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Who Needs Hate? [1 June, 2005]

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) recently released its annual report on violence against gays, bisexuals, and transgender people.  The group reports a 4% increase in anti-GLBT incidents, totaling 1,792.  A press statement about the report issued by the Michigan-based Triangle Foundation declared that there has been a “toxic climate” against gays in the last year.  The report itself addresses the Right’s “open warfare against all that they hold in contempt, including and especially the LGBT community.”

The Kids Aren’t All Right: The Gay Marriage Movement and its Manipulation of Children and Youth [22 March, 2009]

The Religious Right is notorious for its manipulation of children, especially in its anti-gay tirades.  The passage of Proposition 8 was prompted in part by the incitement of fear about what children might have to endure: the spectacle of gay sex, or worse, the spectacle of gay marriage.  In its “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons,” the Cathol

Loving Hate: Why Hate Crimes Legislation is a Bad Idea [8 February, 2009]

The Matthew Shepard Act (H.R.  1592) would expand the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.  The bill also requires “the FBI to track statistics on hate crimes” against transgender people.

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