Archive for the ‘D’s Thoughts’ category

After first refusing to confirm nor deny it, the Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis met with the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, where Davis’ attorney — who made the news public after the pope’s trip ended — said Francis told her to “stay strong.” And that simple encounter completely […]

Ben Carson on Civil Rights

September 1st, 2015

Homosexuality is a choice, but same-sex marriage is the law. (May 2015) Give gays rights, but not marriage, because it’s a choice. (Mar 2015) Don’t let the PC police label conservatives as extremists. (Feb 2015) Underdog status is not determined any longer by race. (Feb 2014) Underdog status is no longer determined by race. (Feb […]

More than 60 gay couples are preparing to exchange vows at a mass wedding inPuerto Rico, celebrating a U.S. Supreme Court ruling affecting the socially conservative U.S. territory. Most of the couples are Puerto Ricans, but others from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela also are participating in the event scheduled for Sunday in […]

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders. But the new policy allows church-sponsored units to choose local unit leaders who share their precepts, even if that means restricting such positions to heterosexual men. Despite this compromise, the Mormon Church said it might leave the organization anyway. Its […]

House and Senate Democrats introduced a bill aimed at expanding LGBT civil rights Thursday in the face of an ongoing battle between religious and individual freedoms. The Equality Act would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964, providing protections across the board to ensure that LGBT individuals are not discriminated against on the basis of […]

Colin Israel an actor, writer, and musician based in New York City. He is currently performing in the Broadway production of “Matilda: the Musical.” Last week, a relative reached out on his own accord to assure me that although he disagreed with the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, he still loved and respected me […]

The sons of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) were disappointed with their father’s criticism of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on marriage equality, exemplifying the generational divide within the Republican Party on gay rights. “I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake,” Walker said on June 26, when the Supreme Court struck down […]

Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized […]

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you’ll already see an array of family photos, pouting selfies and delectable dinners. But over the past few of days, there’s also been a bright splash of color as users have been updating their profile pics with a rainbow overlay to advocate gay pride. The vibrant support comes after […]

Web browsers across the globe have burst into a rainbow of colour as social media users respond to the news that same-sex marriage has been legalised across the United States. Thousands have used Facebook’s one-click gay-marriage celebration tool to add the colours of the rainbow gay-pride flag to their profile pictures. One of the first […]