Politics / Activism

Revelations: On NOM’s racism and sleazy tactics

Back in 2009, the state legislature of Maine passed a marriage equality bill that then-governor John Baldacci signed into law. The day after the law was signed, opponents of equality began collecting signatures to repeal the bill using a voter referendum. The referendum was placed on the November 3, 2009 …

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AI: Are we still debating this?

With the recent political moves against birth control and other sex-negative and anti-woman language happening in American politics and media lately, the most common question I have heard from friends has been "Really? Are we still talking about this?" Years after the issues have been settled for many in a …

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MoveOn Ad Shows the Misogyny of Republicans

Via Crooks and Liars, MoveOn.org has produced an ad that takes the words right out of the quivering jowls of Republican fetus-fetishists and has women read them.  Obama has said his campaign may use a similar strategy – "We may just run clips of the Republican debates verbatim" – but what's …

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Sunday School: On Kissing Cousins

Skeptics and atheists almost universally support marriage equality across genders, and increasingly independent of number and exclusivity. Lately i’ve read advocacy for *full* marriage equality, including for close relatives (consanguineous relationships). The only reasonable objections i’ve ever heard have to do with the increased risk of disorders and immunodeficiency. However, …