Stephen B Sander

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Missionaries of Hate

My Two Moms: A 17-Year-Old's Take on Prop 8 and DOMA

Last week, when the highest judiciary in the nation was discussing the fate of countless families like mine in California and possibly throughout the nation, I want to take the time to explain my individual perspective as the 17-year-old daughter of two moms. My parents met at a mutual friend's …

Gay slurs take AIDS fighter by surprise

Nicolas Parkhill, the chief executive of ACON, a community-based gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender health organisation, said he was ''taken …

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“God loves Uganda,” hates gays

A new documentary examines the far-right’s role in fomenting violent homophobia in the African nation<p>
 While conservative evangelical and Catholic leaders complain loudly about the “persecution” they suffer in the United States, the culture wars they are igniting and supporting around the world …

European court rejects three UK faith bias complaints | Reuters

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Europe’s top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that equality laws and safety concerns trumped religious freedom in three cases where British Christians were sacked or sanctioned for expressing their beliefs at work.<p>Nadia Eweida poses for a photograph in the Temple Church in …

GOP leader doubles down on anti-gay remarks

Republican National Committee’s Dave Agema says he is just trying to maintain the GOP’s traditional platform<p>Michigan Republican National Committee leader Dave Agema continues to defend an article he shared on Facebook that suggests, among other outrageous claims, that gays and lesbians are …

Gays hate apple pie!

A Kansas congressman writes the dumbest anti-gay marriage Op-Ed ever. We don’t think it’s an April Fools’ joke<p>Please, please say that this was your version of an April Fools' Day gag, Tim Huelskamp. Please say this was your Onion-like parody of the absurd, hyperbolic bluster that makes the …

Sue Everhart, Georgia GOP Chairwoman, Warns Of 'Free Ride' Gay Marriage Fraud

Georgia GOP Chairwoman Sue Everhart warned that straight people might enter into fraudulent gay marriages to obtain benefits, the Marietta Daily Journal reported Saturday.<p>"You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow,” she told the Journal. “Say you …

Ben Carson compares homosexuality to murder

In a 1999 book, the future GOP star explains numerous abominations, and vows not to be “politically correct”<p>It's been noted that the meteoric rise of Ben Carson, the world-class neurosurgeon hailed as the future of the GOP, hit a snag last week when he compared marriage equality to pedophilia and …

Anti-gay marriage: Indefensible

Ross Douthat and others try their best, but the arguments for “traditional” marriage aren’t getting any better<p>After days spent carefully studying the oral arguments in the two cases currently before the Supreme Court involving gay marriage, and then a nationwide attempt to read Justice Kennedy's …

Robbie Rogers: why coming out as gay meant I had to leave football

Robbie Rogers needs to be brave again on another freezing morning in east London. Even walking down the stairs to open the big black door to his …

Georgia GOP chair: Straight people will enter gay marriages for the benefits

“I just see so much abuse in this it’s unreal,” said Sue Everhart<p>The chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party fears that if same-sex marriage becomes legal, straight people will enter into fake gay marriages in order to fraudulently receive benefits.<p>“You may be as straight as an arrow, and you …

Republicans in retreat on equal marriage

Bigotry is just plain hard to defend<p>Since the Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week featured some …

Apple, Google, Facebook Tell Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Is Good for Business

The biggest tech companies in the world are standing up for same-sex marriage, but not just as a matter of fairness. Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon …

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EverydaySexism on Twitter: "Why do we still need feminism? http://t.co/Vak0ZBiBgu"

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Atheists say abandoned by EU in U.N. rights council | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Atheist groups, who say millions of non-religious people face persecution in many parts of the world, accused the European Union on Friday of failing to stand up for their rights in the United Nations.<p>They spoke as the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council approved a resolution …

My day at Westboro Baptist: “Yes, Jesus hates you”

My devout mom wailed when I came out. My quest to figure out sex and God brought me to Westboro Baptist<p>The term Christian means radically different things to different people. There are social justice Christians, moral crusader Christians, Christians who believe in “Jesus-as-good-man-but-no-more,” …

Stephen Sander

Anti-communist political activist, dissident, deserter, defector, political refugee, dishwasher, kitchen hand, chef, waiter, restaurant manager, …

25 LGBT-Themed Children's Books to Celebrate Pride Month

<b>As LGBT Pride month winds down, here are 25 LGBT-themed children’s books to continue the celebration of our diverse families.</b><p>The Williams Institute …