As 2012 came to a close, Sao Paolo joined the jurisdictions that allow same-sex marriage. The joy this news elicited is absolutely warranted. However, it may cover up the fact that equal marriage rights do not mean the end to hostility against those who aren't straight.
Rush Limbaugh said Monday that there is a movement to “normalize pedophilia,” and referenced the push for same sex marriage while also discussing the Jimmy Savile and Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandals.
“I was hoping the president wouldn’t nominate him,” Frank told the Globe today. “As much as I regret what Hagel said, and resent what he said, the question now is going to be Afghanistan and scaling back the military.”
Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, wouldn’t commit on Monday to backing Chuck Hagel’s nomination to head the Pentagon, saying she wants to know if his apology for anti-gay remarks he made in 1998 is “sincere.”