PostPartisan: LGBT


Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Protesting Uganda’s anti-gay law

I love it when the hateful decisions of governments meet good old American democracy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Uganda

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Cokie Roberts pushes back against anti-gay statements

Ralph Reed joined Franklin Graham in disparaging gay people and their families. But Cokie Roberts didn’t let either of them get away with it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Franklin Graham’s detestable anti-gay statements

He praises the autocratic Putin because President Obama believes gay Americans and their families should be treated with dignity and respect.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:29 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2014

‘Inside the fight for marriage equality’

Jo Becker delivers a riveting account of how California’s Proposition 8 went from voter passage in 2008 to Supreme Court invalidation in 2013.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014

LBJ’s civil rights legacy and its importance to LGBT Americans

It is easy to forget that not long ago our federal government casually dismissed the concerns of LGBT Americans.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Derrick Gordon, Matt Dooley and the Jason Collins effect

More gay athletes follow the path Jason Collins set.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  basketball, Derrick Gordon, LGBT

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Helping the black family through gay marriage

More than 40 percent of lesbian and gay African Americans are raising children. Yet same-sex marriage is outlawed in six of the 10 states with the highest percentage of LGBT African Americans.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:32 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Dry eyes for Fred Phelps

Now that the founder of the hateful Westboro Baptist Church is dead, may we all live in peace.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Jason Collins shatters stereotypes with the Brooklyn Nets

He proved that gays can play sports. They just need to be allowed to play -- openly.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brooklyn nets, Jason Collins, LGBT

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Brewer veto not best part of anti-gay bill’s demise

Never before have I seen such full-throated opposition to a piece of anti-gay legislation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:55 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Cheat sheet: U.S. support for gay marriage [Update]

Public attitudes toward marriage equality have changed quickly in the 10 years since Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/25/2014

‘Exposing’ gays in Uganda

Things in Uganda will only get worse.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Banning gay players from NFL is absurd

Jack Burkman tries to justify his homophobic legislation with lame hand-wringing about locker-room leering.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Uganda criminalizes being gay

With the stroke of his pen, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda defied science and world opinion to make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people outlaws in his country.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:29 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Will Arizona stand its ground against gays?

Reading about Arizon’s anti-gay bill, I kept thinking about “stand your ground” law.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:51 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Jason Collins Nets a basketball contract

If you want to break barriers, doing it for a Brooklyn team is the way to do it.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Michael Dunn verdict and the civil rights schism between blacks and gays

“Being part of the civil rights movement isn’t just an honor or a rhetorical cloak, it is an obligation.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:45 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Davis, LGBT, michael dunn, Race

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Cheat sheet: LGBT rights in Africa

Uganda is not alone in its harsh treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:19 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Catholics still lead way on gay marriage

A majority support marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Michael Sam, Uncle Sam and LGBT gains

What’s happening to gays in Russia, Uganda and Nigeria is horrific. Meanwhile, what’s happening in the United States continues to awe.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:19 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Loving Virginia’s move on gay marriage

The last time Virginia was at the center of a debate on marriage, it lost on the law and on the judgment of history.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:12 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Virginia

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Putin, Uganda, ‘the Bachelor’ and the gays

Lesbians and gay men are not “sick people who need help.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:22 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 01/15/2014

LGBT split-screen: Oklahoma and Nigeria

Great news out of the United States was tempered by harrowing events in Africa.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:53 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Marco Rubio, marriage and LGBT families

In his poverty speech, his comments on marriage were notable for what he didn’t say.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Marco Rubio, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Justice Dept. makes the right decision on same-sex marriage in Utah

The DOJ decision comes days after Gov. Gary Herbert declared these unions would not be recognized at the state level.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 12/20/2013

‘Aggravated’ by Uganda’s anti-gay law

Uganda is the dean of the delegation when it comes to prosecution and persecution of gays.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:54 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Not so gay in Russia, India and Australia

You probably didn’t notice, but last week was a rather discordant week for the gays.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/09/2013

No love for gays in Putin’s Russia

Russia’s anti-gay laws are scary on paper. But, as Masha Gessen made plain, those laws are more frightening in reality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:24 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Olympics, Russia, Vladimir Putin

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Nelson Mandela: LGBT rights champion

The first post-apartheid president of South Africa ushered in that nation’s new constitution, which protects gays and lesbians from discrimination.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:02 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Nelson Mandela

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Proud Mary blasts Liz Cheney over gay marriage

More people need to stand up to those who would put them down, especially if they are in their own family.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Flag error highlights a big problem for the GOP

I deserve a dunce cap for not looking more carefully at polling crosstabs. But the data actually underscore a big problem for the GOP.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Race, Republicans

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/12/2013

A Confederacy of dunces against gay pride flag

A symbol of hate is viewed as a more favorable apparel choice for teens than one of inclusion.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Race

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Another big gay week

The gays haven’t had a great week like this since June.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:48 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Obama rises above Putin on LGBT rights

Just as the United States is expanding the reach of the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law, Russia is hell bent on denying protection to its LGBT people.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Your turn to talk back to Pat Robertson

The Pat Robertsons of the world will continue to control the conversation until they are drowned out by those who embody the true meaning of God’s love.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:25 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Religion

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Obama’s ‘liberal’ August

August 2013, particularly Aug. 29, was a phenomenal month for liberals who worry the president couldn’t care less about the issues they care about.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Guns, LGBT

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Pat Robertson’s ‘vicious stuff’ about gays and AIDS

No doubt most think he’s not worth the air needed to deliver a full-throated condemnation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:05 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Cory Booker isn’t gay, but so what if he were?

Even though I and other gays would love to claim him as our very own, my finely tuned gaydar registers nary a blip of recognition.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:22 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cory Booker, LGBT

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Four straight black men who led on gay rights

Four straight black men hastened the demise of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and DOMA.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/21/2013

No love for Russia today from Jamie Kirchick

The openly gay American journalist took expression of displeasure with Russia's homophobic laws to heroic new heights.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Russia

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Married gay couples getting 'the dignity and respect they deserve'

Excitement over the death of DOMA is giving way to amazement over the actions being taken in its wake.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:18 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Standing up to anti-gay animus from the pulpit

I can't speak for the whores, drunkards, adulterers and thieves who might have been present, but I was enraged.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/20/2013

SCOTUS should follow Murkowski's conservative lead on gay marriage

Her powerful statement was a clear expression of her conservative ideals, and it should be mirrored by the Supreme Court.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 06/17/2013

Waiting for the court on DOMA and Prop 8

A report from the centrist think tank Third Way on the "State of Relationship Recognition in 2013" puts everything into perspective.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:03 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Legalizing gay marriage is 'inevitable'

The sense of inevitability permeates every strata of American society.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 06/05/2013

The heckler -- and FLOTUS -- were right

The first lady should not have been heckled. But the heckler had a substantive point to make on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:16 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 05/23/2013

The Boy Scouts vote for gay inclusion — up to a point

Today, the organization voted to drop its ban on gay scouts. But what happens when they become adults?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:04 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, LGBT

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Immigration reform is a front in the fight for LGBT rights

Gay rights and immigration reform are not mutually exclusive.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, LGBT

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Obama's gay inclusion at Morehouse

Much like his mention of Stonewall and marriage equality in his second Inaugural address, Obama's inclusion of "partner, or your boyfriend" was a startling moment.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Being gay can (still) get you killed

For all my cheerleading of the advances the gay community has made, I know that things are not as wonderful as they could be or should be.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:03 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013

No 'choice' in being gay and 'ordinary'

Let me let you in on a little secret about the gays. We're not all that special.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Obama and gay marriage: one fabulous year

So much has happened since the president came out for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:22 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 05/01/2013

The gloriously unremarkable coming out of Jason Collins

When Collins spoke his truth, the response has been a reassuring, "What took you so long?!"

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:17 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Heitkamp's trouble with Democrats

It was plainly apparent that Heitkamp was going to do the wrong thing on guns when she did the right thing on gays.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Guns and gays, LGBT

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Not impressed by Boy Scouts' plan on gays

One proposed baby step forward with another step not taken could result in no real change at all.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, LGBT

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Every gay kid could use some Magic

Coming out is tough for anyone. I can only imagine what it was like for the son of one of the nation's most revered black basketball players.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/05/2013

A gay-marriage parade in the Senate

Six senators voiced this week public support for marriage equality.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/03/2013

What took so long to fire Mike Rice?

Rutgers University officials have known about videotaped abuse of players since late November.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Mark Kirk joins gay marriage parade

Kirk joined Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in the most exclusive of clubs.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Breathtaking bigotry in West Virginia

19th century thinking is alive and well in the 21st.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:04 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Racism

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013

From Harvey Milk to 58 percent

Thirty-five years after Harvey Milk urged gays to come out of the closet, we are seeing the incredible impact of those words.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Hillary Clinton officially says yes to gay marriage

Even if she doesn't run for president in 2016, her support for marriage equality is valuable and needed.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Rob Portman takes the lead on gay marriage

A father's love for his gay son led this prominent Republican to change his mind and support same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Boy Scouts follows defense playbook on gays

A survey of Boy Scouts is reminiscent of that done by the Pentagon in the run-up to the end of 'don't ask, don't tell.'

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, Gay rights, LGBT

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Christine Quinn goes all 'in' for N.Y.C. mayor

In her announcement video where she felt free to include a photo of her parents on their wedding day, Quinn neglected to include her own.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Obama continues to make gay history

Obama burnished his image as "the first gay president" with his amicus brief calling for the invalidation of Proposition 8.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 03/01/2013

No surprise in Obama's gay marriage brief

Anyone surprised by the administration's action hasn't been paying attention to the president.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:04 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Nibbling around the edges until DOMA falls

As long as the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) remains law, there will never be fairness and equal protection under the law.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:49 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Still no merit badge for Boy Scouts on gays

Rather than vote to end its ban on participation by gays and lesbians in scouting, the BSA's national executive board punted.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:17 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boy Scouts, LGBT

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/04/2013

The Boy Scouts' no-brainer decision on gays

"Scouting executives should look to our president to see what it means to lead," said former Eagle Scout James Dale.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Boy Scouts, LGBT

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Obama makes gays 'feel more fully American'

At no point was President Obama's refrain of We the people in his second inaugural more powerful than when he invoked it to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, LGBT

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Louie Giglio out from Inaugural: Good

President Obama should not have to share the stage with an unrepentant bigot.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inauguration, LGBT

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/12/2012

The GOP's problem and promise in four charts

As dire as things look now for the Republican Party, they can get better if it is willing to make the necessary adjustments.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, 2016 election, African American, Barack Obama, Election 2012, LGBT, Republicans

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Supreme caution on Court and gay marriage

The more I read about what the court may or may not do, the more I'm growing comfortable with the idea that the court might punt.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:42 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 12/10/2012

From ambivalence to 'yes' on marriage equality

Will the Supreme Court's judgment match the changing attitudes of the nation?

By Jonathan Capehart  |  08:29 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The Supreme Court takes up DOMA

We could be in the final days of the discrimination wrought by the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA, LGBT, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The unlikely faces of same-sex marriage

The faces of the couples coming forward to marry should challenge and expand everyone's notion of what love is.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Human rights, LGBT, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jeh Johnson: A hero of DADT repeal resigns

Jeh Johnson co-wrote the report that paved the way to the repeal of "don't ask don't tell." That gay men and lesbians can serve openly in the military ought to be Johnson's greatest legacy at defense.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:52 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Jeh Johnson, LGBT, Pentagon

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Morgan Freeman does ‘God’s’ work for gay marriage

He has lent his recognizable “voice of God” to push for same-sex marriage.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:19 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Marriage equality takes four steps forward

For the first time ever, voters said yes to marriage equality in four states.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT, Election 2012

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Changing minds on gay marriage

Turns out it’s not a generational shift at work, but a change of heart.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT