Tag Archives: Special rights

Somebody has some ‘splainin’ to do

Well, this is certainly an interesting development. One of the many parents who is angered by the unilateral decision of Superintendent Hatrick to remove And Tango Makes Three from Loudoun County elementary school libraries has just pointed out to me … Continue reading

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First, they came for the penguins

Where’s Tango? asks Erica Garman on Living in LoCo. Answer: Behind the counter, being treated as if she’s a potential danger to children. Tango, if you have not been introduced, is a lovable little penguin chick who lends her name … Continue reading

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End of the line for special rights seekers, Part 2

Part 1 is here. ( January 31, 2008) The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday agreed with a judge’s decision last year that a school can expose children to contrary ideas without violating their parents’ rights to exercise religious … Continue reading

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End of the line for special rights seekers, Part 1

On January 31, Maryland Circuit Court Judge William J. Rowan, III ruled on the last chance for PFOX, Lynn Chapman’s Family Leader Network, and other assorted anti-gay obsessives to derail the progressive human sexuality curriculum in Montgomery County. Assisted in … Continue reading

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Refreshing honesty about marriage

We’ve been hearing for years about how marriage has “always” been traditionally defined in major religious traditions as “between one man and one woman.” This is not at all true, of course, but for the purposes of this conversation, we’ll … Continue reading

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What to do with rude people

Well, it turns out that the Family Research Council video (“Censoring the Church”) promoted by Jay Ahlemann in his last ad (apparently meant to be taken as “evidence” in support of his misrepresentations about the hate crimes bill?) is pretty … Continue reading

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On the invention of new “rights”

Is this the trainwreck Maggie Gallagher said was coming? According to the Boston Globe, a man named Stephen Dunne “claims he failed the Massachusetts bar exam because he refused to answer a question about gay marriage [and] has filed a … Continue reading

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