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  • Christian college slapped with Title IX claim for denying transgender female room

    04/08/2014 9:47:55 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2014 | Eric Owens
    The George Fox campus only has single-sex dorms. Officials at the Christian school previously turned down Jayce’s request to live in an all-male dormitory. Last week, they chose not to hear an appeal. The complaint, filed by attorney and transgender activist Paul Southwick, leaves Jayce’s current genitalia situation very ambiguous but takes pains to indicate that “Jayce presents as a male and only goes by male pronouns such as he, his, him etc.”
  • Ag secretary offers Sherrod 'unique' position

    07/21/2010 2:18:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2010 | MARY CLARE JALONICK and BEN EVANS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has apologized to ousted employee Shirley Sherrod and offered her a unique new position at the agency. Sherrod, in an interview with The Associated Press, says she is considering the offer.
  • The unofficial FR Spring 2009 Plain People and non-alchoholic Beverage Thread

    03/27/2009 8:50:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 534 replies · 14,630+ views
    PA TImes | 3/27/09 | Pissant
    Since we've all worked hard all week, It's time to kick back, relax, forget about politics and enjoy a nice full glass of iced tea or Soda. Enjoy
  • Caption the first official same sex marriage ceremony in California (barf alert)

    06/17/2008 4:43:45 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 63 replies · 249+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 6/16/08 | staff
    "San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, right, marries Phyllis Lyon, 84, second from left, and Del Martin, 87, third from left, in a special ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco." "Octogenarians Del Martin (L, bottom) and Phyllis Lyon (standing, 2nd L) take their vows with San Francisco county clerk Edwin Lee (R) in the first legal same-sex marriage ceremony, at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco.""Octogenarians Del Martin (2nd L) and Phyllis Lyon (R) smile as Mayor Gavin Newsom (2nd R) preside (sic) over the first legal same-sex marriage ceremony at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, California...
  • A Landmark Day in California as Same-Sex Marriages Begin

    06/16/2008 8:12:30 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 35 replies · 134+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/16/08 | Jesse McKinley
    With a series of simple “I dos,” gay couples across California inaugurated the state’s court-approved and potentially short-lived legalization of same-sex marriage on Monday, the first of what is expected to be a crush of such unions in coming weeks. The weddings began in a handful of locations around the state at exactly 5:01 p.m., the earliest time allowed by last month’s decision by the California Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage. Many more ceremonies will be held on Tuesday when all 58 counties will be issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In San Francisco, Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon,...
  • "She's not as bad as you think"

    04/18/2008 6:08:16 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 7 replies · 51+ views
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2008 | Walter Shapiro
    April 18, 2008 | HAVERFORD, Pa. -- After Wednesday night's jagged-edge debate, Hillary Clinton came to Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs Thursday afternoon, accompanied by her mother, Dorothy Rodham, and her daughter, Chelsea, to demonstrate a soft-sided persona to suburban women voters. This was the Hillary who does not neatly fit the glib stereotypes about her killer instincts, her on-message political discipline and the humorless style of a trusts-and-estates attorney. When a male supporter in the audience at Haverford College asked for advice about how to persuade undecided voters as he canvassed his neighborhood, Clinton cracked, "Knock on the door and...
  • President Bush Rededicates Islamic Center of Washington The Islamic Center of D.C.

    06/27/2007 2:34:18 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 76 replies · 1,740+ views
    The White House ^ | June 27, 2007
    Fact Sheet: Strengthening Our Friendship with the Muslim Community Worldwide (See Below) 11:08 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Imam, thank you very much. Thank you for inviting me. I bring my personal respect to you, sir. And I appreciate your friendship. I do want to thank the governors of the Islamic Center. I welcome the Ambassadors. Thank you all for coming. I appreciate other distinguished guests who are here. It is an honor to join you at this rededication ceremony. As the Imam mentioned, half a century has passed since one of our great leaders welcomed the Islamic Center into our...
  • Dallas could elect its first gay mayor

    06/04/2007 2:29:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 78 replies · 2,611+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2007 | Jeff Carlton
    This conservative metropolis could become the nation's largest city to elect an openly gay mayor if a longtime city council member wins a runoff election later this month. Ed Oakley's candidacy is the latest indication that Dallas' reputation as a conservative stronghold is giving way to more diversity. The city is already home to several gay elected officials, including the sheriff. "Dallas is less and less the Dallas that people think it is," said Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University. "And Dallas is less and less the Dallas that it used to be." In the mayoral...
  • White House Officially Recognizes Homosexual Unions and Parenting?

    05/30/2007 10:04:56 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 102 replies · 4,622+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | May 30, 2007
    On May 23, 2007, the White House, silently and without any fanfare, released an official White House photo of Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, welcoming their sixth grandchild, Samuel David Cheney, into the Cheney fold. The beautiful little tyke weighed in at 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was born at 9:46 a.m. at Sibley House in Washington, D.C. What is extremely troubling is the official White House caption that appears underneath the photo on the official White House website: ... His parents are the Cheney's daughter Mary, and her partner, Heather Poe. White House photo by...
  • Gay flamingos pick up chick

    05/21/2007 10:30:49 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 57 replies · 1,158+ views
    AFP ^ | 05/21/07
    A pair of gay flamingos have adopted an abandoned chick, becoming parents after being together for six years, a British conservation organisation said Monday. Carlos and Fernando had been desperate to start a family, even chasing other flamingos from their nests to take over their eggs at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge near Bristol. But their egg-sitting prowess made them the top choice for taking an unhatched egg under their wings when one of the Greater Flamingo nests was abandoned. The couple, together for six years, can feed chicks by producing milk in their throats. "Fernando and...

    04/24/2007 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Al Simmons · 781 replies · 27,258+ views
    On one the few rational minds left around here - but for long | 4/24/2007 | Al Simmons
    About me: Lurker - since 1998 Member - since 1999 In self-imposed exile - since April 2007 The tone of the debate and the attacks on long-time fellow Freepers for the cardinal sin of daring to support Rudy Giuliani in early 2007 around here have really saddened me. Instead of fighting the enemy FR is now imposing an 'ideological purity' test on FR members. The well-oiled train has gone off the rails and Mr. Robinson risks becoming the next Joe Farah - a fellow who started a great website for conservative news and opinions, but who gradually drifted off to...
  • Busby on defense, says she misspoke

    06/03/2006 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Vision · 69 replies · 2,264+ views ^ | June 3, 2006 | Dani Dodge
    If an election can turn on a sentence, this could be the one: “You don't need papers for voting.” On Thursday night, Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District, was speaking before a largely Latino crowd in Escondido when she uttered those words. She said yesterday she simply misspoke. But someone taped it and a recording began circulating yesterday. After she made that statement at the meeting, Busby immediately said: “You don't need to be a registered voter to help (the campaign).” She said that subsequent statement was to clarify what she meant. The recording, which was...
  • Fox News to Report on Ties Between Bin Laden Family & JIMMY CARTER!

    05/31/2006 2:34:38 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 97 replies · 5,693+ views
    Censure Carter Committee - Move America Forward ^ | 05/30/2006 | Censure Carter Committee
    At 5:45 PM Eastern / 2:45 PM Pacific, Fox News Channel's "The Big Story w/ John Gibson" will report on the developing story involving more than $1,000,000 in contributions from the Bin Laden family to ex-President Jimmy Carter. The revelations came about following an investigation by Melanie Morgan and the Censure Carter Committee - a project of the pro-troop organization, Move America Forward. These developments are in addition to tens of millions of dollars in funding from Arab governments who are appreciative of Carter's anti-Israeli stance and Carter's opposition to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East including opposing...
  • George Michael to wed same-sex partner

    12/04/2005 11:06:39 AM PST · by Dane · 38 replies · 1,989+ views
    George Michael to wed same-sex partner Last Updated Wed, 30 Nov 2005 12:47:44 EST Pop singer George Michael says he plans to wed his longtime partner Kenny Goss under a new British law making gay unions legal. They plan a small private ceremony after Dec. 21, when the law creating civil partnerships becomes effective in the U.K. George Michael plans civil union. He and Goss have been together about 10 years. The new British legislation permitting same-sex unions has brought forward a slew of couples ready to tie the knot. Elton John has announced he plans to marry his partner,...
  • Court Rules Against Special Ed. Parents

    11/14/2005 10:10:08 AM PST · by SmithL · 288 replies · 4,167+ views
    AP ^ | 11/14/5 | GINA HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that parents who demand better special education programs for their children have the burden of proof in the challenges. Retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, writing for the 6-2 court, said that when parents challenge a program they have the burden in an administrative hearing of showing that the program is insufficient. If schools bring a complaint, the burden rests with them, O'Connor wrote. The ruling is a loss for a Maryland family that contested the special education program designed for their son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The case required the court to...
  • Why I'm not a 'South Park Conservative', by Michelle Malkin

    05/04/2005 5:59:04 AM PDT · by OESY · 958 replies · 11,028+ views ^ | May 4, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    I'll get to First Lady Laura Bush's bawdy stand-up routine in a minute. But I want to highlight a related new book out about how young conservatives are shaking up the dominant liberal media culture. It's called "South Park Conservatives." My name is listed on the cover along with many other (mostly) right-leaning pundits, websites, and bloggers, but I must confess to having mixed feelings about the honor. The best-selling book's author, Brian C. Anderson of the Manhattan Institute, writes a fun, breezy survey documenting the rise of talk radio, FOX News, the Internet, conservative publishing, and college Republican activism....
  • The Sin of Divorce

    01/04/2005 12:24:26 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 1,115 replies · 12,701+ views
    Renew America ^ | 01/04/2005 | Adam Graham
    The words were said countless thousands of times last year as a minister concluded the ceremony. "What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." But so often man and woman do. While gay marriage has been roundly condemned in most churches (and rightly so), you will not hear much about divorce. In many cases, if divorce is discussed in church, it's talked about as this horrible circumstance that comes upon people, listed in the same breath as automobile accidents or serious illnesses. The Bible is quite clear on the issue of divorce. Malachi 2:16 says it clearly, "For...
  • Deb Price: Gay couple joins exclusive club of newlyweds (well isn't that SPECIAL?)

    12/23/2003 8:53:56 AM PST · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 217+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | Monday, December 22, 2003 | Deb Price
    <p>“Do you think we could get a table by the water?” Joyce asked politely when she phoned downstairs for reservations at Swan Court, a restaurant at the Hyatt Regency on Maui that is ranked as one of the most romantic dining spots in the world.</p>

    12/26/2003 7:44:57 AM PST · by presidio9 · 92 replies · 1,955+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2003 | Dick Johnson
    <p>MELISSA Etheridge definitely wears the pants in her relationship with Tammy Lynn Michaels.</p> <p>When Etheridge, 42, walked down the aisle in Malibu last September and swapped vows with Michaels, 28, the "bride" wore a lacey gown designed by Badgley Mischka.</p>