Posts tagged LGBTQIA
Posts tagged LGBTQIA
It’s important to remember that we are talking about people opposing core civil rights for American citizens.
Maggie Gallagher, who has devoted much of her professional life to maintaining separate but decidedly unequal accomodations for gays and lesbians, is very concerned about Americans’ individual rights. Mostly, she’s worried about the “right” of religious conservatives dwelling on the wrong side of history to express their bigotry openly, without having to face the scorn of more enlightened citizens.
Gallagher, a syndicated columnist, is the former president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and current head of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy (a group that lobbies against marriage equality). She is best known for writing favorably of the Bush administration’s “Healthy Marriage Initiative” without disclosing that she was receiving tens of thousands of dollarsfrom the Department of Health and Human Services to promote the policy at the time.
Her latest effort for NOM is the Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance, launched recently with some fanfare on the right. Gallagher told the National Review that the new group would combat, “an emerging trend we are hearing about: people losing jobs or other economic opportunities because they have written, spoken, donated, or otherwise peacefully exercised their core civil rights on behalf of marriage as the union of husband and wife.”
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The hypocrisy galls and disgusts me every time.
How can they possibly think they are fighting for their rights when they’re absolutely trampling the rights of less privileged people under their feet? You don’t get the “right” to hate and oppress other people. THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.
Fucking religion, this is the kind of shit it breeds.
Citing the Defense of Marriage Act, the Obama administration denied immigration benefits to a married gay couple from San Francisco and ordered the expulsion of a man who is the primary caregiver to his AIDS-afflicted spouse.
Bradford Wells, a U.S. citizen, and Anthony John Makk, a citizen…
Sometimes Most times I am ashamed to be a resident of this country.
Conservative celebrity Ann Coulter has suggested liberals would abort gay babies if a gay gene was found.
The 49-year-old Coulter appeared Sunday on C-SPAN2’s Book TV to promote her latest book Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America.
Coulter said she did not expect to have a gay following, then added that it makes sense.
“If you’re born gay, why would you be a liberal? Are you born liberal? And gays are a demographic group that have one of the highest incomes in America, they are victims of crimes, the Muslims don’t think too highly of them, so, you know, basically the entire Republican platform is fighting the same causes any sane gay person should care about and the entire Democratic platform is sucking up to soccer moms and women who want abortions. What do you care about that for gay person? Abortion isn’t at the top of your list, I’m guessing.”
“And by the way, as soon as liberals find a gay gene, guess who’s going to get aborted?”
“So, I think all gays who are born gay are overwhelmingly conservative, maybe apolitical, and all those angry gays causing trouble for everybody I don’t even think they were born gay, I think they’re just angry at their fathers,” she added.
Fuck Ann Coulter.
That’s about all I can muster up for this woman. Fuck. Her.
I don’t even know what’s wrong with this woman, but she is obviously either extremely mentally ill or a professional troll. Or both.
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