Category Archives for LGBT issues

Some Things Never Change (UPDATED) (SECOND UPDATE)

Actually, things change all the time. It’s the religious right that never, ever changes. 2002 (Click image to enlarge) 2014 (Click image to enlarge) (h/t Equality Texas) UPDATE TFN has issued the following statement in response to the anti-gay mailer in the District 10 Texas Senate race. TFN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS HATEFUL MAILER IN NORTH TEXAS […]

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Texas Officials Won’t Let Houston Mayor’s Daughter Get Driver’s License Because She Has Two Moms

Texas journalist John Wright reports on his Lone Star Q blog that the Texas Department of Public Safety has refused to allow Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s daughter to take a driver’s test because she has two moms. Mayor Parker, who married her longtime partner earlier this year, tweeted last night about what happened: Daughter needs drivers test. Has […]

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Religious-Right Shriekout over Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear appeals to lower court rulings overturning same-sex marriage bans could very quickly lead to marriage equality in at least 30 states and possibly all states not far into the future. So religious-righters and their politician pals are in meltdown mode. Peter LaBarbera of the despicable Americans For Truth About Homosexuality […]

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Houston RR Group Says Supporters of Equal Rights Ordinance Are ‘Enemies of God’

The leaders of the venomously anti-gay Houston Area Pastor Council want to make something perfectly clear: if you disagree with them, then you are an enemy of God. In an email to supporters last week promoting another pro-discrimination public event, the HAPC explained why it wants to repeal Houston’s new Equal Rights Ordinance. HERO bars discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations […]

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Former NOM Official’s Message to Texas: ‘I’m Sorry. You’re Not Going to Be Able to Hold Out.’

It will be interesting to see in the coming months and years how many of the individuals now fighting against same-sex marriage begin to moderate their tone, or flat-out change their minds, as they come to terms with what now seems inevitable, and realize they don’t want to be immortalized in history as the people […]

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HERO Won’t Be on the Ballot in November

TFN just sent the following message regarding today’s developments in the effort to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Photo By Thomas B. Shea, for The Houston Chronicle Today a state district judge set a trial date in January for a lawsuit filed by religious-right groups seeking a public election to repeal the Houston Equal […]

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David Barton: Gay Folks and Abortion Rights Supporters Can’t Be Christians

David Barton doesn’t pretend to be just a historian. He also appears to see himself as qualified to judge who is a real Christian and who isn’t. See here, for example. Our friends at Right Wing Watch heard him do it again Wednesday on his WallBuilders Live! radio program. Lamenting the fact that polls show many young Christians don’t think homosexuality […]

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You’re Living in the Past, Man

We need to take a moment to unpack one of the religious right’s favorite talking points about marriage equality, or, more specifically, the same-sex marriage ban currently in the Texas Constitution that has been challenged in federal court. The ban was approved by voters in 2005, which was — if our math is correct — […]

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Houston Will *Not* Certify HERO Repeal Signatures

TFN President Kathy Miller just sent out the following message regarding today’s announcement on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). Moments ago the Houston city secretary announced that opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) did not gather enough valid signatures to overturn the ordinance. Despite repeated boasts by leaders of the religious right […]

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Greg Abbott’s Pitiful Defense of Inequality

Opponents of marriage equality keep trotting out the same tired arguments in an attempt to justify legalized discrimination against LGBT families. In state after state, federal courts keep knocking those arguments down. But Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott makes essentially the same already-rejected arguments anyway in a new court brief defending the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. From the Texas […]

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