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Escape to Exile
Volume 38, No. 6
October / November 2018

September 30 is International Blasphemy Rights Day, an observance founded by the Center for Inquiry (CFI). In this issue, we spotlight one of the courageous writers imperiled for writing critically of religion who has received aid from CFI’s Secular Rescue program. Ghluam Kabir (not his real name) was an admin for the Facebook page Pakistani …


Brett Kavanaugh, Critical Threat to Church/State Separation if Confirmed to the Supreme Court
Volume 38, No. 6
October / November 2018

Kennedy’s Retirement from the Supreme Court Is a Disaster The president has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. If we are to rescue whatever is left of legally protected equality for nonbelievers, it is urgent that we oppose this nomination. The Proper Understanding of …

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Rights, Gay and Otherwise, Introduction
Volume 30, No. 6
October / November 2010

Secular humanism has a long, proud history as a champion of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. As Ronald A. Lindsay notes in his introductory article, in the West the focus of that activism has shifted over decades from protecting the mere legality of homosexual behavior to fighting for—and often …


Humanism, LGBT Equality, and Human Rights
Volume 30, No. 6
October / November 2010

Secular humanism has been identified with support for gay rights for decades. The Council for Secular Humanism was founded in 1980 in part to counter the influence of religion on law and public policy and to promote fundamental human rights. In the context of sexual relations, this agenda resulted in a commitment to work to …


The Case for Civil Unions for All Couples
Volume 30, No. 6
October / November 2010

Those who oppose gay marriage believe deeply that marriage is sacred and divine, a blessed sacrament between man and woman as ordained in the Bible. If they are right, then the entire concept of marriage has no place in our civil society, which recognizes the separation between the sacred and the secular, between church and …


Rights, Gay and Otherwise, Introduction
Volume 30, No. 6
October / November 2010

Secular humanism has a long, proud history as a champion of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. As Ronald A. Lindsay notes in his introductory article, in the West the focus of that activism has shifted over decades from protecting the mere legality of homosexual behavior to fighting for—and often …


Humanism, LGBT Equality, and Human Rights
Volume 30, No. 6
October / November 2010

Secular humanism has been identified with support for gay rights for decades. The Council for Secular Humanism was founded in 1980 in part to counter the influence of religion on law and public policy and to promote fundamental human rights. In the context of sexual relations, this agenda resulted in a commitment to work to …