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  • True marriage supporters ‘not welcome’ in New York: councilman

    04/17/2014 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Catherine Briggs
    NEW YORK, April 17, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are “not welcome” in the Big Apple. In response to Chick-fil-A’s proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations, including New York City, Councilman Daniel Dromm told the Huffington Post that the fast-food chain would not be welcome in the most populous city in the country. Councilman Daniel Dromm “We don’t need bigots coming to New York City,” Dromm told HuffPost. “They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York’s diverse community,...
  • ObamaCare’s Marriage Penalty

    08/19/2013 6:45:42 PM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    New American ^ | 19 August 2013 | Michael Tennant
    Jeffrey offers a hypothetical example, basing his calculations on the Kaiser Family Foundation’s online subsidy calculator. A 50-year-old divorcee with three children who earns $47,100 a year would be faced with an annual health insurance premium of $11,140. However, since her household income is only 200 percent of the FPL for a family of four, she would receive a subsidy of $8,172 to keep her insurance cost to 6.3 percent of her income, or $2,967. Our single mom meets a 56-year-old man who makes $63,000 a year and pays an annual premium of $7,041 with no subsidy because his income...
  • New York Wants to Help You Plan Your Next LGBT Vacation

    06/29/2013 11:19:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/29/2013 | Caroline Bankoff
    Governor Cuomo celebrated Pride Weekend and the overturning of DOMA by announcing the launch of a tourism website aimed at the LGBT community, because all out-of-state dollars are equal in his eyes. [NBC New York]
  • Senate committee approves bill to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    11/10/2011 2:34:39 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2011 | MATT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON D.C., November 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a narrow vote Thursday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would grant federal recognition to homosexual “marriages.” The bill, titled the “Respect for Marriage Act,” passed the Democrat controlled committee by a 10-8 vote, with the members of the committee voting along party lines. The “Respect for Marriage Act” was introduced in the Senate in March by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) with the goal of repealing the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA). DOMA asserts that states where homosexual “marriages” are not currently recognized are not required to recognize same-sex...
  • 'Sugarbabe' favors negotiated infidelity

    08/03/2010 12:59:47 PM PDT · by MissTed · 35 replies · 46+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/3/10 | Shanon Cook
    Could letting your man sleep with another woman help your relationship? Author and former mistress Holly Hill thinks so. "One of the main things that I have learned is that a woman that negotiates infidelity with her partner is far more powerful than a woman who is sitting home wondering why he's late from the office Christmas party," she says. "It's better to walk the dog on a leash than let it escape through an unseen hole in the back fence." Hill's memoir, "Sugarbabe" details her yearlong adventure with a series of so-called "sugar daddies." The book sold 24,000 copies...
  • "The Newlywed Game" Goes Gay --Longstanding Show Books First Gay Couple: "Mr. Sulu" and Hubby

    09/16/2009 11:58:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies · 1,146+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | Sept. 16, 2009
    "The Newlywed Game" is bringing on its first gay couple. It's a celebrity duo for the long-running game show, now on the GSN cable network. George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," will appear with his partner, Brad Altman. They just celebrated their first anniversary after being married in Los Angeles.
  • New Hampshire lawmakers reject gay-marriage bill (in State House)

    05/20/2009 12:39:55 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 58 replies · 4,332+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/20/200 | n/a
    New Hampshire lawmakers unexpectedly rejected a bill on Wednesday that would have made the state the sixth in the United States to authorize gay marriage. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted down the bill in a 188-186 vote, hours after its Senate approved the legislation 14-10 along party lines. An earlier version of the bill passed the state's House of Representatives on March 26. Both chambers had been asked to approve language that would give religious institutions opposed to gay marriage legal protections, including the right to decline to marry same-sex couples. That wording was added by Governor John Lynch,...
  • The politics of gay bashing

    04/15/2009 9:08:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 644+ views
    http://www.seacoastonline.com ^ | April 12, 2009 | By D. Allan Kerr
    Here across the northeast tip of the United States, where we pride ourselves in like-it-or-stick-it Yankee independence, individuals are toiling to extend marriage equality to the homosexual community. This week, somewhat shockingly, they achieved success in Vermont. Now we will see if Maine and New Hampshire can squash the serpent of fear as well. If I hadn't already chosen a side in this debate, the comments I've heard in recent weeks from opponents of the three bills would have been enough to make me an entrenched defender of the proposals. When the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted last month...
  • Tony Blair Tells The Pope: You're Wrong On Homosexuality

    04/07/2009 6:47:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 2,698+ views
    London Times ^ | April 07, 2009
    From The Times April 8, 2009 Tony Blair tells the Pope: you're wrong on homosexuality Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent Tony Blair has challenged the “entrenched” attitudes of the Pope on homosexuality, and argued that it is time for him to “rethink” his views. Speaking to the gay magazine Attitude, the former Prime Minister, himself now a Roman Catholic, said that he wanted to urge religious figures everywhere to reinterpret their religious texts to see them as metaphorical, not literal, and suggested that in time this would make all religious groups accept gay people as equals. Asked about the Pope’s stance,...
  • Getting California out of marriage business proposed as answer to Prop. 8 war

    03/24/2009 7:53:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 52 replies · 1,676+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/24/9 | Susan Ferriss
    At California's historic hearing on Proposition 8 earlier this month, Supreme Court Justice Ming Chin briefly imagined a scenario that might solve the legal conflict over a gay marriage ban. What if the government were to get out of the "marriage business," Ming asked, and issue civil-union licenses to both straight and gay couples? The justices agreed such a change would have to be handled by the Legislature, and discussion closed. But outside the court, the question still hung in the air. On March 10, five days after the court hearing, two California college students got the OK from state...
  • The Russian Effort to Abolish Marriage

    10/04/2008 7:08:04 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 34 replies · 1,397+ views
    TheAtlantic ^ | July 1926 | A Woman Resident in Russia
    The question whether marriage as an institution should be abolished is now being debated all over Russia with a violence and depth of passion unknown since the turbulent early days of the Revolution. Last October a bill eliminating distinctions between registered and unregistered marriages and giving the unmarried consort the status and property rights of the legal wife was introduced in the Tzik, or Central Executive Committee. So much unforeseen opposition to the proposed law developed that the Tzik decided to postpone its final adoption until the next session, meanwhile initiating a broad popular discussion of the project. Since that...
  • If Its Bad For America, Its Good For The Democrats (The Rats' Anti-American Sickness Alert)

    08/13/2007 9:27:43 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 933+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 08/14/2007 | Dennis Prager
    ne of the two major political parties of the United States has linked all its electoral hopes on domestic pathologies, economic downturns and foreign failure. It is actually difficult to name any positive development for America that would benefit the Democratic Party's chances in a national election. Name almost any subject, and this unhealthy pattern can be discerned. If African Americans come to believe that America is a land of opportunity in which racism has been largely conquered, it would be catastrophic for the Democrats. The day that most black Americans see America in positive terms will be the day...
  • Bill would help unwed couples - Plan expands rights of all heterosexual domestic partners.

    06/05/2007 7:51:46 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 983+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/5/7 | Aurelio Rojas
    All heterosexual adults who register their domestic partnerships with the state of California would have the same legal rights as married couples, including filing joint state income tax returns, under legislation approved Monday by the state Senate.Senate Bill 11 -- which will now be considered by the Assembly -- was introduced by Sen. Carole Migden, whose landmark 1999 civil union bill allowed same-sex couples to register with the secretary of state as domestic partners."This bill proposes to expand domestic partnerships and benefits to all adult couples who desire to form domestic partnership relationships," the San Francisco Democrat said on the...
  • 9th Circuit endorses censoring Christians

    03/08/2007 2:14:19 AM PST · by Man50D · 42 replies · 1,693+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 8, 2007
    A ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that municipal employers have the right to censor the words "natural family," "marriage" and "family values" because that is hate speech and could scare workers. The ruling came in a case being handled by the Pro-Family Law Center, which promised an appeal of the drastic result. "We are going to take this case right up the steps of the United States Supreme Court," said Richard D. Ackerman, who along with Scott Lively argued the case for the Pro-Family Law Center. We are simply unwilling to accept that Christians...
  • Lesbian pair escorted from Focus property - Couple protests Dobson's essay on same-sex parents

    02/22/2007 8:41:02 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 56 replies · 1,395+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | February 20, 2007 | Jean Torkelson
    COLORADO SPRINGS - A lesbian couple faces trespassing charges following a protest Monday at Focus on the Family over founder James Dobson's views on same-sex parents. Robynne Sapp and Dotti Berry, of Blaine, Wash., said they wanted to see Dobson and demand that he "publicly recant" what they called false statements he made in an essay in a December issue of Time magazine. The women said they took a guided tour of the Focus grounds, hand in hand, but then sat down on the floor of the lobby and refused to leave until they saw Dobson. Colorado Springs police were...
  • Romney's marriage question

    02/22/2007 8:19:37 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 52 replies · 857+ views
    CBN News ^ | February 22, 2007 | David Brody
    As I speak to some of the smaller grassroots conservative groups around the country, they keep bringing up this idea that Mitt Romney did not do enough to stop gay marriage in Massachusetts. The headlines read that Romney fought it as Governor and came to Washington DC to testify in front of the Senate to support of a federal marriage amendment. But these groups tell a different story. I bring this up because it is a common concern I hear from folks who at least say they are in the know in Massachusetts. Below is a column yesterday from Don...
  • Is Giuliani a Conservative? [Mona Charen]

    02/09/2007 6:22:55 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 370 replies · 3,130+ views
    Creator's Syndicate via Yahoo ^ | 02/09/07 | Mona Charen
    [snip] Giuliani transformed a city whose budget and workforce were larger than those of all but five or six states. He and police chief William Bratton famously cracked down first on quality of life crimes like panhandling and public urination. Teenagers who leaped over the turnstiles at subway entrances were arrested — a departure from the practice under Mayor David Dinkins. Giuliani later quipped that the police under his predecessor had become "highly skilled observers of crime." Those turnstile jumpers turned out to possess a huge number of illegal guns, which were confiscated, and criminals throughout the city discovered that...
  • Mary Cheney and Partner Are About to Be Moms

    12/05/2006 11:04:34 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 570 replies · 18,713+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2006 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    Mary Cheney, the vice president's openly gay daughter, is pregnant. She and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, are "ecstatic" about the baby, due in late spring, said a source close to the couple. It's a baby boom for grandparents Dick and Lynne Cheney: Their older daughter, Elizabeth, went on leave as deputy assistant secretary of state before having her fifth child in July. "The vice president and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild," spokesman Lea Anne McBride said last night. Cheney, 37, was a key aide to her father...
  • Canadian Tories promise to fight same-sex marriage law in election

    07/27/2005 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 326+ views
    The Hill Times ^ | 28 July 2005 | Bea Vongdouangchanh
    The Conservatives say they won't drop the divisive same-sex issue this fall and promise to try to repeal it if they form the next government. The federal Conservatives are still committed to revisiting the controversial same-sex marriage issue when the House returns in nine weeks, even though Bill C-38 received Royal Assent last week and despite last week's public opinion poll suggesting that a majority of Canadians don't want to reopen the divisive political issue. Conservative MP Vic Toews (Provencher, Man.), his party's high-profile justice critic and a former Manitoba justice minister, told The Hill Times that the Conservatives will...
  • Senators Ordered to Vote in Favour of Gay "Marriage" Bill - Final Vote Likely Thursday

    07/18/2005 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 3,628+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 19 July 2005
    OTTAWA, July 18, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Sources in the parliament have revealed to LifeSiteNews.com that Liberal Senators have received a letter ordering them to be present for the vote on the same-sex 'marriage' bill C-38 and to vote in favour of it. The source indicated that the letter was followed up with direct phone calls to Senators. "I have never seen this degree of instruction and pressure," said one source. A source in the Senate confirmed the 'whipped' vote noting that going against the Liberal Governments expressed wishes could result in loss of perks and future opportunities. Opportunities such as...
  • San Francisco Officials Marry Gay Couple

    02/12/2004 12:16:31 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 115 replies · 393+ views
    February 12, 2004, 2:57 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO -- In a political and legal challenge to California law, city authorities officiated at the marriage of a lesbian couple Thursday and said they will issue more gay marriage licenses. The act of civil disobedience was coordinated by Mayor Gavin Newsom and top city officials and was intended to beat a conservative group to the punch. The group, Campaign for California Families, had planned to go to court on Friday to get an injunction preventing the city from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
  • Mass. High Court Rules for Gay Marriage

    02/04/2004 8:24:28 AM PST · by presidio9 · 592 replies · 977+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | Wed, Feb 04, 2004 | JENNIFER PETER
    BOSTON - The Massachusetts high court ruled Tuesday that only full, equal marriage rights for gay couples — rather than civil unions — would meet the edict of its November decision, erasing any doubts that the nation's first same-sex marriages would take place in the state beginning in mid-May. AP Photo Slideshow: Same-Sex Marriage Issues The court issued the opinion in response to a request from the state Senate about whether Vermont-style civil unions, which conveyed the benefits — but not the title of marriage — would meet constitutional muster. The much-anticipated opinion sets the stage for next Wednesday's Constitutional...
  • Gay theologian thinks same-sex marriages are only the beginning!(Or, you ain't seen nothing, yet!)

    01/31/2004 11:35:04 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 112 replies · 544+ views
    AP ^ | January 30, 2004 | RICHARD N. OSTLING
    Gay theologian thinks same-sex marriages are only the beginning! Friday, January 30, 2004 By RICHARD N. OSTLING AP Religion Writer Americans are starting to seriously ponder gay marriage, legalized by Massachusetts' highest court, and civil unions, enacted in Howard Dean's Vermont and several cities. The issue of same-sex couples could affect the 2004 elections and is part of the Episcopal Church's ongoing split. But those moral innovations may be only the beginning. Why not legitimize threesomes and foursomes? What about bisexuals, who are attracted to both genders? And why not abolish marriage altogether? Such eyebrow-raisers are posed by Marvin Ellison,...
  • The Real Homosexual Lobby

    02/02/2004 6:35:44 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 169+ views
    WND.com ^ | 02-02-04 | Farah, Joseph
    The real homosexual lobby Posted: February 2, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com The Democratic National Committee is counting heavily on a high turnout of homosexual voters to elect its nominee president in 2004. According to the DNC's "Pride at the Polls" campaign, "gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered" voters totaled 4.2 million in the 2000 campaign. That number may sound impressive at first glance. But given the fact that more than 105 million Americans voted in that presidential election, we see this special-interest group represents only a tiny 3.9 percent of voters. Add to this that homosexual activists have...
  • God must be confused! Joseph Farah deciphers Dean's affirmation of homosexuality

    01/09/2004 12:51:15 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 192+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    God must be confused Posted: January 9, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com To listen to Howard Dean, you would have to conclude that God is confused. It's not Howard Dean who doesn't understand unambiguous statements in both the Old Testament and the New Testament on the immorality of homosexuality. It's got to be God who is confused. In his quest for the highest office in the land, the Democratic candidate said this week that his decision to sign the bill legalizing civil unions for homosexuals in Vermont was influenced by his Christian faith – a faith he recently decided to unveil...
  • A Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay Marriages

    01/05/2004 9:25:34 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 377+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | January 6, 2004 | David W. Moore
    On a National Public Radio broadcast just before Christmas, two experienced pollsters presented conflicting evidence about the public's support for a constitutional amendment that would make gay marriages illegal. A CBS News poll, reported by Kathy Frankovic, showed Americans favoring such an amendment by a 15-point margin, while a poll by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Center, reported by Adam Clymer, found Americans opposed by a 12-point margin.The issue has become especially salient after last November's ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, which said that government attorneys had "failed to identify any constitutionally adequate reason" to deny lesbian and...
  • Feminism on film: Panning pompous propaganda

    12/30/2003 7:39:35 PM PST · by T Lady · 15 replies · 229+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2003 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Another feminist propaganda movie hit the theaters during the Christmas season, proving again that the feminists are an unhappy bunch whose lifestyle leads to loneliness. The heroine of "Mona Lisa Smile(s)," Katherine Watson, played by Julia Roberts, ends up single and jobless on a slow boat to Europe after tossing aside the latest of her faithless lovers. At least her fate wasn't as grim as that of other macho-feminist movie heroines who mouthed the irrelevant silliness that women need to be liberated to make their own choices free from male domination. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in "Thelma and Louise"...
  • The Playboy philosophy at 50

    12/17/2003 8:40:07 PM PST · by T Lady · 87 replies · 2,677+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | December 17, 2003 | Cal Thomas
    For the past weeks, the media have been gaga over the 50th anniversary of Playboy magazine and the "Playboy philosophy," whose guru, Hugh Hefner, began to mainstream pornography and de-couple sex from a committed marital relationship. What interested me most about this latest excuse to run pictures of almost naked women on television and of the 77-year-old Hugh Hefner in his silk pajamas, surrounded by surgically enhanced women young enough to be his great-granddaughters, was the usual media complicity in promoting a one-sided and incomplete picture of the "free love" generation (which, as it turned out, was neither free nor...
  • Planned Parenthood Of Arizona fights abstinence program

    12/14/2003 3:02:27 PM PST · by Az Joe · 5 replies · 225+ views
    Arizona Republic | 12/14/03 | Doug MacEachern
    "(Planned Parenthood) object to the contention that an abstinence-only program supported by state Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Mesa, is successful. They claim that in a desperate attempt to dredge up financing for abstinence programs that Gov. Janet Napolitano gleefully axed from the state budget in June, Anderson has cooked the books on their rate of success. A Department of Health Services study has found that about 95 percent of teens who entered the program as virgins stayed that way, and that attitudes supportive of avoiding sex generally have improved among the kids." ---------------------------------------------------- Editor's note: A new voice joins Republic columnists...
  • Black gays launch ‘marriage equality’ campaign

    12/12/2003 10:25:12 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 27 replies · 440+ views
    washblade.com ^ | Friday, December 12, 2003 | LOU CHIBBARO
    $100,000 advertising campaign to promote support for gay rights By LOU CHIBBARO Friday, December 12, 2003 A newly formed coalition of African-American gay leaders announced plans this week for a $100,000 media campaign to promote support in the black community for same-sex marriage and to fight a constitutional amendment banning such marriages. At a Dec. 8 news conference in Washington, D.C., members of the National Black Justice Coalition said their goal, among other things, is to refute claims by anti-gay groups that the majority of African Americans oppose same-sex marriage. “Do not be fooled by a few recent poll numbers...
  • Queer allies-alliance between gay marriage opponents, alleged terrorist sympathizers

    12/02/2003 5:27:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies · 201+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-2-03 | Evan Gahr
    The little-noticed alliance between gay marriage opponents and alleged terrorist sympathizers. What were these people thinking? The Massachusetts Supreme Court decision to legalize homosexual marriage in the Bay state re-ignited the culture wars. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, perhaps the preeminent liberal Jewish organization in Washington, DC, applauded the ruling. Religious-minded conservatives, however, were horrified. They are determined to stop the gay rights movement in its tracks. At what price? JewishWorldReview.com has discovered that prominent religious conservatives — Jews, Catholics and Evangelical Christians — are allied with a radical Islamic group to stop gay marriage. Pushing a constitutional...
  • Media in Bed with Gays

    12/10/2003 6:18:25 PM PST · by Coleus · 22 replies · 355+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 12.10.03 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post said it didn’t want to generate "a truckload of indignant letters," but it nevertheless tried to compare opposition to homosexual marriage to old laws against blacks getting married to whites. For the Post, opposing the gay agenda is tantamount to racism. The New York Times endorsed homosexual marriage as well, saying any attempt to amend the constitution to prohibit the practice would be an effort to deny "minority rights."
  • Coming Out In Corporate America Gays are making huge strides everywhere,...

    12/09/2003 7:46:59 PM PST · by narses · 94 replies · 251+ views
    Business Week ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2003
    <p>Gays are making huge strides everywhere, but in the executive suite.</p> <p>One chilly fall day last year, Gary Osifchin trooped into a mandatory training session at S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. The privately held company, located in Racine, Wis., which was voted 2003's "all-American city" by the National Civic League, manufactures Raid insecticide and Glade air fresheners. It's the kind of place where factory workers ride to the assembly line on Harley-Davidsons, dine on local bratwurst, and chase it down with Milwaukee beer.</p>
  • FBI Won't Investigate Hate Crime Against Church

    12/09/2003 3:06:31 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 31 replies · 202+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | December 9, 2003 | Steve Jordahl
    Agent allegedly ignores vandalism, threatens pastor instead.When vandals defaced a sign outside the First Baptist Church in Gravois Mills, Mo., because it read "Homosexuality is an abomination, there is forgiveness," Pastor Ted Haynes called local law enforcement and the FBI. The vandals actually did more than just spray paint the sign. They left obscene and intimidating messages on the church's answering machine and told a church member that if the sign wasn't removed, they would remove it. "What I wanted to do was just get it on record, in case our church got burned down, because there is that possibility,"...
  • Jaguar Launches Campaign Targeting Gay Consumers

    12/17/2002 11:54:35 AM PST · by new cruelty · 92 replies · 798+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | December 17, 2002
    IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Jaguar North America today announces that it is launching an integrated marketing and advertising campaign to specifically reach gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) consumers. The Jaguar campaign is part of a comprehensive strategy developed by Ford Motor Company's Global Marketing organization. The campaign will target GLBT consumers in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Jaguar and Ford Motor Company are actively pursuing this niche market of more than 14 million consumers, with a buying power estimated to be more than $450 billion, by developing a tailored message to speak directly...
  • Gays win rights as refugees

    12/09/2003 7:04:01 AM PST · by Dundee · 8 replies · 243+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 10, 2003 | Misha Schubert
    Gays win rights as refugees HOMOSEXUALS who would have to live "discreetly" to avoid persecution in their home country might be entitled to refugee status in Australia, the High Court found in a landmark judgment yesterday. The court split 4-3 over the decision to grant an appeal by a gay Bangladeshi couple, who claimed they would face persecution if sent back home. The Refugee Review Tribunal and the Federal Court previously had ruled the men would be unlikely to face persecution if they resumed the "discreet" gay lifestyle they had lived before fleeing Bangladesh in February 1999. But in a...
  • Gay Couples Follow a Trail North Blazed by Slaves and War Resisters

    11/23/2003 10:59:06 AM PST · by putupon · 131 replies · 550+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | November 23, 2003 | CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    Culver Pictures In an 1862 lithograph, a slave is depicted fleeing toward Canada before the Civil War.VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Heaven was the word for Canada and the Negro sang of the hope that his escape on the Underground Railroad would carry him there," the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once noted in describing the codes American slaves used in their spirituals to fool their masters before taking flight. Canada is heaven again for Lance W. Bateman and William E. Woods, two American men who were married here recently. The wedding on Aug. 31 looked like a typical Hawaiian...
  • Unmarried vie for equal rights - It's a lonely battle for one couple

    06/30/2002 3:47:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies · 359+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 30, 2002 | Farah Stockman
    <p>Miller and Solot met in an anthropology class at Brown University nearly 10 years ago. As bisexuals, both became activists for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights. They've been together since college and say they have a monogomous relationship.</p> <p>He does the dishes and she does the laundry. She balances their shared checkbooks and he pays the rent. They have been completing each other's sentences for almost a decade. But don't mistake Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller for husband and wife.</p>