LGBT Folk Look to 2015

LGBT Predictions for 2015

*+-Carl Mathes: I predict that Pope Francis will continue to challenge all in the Catholic Church to accept his view “that homosexuals have gifts to offer the Church,” repeating Catholic teaching that “every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”

Like Oil & Water: Civil Rights and Majority Rule

Anti Gay Amendment North Carolina

*+-Sheria Reed: The people voted to amend our North Carolina state constitution in an effort to legalize discrimination against people who are not heterosexual. That’s a violation of the U.S. Constitution and our state constitution.

All We Need Is Love

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: I don’t feel homosexual love, but I love some homosexuals, in my family, among my colleagues and friends. Now the law can support that love, instead of condemning it. Love is the law.

Standing Against the Religious Right

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*+-Carl Matthes: The fight to advance and protect voting rights, civil rights, women’s rights, women’s health and the right to choose, immigration rights, and lgbt rights, is intensifying.

DOMA No More

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*+-Sharon Kyle: The federal Defense of Marriage Act defines “marriage,” for purposes of over a thousand federal laws and programs, as a union between a man and a woman only.

Eric Cantor Lectures on “Tolerance” and “Diversity”

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*+-Julie Driscoll: Cantor can continue to talk out of both sides of his mouth in an effort to re-brand Republican “messaging,” but the proof is in the pudding: Anyone who votes consistently against rights for same sex couples is a bigot, small-minded, and destined to stay that way.

Rites Versus Rights

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*+-Tina Dupuy: Religion has the charm of conforming to one’s opinion. Christendom has been splintered since the moment it was dubbed Christendom. The reason? Religion is subjective.

Standing on the Side of Love

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*+-Rev. Jim Nelson: It is okay for faith traditions to discriminate and believe what they want, but not to insist that their beliefs be public policy. The case against same sex marriage is prejudice pure and simple and that has no place in our civil and social society.

Nine Democratic Senators Are Wrong-Headed Bigots

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*+-Julie Driscoll: All nine of these so-called Democratic Senators need to be placed squarely in the middle of the political chopping block. ”Civil rights for all” is not some “messaging” trick we’re going to fall for. Republicans already tried that – and look how it worked out for them.