What If Every Olympic Sport Was Photographed Like Women’s Beach Volleyball

Nate Jones asks, “What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball?”

Olympic Sexism

While women are more visible at the 2012 Olympics than any past games, there are still cries of “sexism.”

Are Opponents Of Same-Sex Marriage Bigots?

The fact that someone disagrees with you doesn’t mean they’re evil

Anonymous Commenters Question Sally Ride’s Courage

One would think that people who have decided that commenting on a political blog under their own name isn’t worth the risk of blowback would feel a certain sympathy for a scientist-astronaut who values her privacy deciding not to tell the world she was gay.

Sally Ride the ‘Absent Heroine’?

Andrew Sullivan believes Sally Ride “had a chance to expand people’s horizons and young lesbians’ hope and self-esteem, and she chose not to.”

Sally Ride ‘Comes Out’ in Obituary

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died yesterday aged 61. Her obituary revealed that she was gay.

Military Lets Troops Wear Uniforms for Gay Pride Parade

In a stunning reversal of policy, DOD is allowing soldiers to march in a gay pride parade in uniform.

Anderson Cooper Is Gay, Almost Nobody Cares, And That’s A Good Thing

We’ve reached the point where public figures coming out of the closet is barely news anymore, and that’s a good thing.

Men Can’t Have it All, Either

I’ve joined The Atlantic’s debate over a thought-provoking cover story by Anne-Marie Slaughter.

Mary Cheney Gay Marries (And No One Cares)

Mary Cheney has married longtime partner Heather Poe.

Where Are The Women?

What hath a fury greater than a woman scorned? Hundreds of scorned women with Twitter accounts.

Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force’s First Female Four Star, Takes Material Command

In March, Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in Air Force history. Now, she’s assumed command of all Air Force weapons programs.

Explaining What’s Wrong With The Paycheck Fairness Act

The arguments behind the Paycheck Fairness Act do not hold up to scrutiny.

Calling Someone ‘Gay’ Not Necessarily Slander, Some Courts Are Saying

As societal attitudes change, what counts as an insult so bad you can sue someone over it also changes.

Green Lantern is Gay (and Afraid of Wood)

Green Lantern is gay. The original Green Lantern. No, the other original Green Lantern.

Federal Appeals Court Rules DOMA Section 3 Unconstitutional

An unsurprising decision on the Defense of Marriage.

Obama, Same-Sex Marriage, And African-Americans

Is President Obama’s announcement on same-sex marriage helping to create a change in opinion on the issue among African-Americans?

Explaining The GOP’s Relative Silence On Same-Sex Marriage

Republican politicians have largely avoided the topic of same-sex marriage since President Obama’s announcement. Why?

Loretta Lynn Three Years Older Than She Claims: Kentucky

For years, I’ve used Loretta Lynn as an example of how fast societal mores have changed. It turns out that her marriage at age 13 may be a bit of myth making.

There Is No Such Thing As “Traditional Marriage”

Marriage has always been an evolving institution.

GOP Pollster Tells GOP It Must Change Its Position On Same-Sex Marriage

Some Republicans see the light on same-sex marriage. Whether the party will listen is another question.

Santorum To Romney: Make Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Part Of The Campaign

Rick Santorum is urging Mitt Romney to go all-in on opposition to same-sex marriage. Not surprisingly, this is bad advice.

Who Wins From Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Announcement?

Will Obama’s announcement on same-sex marriage benefit him or Romney in the upcoming campaign?

Yes, Biden Did Force Obama’s Hand on Same-Sex Marriage

How the Vice-President’s comment’s on Meet The Press led to an historic Presidential announcement.

Obama: Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

The same-sex marriage pivot that everyone was expecting has come.

Romney’s Gay Ex-Spokesman

Ruthlessly avoiding fights that aren’t worth the risk is shrewd leadership. But Romney still needs to show he can fight and win.

Grenell Resignation Tied To Social Conservative Flap Over His Homosexuality

Based on the postmortems, it certainly seems like the Romney campaign threw Richard Grenell under the bus.

USS Harvey Milk?

Should the United States Navy name a ship after martyred gay activist Harvey Milk? This is not a rhetorical question.

Women to Attend Marine Infantry School

Some Marine women are going to Infantry Officers Course. Here’s how to make it work.

Republican Stupidity Widens Gender Gap

Weeks of bizarre talk about contraception and vaginal ultrasounds has surprisingly alienated women from the Republican Party.

Republicans Backing Away From Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage?

The GOP seems to be backing away from a position on same-sex marriage that was a prominent part of its message only a short time ago.

Bill Maher, Rush Limbaugh, and the Standards of Discourse

Sure, he routinely uses gender-specific slurs against conservative women. But he’s not a misogynist!

Yes, Rush Limbaugh Is A Jerk

Many on the right seem unwilling to condemn clearly offensive remarks by Rush Limbaugh

Another Step In The Right Direction On Marriage Equality

Another Federal Court rules in favor of marriage equality, and the biggest news is how unsurprising the outcome of the case is.