Category Archives: LGBT / Gay Rights

#PAGOV: GOP’s attack on Wolf is pretty weak

I don’t want this piece to be misconstrued as my official public support of Tom Wolf, but as I was reading Politics PA’s piece the other night about the recent attack by the PA GOP on Wolf’s business record, I had to … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Civil Rights, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Health, Labor and Unions, LGBT / Gay Rights, Miscellany, Social Services

Mike Huckabee Should Pay For Our Recreational Sexytime and STFU About It

Great point from Alexandra Brodsky. Birth control is also used for health purposes, but it’s also used to reduce the unintended risks of hot hot recreational pre-marital sex. And there’s nothing wrong with that! It is so, so tempting to … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, LGBT / Gay Rights

Corbett Curious About Gays’ Sex

Not helping: Attorneys defending Pennsylvania in a federal court challenge to the commonwealth’s prohibition on same-sex marriage have asked for “irrelevant,” highly private information about the plaintiffs, their lawyer said, including whether they engaged in previous heterosexual relationships and who … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Governor, LGBT / Gay Rights

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: Employment Discrimination Edition

The way to think about Tom Corbett’s flip flop on legalized discrimination against LGBT folks is that any Democrat would also do this. Too often Republicans benefit from the soft bigotry of low expectations in the media, where any move … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Governor, LGBT / Gay Rights

PA Sues Montco Over LGBT Marriage Licenses, Mayors Marry Couples with Licenses

Last month, Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes began giving out the first marriage licenses to LGBT couples in Pennsylvania history. Now, the PA Department of Health under the direction of anti-equal rights Republican Governor Tom Corbett is … More after the jump

Posted in LGBT / Gay Rights

Bayard Rustin: PA Native, Unsung Hero of the 1963 March on Washington, Lifelong Activist

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was held on August 28, 1963. One year before LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act and two years before he signed the Voting Rights Act, over a quarter million people marched from … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, LGBT / Gay Rights

Protesters Rage Against Marriage Licenses Given to LGBT Couples in Montgomery County

Last week, Montgomery County Pro-Life Coalition President Michael McMonagle rallied his anti-equal rights troops outside the Montgomery County Courthouse to protest the county’s register of wills recently giving out the first marriage licenses to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples … More after the jump

Posted in LGBT / Gay Rights

PA Marriage Equality Ban Court Battle, Marriage Licenses Given to LGBT Couples for First Time in PA

There have been significant developments in the ongoing struggle for equal human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Pennsylvanians. Shortly after the US Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which banned federal recognition of marriage equality … More after the jump

Posted in LGBT / Gay Rights

What the Bible Says About Daryl Metcalfe Trying to Play God on PA House Floor

State Representative Daryl Metcalfe is the anti-equal rights conservative Republican who stopped Democratic state Representative Brian Sims from speaking on the PA House floor about the US Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. I described that stand-off … More after the jump

Posted in LGBT / Gay Rights, Religion

LGBT Rights Battle on PA House Floor; New Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced

When the federal Defense of Marriage Act which banned recognition of marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans under federal laws was recently struck down as unconstitutionally discriminatory by the US Supreme Court, a Democratic state representative who … More after the jump

Posted in LGBT / Gay Rights, Religion