Republican opposition to a Democratic president's nominee based on criticism of the nominee's anti-LGBT record is unprecedented — and says as much about the dramatic gains made by advocates in recent years as it does about the complex position the Republican party finds itself in on LGBT issues at the start of 2013.
The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer took aim at the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in both a blog post and on his radio program, saying it would encourage "flaming homosexuals" to "pummel Christians into becoming the newest minority utterly deprived of their civil rights."
Noted anti-LGBT activist, Scott Lively, will appear in court today. He is being charged with “crimes against humanity” by the Ugandan LGBT advocacy organization, Sexual Minorities in Uganda (SMUG). Today, a judge will hold a hearing on Lively’s petition to dismiss the charges.