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Okay, so we don’t like Sarah Palin or her political views. But does that mean it’s good for us or the nation for us to exercise our free speech through namecalling & insults? Continue reading
Max Blumenthal’s new book Republican Gomorrah talks among other things about corporal punishment in Christianist practices of child discipline — practices taught by Focus on the Family leader James Dobson and, at least in 1985, Anchorage Baptist Temple pastor Jerry Prevo.
Mayor Dan Sullivan claims, with his Mayor’s Unity Dinner, to be honoring values we all share, including the importance of family. But his veto last month of the Anchorage equal rights ordinance makes it clear that he only deems some families important — and mine’s not one of them.
Wishing doesn’t make it so: despite Anchorage Assembly Chair Debbie Ossiander’s contention that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers sexual orientation discrimination, federal case law consistently shows that it does not. Here’s more proof, with a recent 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals case which found that an effeminate gay man in Pennsylvania (but not actually Emmett Honeycutt) laid off from his job had recourse under Title VII for discrimination based on gender role stereotyping, but not for sexual orientation.
The Outer Alliance was formed to “educate, support, and celebrate LGBT contributions in the science-fiction and fantasy genres” following virulent homophobic statements by Nebula-nominated writer John C. Wright. Orson Scott Card is another prominent SF/F writer with a history of homophobia and antigay advocacy. Get the skinny here, and if you love SF and fantasy consider joining the Outer Alliance.
The lawsuit that calls for the federal courts to overturn major provisions of the Alaska Constitution with respect to judicial selection was filed on July 2. Why, then, did the Alaska press not report on it until August 26? Also included most important filings to date in the case.