Marriage Equality as Evolution

Marriage Equality Evolution

Rosemary Joyce: The legal debates about marriage equality, in California, in other states, and in Washington, have consistently highlighted the indignities that anti-marriage equality arguments introduced.

Crime Against Humanity: LGBT Leaders Speak Out

Charleston Crime Against Humanity

Carl Matthes: There are really no words. We grieve for the families and for our country. We know our nation cannot go on like this and yet, here we are. Will enough ever be enough? Until we are willing to address race and entrenched racism in this country, the headlines will continue.

Are Republicans Ready to Defy Supreme Court?

Republicans Marriage Equality

Carl Matthes: We’re being reminded, by some Republican candidates for president that the foundation of America—the Constitution—will no longer past muster as the law of the land if the Justices decide to extend marriage equality from the present 36 states to all 50. So much for law and order.

There’s No “Transgender” Exception to Medically Necessary Care

Transgender Inmate

Melissa Goodman: While psychotherapy and/or hormone therapy is a sufficient treatment for many transgender people, there is overwhelming medical consensus that for some others with the most severe forms of gender dysphoria, gender-affirming surgery is the only available treatment that can address their pain and suffering.

Scouts and the LGBT Community

LGBT Boy Scouts

Carl Matthes: Between internal challenges and potential legal conflicts, the Boy Scouts of America finds itself in an unsustainable position.

Children and the LGBT Community

lgbt families

Carl Matthes: The time has come for America to embrace all of its children, to protect its children, to facilitate loving homes and provide safe schools for its children.

How Hard Is Change? A Fifty Year Perspective

history of racism

John Peeler: There is nothing more threatening to white Americans than young black men. We have always been a country created by whites and for whites: hence the Tea Party slogan after the election of Barack Obama, “We want our country back!”

Westboro Baptist Church: They Came, We Saw, We Conquered

Westboro Baptist Church

t didn’t seem to make the local news outlets, but the Westboro Baptist Church brought their “God Hates Fags” road show to Orange County this past Monday. The Topeka, Kansas-based group made the trip ostensibly to protest at the memorial services for Rev. Robert Schuller, founder of the Crystal Cathedral, in Garden Grove; but they […]