If you haven’t please read this article in the New York Times on Trump nominee Betsy DeVoss. Here’s the highlights: She testified in support of a gay couples’ adoption in 2015; Attended at least one gay marriage and congratulated other gay couples on their marriages; Came to the aid of a transgender female to use the […]Read more "New York Times: Betsy DeVos, a Friend of L.G.B.T. Rights? Past Colleagues Say Yes"
The recent executive order on immigration specifically bars anyone who would oppress people because of sexual orientation. Which, again, is fantastic. But what about gays, lesbians, trans, and others trying to escape to the United States? Where does the executive order leave our community’s asylum seekers and refugees? The order contains an exception for those subject […]Read more "Mr. Trump: Religiously persecuted LGBT Asylum Seekers Need Priority"
This weekend President Trump signed an executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The order does several things, including suspending the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, prohibiting the arrival of refugees into the United States from any country during that period, and barring all visitors from […]Read more "President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Explicitly Bars Admission of “Those Who Would Oppress Members of One… Sexual Orientation.”"
The last post was critical of those who claimed John Gore, Trump’s pick to head civil rights at the Justice Department, was anti-gay. It seemed unfair to taint him with North Carolina’s H.B.2 because he (and others at his firm) represent the University of North Carolina. But you know who hates gays? William Pryor. No […]Read more "Please not William Pryor! His blatant hatred of gays has no place on the Supreme Court."
So news media is reporting that John Gore will be the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of civil rights. Slate and The Advocate are reporting that he was one of the attorneys defending North Carolina’s infamous anti-gay H.B.2. So is this important? Maybe. It’s hard to know if a lawyer believes what he’s saying or if […]Read more "What’s with John Gore, Trump’s nominee for civil rights?"
Our very first post congratulated President Trump on being the President of all Americans. So it was deja vu to see Ivanka’s Facebook post last night: Thanks Ivanka! As President Trump leads this nation we hope he will be a leader who makes America a great land for everyone of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Also, […]Read more "Thanks Ivanka!"
The Republicans in Congress inexplicably cannot tell us how they will replace Obamacare. You hear it over and over, repeal and replace. But when it comes to “replace” they have absolutely no clue. But you do! And you get it, “Insurance for Everybody.” And do you know who needs insurance? Gays. Because we are having […]Read more "Insurance for Everybody"