If You're Scared of Gay People, Move to Missouri

Jordan Sargent · 03/09/16 11:35AM

A specific genre of news story that has emerged during this wonderful time on earth is “[place of business] refuses to [render good and/or service] for gay wedding.” You may remember the bakery in Oregon or the bakery in Colorado or the pizzeria in Indiana. This morning, after a 39-hour filibuster, the Missouri Senate tentatively passed a bill that would make the state ground zero for all further instances of boutique shops choosing not to do business with gay people.

A State Judge Just Barred Gay Marriage in Alabama

Gabrielle Bluestone · 01/07/16 01:58PM

Roy S. Moore, pictured above, is the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, the highest authority in the state’s highest court. This week, he used his considerable influence to (again) outlaw gay marriage in Alabama.

Hamilton Nolan · 10/28/15 02:25PM

The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” column today politely scoffs at Hillary Clinton’s assertion that her husband only signed the anti-gay marriage Defense of Marriage Act as a “defensive action” against a possible Constitutional Amendment that would have been even worse. Sure.

Kim Davis: I Won't Resign Because This Attention Is All I Have

Gabrielle Bluestone · 09/24/15 09:37AM

Years from now, I imagine, Kim Davis will dig through her dresser and find a powder-blue, stretchy long-sleeved shirt staring back at her. And she’ll remember wearing it as she walked out of the jailhouse to Eye of the Tiger, thrusting her arms in the air in a fog of ecclesiastical bliss, as dozens of people clapped their hands...for her. They were all clapping for her. Was that the best day of my life? she’ll wonder and the question will leave her cold, because maybe it was.

Kim Davis Is In Her Office With the Blinds Closed

Gabrielle Bluestone · 09/14/15 08:24AM

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has found a way to have her wedding cake and eat it too: she’s back in the office collecting a paycheck but she won’t be issuing any marriage licenses to gay couples, no siree.

The New York Times Brand Studio Cares Most About Gay Rights (On Twitter)

Sam Biddle · 07/08/15 09:40AM

Moments after the Supreme Court guaranteed everyone in the country the right to marry the person of their choosing this past Friday, gay America’s greatest allies sprung into action, loudly broadcasting their support for the decision. Without a thought to detractors, without a worry about the shrinking minority of people who oppose same-sex marriage, brands everywhere stood up and took a brave stand by changing their Twitter avatars to include rainbows.

The Craziest Lines in Every Dissenting Gay Marriage Opinion

Andy Cush · 06/26/15 03:36PM

Each of the four Supreme Court justices who disagreed with today’s ruling in favor of legal same-sex marriage issued his own dissent. And each was fucking nuts in its own, special way. Here, the weirdest, craziest, and flat-out dumbest lines from each.

Scalia Is a Twitter Egg

Kept Simple · 06/26/15 12:45PM

There is a now-familiar ritual performed by liberal commentators and journalists following Supreme Court decisions that go their way: The praising of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s blistering dissents.