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The right not to marry

Now, I really believe there is true equality:

The first time I heard the question was a year ago at my brother’s wedding, an occasion where such coaxing is commonplace. “When are you and Christian going to get married?” asked a well-meaning aunt whose daughter married another woman several years previously. “I know it’s legal in New York. Wouldn’t it make your mother happy?”

And so it begins

I've written before that there is a difference between refusing to serve a gay couple at your restaruant and declining to cater a gay wedding. How that difference, largely unacknowledged now, is handled will deteremine how well religous libery advocates and and anti-discrimination advocates are going to be able to accommodate each other.

Now comes a new wrinkle:

That hour

The most chilling part of the horror inflicted by the gunman in the AME church in Charleston is that he worshiped with the congregation for an hour before shooting nine of them dead. Was he trying to work up the courage? Was he savoring the moment to come? Whatever it was, that one hour he spent among them just underscores the absolulte evil he took into that church.

The gay general

Greenhouse gasbags

Lordy, Lordy:

Group of Seven leaders agreed on Monday to wean their economies off carbon fuels and supported a global goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but they stopped short of agreeing their own immediate binding targets.

White ain't right!

The best term I can think of for the age we're living through is "fascist tolerance." Tolerance is the new religion, and apostasy must be punished swiftly and severely .

9 to 5

A great big load of crap from The Associated Press:

If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement.

It's baaaack!

For those who think the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is just an excuse to discriminate against gays:

Is posting a Bible verse on a desktop computer in a military workplace an act protected under the Constitution as a free expression of religion?

Or is such an open display of religiosity an affront to "good order and discipline"?

Get ready

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