Mark Segal

  • I woke up Sunday morning to the horrible, alarmingly common news of an incident of gun violence and terrorism. But this one was different: The shooter’s target was the LGBT community. I learned about the incident as I was getting ready to march in Philadelphia’s Gay Pride Parade. I never questioned whether I would march, but it took me hours to realize why.

  • Here’s a secret that has stopped the Equality Act in its tracks in the U.S. Senate. The Republicans and religious leaders have framed the subject as one of “religious freedom,” and have won that debate since our lobbyists aren’t addressing it as it should be: religious institutions wanting special rights to discriminate.