These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. Read Obama’s full message here.
Today, Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California’s Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. Proposition 8 is an amendment to the state’s constitution and defines marriage as between one man and one woman. It was passed by popular vote. In his ruling, Judge Walker, who is himself gay, stated: “Plaintiffs challenge Proposition 8 under the Due Process and … Continue reading
Yesterday, the New York Times posted an article about Google raising pay for gay employees whose insurance premiums are higher than married couples if they have registered domestic partners on their policies who aren’t dependents. Predictably, everyone has freaked out. It’s discriminatory against straight people! Or so I’ve heard. And, you can’t base benefits on … Continue reading