Thursday, May 02, 2013

Gov. Chafee makes it official - Rhode Island is marriage equality state #10

Not a very good picture but still, a historic one taken from twitter (Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed) as Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signs the bill which makes the state the 10th in the nation to offer marriage equality.

Go here for the story of today's final vote.

'When the camera shuts off, the homophobic venom comes on' and other Thursday midday news briefs

What Opponents Of LGBT Equality Sound Like Off The Record: ‘You Are Twice The Son Of Hell’ - So many of us have said that religious right spokespeople are two-faced in what they really say about gays when the cameras aren't on and the pencils aren't writing. Yet more proof of that.  

Don't Use Jason Collins As an Excuse to Blame Homophobia on Black People - An article so damn good that I wanted to smoke a cigarette after I  finished reading it.  

Why I Am Signing Marriage Equality Into Law - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee on why he will sign the bill which will make his state the 10th to have marriage equality.  

Is the Military Preparing to Court Martial Christians? - Not necessarily an lgbt-article per se, but you know how the religious right will try to tie this into gays and lesbians being allowed to serve openly. Also, it gives you another opportunity to explore the distortions of Todd Starnes.

Homophobic tweets about Jason Collins' coming out

I apologize for those who are offended regarding this post. But I feel that with regards of Jason Collins' coming out, there seems to be a loss of perspective. From the blog Women's Post comes the tweets of folks not happy with Collins' decision to come out:

  Milky Cabrèra @Big_Sal17 - Listening to Jason Collins describe his gayness as "beautiful" makes me wanna puke. And kill him.