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  • Christophobes March On

    12/16/2014 5:22:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    America's Christophobes have been plenty busy lately. Maybe the Christmas season makes them especially nervous. A few weeks ago, Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended for a month without pay for the unforgivable sin of self-publishing a Christian book in which he expressed his disapproving views about homosexual behavior, among other things. City spokeswoman Anne Torres said: "We understand that (Cochran) was distributing the book to other employees. We are still not sure yet what the circumstances surrounding that are. ... The bottom line is that the (Mayor Kasim) Reed administration does not tolerate discrimination of any...
  • Olympics now banned from any country restricting spread of homosexuality

    12/15/2014 6:09:45 AM PST · by wagglebee · 59 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/12/14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A decision Thursday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will apply new restrictive anti-family pressure on nations wanting to host the Olympic Games. On December 8, the IOC unanimously approved a wide-ranging package of 40 recommendations, the Olympic Agenda 2020, that includes a rewording of its anti-discrimination Principle 6 clause to include a reference to "sexual orientation" as a protected category.Hosting the games, or ‘belonging to the Olympic movement’ as its styled by the IOC, “requires compliance with the Olympic Charter and recognition by the IOC." Thus, countries hoping to host Olympic Games in the future, such as the two...
  • HOLY MOTHER OF WACK (Radical feminists are at it again.)

    12/14/2014 7:32:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 1/3/2014 | Mockarena
    I'm warning you right now, if you read the full text of the article I'm about to give you the scoop on, you WILL BE DUMBER for it. I know I am, and I feel like all of you clever and competent readers deserve to save yourselves. So if you continue to read this post or worse yet - the article that it's about - don't say I didn't warn you. I'm serious. Now's your chance to bail. Still with me? Ok. Then just sit back, and behold the twisted, psychotic, completely mental freakshow that is the radical feminist mind....
  • Feds Say Transgender Students Gender Identity Must Be Respected

    12/14/2014 7:45:13 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 70 replies
    http://time.com ^ | Dec 3 2014 | Katy Steinmetz
    New government guidance has LGBT rights advocates "thrilled" In one short paragraph of a 34-page memo released on Dec. 1, the Department of Education articulated a clear stance on gender identity, saying transgender students in public schools should be enrolled in single-sex classes that align with how they live their lives day-to-day. Were thrilled, says Shannon Minter, the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Its so critical to the health and well-being of those students, and its going to be so helpful to have that guidance in writing so that schools understand what their obligations are. The...
  • Federal judge: No gay marriage in Texas, for now

    12/12/2014 2:40:08 PM PST · by fwdude · 19 replies
    AUSTIN A federal judge declined Friday to allow same-sex couples to immediately begin marrying in Texas. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said allowing same-sex marriages would only be temporary, with confusion and doubt to follow, because the issue is being reviewed by a federal appeals court that will hear oral arguments on the matter next month. Garcia ruled 10 months ago that the Texas marriage ban violated the U.S. Constitutions promise of equal treatment under the law, but Garcia also issued a stay halting his decision from taking effect while Attorney General Greg Abbott appealed.
  • Franklin Graham: America glorifying sin

    12/12/2014 1:27:33 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 12, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Christian Post, Melissa Barnhart notes that, "The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse, says the government's attacks against Christianity and bans on traditional Christmas themes while society glorifies sin is 'like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God.' 'What's happening is we're glorifying sin, we're lifting up sin. And it's like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God,' Graham told Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a Wednesday segment of 'The Kelly File.' Speaking about atheists and secularists' actions to ban celebrations of Christmas in schools and government...
  • U.S. pastor faces crimes against humanity charges for opposing gay agenda

    12/12/2014 7:09:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    U.S. pastor and pro-family activist Scott Lively The First Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against U.S. pastor Scott Lively accusing him of “crimes against humanity” for his overseas activism opposing the homosexual agenda.The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages "to be determined at trial" and a declaration that he violated "the laws of nations" by speaking against homosexual “rights.”Pastor Scott Lively, who recently completed an unsuccessful bid for governor of Massachusetts, was sued in 2012 by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of "Sexual Minorities Uganda." The Ugandan homosexual activist group claims Lively’s speeches...
  • Hillary Clinton Wins Award From Gay Hookup App [Sews Up Gay Vote?]

    12/11/2014 8:39:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2013 | Brianna Keilar
    Hillary Clinton Wins Award From Gay Hookup App By Brianna Keilar December 11, 2014 Washington (CNN) -- Users of Grindr, the leading gay hookup app, have voted Hillary Clinton their "Straight Ally of the Year." The former secretary of state joins a slate of other noteworthy figures highlighted in Grindr's 'Best of Awards' for 2014, including Neil Patrick Harris (voted "Gay Icon of the Year" for the second year in a row) and Vladimir Putin (voted "Enemy of the LGBT Community"). While Clinton's team has not responded to request for comment, it seems likely she would welcome the positive reaction...
  • Stand Up (comedy) with Hillary

    12/08/2014 3:16:38 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/08/2014 | Nikos1121
    I was watching the Stand Up Video and honestly thought it was satire. It's not. It's got to be one of the worst, out of touch political things I've ever seen...You're uneasy watching it... UNTIL.....UNTIL I SAW THESE.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6h7kZLpWYA#t=88 https://www.youtube.com/embed/knBNX_evIOo (CHECK OUT the dude in the lower left hand corner with the goofy hat.) The Stand Up for Hillary is not going to get away without comments, as you can't leave any on youtube... FIRST OFF THE GUY IS CLEARLY NOT EVEN PLAYING LEGIT CHORDS ON THE GUITAR. HE OBVIOUSLY DOESN'T PLAY. Secondly, look at the eyes on close up....
  • Initial Results from Major Survey of U.S. Military Sexual Assault, Harassment [3850 Men Raped]

    12/05/2014 12:16:49 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Rand Corporation ^ | 12/04/2014 | Rand Corporation
    The RAND Corporation has released initial results from a study that estimates the number of U.S. service members who experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment or gender discrimination in the past year. The Department of Defense selected RAND to conduct this congressionally mandated study. Approximately 170,000 service members, or 30 percent of the 560,000 invited, answered questions for the study, one of the largest of its kind. RAND researchers estimate that approximately 20,000 of the U.S. military's 1.3 million active-duty members experienced one or more sexual assaults in the past year, including assaults by other service members, civilians, spouses or others....
  • Why do we wildly over-estimate the proportion of homosexuals?

    12/04/2014 6:51:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/14 | Michael Cook
    Why do people in the United States (and probably other Western countries, as well) over-estimate the proportion of gays and lesbians in the population? Ever since 1948, when the Kinsey Report suggested 1-in-10, Americans have accepted wildly exaggerated figures. Last year, The Smithsonian, the official web magazine of the famous museum in Washington DC, even suggested that it was 1-in-5!However, a recent government survey in the United Kingdom found that in 2013, 1.6% of UK adults identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual. This is a very small proportion of the population, but it becomes even smaller when the figures are broken up. Only 1.6% of men...
  • Government could ease 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay men

    11/29/2014 7:53:09 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/29/2014 | Brady Dennis
    The federal government is on the brink of lifting restrictions put in place more than three decades ago when regulators, alarmed by the spread of the virus that causes AIDS, barred men who had sex with other men from donating blood. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will begin a two-day meeting on the issue Tuesday, amid growing calls from medical groups, gay rights activists and lawmakers to jettison the ban as outdated and discriminatory.
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • Procter & Gamble Backs Gay Marriage

    11/20/2014 9:36:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 20, 2014 | Curtis M. Wong
    Add Procter & Gamble to the ever-growing list of companies to openly support marriage equality. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Ohio-based consumer products giant has taken a public stand on same-sex marriage in what P&G's Chief Global Diversity Officer William Gipson describes as "statement of support for our employees." Added Chief Legal Officer Deborah P. Majoras: "We have always supported our employees and fostered a culture of inclusion and respect -- this includes the right to marry whomever they choose and to have that union legally recognized." This is the first time that P&G has gone on the record...
  • Billy Gilman Reveals He's Gay

    11/20/2014 2:46:39 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 123 replies
    Country News ^ | 20 November 2014 | Unknown
    [2 Billy Gilman Reveals Hes Gay By Billy Dukes 34 minutes ago Hours after one country artist revealed he is gay, another followed. Billy Gilman followed. On Thursday afternoon, he took to YouTube to reveal he is gay.
  • Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor (BIG 0 supporter)

    11/19/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 19, 2014 | NIGEL JAQUISS
    Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to...
  • Is 19 Kids and Counting Anti-Gay? Thousands Sign Petition

    11/19/2014 6:42:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    E! Online ^ | 11/18/14 | MIKE VULPO
    to Get the Duggars Canceled for LGBTQ "Fear Mongering" Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar may have 19 kids. But according to one website, they have a whole lot more critics. An online petition on Change.org urging TLC to take the family's reality show 19 Kids & Counting off the air immediately is gaining momentum. "End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars," the letter states. "The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show." TLC had no...
  • Vatican rocked by another paedophilia scandal

    11/13/2014 5:29:02 AM PST · by Gamecock · 42 replies
    Euronews ^ | 25.09.2014
    Scandal has rocked the Vatican for the second time in a week. On Thursday (September 25), officials confirmed Pope Francis had sacked Bishop Livieres, head of the Paraguayan diocese of Ciudad del Este. Livieres is suspected of protecting a priest believed to have sexually abused young people. His dismissal followed the arrest two days earlier of former archbishop Josef Wesolowski, who is accused of paying for sex with children during his time as papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic. Pope Francis, has vowed to take a zero-tolerance policy on clerics who abuse minors. The pontiff approved Wesolowskis arrest and earlier...
  • Tony the Tiger Says, Wear Your Stripes With Pride, Gay Pride That Is (Kelloggs promoting sodomy)

    11/08/2014 9:59:34 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 89 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/7/14 | Michael Morris
    Kelloggs was a sponsor of the Atlanta Gay Pride March and festival last month. Apparently, Tony the Tiger wants to make sure you and your kids wear your stripes with pride, gay pride that is. According to the American Family Associations (AFA) Facebook page, [t]hey even put an ad in the Pride Guide. Also displayed on the ad is Human Rights Campaign (HRC), who considers Kellogg one of the BEST PLACES TO WORK, due to its support "for LGBT Equality."
  • "Gay" Leader Sentenced for Paedophilia

    11/07/2014 5:51:57 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You won't see the news in the mainstream media. After all, this is not a priest. 44-year-old Stefan Johansson, former President of the RFSL (Riksfrbundet fr homosexuellas, bisexuellas och transpersoners rttigheter), or the National Association for the Rights of Homosexuals, Bisexuals and Transsexuals, was sentenced on 24 October to five years in prison and ordered to pay 60,000 euros for pain and suffering caused by rape, pimping and paedophilia. Founded in 1950, the the National Association for the Rights of Homosexuals, Bisexuals and Transsexuals is Sweden's largest organization of its kind, with more than 6,000 members. The RFSL was...
  • Father charged with sodomizing and abusing his nine-year-old son is found hanged...

    11/05/2014 3:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 5 November 2014 | Zoe Szathmary for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Father charged with sodomizing and abusing his nine-year-old son is found hanged in his jail cell A man that had been accused of committing numerous sex crimes against his nine-year-old son allegedly killed himself this week. Defense attorney Adam Bollaert told Al.com that on Monday evening his client Carl Herold was found hanged inside a cell at Clay County jail. At the time of his death, Herold had been in the middle of an extradition for federal child pornography charges in New York state, the website reported. Last year, authorities arrested Bollaert and his partner Charles Dunnavant in...
  • star Lea DeLaria unleashes an expletive-filled rant at a Bible preacher.....

    11/04/2014 2:50:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 4 November 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria unleashes an expletive-filled rant at a Bible preacher on the subway in New York Orange Is The New Black actress Lea DeLaria unleashed an expletive-filled rant at a Bible preacher on a New York subway train on Tuesday morning. The outburst was captured by fellow commuters on the train who filmed the 56-year-old actress - who plays Big Boo on the Netflix prison comedy - tell a man he has 'no right' to preach about the Bible on the public train. DeLaria - who is wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with...
  • Univ. of San Francisco: Straights, Whites Have "Heterosexual," Racist "Privilege"

    11/02/2014 6:27:18 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 78 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/14 | Aurelius
    In a new campaign to reportedly raise awareness of "privilege," the University of San Francisco is handing out fliers telling anyone who is white, straight, Christian, or "able-bodied" that they are privileged and need to "check their privilege." The campaign was put together by three professors at the college and Student Life. The fliers also claim that if you believe that your gender identity and biological gender are the same (that is, if you consider yourself a male and you are biologically male), you are privileged as well. No matter who you are, no matter what your situation in life,...
  • Starbucks Unveils Its First LBGT Commercial and it Aint Pretty

    11/02/2014 12:01:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | November 1, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    More and more companies are going gay while at the same time denigrating anybody who has an issue with same-sex, alternate sex, slice and dice sex (transgenderism), and take-your-pick sex. When it was found out that Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich opposed same-sex marriage, so much pressure was put on him because of his anti-same sex marriage views (he donated to Proposition 8) that he believed that he couldnt do anything but resign. The Gaystapo would have made it unbearable for him and the company for Eich if he had remain as CEO. There is a long trail of persecution from...
  • Remember that Hitching Post gay wedding case? Yeah never mind

    10/30/2014 2:59:41 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    http://hotair.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Sorry I missed this earlier in the week, given all of the rush hour traffic clogging the lanes between ISIS City and Ebolatown. We previously covered the now familiar tale of the Knapps at the Hitching Post in Idaho. For the short version of the recap, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, both ordained ministers, were informed that they were going to have to perform same sex weddings at their chapel in order to remain in compliance with a city non-discrimination ordinance. The ensuing uproar which traveled from coast to coast like a shotgun blast apparently attracted the attention of the city...
  • Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isnt Religious Freedom, Its Just Discrimination

    10/26/2014 9:58:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 23, 2014 | Sally Kohn
    A Christian wedding chapela private businessin Idaho is suing for the right not to marry gay couples. There is no such right. Yet.The first thing you need to know is that most wedding chapels are not actually chapels. They are private businesses, sometimes run by ordained ministers who are thus licensed to perform marriage ceremonies, but just as often run by Elvis impersonators. Thus, the question of how marriage-equality laws apply to private wedding chapels is ostensibly a question of under what circumstances the government can lawfully step on a for-profit companys blue suede shoes. Ground zero for this debate...
  • Shocking Ad Has Little Girls Drop F-Bombs to Empower Feminism *warning language*

    10/22/2014 2:12:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.22.14 | Katie Yoder
    <p>The feminist movement is selling something, but it isnt feminism.In FCKH8.coms latest video, Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism, little girls between 6 and 13 years-old dressed up as pink princesses to say f*ck in the name of feminism. One girl questioned, What is more offensive? A little girl saying f*ck or the f*cking on equal and sexist way society treats girls and women? In response, the feminist liberal media latched onto the video, calling it brilliant, empowering and adorable.</p>
  • Obama praises Supreme Courts gay marriage orders

    10/20/2014 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the Supreme Courts recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the courts Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure.
  • Schools failing to teach gay, lesbian history

    10/19/2014 9:34:50 PM PDT · by rey · 46 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | October 19, 2014 | MATT BROWN
    California public schools do an inadequate job of teaching students about gay and lesbian history, despite a 2011 law that requires schools to teach such lessons, according to a national panel of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history scholars led by a Sonoma State University professor.
  • David Harsanyi commentary: Unless youre for polygamy, youre not for marriage equality

    10/17/2014 8:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay-marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. As far as the civil law is concerned, the Mormon church admitted, the courts have spoken. Actually, nothing is over until God says its over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So though I dont want to accuse Mormons of being a...
  • Houstons Mayor Backtracks on Church Subpoenas, Tosses Her Own Lawyers Under the Bus (Updated)

    10/16/2014 10:35:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    PJTatler ^ | October 16, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Houstons power-mad Mayor Annise Parker has backtracked on those subpoenas that she had the city issue to five city pastors, at taxpayer expense. The mayor made the move as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sent a letter to Parker asking that she withdraw the subpoenas immediately. Attorney General Greg Abbott Asks Houston City Attorney to Withdraw Subpoenas Seeking Sermons, Other Documents from Houston-area Pastors AUSTIN Attorney General Abbott today asked that the Houston City Attorney to immediately withdraw the subpoenas sent last month to several Houston-area pastors seeking sermons, notes and other information. In his letter to the city...
  • Positive correlation between homosexual sex abuse and acceptance of homosexuality: study

    10/16/2014 8:26:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Steve Weatherbe
    In a new study based on Google News reports, controversial family values crusader Paul Cameron says he has found evidence that wherever social and political attitudes towards homosexuality are more positive, sex crimes against minors with a homosexual element are more numerous. Cameron, who is head of the Family Research Institute based in Colorado Springs, released his findings in Rome last week, hoping to influence the Extraordinary Synod on the Family that has Catholic leaders from around the world in the Eternal City. The Catholic Church is doing something very important, Cameron told LifeSiteNews. We hope they will look at...
  • Cruz to the Rescue: Houston Mayor Backs Off From Subpoenas to Pastors

    10/15/2014 7:19:07 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/15/14 | s rumpf
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has backed down from the subpoenas the City of Houston issued to several area pastors, Breitbart Texas has learned. Breitbart Texas reported earlier about the controversy, stemming from litigation challenging the city's anti-discrimination ordinance and subpoenas asking the pastors for the content of their sermons, speeches and communications with church members. Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in, firmly supporting the pastors in their efforts to fight the subpoenas, while Mayor Parker initially remained adamant that the city had the right to request those records. Despite posting comments on Twitter just hours before that seemed to indicate...
  • Arkansas gay rights leader caught on hidden-camera saying Democratic senator who publicly opposes

    10/15/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2014 | David Martosko
    A bombshell hidden-camera video released Wednesday airs a claim that Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has privately told gay rights activists he supports a redefinition of marriage to include gay and lesbians unions. Pryor, who is in a tight reelection battle, has publicly maintained an anti-gay-marriage stance in the red state in order to stay electable. 'I support traditional marriage, and I've been pretty clear on that for a long time,' Sen. Mark Pryor said in a May 31 news broadcast on KHBS-TV40 in the city of Fort Smith. But one of the state's prominent gay rights leaders told an undercover...
  • This Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable

    10/13/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as something like the anti-Chick-fil-A, celebrating LGBT pride and vehemently opposing Minnesotas proposed gay marriage ban. All of that is very nicebut come on, this is 2014. If youre a food company and you havent made an adorable ad featuring a gay couple with their children, youre just another face in the pro-gay corporate crowd. Luckily, General Mills has now decided to get with the program, releasing a commercial with a gay couple, their adopted daughter, and a bowl of Cheerios. And the ad is just as impossibly cute as...
  • How Obama Became the Gay-Rights President: The inside story of his political evolution

    10/13/2014 3:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 12, 2014 | Marc Solomon, National Campaign Director for Freedom to Marry
    When President Barack Obama launched his campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in late 2002, his wife Michelle enlisted the help of a longtime friend, Kevin Thompson. Michelle had gotten to know Thompson back in the early 1990s, when she was still Michelle Robinson and the pair worked in the policy shop of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Over the years, the two had stayed close, working together again at the University of Chicago Hospitals and swapping home improvement ideas over meals. Obama, who was then a state senator, would be facing off in the Democratic primary against businessman Blair...
  • Are Gay-Marriage Bans a Form of Sexism?

    10/11/2014 5:17:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/11/2014 | &#8203;ALEXANDRA BRODSKY AND &#8203;ELIZABETH DEUTSCH
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear a collection of marriage-equality decisions and deferred for another term what seems now an inevitable ruling for marriage equality. The very next day, the Ninth Circuit handed down an opinion, Latta v. Otter, striking down a number of same-sex-marriage bans. In doing so, the appeals court provided the first of what will surely be many such decisions from which the Court can choose when the justices consider what cases they might hear in the futureand so offers potential rationales by which they might make marriage equality the law of the land. The...
  • What the 'gay marriage' debate is really about

    10/10/2014 10:29:10 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Exclusive: Matt Barber warns, 'The courts are tossing around spiritual nitroglycerin' Its called Pandoras Box. And the Supreme Court just opened it. Did you actually think the debate over gay marriage was about marriage? Have you really come to believe that this cultural kerfuffle has anything to do with civil rights or equality? Have you bought into the popular premise that this is a legitimate discussion on federalism that its a reasonable disagreement over whether the U.S. Constitutions equal protection clause requires that newfangled gay marriage, something rooted in same-sex sodomy, a deviant and disease-prone behavior our Constitutions framers...
  • Commission says Christian business owners should leave religion at home

    10/07/2014 3:37:48 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 91 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has a chilling message for Christian business owners who refuse service to LGBT organizations: leave your religion at home. It would be safe to do so, yes, Executive Director Raymond Sexton told me. Or in this case you can find yourself two years down the road and youre still involved in a legal battle because you did not do so. On Tuesday, a Lexington Human Rights Commission hearing examiner issued a recommended ruling that the owner of a T-shirt company violated a local ordinance against sexual-orientation discrimination. You can read the ruling by...
  • Judge Wants To Force A Printer To Make Pro-Gay T-Shirts

    10/08/2014 3:00:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    An administrative law judge has ruled that a Kentucky printers refusal to print gay pride t-shirts constitutes unlawful discrimination, and, by extension, that printers cannot refuse to print materials promoting ideas they disagree with. Hands On Originals is a business that prints custom designs on clothes, accessories and other items like mugs and bottles. According to the ruling, Blaine Adamson, its managing owner, instructed his sales representatives to decline to design, print, or produce orders whenever the requested material was perceived to promote an event or organization that conveys messages that are considered by the sales representative or Mr. Adamson...
  • Gay marriage bans fall in Idaho, Nevada after high court decision

    10/08/2014 1:35:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dan Levine
    Legal momentum for extending U.S. marriage rights to same-sex couples accelerated on Tuesday as a federal appeals court struck down bans on gay matrimony in Idaho and Nevada a day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand similar rulings for five other states. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled the bans in Idaho and Nevada violated the constitution and cannot be enforced, adding to a growing list of states where same-sex unions are now legal. "Idaho and Nevada's marriage laws, by preventing same-sex couples from marrying and refusing to recognize same-sex marriages celebrated elsewhere, impose...
  • Raven-Symon Tells Oprah Winfrey: "I Don't Want to Be Labeled Gay," "I'm Not an African American"

    10/06/2014 9:53:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    E! ^ | October 6, 2014 | Zach Johnson
    The star of TV's The Cosby Show and That's So Raven sat down with Oprah Winfrey and attempted to clarify the misconceptions about who she is. One of the topics the women addressed occurred in August 2013, when the Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. At the time, she tweeted, "I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you." Many people saw it as her way of publicly coming out. Asked to explain, Raven replied, "That was my way of saying I'm proud of the country. But, I will say that I'm in...
  • Gay Marriage Is Now Legal In Most Of The Country Because The Supreme Court Did Nothing

    10/06/2014 10:27:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    MTV News ^ | October 6, 2014 | Gil Kaufman
    Add 11 more states to the list where same-sex marriage is legal. Gay marriage supporters have had a lot to cheer over the past two years thanks to a series of landmark rulings that have paved the way for marriage equality in an ever-increasing number of states. But on Monday morning (October 6), it was something the Supreme court didnt do that will make same-sex marriage the law in the majority of the country. At the start of the new Supreme Court term, the justices announced that they had rejected appeals from five states that were seeking to prohibit same-sex...
  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 211 replies
    AP ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mark Sherman
    he Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • Plurality now think businesses that provide wedding services be required to serve gay weddings too

    09/22/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I wish Pew had provided older numbers to use as a yardstick here. Cant tell if this has been fairly constant for a few years now or if opinion is starting to move towards gays on public accommodations as well. The fact that more people support compulsion in the name of antidiscrimination than the right of the business owner to refuse for reasons of conscience is newsy, though. Say, wasnt there another splashy poll by a famous pollster on this subject last year? Yep, sure was Rasmussen asked a similar question in June 2013 and found, no typo, that...
  • Ithaca College says male victim was sexually assaulted on campus

    09/21/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    2014 THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 09.21.14 | Jeff Stein
    <p>A male victim was sexually assaulted at Ithaca College shortly after midnight on Sunday, according to the IC Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.</p> <p>The attack occurred around 12:10 a.m. Sunday on the walking trail behind Wood Field between Circle Apartments and the Terraces, a statement from IC said.</p>
  • N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

    09/17/2014 6:41:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    sanluisobispo.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | FRANCO ORDONEZ
    WASHINGTON As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees based on their sexual orientation. Pittenger has been criticized for the remarks, but he said in a statement Wednesday that Americans are already well-protected. Current laws against discrimination should be enforced to the fullest, he emphasized. But he said Americans need more jobs and a stronger economy, not more regulations that stifle growth. Its incredibly hard...
  • Peter Thiel on Twitter and pot, Google, Uber and gay CEOs

    09/17/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by illiac · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Matthew J Belvedere
    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint. In a "Squawk Box" interview.Thiel trashed Twitter, Uber and Apple, among others, "Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It's a horribly mismanaged companyprobably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that," the co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor said.
  • Young conservatives stump for a gay-friendly GOP

    09/17/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by redreno · 57 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LAURA MYERS
    Conservative Republican Assemblywoman Michele Fiore of Las Vegas invited a few extra guests Tuesday night to the regular pasta dinners she has for constituents. The meal was the last official stop for a group of young conservatives traveling the country visiting battleground states such as Nevada first as part of a $1 million campaign to get the national Republican Party to support gay marriage in its party platform in 2016. The group has been to Iowa and New Hampshire. South Carolina is the next stop. Nevada already is ahead of the curve, said Tyler Deaton, campaign manager of...
  • Ferguson Kids Have a Message About Racism for White People

    09/11/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Black Entertainment Televison News ^ | September 10, 2014 | Natelege Whaley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Six kids from the block where Michael Brown was killed tell the truth about race with some humor in video.Six kids from Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed, have something to say about the state of racism in a humorous video called "Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids" created by the T-shirt company FCKH8.com. "Sometimes white people are like, 'But is racism still a thing?' Spoiler alert: Duh. Just because Beyonc is on your playlist and you voted for Obama, doesn't mean that our generation has seen the end of racist...