Category Archives: Gay Rights

Another First

Derrick Gordon, a guard at the University of Massachusetts, came out today as the first openly gay basketball player in college’s Division I (that’s the best division). Read the article and look at the picture and try not to get … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on Mozilla CEO

Brendan Eich resigned yesterday as CEO of Mozilla, mostly due to a $1,000 donation he made to support Prop 8 (that’s the anti-gay marriage prop from 2008, for those of you new to the blog). On Tuesday I’d written a … Continue reading

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The Lie of “Religious Freedom”

Arizona’s legislature has passed a law that would in effect legalize discrimination against gay people. Full disclosure: I’m gay and married, but on the other hand I have no particular wish to visit Arizona anytime soon, so maybe it balances … Continue reading

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An active college player comes out as bisexual

Not much I can add to this story: http://www.examiner.com/article/death-threats-face-college-football-player-coming-out-as-bisexual He’s on Twitter at @connermertens if you want to tweet him some support. Thx to @ferinoch for the heads-up.

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Gay Almost-NFL Player’s Story…

It’s worth reading and not too long. This athlete starred in college, though attitude and injury led to him remaining undrafted. I wonder if he’d have found it so easy to walk away from NFL interest if he’d had a … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage In New Jersey

The New Jersey Supreme Court, which had previously ruled that same-sex couples must be granted the same rights as heterosexual married couples, ruled in September that civil unions no longer satisfy that ruling, and that New Jersey must allow couples … Continue reading

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Switching Costs and Gay Rights

The whole Barilla flap mostly went under my radar, though I registered it with a little annoyance; I like their lasagna noodles because they have a great recipe on the back. If you missed it, the Chairman of Barilla group … Continue reading

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Now It’s Over

Today the California Supreme Court denied the last petition attempting to keep Prop 8 alive. So the thing is officially dead now. Raise a glass, folks.

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UN Human Rights Initiative

Thanks to Heraledro for the heads-up on this. The UN’s human rights office is launching an initiative to support gay rights around the world, in the face of lovely stories like Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people (but apparently gay athletes … Continue reading

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On Complacency and Hollywood Endings

This is about today’s landmark SCOTUS rulings, really. Give me a moment here. Most of my chat has been on Twitter this morning and I’m still thinking in 140-character chunks. Okay. So about…yeesh, just under fifteen years ago now, in … Continue reading

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