Pardon your freedom

It's Not Over

Michaelangelo Signorile has a point: Being able to get married doesn't mean LGBTQ people are out of the woods. One need only look to the recent introduction of a “kill the gays” initiative in California—not to mention the uptick in so-called “religious freedom” legislation—to see that de facto equality lags de jure equality quite a bit. In It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27), Signorile dissects the “religious liberty” argument against equality and demonstrates how the right—particularly the Republican right—could easily use the same arguments to roll back civil-rights gains for other marginalized groups.