same-sex marriage

Public Servants on Strike

Public Servants on StrikeKim Davis’ publicity stunt of denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples reached its inevitable conclusion last week. She’s in jail and will probably stay there until she signs a lucrative book deal. If everyone was allowed to deny public accommodations to anyone because of their “strongly-held” beliefs, everything would grind to a halt and the world would be an even uglier place.

The final panel’s a reference to the Syrian refugee crisis that’s been unfolding for years, but could apply equally to the rising amounts of nationalism and general anti-immigrant fervor being fomented by the GOP’s current crop of know-nothings.

Read the comic at The New York Times.

Business Supplies for Bigots

Business Supplies for BigotsIndiana’s disastrous “Religious Freedom” bill gave companies even more rights to discriminate than the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. I had no idea florists and bakers were so prone to bigotry.

I’ve gotten some randos in my Twitter mentions saying “B-B-BUT, you’re the bigot!” Calling someone a bigot, or even saying mean thingsĀ about them is speech. Refusing them a service (or accommodation) is discrimination. I’m not refusing their dumb assesĀ from reading my cartoons, but I am kicking them out of my mentions. That shit is exhausting.

Read the comic at The Nib.