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  • President Obama Designates Stonewall a National Monument (LGBT monument)

    06/24/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    nbcnews.com/ ^ | June 24 2016 | John Lamparski
    On June 28, 1969, patrons at a gay bar in New York City's West Village neighborhood decided they had finally had enough after yet another police raid. As the NYPD attempted to enforce a law making it illegal to serve alcohol to "homosexuals," the resistance of the bar patrons turned into an uprising - the Stonewall Uprising - an event now widely credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Now, nearly 50 years later, that same location - where members of the community stood up to government injustice - has been designated a new national monument...
  • Romney: Future of GOP is 'breaking my heart'

    06/11/2016 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Mitt Romney blasted the Republican Party on Saturday for not doing more to stop presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying that the prospects for the party are bleak. During a discussion in Park City, Utah, where Romney is hosting his annual conservative summit, the 2012 presidential nominee singled out Trump’s former rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), the last two candidates to drop out of the race against Trump. "Ted Cruz was basically praising Donald Trump through the whole process," Romney told discussion host and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. And Kasich “was in well after the time...
  • Study: More Americans are having gay sex

    06/01/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    philly.com ^ | 6/1/16 | Stacey Burling
    A growing number of Americans are having gay sex, or at least admitting to it. And that's OK with more and more of us. "People over time are reporting more same-sex sexual experiences than ever before," said Brooke Wells, a social psychologist at Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies. ....an annual survey conducted between 1973 and 2014, was fueled largely by people who had sex with both men and women. There has been little change in the number of people reporting exclusively homosexual behavior. from 3.6 to 8.7 percent for women and from 4.5 to 8.2 percent for men....
  • Christianity Must Exorcise Itself of Homophobia

    05/25/2016 12:11:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 105 replies
    ABC.net ^ | 5/23/2016 | Benjamin Jones
    When Australia's most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, came out as gay in an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson in July 2014, he was inundated with messages of support. At the time, some posed the question: does this even count as news? Is homosexuality today not a simple biographical detail rather than a sensational scandal? And yet, it is significant that on the same night that Thorpe came out, Australian Rules Football commentator Brian Taylor used a homophobic slur on air, referring to Geelong player Harry Taylor as a "big poofter." The two events accentuated perfectly why it remains the case,...
  • Wal-Mart posts earnings of 98 cents a share vs. 88 cents expected (Target VERY worried)

    05/19/2016 4:21:51 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 MAY 16 | CNBC Staff
    <p>Wal-mart Stores reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.</p> <p>The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of 98 cents, compared to $1.03 a share in the year-earlier period.</p> <p>Revenue for the quarter came in at $115.9 billion, against the comparable year-ago figure of $114.83 billion.</p>
  • Gay pastor admits he faked homophobic slur on Whole Foods cake [GAY HOAX]

    05/16/2016 8:05:28 PM PDT · by Enchante · 98 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 16, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer
    An openly gay pastor who claimed that a grocery store bakery wrote a homophobic message on his cake has dropped his lawsuit against Whole Foods, claiming he made up the story, according to news reports.
  • Texas GOP may distance support for gay 'reparative therapy'

    05/13/2016 7:00:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 6:54 PM EDT | Paul J. Weber
    The Texas Republican Party considered a platform Friday that would soften support of widely rebuked “reparative therapy” for gays while still preserving some of the toughest anti-gay language on any party plank in the U.S. The new platform also would oppose bathroom rights for transgender persons — an unsurprising move after the state’s Republican lieutenant governor said Friday that Texas is ready to forfeit billions of federal dollars rather than comply with a new Obama administrative directive on transgender rights in public schools. …
  • Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

    05/11/2016 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2016 7:55 AM EDT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states’ new transgender laws. Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to city officials, saying she hopes the city’s efforts combined with those of other governments and companies “will push North Carolina and Mississippi” to change. …
  • Bathroom bullies cost Curt Schilling his job at ESPN [Who Else Will Be Forced to Conform?]

    04/21/2016 8:53:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    We are in the midst of a top-down sexual revolution, being forced on the public by the massed power of media, corporations, and governments in thrall to the small but powerful sexual minority intent on redefining sexuality.  Those who dare to oppose them, especially with mockery, can see their livelihoods destroyed.  They cannot handle mockery, because their latest cause is absurd and based on lies. Curt Schilling, a hero to Red Sox Nation and a highly regarded baseball analyst for CNN, dared to protest and mock the forcible intrusion of males on women’s restrooms.  As The New York Times...
  • Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial

    04/21/2016 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 102 replies
    04.21.16 | chickensoup
    Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial As I watch people get involved with dramas over this issue, I think: What is it that we are not supposed to pay attention to? What is it that the elites, the media and the government don't want us to notice? Is it the loss of our history and culture with the change with monies, another knife in the gut by the Obama administration? Is it the subtlest of this election? Is it the lousy depression like statistics in some areas of the country? Is it the invasion of western Civ and our country...
  • In conservative Utah, naming road for gay leader stands out

    04/19/2016 11:57:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle / AP ^ | 4/19/16 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    A proposal to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk is the latest display of Salt Lake City standing out as a blue dot in a deep-red state where the prevailing Mormon faith still has a fraught relationship with the LGBT community. Utah's capital city recently elected its first openly gay mayor and its second sitting gay councilman, creating an increasingly friendly atmosphere for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The conservative religion's tone on gay issues has softened in recent years, but it still...
  • Target says transgender people can use bathroom that aligns with their identity

    04/19/2016 6:35:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 177 replies
    Target Corp. made it clear that transgender people in its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The statement Tuesday by the Minneapolis-based retailer comes amid debates in many state legislatures over restricting public restroom use to the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate. While many of those conversations have centered around restrooms in public schools and government buildings, Target appears to be one of the first big-box retailers to take a proactive stance in declaring its position on the matter when it comes to its own restrooms. While they may not be...
  • Tennessee transgender bathroom bill dead for session

    04/18/2016 3:36:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 5:36 PM EDT
    A Tennessee transgender bathroom bill has failed after a sponsor pulled the measure until next year. The move Monday comes after intense opposition from businesses and gay, lesbian and transgender rights’ organizations that called the measure discriminatory and amid questions of whether the state would lose more than $1 billion in federal education funds. …
  • PepsiCo CEO: We're reducing our reliance on colas for sales

    04/18/2016 7:56:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:40 AM EDT
    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said Monday the company is reshaping its product lineup to better reflect the growing interest in healthy eating and noted it has reduced its reliance on colas for sales. The maker of Frito-Lay snacks, Mountain Dew, Naked juices and Quaker Oats now gets less than 25 percent of its global sales from soda, Nooyi said. And she said just 12 percent of global sales comes from its namesake soda. Representatives for PepsiCo were unable to provide how those figures have changed in recent the years.The remarks underscore PepsiCo’s recent shift in tone as the world’s biggest...
  • UK spy agency chief apologizes for old prejudice about gays (GCHQ)

    04/16/2016 11:30:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2016 11:02 AM EDT | Danica Kirka
    The head of Britain’s digital espionage agency has apologized for the organization’s historic prejudice against homosexuals, saying it failed to learn from the treatment of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing. In a rare public speech, GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan told a gathering organized by the rights group Stonewall that the agency’s ban on homosexuals had caused long-lasting psychological damage to many and hurt the agency because talented people were excluded from working there. […] The speech offered a poignant tribute to Turing, the gay computer science pioneer and architect of the effort to crack Nazi Germany’s Enigma cipher. Turing...
  • 60 Big-Name Businesses Join Coalition Against Missouri 'Religious Liberty' Bill

    04/13/2016 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 50 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 04/13/2016 | Summer Ballentine
    More than 60 businesses including some of Missouri's biggest corporate names joined a coalition opposed to state legislation that would protect businesses objecting on religious grounds to same-sex marriages, the latest sign of a backlash against such proposals across the country. Agricultural giant Monsanto, prescription drug benefits manager Express Scripts, and pet food maker Nestle Purina are among employers to join the recently formed Missouri Competes, according to gay rights advocacy group PROMO, which released the list just hours before a House committee heard testimony from business, sports and religious groups. Dozens crammed in the Capitol basement for the late-night...
  • Sorry About 400 North Carolina Jobs (Bye-Bye), but PayPal Is a Nuisance That Sits on Remittances

    04/06/2016 2:03:19 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 41 replies
    Freep | 04/06/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    PayPal sits on remittances for up to a month, money they use as Float on the back of small merchants and businesses. PayPal is a nuisance. Don't use PayPal. Sorry to WCPE listeners who aren't leftists, your station is great, North Carolina is a great state despite UNC Raleigh-Durham. Take back your country.
  • North Carolina Law May Risk Federal Aid

    04/03/2016 10:00:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/1/16 | MATT APUZZO and ALAN BLINDER
    The Obama administration is considering whether North Carolina’s new law on gay and transgender rights makes the state ineligible for billions of dollars in federal aid for schools, highways and housing, officials said Friday. Cutting off any federal money — or even simply threatening to do so — would put major new pressure on North Carolina to repeal the law, which eliminated local protections for gay and transgender people and restricted which bathrooms transgender people can use. A loss of federal money could send the state into a budget crisis and jeopardize services that are central to daily life. Although...
  • Christian Wedding-Venue Owners Fined $81,000 by Illinois Vow to Never Host Gay Weddings

    04/03/2016 9:45:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Christian owners of an Illinois wedding venue have vowed that they will never host same-sex wedding ceremonies at their family-run bed and breakfast even after they were forced to pay over $80,000 in fines. Jim and Beth Walder, the owners of Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast in Paxton, Illinois, were fined by the state's Human Rights Commission on Tuesday for declining to host the wedding of Todd and Mark Wathen in 2011. After the Wathens reached out to Timber Creek to express interest in having their wedding there, Jim Walder responded with an email saying that they could not...
  • Men are being driven to sex change surgery because of the rise of strong women, says author

    04/03/2016 8:36:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2016 | Emily Chan
    Best-selling author Fay Weldon has caused controversy after suggesting that men are being driven to sex change because 'women have it better than men'. The 84-year-old, who lives in Dorset, also said anorexia was for 'girls who don`t want to grow up' and 'have periods', claiming that for many 'sex is disgusting'. It comes after fellow writer Ian McEwan sparked a row on Thursday after warning of a 'troubling' wave of political correctness when discussing the rights of transgender people.
  • PepsiCo CEO writes McCrory, calls for repeal of LGBT law

    04/02/2016 3:40:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2016 5:22 PM EDT
    The CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., a company with roots in North Carolina, has written Gov. Pat McCrory, asking him to repeal the new law preventing specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use. In a letter hand delivered to McCrory on Friday, PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi called the law inconsistent with how her company treats its employees. …
  • California mayor bans Trump from campaigning in her city

    04/01/2016 7:07:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 121 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may want to avoid West Hollywood when he campaigns in California ahead of the state's potentially decisive June 7 primary. Lindsey Horvath, the mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., which is located in the heart of Los Angeles County and home to a sizable population of gay men, penned a letter to Trump this week explaining that he is unwelcome in her city. "With the primary making its way to California, as West Hollywood's Mayor, I want to make very clear that your campaign of violence and intimidation is not welcome in our City," she wrote...
  • I'm Not Male. I'm Not Female. Please Don't Ask Me About My Junk.

    03/31/2016 1:58:34 PM PDT · by detective · 97 replies
    Esquire ^ | Mar 31, 2016 | Sam Escobar
    You'd be surprised how many people ask me about my crotch. It's a lot. I have had people ask me which "parts" I have, how they look, what I plan to do with them. I don't run around with a sign that says "ask me about my crotch," but as soon as I bring up my gender identity to certain people, all of a sudden it appears on the discussion table like a highly inappropriate Seamless order. Yes, even in New York. Yes, even among seemingly "progressive" people. And it stems from the fact that most people you meet simply...
  • Five Sure Signs That America Has Gone Mad

    03/31/2016 12:13:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/31/2016 | Michael Brown
    If you needed proof that America has lost it corporate mind, here are 5 compelling examples. 1. In New York City, Cooper Union College has decided to remove all “gender markings” from its bathrooms. As reported by The Guardian, “Last fall, the oldest building on the Cooper Union campus underwent a sudden renovation. A group of students, agitating for their transgender classmates, stripped the words ‘men’ and ‘women’ off the doors of the Foundation Building’s restrooms.” But rather than discipline the unruly students, “the Cooper Union administration this month moved to remove the gender designations from all the bathrooms on...
  • Christians Must Unite Now Against Gay Bullies and Their Allies

    03/28/2016 8:35:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Michael Brown
    mayor of San Francisco has banned all publicly-funded city employees from traveling to North Carolina. The NFL is threatening to block Atlanta, Georgia from hosting a future Super Bowl. The NBA is threatening to relocate next year’s All Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina to another city. Corporate giants like American Airlines and Hollywood giants like Disney are threatening action against Georgia and North Carolina. Why? It is because North Carolina has passed a bill requiring people to use the public bathroom or locker room that corresponds to their birth certificate gender and because Georgia has enacted legislation (yet to...
  • BREAKING: Nathan Deal will veto Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill

    03/28/2016 7:19:56 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 182 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/28/16 | Greg Bluestein
    Gov. Nathan Deal said he will veto the “religious liberty” bill that triggered a wave of criticism from gay rights groups and business leaders and presented him with one of the most consequential challenges he’s faced since his election to Georgia’s top office. The measure “doesn’t reflect the character of our state or the character of its people,” the governor said Monday in prepared remarks. He said state legislators should leave freedom of religion and freedom of speech to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Delaware prohibits limits on transgender health coverage

    03/25/2016 8:01:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 10:04 AM EDT
    Insurance companies in Delaware will be prohibited from limiting health care coverage for transgender individuals. […] Additionally, companies will not be allowed to impose different premiums or rates based on a person’s identity. The policy also applies if a person is undergoing a gender transition. …
  • Disney To Boycott Georgia If Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

    03/23/2016 9:58:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    Disney has made big movies like the upcoming Captain America: Civil War in Georgia, and with the state’s lucrative tax incentives likely has planned to make more – but maybe not now. “Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law,” said a Disney spokesman today over a bill that the Georgia legislature has passed that would permit faith-based groups and organizations to discriminate based on sexuality.
  • Why can’t three get married?

    03/21/2016 8:23:58 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Cook
    You might think that this is grotesque. I certainly think it is grotesque. But should we be so judgemental about the unorthodox connubial arrangements of Anna and Lucy Decinque, 31-year-old identical twins who are sharing a bed with their 32-year-old electrical mechanic boyfriend Ben Byrne? The trio have lived together for the last four years in Perth, Western Australia, with the girls’ mother. The girls are inseparable, so much so that they have spent A$240,000 on various cosmetic improvements to look even more alike. They imitate each other and share everything. Even their boyfriend. When Anna and Lucy appeared on...
  • Feminist Internet: Men Proposing to Women Is Rape Culture [Not a Satire]

    03/06/2016 7:37:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | March 4, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a piece in the feminist blog Bustle, the tradition of men proposing women is “problematic” because it “perpetuates rape culture.” Yes — not “problematic” because it perpetuates recklessly emotional social media posts, but because it “perpetuates rape culture.”
  • Republican governor shocks conservatives, vetoes transgender bathroom bill (SD)

    03/01/2016 3:51:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard shocked conservatives Tuesday when he vetoed legislation that would have prohibited students in South Dakota public schools from using opposite-sex restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities. The decision is a boon for transgender advocates who lobbied the governor to reject the bill, arguing it was discriminatory and would have harmed the emotional well-being of transgender students. Proponents of the legislation contended it’s inappropriate to have adolescent boys and girls showering and changing in the same room. “Do you feel it appropriate for a 13-year-old girl to be exposed to the anatomy of a boy? Or for...
  • Has John Kasich blown his Christian cred? [He tells Christians to Service Gay Weddings]

    02/26/2016 6:55:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    New Republic ^ | 02/26/2016 | Elizabeth Bruenig
    Has John Kasich blown his Christian cred? Kasich has built some of his following on his reputation as a sincere (if somewhat offbeat) Christian conservative. In November, for example, he called for a new government agency to promote "Judeo-Christian values." But tonight, when presented with a question about religious liberty, Kasich seemed to advance a rather different set of priorities. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ... While Kasich defended the right of religious institutions to practice their faiths however they please, he seemed to argue that people "in the business of commerce" should "conduct commerce, and if you don’t...
  • Charlotte council votes to extend transgender rights

    02/22/2016 9:16:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2016 11:19 PM EST | Tom Foreman Jr. and Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina's largest city passed a law Monday allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, which the governor had called a threat to public safety and warned that the General Assembly may step in. The Charlotte City Council voted 7-4 to expand protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the latest frontier in a national debate on how businesses treat gay, lesbian and transgender customers. One of the revisions to the city's nondiscrimination ordinance allows people to choose restrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify. "I'm pleased that Charlotte...
  • Virginia House Passes Bill to Protect Religious Business Owners

    02/17/2016 2:35:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 02/17/2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    The Virginia House of Delegates passed a measure Tuesday that would prohibit the state from taking action against businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples or people who engage in extra-marital sex. The House passed the controversial bill in a 56-41 vote, with supporters saying the legislation would protect religious rights of business owners from state-led lawsuits or the loss of state grants and contracts for simply refusing service to gay couples. ...
  • Boxing star Manny Pacquiao draws flak for same-sex comment

    02/16/2016 3:22:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 5:42 AM EST | Teresa Cerojano
    World boxing star Manny Pacquiao has drawn an outcry in the Philippines after publicly denouncing people in same-sex relationships as "worse than animals." Pacquiao, a high school dropout from a poverty-stricken rural family who went on to become a boxing legend, made the remark when he and other Philippine senatorial candidates were asked by the local TV5 network about their views on same-sex marriage. His remarks were posted online Monday by TV5, sparking criticism, including by some fellow Filipino celebrities. "It's just common sense," said the 37-year-old Pacquiao, who is currently a member of the House of Representatives. "Have you...
  • Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

    02/09/2016 6:24:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:03 PM EST
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face the possibility of further punishment. He found that Davis has allowed her deputies to issue licenses to anyone eligible since September and that the altered licenses are likely valid under Kentucky law. ...
  • New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

    02/06/2016 1:48:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 4:34 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy. The Democratic governor's move, announced Saturday, comes as gay rights advocates have campaigned state by state with mixed results to try to ban a practice that major mental health organizations have repudiated. Using executive power in a state where legislative bids to ban the therapy have stalled, Cuomo announced planned regulations that would bar insurance coverage for the therapy for minors and prohibit mental...
  • Indiana Senate poised to take up LGBT rights bills

    01/27/2016 6:09:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 7:03 AM EST | Brian Slodysko
    The split over LGBT rights between social conservatives and the business wing of the Republican Party will likely be on full display Wednesday, when a GOP-controlled committee in the Indiana Senate takes up measures that could establish statewide protections based on sexual orientation and possibly gender identity. The measures come in response to the bitter debate last March over a religious objections law that drew swift and largely negative attention to the state after critics contended that it would sanction discrimination against gay people on religious grounds. GOP lawmakers and Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who supported the law, hastily made...
  • NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

    01/26/2016 3:49:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/26/16 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory. On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with...
  • Bill would toss adoption preference for heterosexual couples [Arizona]

    01/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2016 10:09 PM EST | Bob Christie
    Democrats in the Arizona Legislature want a law that requires judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoption stricken from the books. The legislation introduced in both the Senate and House removes current language giving preferences to a husband and wife over others in adoptions. Backers say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year legalizing same-sex marriage bans laws giving preferences to heterosexual couple over gay couples. Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, also said single parents shouldn't be given second-tier status on adoptions so the proposal completely eliminates preferences for married couples. He said single parents are just as...
  • John McCain Finally Ready To Advance First Openly Gay Army Secretary

    01/18/2016 10:03:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Gay Voices ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery, White House and Congressional Correpondent
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) finally set a confirmation hearing for Eric Fanning, who President Barack Obama nominated months ago to be the secretary of the Army. Fanning will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain chairs, on Thursday. If confirmed by the full Senate, he will make history as the first openly gay person to fill the post. Fanning has served in a number of senior positions at the Defense Department, and he had been filling in as acting Army secretary since he was nominated in September. But last week, the Pentagon announced Fanning was pulling...
  • Court: Farmers can’t refuse same-sex ‘wedding’ in backyard, fines them $13,000

    01/18/2016 8:43:43 AM PST · by wagglebee · 78 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Dustin Siggins
    ALBANY, New York, January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Farmers who host weddings in their backyard cannot refuse ceremonies where two people of the same sex are trying to get married, a New York court has ruled. The court's decision affirmed the state's Division of Human Rights (DHR) ruling against Robert and Cynthia Gifford, owners of Liberty Ridge Farms, after they declined to host a "wedding" for a same-sex couple. The Giffords said they would host the reception for a lesbian couple, but the ceremony itself would have to be hosted elsewhere because of their religious beliefs about marriage. DHR found...
  • Kentucky to pay $1.1 million to lawyers in gay marriage case

    01/13/2016 9:13:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2016 8:30 PM EST
    A federal judge awarded a team of Kentucky attorneys more than $1 million for their role in the landmark United States Supreme Court case that struck down bans on same-sex marriage. The state will have to pick up the $1.1 million tab. In 2014, U.S. District Judge John Heyburn ruled the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. Attorney General Jack Conway refused to appeal, announcing that he believed the ban was discriminatory and destined to fail in the federal appeals courts. But former Gov. Steve Beshear hired outside attorneys to continue defending the ban "so all Kentuckians will have finality...
  • Nikki Haley promises next GOP president will ‘respect’ gay ‘marriage’ in SOTU response

    01/13/2016 9:46:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The next Republican president will "respect" different forms of marriages, including same-sex "marriages," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in last night's Republican response to the State of the Union address. "If we [Republicans] held the White House," she said, "we would respect differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy." Even the terminology "modern families" evokes the ABC sitcom featuring a homosexual couple raising a child. The GOP has been uncertain how to respond to the Supreme Court's Obergefell v....
  • Judge: Catholic schools must hire people in gay ‘marriages’ for non-teaching positions

    12/21/2015 12:25:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/21/15 | Lisa Bourne
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A Massachusetts judge sided with a practicing homosexual who sued a Catholic school for acting to uphold its Catholic identity. In a first of its kind case, Norfolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled that Fontbonne Academy discriminated against Matthew Barrett for his sexual orientation and gender in violation of State law when it withdrew a job offer in 2013. Barrett had been offered the position of food services director at the all-girls Catholic prep school in Milton, MA, but the offer was later rescinded after Barrett had listed another man as his...
  • New York City unveils new rules on gender discrimination

    12/21/2015 7:48:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2015 5:56 PM EST | Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz
    Restaurant owners can't require ties for male diners only. Gyms can't tell clients which locker room to use. And in most cases, an employer can't put "John" on a worker's ID if she prefers "Jane." New York City's Human Rights Commission is establishing what advocates called some of the most powerful guidelines nationwide on gender-identity discrimination, releasing specifics Monday to flesh out broad protections in a 2002 law. "Today's guidance makes it abundantly clear what the city considers to be discrimination," which can lead to fines of up to $250,000, Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis said in a statement. Officials said...
  • Mother decided to bring up her three-year-old son as a girl

    12/06/2015 1:51:25 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/06/2015 | Joseph Curtis
    Seeing their toddler playing with scissors can be a terrifying sight for any parent but for Kerry McFadyen it was a moment that changed everything. The 32-year-old came across the scene in the bathroom of her home in Strathspey, Scotland, when three-year-old son Daniel said he wanted to cut off his penis so he could be a girl. It led to his parents making the difficult decision to allow Daniel to become Danni, in what is believed to be the UK's youngest case of a child wanting to change sex.
  • Sharp rise in STDs among homosexuals, from casual sex arranged via social media

    11/24/2015 9:43:34 AM PST · by fwdude · 77 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | June 4, 2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    It is now 34 years since the discovery and diagnosis of a peculiar and deadly disease afflicting homosexual men called acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS. By now, knowledge of AIDS and of how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted (via sex and the exchange of bodily fluids) is commonplace. And yet, RT reports, May 30, 2015, that the U.S. is seeing a sharp increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who have sex with men, because of social media like Grindr.
  • Women are either bisexual or gay but 'never straight'

    11/06/2015 6:01:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2015 | Eleanor Steafel
    Most women are either bisexual or gay but "never straight", a study suggests. Research has found that though lesbians are much more attracted to the female form, most women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women.
  • NY Times: In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness (and teens will commit suicide because of this)

    11/05/2015 8:21:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2015
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide — and maybe succeed — because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders. [Snip] As opponents of the ordinance celebrate their victory this week, transgender people across...