don't want gays around," Gary's Chicaros Club owner Gary James to...

Puerto Rico May Exclude LGBT Protections From Hate Crimes Law: Report

Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

In a controversial move, Puerto Rico may eliminate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) protections from the hate crimes statutes this week, ...