I’ve Been Asking For Years if HRC Has Ever Accepted Donations With Similar Strings Attached…

Girl Scouts Return $100K When Donor Demands It ‘Not Be Used’ For Trans Girls

…and for years, there has been silence.

Apparently the Next Frontier for Trans People is 1985

From the LA Slimes:

Next frontier for gays is employment and housing discrimination

As Autumn Sandeen commented on Facebook: “Los Angeles Times journalist Timothy Phelps did a horrible job in leaving the T out of this story.”

I’d guess that certain people somewhere think that that erasure is far from horrible.

Welcome to the post-Obergefell v. Hodges, ‘you know who have gotten everything they want out of the gay rights movement, so now its back to business as usual’ world.

Far be it from me to say ‘I told you so,’ but…..

Well, My Religious Beliefs Say That They’d Better Not Cash Their Paychecks if They Don’t Do Their Jobs

From the Houston Chronk:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sunday told county clerks in the Lone Star State their religious beliefs could enable them to flout the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage….

I’m looking forward to the first underling of one of the clerks who might refuse to do his/her licensing job suing that clerk for the religious right to get full pay for doing only a partial job.

If the Alarmists Are Right, Then David Vitter Should be Able to Marry a Diaper, No?


Donald Trump Says Gays and Lesbians Are Lazy People Who Are Incapable of Hard Work

Well, not exactly.  Nevertheless, I assert that’s an honest translation of his nothingspeak answer to a legitimate question about his marital hypocrisy.

After the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, Trump accused Chief Justice John Roberts of letting the country down.

Although the candidate has said his views are “evolving,” his campaign position is that only
“traditional marriage” between “a man and a woman” should be legal.

CNN’s [Jake] Tapper asked Trump if he could justify his view on marriage in an interview that aired on Sunday.

“What do you say to a lesbian who’s married or a gay man who’s married who says, ‘Donald Trump, what’s  traditional about being married three times?’” Tapper wondered.

“Well, they have a very good point,” Trump admitted. “But I’ve been a very hardworking person.[“]

From the Sunday Morning Classified Section

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Gee, I wish I’d Said That Fifteen Years Ago

Recognition of our equal dignity, and of our right to the same legal protections straight couples enjoy, is a civil rights milestone. But it could also be the swan song for the movement for gay freedom that began after World War II.

It is unfortunate that the movement’s two great victories of the last decade — the right to serve openly in the military and the right to be married — have come as progress has stalled or reversed in so many other areas of civil rights….

For some of us, marriage will be a ticket out of the margins. But it would be a tragedy if, vindicated by the Supreme Court, many of us proclaim a premature victory, overlooking those of us who are still left out….

Oh, wait….

Well, When Last I Checked It *Does* Mean That Three Women Can Marry Newt Gingrich

Fox’s Martha MacCallum: Does This Mean 3 People Can Get Married Now?

I Just Did a Word Search in a Certain 103-Page PDF File That Was Released to the Public About 40 Minutes Ago

I didn’t see the words “transgender” or “transsexual” anywhere therein.

I’m not saying they should or should not have been (though, given that the cases did not involve any trans marriages, I do lean toward the latter.)


If Elaine Ladrach came back from the dead today and renewed her request for a marriage license at the Probate Court of Stark County, Ohio whilst waving a copy of the Obergefell v Hodges majority opinion, then Judge Denny Clunk’s successor would have to give her one – but could still brand her as being a man.  The Obergefell v Hodges majority opinion did not erase In re Ladrach or Littleton v. Prange or Kantaras v. Kantaras (or, for that matter, Goins v. West Group, not a marriage case but nevertheless a fungus which grew in the shadow of Littleton.)

So, I am questioning the accuracy of saying – as so many, including plenty of people who truly should know better, are – that the first 33 pages of that certain 103-page PDF file can be read to mean LGB*T* equality.

Mary Bonauto just proclaimed outside the Supreme Court, “And now, every person in this country who’s LGBT realizes they can marry tomorrow.”

Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree just proclaimed in an interview, “Finally, there is equality in the law.”

Will Nikki Araguz will feel that way if the Texas Supreme Court rules that her marriage to Thomas Araguz was a valid marriage, but one between two men?

“We Have Marriage”

But what do single people – and all LGBTs in states without antidiscrimination protections – have?