By Sarah Seltzer
It seems like with every cultural step forward by the country on the whole, the right-wing has to take a few leaps backward -- and women, gays and minorities are the victims.
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This month has already brought some great moments: massive protests on May 1 and the historic cultural moment when a sitting US president endorsed marriage equality. But simultaneously the GOP and other conservative institutions have gone on what felt like a vengeful tear. Maybe these racist, sexist and homophobic statements and bills really just constitute business as usual, a continuation of the "war on women," but in contrast to progress, it most certainly brings the term "reactionary" into a new light.
It also shows that the war on women isn't just on women -- it's on anyone who doesn't conform to rigid patriarchal gender roles.
Here are five of the worst offenses this month.