Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Maggie Gallagher's marriage equality 'report card' leads me to 'file a claim'

Maggie Gallagher

Below is Maggie Gallagher's report card on the Republican candidates' position on the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling. Feel free to go to this link if you want to find out more about it:

Now sometimes, certain things just can't be responded to with simply words so PLEASE forgive me for posting the following, very true reponse to Gallagher's "report card:"

'T.D. Jakes makes good arguments about lgbts, equality, & faith' & other Wed midday news briefs

T.D. Jakes
Bishop T.D. Jakes On The Black Church's Shifting Stance On Homosexuality - Hold on to something for what I am about to say - T.D. Jakes is sounding like a very reasonable and intelligent voice when it comes to lgbt equality, marriage equality, and especially lgbts and faith.

 Ghost of marriage campaign past still haunts Maine legal system - A long-winded but necessary way to say "Ha! Ha! You lost again, NOM!!!" 

Trans Teens Are Sharing Their Inspiring Personal Stories In Hopes Others Will Do The Same - Wonderful!

 Conservatives Are Scaring Indiana Towns Out Of Passing LGBT Protections - I absolutely "double dip Dr. Dre dare" anyone to tell me that the battle for lgbt equality is anywhere NEAR close to the end. 

 President Obama Says Racism And Homophobia Come From The Same Mindset - Yes it is!!  

NOM’s Brian Brown: Ending Anti-Gay Discrimination Means Giving 'Believers' the Shaft - Brown's choice of words was NOT an accident. I absolutely bet you that it wasn't.

Activist completely destroys anti-lgbt talking point about "bathroom bills'

Part of the problem in this so-called culture war over lgbt equality is when anti-gay groups and personalities create a meme, their supporters tend to repeat it almost word-for-word.

When someone on our side says a stone fact, we tend to not repeat it. The following is worth repeating.

From Media Matters:

An LGBT activist in Houston, Texas shut down a local TV news host's misleading questions about the city's non-discrimination ordinance, dismantling a right-wing lie about non-discrimination protections that has infected local and national media coverage of the fight for LGBT equality. In July, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) - which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and a host of other factors - must be repealed or put on the ballot for a vote in November. Opponents of the ordinance have spent months falsely claiming that HERO would allow sexual predators to sneak into women's restrooms by pretending to be transgender - a myth that local media outlets have been all too willing to run with.

But during the August 2 edition of Houston's ABC 13 Eyewitness News' "City View," local LGBT activist Noel Freeman shattered the transgender bathroom myth:


FREEMAN: Non-discrimination ordinances that are LGBT-inclusive have existed in the United States for more than 40 years. And in those 40 years across the entire country, zero, zero times has somebody committed an act in a bathroom and claimed a non-discrimination law as a defense. [...] It's simply not true. The fact of the matter is it has never happened across the entire country in 40 years. It's never happened. Plano went through this about a year ago. They said it was going to happen, it didn't happen. San Antonio, two years ago, didn't happen. Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, 10, 15 years ago - didn't happen. It's just not true. [...] Somebody who's intent on breaking the law doesn't care what the law is. But the reality is that Houston has laws that makes that illegal. And so the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance isn't anything about this lie and this bathroom myth that's being presented by opponents of the issue. 

Sweet! Now the question is are we going to use what Freeman said to shut down the constant lies about "bathroom memes?"