a bird and a bottle


Stuff I’ve Been Wanting to Blog About.

Travel is wonderful, but it does put a bit of a damper on the blogging. Here are a few of the articles I had saved to blog about this week. Since it looks like I won’t be getting to them anytime soon, have at it:

Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern Law Professor whose work focuses on gay rights, pornography, and censorhip is the newest Balkinization blogger. His first post asks whether anti-discrimination laws should have religious exceptions.

The opening of the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum marks a new moment for women’s and feminist art. But does it also mean the end of a dissident era? Courtney Martin explores this question at Women’s eNews.

Exhale, the amazing non-judgmental post-abortion counseling hotline introduces after abortion support e-cards.

Catherine Orenstein teaches women — long shut out of the nation’s leading Op-Ed pages — how to get published. Ironically, the NY Times reports on it.

Bookslut‘s got an interview with Alison Bechdel, author of the cartoon strip Dykes to Watch Out For.

Be afraid, be very afraid. For the Christian Right, Gay-hating is just the start.

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The U.K. has recently had to tackle the question of whether anti-discrimination laws should have religious exceptions. Faith-based (but publicly funded) adoption agencies want to be able to exclude gay couples from adopting. But the government has ruled that a group’s religious freedom doesn’t trump another person’s right to equal protection under the law. The Catholic Church is furious, so the government is giving them 2 years to comply. But it’s still a win for gay rights groups.

Comment by Katerina

Wow. I didn’t know that, but it’s a really interesting parallel. Under the Bush administration faith-based organizations have received increasing public funding, so this will continue to become a bigger issue here. I don’t have a lot of faith that the ruling would be the same as it was in the UK — especially given that at least one U.S. state (FL) still bans adoption by gay parents (single or coupled).

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