While Exodus’s closure ensures that fewer people will undergo ex-gay therapy in the future, it doesn’t bring back those who committed suicide after failing to change their sexual orientation. It doesn’t give me back the time I spent in therapy, or the college years when I thought my attractions were immoral but was helpless to change them. Chambers, who is married but has admitted he continues to have homosexual feelings, may be a victim of his own cause, but his apology doesn’t undo the damage he and his organization have wrought. That isn’t a moral judgment—it’s just a fact. As conservatives like to say, ideas matter.
I actually think it would be possible for old-school print outlets to pay better if they wouldn’t over-assign or if they didn’t have super-fancy real estate in Midtown. The notion that media is both a struggling industry and a glamour profession is totally ridiculous. If you’re a struggling industry that’s worried about declining advertising revenues, fucking pack up, move to Brooklyn, and stop triple-assigning every issue.
The Treasury has released a nifty infographic showing effect of immigration reform on GDP, employment.
Since immigration enforcement now falls under rubric of national security, no amount is considered too much.
Walter Ewing of the Immigration Policy Center
“The Immigration Spending Spree,” The American Prospect.
I believe when there are so many forces pulling our society apart, we need more commitment to marriage, not less.
IC: I am sure you have heard the criticism that Politico is a tough place for women to work. Do you think that is a fair criticism?
JH: During our launch, we were starting from scratch—it was a tough place to work, period. Not just for women. The happenstance that the four co-founders…
Perfect Venn Diagram for May’s weather
President Obama took aim at LGBT employment discrimination at the LGBT Pride Month reception at the White House Thursday, calling for Congress to pass bipartisan legislation making it’s way through Congress.
But one thing he did not mention was the executive order he has been asked to sign to end anti-LGBT job bias among federal contractors — despite it being the reason his wife was heckled recently and a huge priority for the LGBT community.
Obama spoke about the need to end workplace discrimination against LGBT people …
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