How Ken Mehlman got Obama onboard with gay marriage

Jo Becker’s long awaited historical account on the legal gay marriage is out, and it has certainly proven controversial and splashy. An investigative journalist inserted in top level political sessions concerning the issue, her book “Forcing The Spring” covers the legal and political workings behind the curtain from Prop 8 onwards. A particularly interesting segment […]

Muslim couple booted from Empire State Building for praying

A Muslim family has filed a lawsuit after being kicked out of the Empire State Building…for praying. Last July, Fahad and Amina Tirmizi and their two young children were on the observation deck of the Empire State Building when the time came for a mandatory evening prayer. According to the court documents, the family found […]

A new Arizona bill is on the horizon

As opponents of Arizona’s SB 1062 celebrate its downfall at the hands of Governor Jan Brewer, another bill is brewing that would allow for discrimination on the basis of religious freedom. Named House Bill 2481, it states that the state government cannot force religious authorities or judges to “solemnize a marriage that is inconsistent with […]

Benghazi “scandal”: Round 3

Unfortunately for Hillary Clinton, Benghazi is once again rearing its ugly head in the wake of an Armed Services Committee investigation report last Tuesday. The investigation concluded that the military response to the attack was free of blame, and that US personnel in Benghazi were “woefully vulnerable” because “..White House officials failed to comprehend or […]

Ronald Reagan is not a friend of the gays

Ever since President Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis released her letter arguing that her father would have been pro-LGBT, speculation on Reagan’s LGBT leanings have been rampant. Liberal blogs and websites immediately took the headline and ran with it, claiming that Reagan, the conservative icon, had seen the light and come to join the good guys. […]

Maryland teenager becomes first openly gay Eagle Scout

Maryland teenager Pascal Tessier has made Boy Scout history by being the first openly gay teenager to achieve Eagle Scout. He accepted the badge Monday night and is the first documented gay Eagle Scout since the Boy Scouts of America lifted their ban on gay members last May. The acceptance is bittersweet for Tessier. “It’s […]

No Facebook, Hobby Lobby is not closing

The Hobby Lobby v Sebelius Supreme Court case has seen some unintended side effects for the arts and crafts giant. For those unaware, Hobby Lobby is currently objecting to the Affordable Care Act, citing that due to the religious beliefs of the business owners the requirement to provide certain type of abortive contraception is a […]

Same sex marriage is still waiting on Michigan

I’m happy to say that marriage equality is gaining actual legal traction, and thankfully general public opinion has followed suit. But great as they are, the recent wins signal more of a halfway point than a conclusion. There are plenty of regions that still have legal obstacles in place for same sex marriages, even if […]

Two strikes for Gov. Christie, spent Hurricane Sandy fund on a personal ad campaign

2014 has been a very bad year for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie so far. The last few months have been rife with headlines on how Gov. Christie allegedly caused a deliberate traffic deadlock as a political revenge move, which indirectly led to the death of an elderly woman as emergency services couldn’t reach her. […]