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Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills: Common Sense and Nonsense

Ryan Thoreson | Posted 03.25.2017 | Queer Voices
Ryan Thoreson

In state after state, fairness and common sense were prevailing. Bills targeting transgender youth have been halted or defeated in seven states since the beginning of 2016. But yesterday, fear and prejudice won out over common sense.

#TransBillMA: Making Transgender Equality a Mass. Reality

Sonia Chang-Díaz | Posted 02.04.2017 | Queer Voices
Sonia Chang-Díaz

In Massachusetts we're proud of our state's role in "inventing America." What is a surprise, though, is how our democracy continues to turn a blind legislative eye to the daily struggles with discrimination faced by our transgender fellow Bay Staters.

A Grandmother on Wedding Cakes

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Sweetcakes by Melissa does have options. They can commit civil disobedience and discriminate: Refusing to bake a wedding cake for some people but not others is just that. We have a well-established history of civil disobedience in this country. Engaging in such actions, however, also has consequences. Choosing that path means accepting that risk, including facing lawsuits and fines.

Our Core American Values

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Let's be clear. No American citizen should be denied housing, the ability to attend school, to apply for a mortgage, or to serve on a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

A Tale of Two Cakes: The Real Truth About Colorado's Cake Wars

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

Those who would use the cake cases to promote legislation allowing businesses to discriminate in the name of religion should be careful what they ask for.

Your "Right" Not to Serve Them? An Arizona Veto

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your religious "right" to refuse service to gays and lesbians? Actually, no....

An Open Letter to Gov. Jan Brewer on a Proposed Anti-Gay Law

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To be quite frank, I can't see how two women purchasing a sweet wedding cake or two men sharing a romantic meal in a nice restaurant could offend God, for if God exists, what would be most offensive is using God's name to justify oppression.

State Non-Discrimination Efforts In Missouri

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Despite any risks in doing so, we should no longer hide 'gender identity' in legislation or ballot measures.

McCain's Racist Surge

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

The debate tonight is McCain's last chance to change the direction of his campaign. That is why he should consider something bold, something a real maverick would do. He should apologize to Obama.