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  • How Do Americans Feel About Women, Gays in the Pulpit?

    01/30/2015 7:43:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Americans support women in the pulpit and in senior leadership positions within the church. But they are more hesitant when it comes to supporting openly gay and lesbian religious leaders. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of American Adults favor women in the pulpit, while just 16% are opposed. Twenty-five percent (25%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Even more (74%) support women in leadership positions in their respective faiths. Just nine percent (9%) are opposed, with 17% undecided. Just 43% of Americans favor openly gay and lesbian individuals in the pulpit. Thirty-eight...
  • Can Pennsylvania have a Selma-like moment this year for the LGBT community?

    01/28/2015 9:43:18 PM PST · by prisoner6 · 31 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Charles Thompson
    Gov. Tom Wolf stood with a small group of lawmakers Wednesday morning to rally new efforts behind bills that would extend basic anti-discrimination protections statewide on the basis of sexual orientation. For Pennsylvania, a state where in most municipalities a person can still be fired from his job or denied housing because of his or her sexual orientation, Wolf said the extended anti-discrimination bills fit the state's heritage perfectly. "Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn on the basis of tolerance. On the basis of religious freedom," Wolf noted. U.S. District Judge John Jones gave the LGBT movement a push with...
  • Newsweek Throws the First Stone: Story on the Bible didn't even pretend to mask an agenda.

    01/19/2015 7:47:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/19/2015 | CHRIS QUEEN
    In the Gospel of John, we read a story where a group of Jewish Torah teachers and Pharisees (members of a legalistic sect of Judaism) bring to Jesus a woman whom they caught in adultery, asking Him what punishment He thinks the woman deserves. Masterfully — as He always did — Jesus answers the scholars with a simple, yet profound statement: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7, NIV).Recently, Newsweek featured a cover article on the Bible in which author Kurt Eichenwald — not a Biblical scholar...
  • Baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

    01/22/2015 3:15:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 3:30 AM EST | Ivan Moreno
    A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker in suburban Denver who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is fighting a legal order requiring him to serve gay couples even though he argued that would violate his religious beliefs. But now a separate case puts a twist in the debate over discrimination in public businesses, and it underscores the tensions...
  • 'Keep Your Religion in the Closet' Says NYT Editorialist

    01/19/2015 3:22:21 PM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | 1/19/2015 | Michael Brown
    "I support the right of people to believe what they do and say what they wishin their pews, homes and hearts." So says an influential New York Times journalist. In other words, "Keep your religion in the closet." In his Jan. 10 Times editorial, "Your God and My Dignity: Religious Liberty, Bigotry, and Gays," Frank Bruni writes, "I've been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I've deserved no small number of them. But I chafe at this latest label: A threat to your religious liberty." He finds it "absurd" that the simple act of two men or two...
  • Warning!: Glenn denounces Russias efforts to punish LGBT community (Thick with BS)

    01/12/2015 4:17:55 PM PST · by Viennacon · 69 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | Wilson
    For months, Glenn has been warning about the threat posed by Russia to the Western way of life. While he plans to go in-depth on the historical roots of the issue, he did point out to one very disturbing story on radio this morning. The BBC reports that Russia has banned transgendered and transexual people from obtaining drivers licenses, claiming they are tightening medical controls for drivers in light of rising accidents on the road. Should any government be able to deny a drivers license for such reasons? Russia just banned giving drivers licenses to people who are gay or...
  • Golden Globe Goes to Series About Lesbians, Adultery, S&M and Transgender Dad

    01/12/2015 1:23:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Jan. 12, 2015 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) Hollywood, gay activists, and the media that cover them are crowing about Amazon.coms Transparent show getting the Golden Globe award for Best Comedy on Sunday.To have the best new show of the fall airing not on a television network, not even on a cable channel, but on a service where you can also buy underwear, that is a revolutionary moment, Brian Stelter, CNN correspondent, said of the series. The show, created by Jill Soloway, features three grown children and their father, who is a transgender woman. One daughter is married but has a lesbian affair. Another daughter likes...
  • Here's where 16 potential presidential candidates stand on (homosexual) marriage

    01/07/2015 11:16:53 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 1/7/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    For the most part, the gay marriage debate now falls along partisan lines: Democrats support it, But within the crowded field of likely 2016 presidential contenders, theres a lot of room for nuance. The would-be candidates have made much different arguments and have varying records on the issue. Meantime, the issue continues to change. On Jan. 6, Florida became the second-largest state to recognize gay marriage, bringing the total to 36. And on Friday, the Supreme Court will meet privately to decide whether to consider cases that could lead to a more definitive ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Heres...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Have Sights Set On US Supreme Court In 2015

    01/06/2015 7:12:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 06, 2015
    Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Have Sights Set On US Supreme Court In 2015 Highest court to decide this week if it will take up marriage appeals 36 states now recognize same-sex marriages after landmark year Amanda Holpuch 6 January 2015 Last year saw same-sex marriage bans fall at a pace nearly unheard of for any social movement in American history, but advocates on all sides of the issue are hoping 2015 will bring a definitive legal decision from the US supreme court on whether same-sex marriage should be the uncontested law of the land. On Monday, Florida became the 36th US...
  • TLC pressured to cancel My Husbands Not Gay

    01/06/2015 5:39:35 PM PST · by Houmatt · 36 replies
    Fox News via Variety ^ | JANUARY 06 2015 | Variety Staff
    TLC is facing growing criticism over the decision to air My Husbands Not Gay, a one-hour special slated to air on Jan. 11, which follows a group of Mormon men who, according to the networks description, are happily married and attracted to their wives, but they are also attracted to other men. They refer to it as Same Sex Attraction not gay, SSA.
  • Florida gay marriage ban heads for midnight end [Into the Abyss. Media Delighted]

    01/05/2015 2:09:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Florida's ban on marriages between same-sex couples is headed for a midnight end, with wedding vows planned around the state. A stay expires late Monday in a federal judge's ruling striking down the ban enacted in 2008 by voters. Several court clerks are planning to begin issuing....
  • Defense lawyers criticize Egypt gay raid trial

    01/04/2015 10:59:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 12:41 PM EST | Sarah El Deeb
    Defense lawyers for 26 men arrested in a televised raid by police looking for gays at an Egyptian bathhouse criticized the prosecutions case Sunday, saying it is based on a faulty investigation and only one police officers testimony. The raid was part of an ongoing crackdown on gays in Egypt, described by activists as the worst in more than a decade. While consensual gay and lesbian relationships are not specifically outlawed in Egypt, there is a societal taboo against same-sex couples. A private TV stations crew filmed the mens arrest, saying it tipped off police to a bathhouse hosting men...
  • Sex Reassignment Surgery at 74: Medicare Win Opens Door for Transgender Seniors

    01/03/2015 11:06:05 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/03/2015 | Miranda Leitsinger
    HICAGO Denee Mallon marveled at the view of Lake Michigan from her hospital bed in the Windy City, where she had just made history: the then 74-year-old transgender woman underwent a milestone sex reassignment surgery she'd sought for decades. "Here I am, finally, after all these years," she said. "It happened." Her operation will be one of the first paid for by Medicare after she won a challenge in May to end the government insurance program's ban on covering such procedures for transgender individuals. Mallon's victory opened the door for other seniors to access this care and may influence...
  • Christian parents accused of 'cruelty' in their 17-year-old transgender daughter's suicide note REFU

    01/02/2015 8:06:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 1 January 2015 | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Christian parents accused of 'cruelty' in their 17-year-old transgender daughter's suicide note REFUSE to accept her female identity - but insist they loved 'him' The mother of a transgender teen who killed herself over the holiday season is speaking out, and making it clear she did not and does not approve of what she believes was her daughter's choice to be transgender. Carla Alcorn of Kings Mills, Ohio said in an interview that she and her husband did not 'support' their daughter Leelah Alcorn, while also refusing to acknowledge her daughter's sex, using male pronouns and referring to...
  • Ohio transgender teens suicide note plea for change, education

    01/01/2015 8:16:14 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/01/2015 | By ASHLEY FANTZ
    When Ohio teenager Josh Alcorn told his parents he wanted to live as a girl, that he felt trapped in his own body, his parents said they wouldnt stand for that. We dont support that, religiously, his mother told CNN Wednesday, her voice breaking. But we told him that we loved him unconditionally. We loved him no matter what. I loved my son. People need to know that I loved him. He was a good kid, a good boy. Crossing out the name Josh, the 17-year-old signed the name he wanted to be known as Leelah in a...
  • Transgender teen's suicide note: My death needs to mean something

    12/31/2014 7:26:36 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 196 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/31 | Michael Walsh
    The suicide of a transgender teen is catching national attention in part because of a suicide note she left behind online. Leelah Alcorn, 17, of Kings Mills, Ohio, was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-71 about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to local media. Posthumous posts started to appear on her Tumblr page, titled Lazer Princess, including her suicide note and a post apologizing to her closest friends. My death needs to mean something, she wrote. My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look...
  • Ohio transgender teen's suicide prompts outcry

    01/01/2015 9:14:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    WTHR.COM ^ | : Dec 31, 2014 | WTHR
    When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness. After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn't make mistakes, that I am wrong. If you are reading this, parents, please don't tell this to your kids. Even if you are Christian or are against transgender people don't ever say that to someone, especially your kid. That won't do anything but make them hate them self....
  • Coal Miners And Gay Activists Partner In 'Pride' [DVD Released 12-23-14]

    12/23/2014 7:01:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    npr.org ^ | 9/26/14 | Bob Mondello
    Coal miners and gay activists two groups that, in 1980s England at least, you might have figured would steer clear of each other partner surprisingly effectively in the real-life story that's affectionately fictionalized in Pride.....
  • Mainstream Media Asks: 'How Do We Protect Barack Obama Today?'

    12/15/2014 6:13:22 AM PST · by sr4402 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 12, 2014 | 10:14 AM EST | Time Graham
    When I asked her for an example, she replied, Every morning, we hold a meeting about how to build that evenings broadcast. Weve been doing this for decades. Everybody talks about which stories were going to air, what the line-up looks like, and which reporters well have live in the field and which ones will be filing taped pieces. In the past, the left-wing bias was always left unspoken. People just got it, because they all thought the same. Once Obama pulled ahead of Hillary and certainly once he became president, she said, the bias came out of the closet....
  • Billionaire David Koch Says Hes a Social Liberal

    12/14/2014 11:33:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/14/14 | Benjamin Bell
    Reclusive billionaire David Koch, a powerful donor in American conservative politics, says hes a social liberal. Im basically a libertarian, and Im a conservative on economic matters, and Im a social liberal, Koch told ABC News Barbara Walters.... Koch, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, said he isnt concerned with candidates he supports who dont share some of his views. He said his primary concern when choosing a candidate to support is their fiscal policies.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lying Pervert Alfred Kinsey Makes The New Republics Top 100 List of Thinkers

    11/29/2014 10:22:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/29/2014 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    The New Republic magazine celebrates its 100th anniversary with a special section called “100 Years, 100 Thinkers.”Unfortunately, the categories into which these “minds who’ve defined our century” are helpfully slotted are almost parodically First World, elite-uptown-liberal:“Architecture.” “Environmentalism.” “Songwriting.” “Diplomacy.”And of course, “American Civil Rights.” (Zzzzzzzz….)Unless you count “Medicine,” no hard sciences were deemed worthy of consideration.An alien browsing this section would be forgiven for assuming that man never set foot on the moon.But who cares when someone named Alice Waters “made (local) lettuce sexy!”(And besides, The New Republic assures us that “Martians need only watch one of [Richard Pryor's] concert...
  • Slovakia to hold referendum on same-sex marriage

    11/27/2014 11:44:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2014 12:03 PM EST
    Slovakia will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in the predominantly Roman Catholic country on Feb. 7, the president said Thursday. President Andrej Kiskas move comes after the Alliance for Family conservative group gathered about 400,000 signatures supporting the vote. Slovaks will be asked whether they agree that a marriage can be called only a union between a man and a woman, same-sex partners cant adopt children, and that children wouldnt have to attend school classes on sex education if their parents don't agree with them.
  • Evangelicals with gay children challenging church (AP vs. Christianity)

    11/27/2014 12:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2014 2:00 PM EST | Rachel Zoll
    Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered reparative therapy, met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and his church youth group. After six years, nothing changed. A despondent Ryan cut off from his parents and his faith, started taking drugs and in 2009, died of an overdose. Now we realize we were so wrongly taught, said Rob Robertson, a firefighter for more than 30 years who...
  • End the Media Blackout on Gay Rapists

    11/28/2014 12:59:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Peter Heck
    "...while decades old rape accusations against a black TV star named Bill are given front page headlines,more credible rape allegations against a Southern white President of the United States named Bill are ignored and the victims are savaged in the press.Liberal politics,not people, matter to our evil media.Thats precisely why they rush to their cameras,microphones and keyboards when news breaks about a pedophile Catholic priest having his way with altar boys.Not because they care about the altar boys,but because they want to discredit the Catholic Church.If you doubt that fact,ask yourself why you havent heard much from the Mainstream Media...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Another top Ohio Republican speaks on gay marriage

    11/14/2014 8:17:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2014 5:24 PM EST | Julie Carr Smyth
    A Republican justice on the Ohio Supreme Court says the legal obstacles facing his lesbian daughter, her partner and their two children have made him view the states protections for same-sex couples and their families as inadequate. The comments by Justice Paul Pfeifer come as the states ban on same-sex marriage is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could settle the issue across the nation once and for all. He said his daughter, Lisa, has a partner and two children, ages 9 and 5, whom he and his wife consider grandchildren. But under Ohio law, his...
  • How America learned to love gay marriage

    10/22/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 13, 2014 | Peter Foster in Washington
    American attitudes to gay marriage have been turned on their head in the space of a single generation. After a US Supreme Court decision this month, 30 of Americas 50 states will have gay marriage laws, which is testament to the sudden shift in attitudes towards same-sex unions in the US. Two decades ago barely a quarter of Americans believed members of the LGBT community should enjoy equal marriage rights; now nearly two-thirds accept gay marriage. This quantum leap cannot be explained by what sociologists call generational shift that is older, conservative folk dying off and younger, more liberal...
  • 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...
  • A Shameful Day for the Charlotte Observer

    10/10/2014 8:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In what sounded more like a gay activist screed in a high-school publication than a serious editorial in a major newspaper, the Charlotte Observer has officially declared war on people of faith and conservative moral values, mocking those who believe there is the slightest rational reason to resist the radical redefinition of marriage.Making no attempt to hide its disdain for the conservative, historic position, and gleefully mocking the views of the majority of North Carolinians, the editorial begins with three sentences ending in exclamation points – when is the last time you have seen that in a major editorial? –...
  • Is Incoming ABC World News Anchor David Muir Gay?

    09/30/2014 10:40:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.newnownext.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | by Dan Avery
    Ever since David Muir was tapped to replace Diane Sawyer when she leaves ABC World News in September, gossip about his sexual orientation has gone into overdrive. Kenneth in the 212 reports Muir is allegedly openly gay in his day-to-day life. Another juicy rumor claims that he and field reporter Gio Benitez are an item. Neither of these men are openly gay, but have been linked together after a series of coincidental appearances on ABC World News. Eagle-eyed viewers claim that Gio usually files his reports to Diane Sawyer from the field. But when Muir fills in as anchor, Benitez...
  • 'Modern Family' star first 'came out' to dad during shoplifting drama

    09/30/2014 9:58:32 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 53 replies
    Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson's dad discovered his son was gay and a thief on the same day. The actor admits he had built up quite a collection of stolen gay pornography magazines when he was finally caught trying to leave a store in his native Montana with a backpack full of saucy publications at the age of 14. In a recent an interview with Aisha Tyler for her Girl on Guy podcast, the red-faced star revealed, "I always considered that (incident) my coming out... It was so humiliating. "I had been stealing porn for a while. I had...
  • Chad considering anti-gay legislation, says group

    09/23/2014 9:26:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
    Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country. The rights group said Tuesday that amendments to the penal code proposed by the government would criminalize same-sex conduct in Chad, threatening jail sentences of between 15 and 20 years, and a fine ranging from $100 and $1,000.
  • Seeking a Same-Sex Marriage Case Fit for History

    09/23/2014 7:01:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2014 | Adam Liptak
    The jockeying among the titans of the Supreme Court bar for a place at the lectern when the justices hear the next same-sex marriage case is as understated as it is unmistakable. In a half-dozen briefs filed in recent weeks, some of the best lawyers in the nation spent many pages arguing that their case was the right one in which to establish a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. They pointed out the attractive features of their own cases and the shortcomings of others. In legal jargon, streamlined cases without procedural pitfalls are said to be good vehicles. That made...
  • Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage (Pew Poll)

    09/23/2014 6:02:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Pew Research ^ | September 22, 2014 | Staff
    The public is evenly divided over whether businesses that provide wedding services, like catering or flowers, should be required to provide services to same-sex couples despite religious objections to same-sex marriage. Half (49%) say that wedding-related businesses should be required to provide services to same-sex couples just as they would to all other customers, while 47% say that these businesses should be allowed to refuse services to same-sex couples for religious reasons.
  • 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...
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    09/08/2014 2:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 4:40 AM EDT
    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his familys conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said.
  • Judge Posners Gay Marriage Opinion Is a Witty, Deeply Moral Masterpiece (BARF ALERT)

    09/05/2014 12:59:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    Slate ^ | 09/05/2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    .... But Thursdays ruling by 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner, which struck down Indianas and Wisconsins gay marriage bans, is a different beast altogether. In his opinion, Posner does not sound like a man aiming to have his words etched in the history books or praised by future generations. Rather, he sounds like a man who has listened to all the arguments against gay marriage, analyzed them cautiously and thoroughly, and found himself absolutely disgusted by their sophistry and rank bigotry. The opinion is a masterpiece of wit and logic that doesnt call attention toindeed, doesnt seem to care aboutits...
  • Im a senior GOP spokesman, and Im gay. Let me get married.

    09/05/2014 6:49:01 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/5/14 | James Richardson
    The federal governments number crunchers believe some 21,318 same-sex couples call Georgia home, according to the U.S. Census Bureaus most recent accounting, and new research forecasts that as many as half would jump the broom within three years if allowed by their government. Im one-half of one of those aggrieved couples denied, for more than five years, the social stability and legal protections of marriage. And, as a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee and adviser to prominent party figures, Im also a professional political operative whos helped install in government those who perpetuate marriage bias in America....
  • An NFL Player Got A Tattoo On His Face To Keep Himself From Ever Getting A Normal Job

    09/02/2014 8:11:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 2, 2014 | Tony Manfred
    St. Louis Rams rookie defense lineman Ethan Westbrooks made the final 53-man roster on Saturday, beating out Michael Sam for one of the team's final spots... Westbrooks told ESPN's Nick Wagoner that he got a tattoo below his eye in 2011 because he never wanted to get a normal job again. Making it in the NFL would be the only way to prevent him from becoming "a guy that has a tattoo on his face looking for another job." ...
  • REPORT: ALOUETTES CONTACT OPENLY GAY DE SAM

    09/01/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    The Montreal Alouettes appear to be interested in free-agent defensive end Michael Sam. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Montreal Alouettes have contacted Sam but have yet to hear back.
  • Michael Sam was dropped by the NFL because 'no one wants the distraction', claims ........

    09/01/2014 2:24:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 103 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Michael Sam was dropped by the NFL because 'no one wants the distraction', claims Buffalo Bills star as gay football player tweets upbeat message Michael Sam is no longer attached to an NFL team and none of them appear to want to pick him up because his sexual orientation causes too much distraction, claims a Buffalo Bills star. Offensive lineman Eric Wood goes on, more specifically, to blame the media for focusing on the personal life of the NFL's first openly gay draft pick. 'Blame that on espn,' Wood tweeted in response to Sam's inability to find an...
  • Libs go stupid as NFLs Rams cut openly gay Michael Sam

    08/31/2014 9:47:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    It was inevitable. Rookie Michael Sam, heralded as the first openly gay player in the National Football League, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams, prompting the liberal blog Mother Jones to run what amounted to a photo of the player, along with a provocative, almost juvenile headline. The post, Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams, offered no perspective whatsoever. In fact, other than the headline, there were no words. When Sam was first drafted, it was clear that if he were to eventually be...
  • No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after ....

    08/31/2014 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 98 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner AP
    FULL TITLE: No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after he's cut from the St. Louis Rams Michael Sam was not picked up by any other team Sunday after the NFL's first openly gay draft pick was cut by the St. Louis Rams. Sam's dreams of becoming the first gay NFL player have now been placed on hold. Sam is now free to sign with any NFL practice team. Scroll down for video
  • Steinberg: Dumb arguments against same-sex marriage dont hide bigotry (A POT-AND-KETTLE CLASSIC)

    08/29/2014 10:26:38 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Junior Marxist Neil Steinberg nsteinberg@sun-times.com
    You know what I admire about bigots? Im referring to the real wackos, the warped, scary, neo-Nazi, open Klansman, proudly sign-their-name haters. You know whats kinda great about them? At least theyre candid.
  • Chris Long didn't appreciate ESPN's Michael Sam shower segment

    08/26/2014 9:22:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 26, 2014 | Will Brinson
    Tuesday's SportsCenter featured an awkward break down of Michael Sam -- Rams defensive lineman and the first openly-gay player in the NFL -- and his shower habits. While Josina Anderson reported Kendall Langford said Sam is "one of the guys and seems to be taking a rookie approach in terms of listening and learning at his own pace" she also reported one unnamed Rams defensive player's position on Sam's showering with teammates. "Another defensive player told me Sam is 'respecting our space' and from his perspective he seems to think Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower...
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    08/25/2014 2:30:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 25, 2014 12:59 AM EDT | Rick Callahan
    When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately. But instead of making the short drive to a hospital near her home in Munster, Indiana, she drove alone for more than 40 minutes to one in neighboring Illinois. Quasney said she was terrified her local hospital might not allow her and her partner of more than 13 years, whom she wed last year in another state, to be together if she suffered a health emergency. Quasney and her partner, Amy Sandler,...