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Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t exactly known for being warm, compassionate and cuddly. Even so, it’s shockingly disappointing that Putin has initiated a slew of measures designed to punish anyone in Russia who is homosexual, or merely in favor of gay rights. We’re pretty sure that you can’t eradicate homosexuality just by banning so-called gay “propaganda.” But on the off-chance it works, maybe Putin can try passing some laws that would make it illegal to be a close-minded, ignorant hate-monger.
When asked by a reporter recently what he’d do if he found out a priest was gay, Pope Francisanswered, “Who am I to judge?” The Pontiff’s refreshing non-condemning tone was welcomed by many and may have set the stage for the Holy Father to do further outreach to the gay community.
Today, an Appeals Court in New York became the second in the country to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman). No matter where you stand on the issue, after seeing this piece from MAD #438 back in February 2004, we can all agree that the real victims are MAD’s readers.
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Yesterday, North Carolina voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly approved an amendment to their state constitution banning same-sex marriage. To find out why, we took to the streets of the Tar Heel State and asked the people.