An effort by the pro-LGBT group Truth Wins Out (TWO) to block the opening of a private Bible museum in the Nation's Capital is a misguided assault on constitutional protections that properly protect everyone, including LGBT Americans and their opponents.
It's terrific news that Exodus International, the largest and most known group that promoted "reparative therapy," is shutting down. But don't be fooled into thinking this is anything more than a re-branding for the "pray-away-the-gay" movement. It's certainly not a surrender.
In a sweeping election victory, barriers were broken, glass ceilings shattered and dreams realized, and the upstream struggle for LGBT equality suddenly felt like a fantastic flume ride at the amusement park. Against all odds, we won four referenda on marriage equality.
This company is simply not going to be able to control its image as long as it remains a rallying cry of hate groups and homophobes. I suppose that Chick-fil-A could defiantly stand firm and remain the right's anti-gay Alamo, but I'm sure they are well aware of that fort's fate.
The activist side of me wants him to embrace marriage equality today. Nevertheless, the pragmatic part of me wonders whether Obama embracing gay marriage will harm his chances in the nine swing states that will decide this election.
While far from perfect, Obama did work to repeal Don't Ask/Don't Tell and used his bully pulpit effectively, even making an "It Get's Better" video. Whatever his shortcomings, he is light years ahead of his Republican counterparts.
It is tragic that an intelligent, qualified politician felt he had to choose between his family and his desire to be president. However, Mitch Daniels has no one to blame but his own party, which has become a bastion of intolerant "family values" scolds.
Anti-gay activists are exploiting J. Crew's ad to portray gay people as confused heterosexuals who are different because their parents let them play with the wrong toys as children. Nothing could be further from the truth.