Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Poll - Most Americans oppose religious exemptions in hiring practices ' & other Thursday midday news briefs

Most Americans Say Employers Should Never Discriminate, Even on Religious Grounds, According to Latest Harris/Out & Equal Poll - How long will it be before the religious right whine about a "skewed survey?" Or maybe they will just ignore it. Let's not let them ignore it. 
 Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: “I’m proud to be gay” - By the way, THIS happened.  

Russian Official Says Apple CEO Should Be Banned From Russia After Saying He Is Gay - And Russia is ever so pissed about it. 
Turek: States Should Defend The Institution Of Marriage Just Like The South Defended Slavery - Why not? Slavery is now seen as a hideous blight in American history. And hopefully soon, marriage discrimination will follow that path. 
Woman's Day Magazine Features Groundbreaking Article About Transgender Family - Niiiice!!!!

 It's About Time Someone Other Than Straight White Males Got To Be Superheroes - Ya damn skippy!


Patrick said...

I would just like to point out that Marvel Comics has had many non-white and non-straight characters for decades. They had LGBT characters as early as the 80s.
For instance, the X-men character Mystique was in a lesbian relationship with a mutant named Destiny and their adopted daughter Rogue. It was in the early 80s, so the writers didn't state it explicitly until years later, but they deserve some credit for being ahead of their time in some of these comics.

Erica Cook said...

I remember when Dare Devil came out. I was so excited to see a disabled hero. I also remember people saying it was just stupid to think a blind man could be a hero and do the things he did. It is far more than high time we had some real heroes who looked like us and had our lives.