Gay Rights

An antigay terrorist attack in Orlando. The emergency need for gun control and what we can do to to get gun safety. Can a liberal Supreme Court chip away at the Heller decision? Bizarre British pundits try to deflect from the homophobic nature of the attack and Owen Jones walks off set. Donald Trump, exploits […]
We lost Cliff Schecter due to a bad phone connection. But, no problem, Sam explains the historic importance and power of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality. Justice Kennedy’s decision and the Living Constitution. Justice Scalia throws a tantrum and the House passes Trade Adjustment Assistance. Filmmaker, Giovanni Zelko, explains the thinking […]
Political maestro Cliff Schecter explains why we are watching history being made for gay rights, why the right is freaking out, the role of culture in social change, why anti gay bigotry is the Alamo of the right, why the Republican establishment opposed the Arizona gay discrimination bill, why Democrats need to find a progressive […]
The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe explained: Russia’s new anti Gay laws, why reactionary politics are succeeding in Russia right now, Putin’s extreme social politics, why homophobia is seen as protecting Russian identity, how the international community should respond and why Russia is protecting Snowden. On The Better Half: Ted Cruz renounces the best part of […]
Egypt’s military regime has killed over five hundred people in a wave of brutal crackdowns against the Muslim Brotherhoods supporters, how Egypt’s military has shed liberal support for its Coup, why we don’t have leverage in Egypt, Russia’s new anti Gay laws, and why the boycott against Russian Vodka is working. On The Better Half: […]
Matt & Michael hosted Nation Sports Editor, Dave Zirin, Zirin described how Jason Collins came out, the historical importance of the first openly Gay NBA athlete, the support for Jason Collins from fellow athletes and politicians, the transformation of gay rights in America and why the town of Steubenville is shockingly renewing the contract of […]