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Idaho State Rep: ‘Slave Owners Were Good People, Like Gays’

When your ethical system begins and ends with “good” as defined by “what ever authority tells you,” you end up with skewed and questionable conclusions. For instance: Paul Shepherd, a Republican Idaho state representative, recently made an ethically dubious comparison in response to his website being hijacked by a hacktivist. Shepherd is an anti-gay bigot, […]

Barney Frank appeared on radio with me Tuesday night to discuss his new book, Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. His is firmly behind Hillary Clinton for 2016, and he doesn’t favor a primary challenge. COLMES: Who would you like to see as the next President? FRANK: Hillary Clinton. COLMES: […]

Barney Frank knows that there are members of Congress who have not come out. That’s their choice unless, of course, they’re behind anti-gay legislation. Then it’s a problem. Jersey Journal: “The issue where they lose me is hypocrisy,” Frank told CNN’s Gloria Borger on Sunday’s “State of the Union.” “What I think is unacceptable is […]

That’s because this year two gay groups are being welcomed to participate. The advocacy group Boston Pride and OutVets, a group of gay military veterans, have been welcomed by the organizers. “This is a tremendous leap forward,” Boston Pride organizer Sylvain Bruni said Friday. Until now, gay rights groups have been barred by the South […]

A majority of Americans, 56%, support gay marriage, up 45 points since 1988, and 8 since 2012. This is according to the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The issue remains highly partisan, with Democrats showing significantly higher levels of support than independents or Republicans, but the gap between Democrats and Republicans narrowed considerably between […]

 According to an Oklahoma GOP lawmaker, gays don’t have a right to be served in public places of the proprietors of certain establishments disagree with their lifestyle. State Senator Joseph Silk (R) is sponsoring the “Oklahoma Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015,” which is designed to shield businesses from lawsuits for discriminating against customers who […]

The political outrage of the day for Wednesday centers around remarks that brain surgeon and Republican presidential exploratorer Dr. Ben Carson made about homosexuality, or to put it another way, today is a day. On CNN’s New Day, Dr. Carson patiently explained to Chris Cuomo that being gay is a choice because prison: CUOMO: One issue, […]

This is a man who is a scientist. Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” the potential GOP presidential candidate told host Chris Cuomo that the fight for marriage equality bore no resemblance to the civil rights struggle in part because people have “no control” of their race. That prompted Cuomo to ask whether Carson believed homosexuality […]

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech at the annual convention of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest gay-rights group in the U.S., this week. The group advocates equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. HRC, which had endorsed U.S. President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012, has already started […]

Steve Deace told far-right activist Bob Vander Plaats how wrong it is for Jeb Bush to hire a gay spokesperson. …they spent a good part of their segment discussing Jeb Bush’s decision to hire openly gay GOP operative Tim Miller as his spokesman. Unsurprisingly, neither was impressed… “It’s one thing to say, you know what, […]

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