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Michigan’s LGBT population under attack again as legislators attempt to roll back local anti-discrimination ordinances across the State

Despite what Republicans have said, it was never just about stopping gay marriage in Michigan. Their end goal has always been the criminalization of homosexuality. This became abundantly clear earlier this week, when State Representative Earl Poleski proposed legislation that would stop local governments, like Ypsilanti, from passing anti-discrimination legislation to protect their LGBT citizens. […]

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Michigander attempts to get rich quick by banning gay customers, encouraging weapons in his place of business, and then asking for financial contributions to protect his family from the evil liberal monsters who are out to get him

A few weeks ago, when the owners of that pizza shop in Indiana made the $842,442 decision to withhold peperoni rolls from ravenous gay newlyweds, I knew that we’d see others jumping into the fray. I even suggested doing it myself, laying out a plan to open a homophobic pizza shop of my own, with […]

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Bigotry pays… Announcing the God’s Love Religious Freedom No-Gays-Allowed Pizzeria

“I hope this is performance art,” I thought to myself last night, as I was watching footage of Kevin O’Connor, the newest hero of the right, explaining why it was that he wouldn’t be selling any of his restaurant’s pizza to people that might be intending to take it with them to a gay wedding. […]

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Mike Pence chooses commerce over God in Indiana

Late last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, surrounded by some of his state’s most hate-filled homophobes, signed into law a piece of legislation called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, giving those who claim religion conviction the right to withhold goods and services from individuals they find, for whatever reason, to be morally repugnant. At the […]

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Michigan’s License to Discriminate invoked as pediatrician turns away the newborn child of a gay couple

During the Michigan legislature’s lame duck session last December, as you might recall, our elected representatives in the House passed something called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which, if signed into law, would give Michiganders of faith (whatever that means) the freedom to discriminate against those they feel to be unworthy in the eyes of […]

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