Sunday, January 25, 2015

Couple who hid love for 72 years finally marry

Couple who hid love for 72 years finally marry: A wedding took place in early September in Iowa. But it wasn't just any ordinary wedding, it was a wedding between two people who have been together for 72 years and finally made it official. Two women, Vivian Boyack and Nonie Dubes, who have loved each other since 1942.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On Same-Sex Marriage, the Supreme Court Will Have to Tackle the Question of Rights - Atlantic Mobile

On Same-Sex Marriage, the Supreme Court Will Have to Tackle the Question of Rights - Atlantic Mobile: Since the Supreme Court’s order Friday agreeing to hear four same-sex marriage cases, some professors and reporters have raised a troubling possibility: Could the Court have “stacked the deck” against full marriage equality by the way it phrased the “questions presented” by the cases? These are framed in terms of the states’ powers rather than of individual rights. These court watchers have suggested that they may point to a “compromise” that would mean less than full marriage equality—that is, a holding that states must recognize marriages performed by other states but may continue to refuse to marry same-sex coulples themselves.

Supreme Court to Hear Four Cases on Same-Sex Marriage - Atlantic Mobile

Supreme Court to Hear Four Cases on Same-Sex Marriage - Atlantic Mobile: In what will be a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear four cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in four states on Friday. Their ruling, which is expected by June, would mark the culmination of a decade-long civil rights struggle that seeks marriage equality for millions of gay and lesbian Americans.

The justices granted certiorari to four couples, one each from Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, challenging those states' same-sex marriage bans. In November, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled agains the four couples and upheld the bans. That decision created a circuit split among the federal judiciary, a schism of constitutional interpretation that the Supreme Court alone can (and often does) repair.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Watch lawyer destroy Tony Perkins on Fox after he says gay marriage leads to girls marrying dads

Watch lawyer destroy Tony Perkins on Fox after he says gay marriage leads to girls marrying dads: Family Research Council President Tony Perkins argued on Sunday that girls would be allowed to marry their biological fathers if the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

God, Gays and the Atlanta Fire Department - NYTimes.com

God, Gays and the Atlanta Fire Department - NYTimes.com: Until last week, Kelvin Cochran was the chief of the Atlanta fire department, where he oversaw a work force of more than 1,000 firefighters and staff.

Mr. Cochran, a veteran firefighter, is also a deeply religious man, and he was eager to bring his Christian faith into the daily functioning of his department — or, as he put it in a book he authored in 2013, to “cultivate its culture to the glory of God.”

But, as the book revealed, his religious beliefs also include virulent anti-gay views. He was fired on Jan. 6 by Atlanta’s mayor, Kasim Reed, for homophobic language in the book, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” Among other things, he called homosexuality a “perversion,” compared it to bestiality and pedophilia, and said homosexual acts are “vile, vulgar and inappropriate.”

We the People | Center for American Progress

We the People | Center for American Progress: Today, it is still legal to fire, refuse housing, or deny service to Americans because of their sexual orientation and gender identity in 29 states. In most states, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, Americans currently lack explicit protections against discrimination in employment, housing, education, credit, and public accommodations. LGBT individuals and families report unacceptable levels of discrimination in the workplace, when seeking goods or services in their community’s places of public accommodation, at school, or when seeking housing. This discrimination leads to disproportionate rates of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and negative health outcomes for LGBT people and their families.

General Questions - Trail Life USA

General Questions - Trail Life USA: What is the position of Trail Life USA regarding homosexuality?

We believe that homosexuality is sinful and immoral, as is any sexual activity outside of the sanctity of marriage between a Man and a Woman. Consistent with this belief, we have specific policies that address membership and sin in both youth and adult members.



Good luck with that one, Trail Life.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Kentucky state senator proposes $2,500 bounty on each trans kid caught in ‘wrong’ bathroom

Kentucky state senator proposes $2,500 bounty on each trans kid caught in ‘wrong’ bathroom: Kentucky Republican State Senator is sponsoring a bill that would entitle students who find transgender individuals in the bathrooms of their chosen gender to collect $2,500 in damages from the school, US News reports.

Sen. C.B. Embry’s bill would “require students born male to use only those facilities designated to be used by males and students born female to use only those facilities designated to be used by females.”

Students who caught transgender peers in facilities designated for the opposite sex would be eligible to sue the school for $2,500 worth of damages relating to psychological and emotional harm.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ellen DeGeneres Responds To Pastor's Claim She Uses Taylor Swift To 'Attract Young Girls'

Ellen DeGeneres Responds To Pastor's Claim She Uses Taylor Swift To 'Attract Young Girls': Ellen DeGeneres has responded to a conservative pastor's claims that she "celebrates her lesbianism" and is using celebrities like Taylor Swift to "attract young girls."

Although the talk show queen said she didn't typically pay attention to tabloid or media reports, she sounded off on the news in an installment of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

"The only way I'm trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another," she said. "I don't have an agenda."

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Denver-area church refuses to show video of deceased gay woman kissing fianc�e | Fox News

Denver-area church refuses to show video of deceased gay woman kissing fiancee | Fox News: The funeral at New Hope Ministries in Lakewood abruptly canceled the service and moved the funeral to a funeral home after church officials insisted images of the couple kissing could not be shown in the ceremony.

Gary Rolando, a chaplain contact by the woman’s family to officiate the service, said Tuesday that the family of Vanessa Collier refused to remove the photos from the memorial video. Rolando is not affiliated with New Hope.

Jose Silva, a friend of Collier's, said some 200 friends and family were asked to leave the church. The woman's casket was taken to a nearby funeral home that had arranged the church service, and the memorial was held there with the complete video, Silva said.

"They asked the family to edit the video, and that was like editing Vanessa's life. It was demeaning," he said.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's Finally Official - Pope Francis Demotes Highest-Ranking US Cardinal Over LGBT Issues

It's Finally Official - Pope Francis Demotes Highest-Ranking US Cardinal Over LGBT Issues: It's been in the news. Now it has been confirmed. As of this past weekend, Raymond Leo Burke, America's highest-ranking cardinal at the Vatican, was officially removed from the Vatican's Supreme Court, and demoted to chaplain of the Knights of Malta, where he will reign with much less responsibility. The ultra-Conservative and anti-gay cardinal, continuously challenges the jurisdiction of Pope Francis, and the Catholic Church's new receptive stance on homosexuality.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The World’s Worst Places to Be Gay | TakePart

The World’s Worst Places to Be Gay | TakePart: If you’re going to go and love someone the same gender as you, just be sure not to do it in the red countries.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Here’s The Internal Document The Salvation Army Doesn’t Want You To See / Queerty

Here’s The Internal Document The Salvation Army Doesn’t Want You To See / Queerty: ‘Tis the season. In cities across the country, Salvation Army volunteers wearing red Santa hats and aprons are ringing bells and soliciting donations. But if you were already thinking twice before dropping your hard-earned coins into those little red coffers you may want to think a third time.
Queerty has obtained SA internal documents that give lie to its propaganda campaign to win back LGBT donors and staff and confirm what we’ve suspected all along: The Christian charity discriminates against LGBT people, but it doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JK Rowling asked if there were LGBT students at Hogwarts, she responds in an amazing way | Gay Star News

JK Rowling asked if there were LGBT students at Hogwarts, she responds in an amazing way | Gay Star News: The British author was asked a question by a Twitter fan who asked if there was a variety of people at Hogwarts, including gay students.

'do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club,' they said.

'It's safe to assume that Hogwarts had a variety of people and I like to think it's a safe place for LGBT students.'

Rowling said 'Of course', and then linked to a picture which read: 'If Harry Potter taught us anything, it's that no one should live in a closet.'

Monday, December 08, 2014

Addicting Info – Hate-Preacher Wants ‘Army’ of Pastors to Help Him Cure AIDS By Executing ‘F*ggots’ (VIDEO)

Addicting Info – Hate-Preacher Wants ‘Army’ of Pastors to Help Him Cure AIDS By Executing ‘F*ggots’ (VIDEO): On Sunday morning, a crowd gathered outside the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, to protest the awful hate speech of its leader, Pastor Stephen L. Anderson. Last week, Anderson made the “Biblical” case that AIDS can be cured by simply exterminating all the “homos,” about 9 million Americans alone.

Anderson’s plan, which comes from the book of Leviticus, he said, would give us a virtually AIDS-free world “by Christmas” because he views the virus as being restricted to the gay community, except when a LGBT individual infects a ‘normal’ person.



Merry Christmas

Breaking: Michigan House Passes Religious 'License To Discriminate' Bill - The New Civil Rights Movement

Breaking: Michigan House Passes Religious 'License To Discriminate' Bill - The New Civil Rights Movement: Supporters of these bills claim they allow people of faith to exercise their religion without government interference, but in reality, they are trojan horses, allowing rampant discrimination under the guise of religious observance.

For example, under the Religious Freedom law, a pharmacist could refuse to fill a doctor's prescription for birth control, or HIV medication. An emergency room physician or EMT could refuse service to a gay person in need of immediate treatment. A school teacher could refuse to mentor the children of a same-sex couple, and a DMV clerk could refuse to give a driver's license to a person who is divorced.