Tag Archives: bigotry

SLOVAKIA: Anti-Gay Group Forces Vote On Marriage And Same-Sex Adoption

Even though a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was enacted by Slovakia earlier this year, an anti-gay group wants to make it super illegal and ban gay adoption at the same time. Via Gay Star News: Slovakian President Andrej Kiska has announced that the country will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in early 2015. The conservative group, Alliance for ...

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ATLANTA: Fire Chief Suspended After Distributing His Anti-Gay Book

Atlanta Fire Department Chief Kevin Cochran was suspended yesterday after complaints that he had distributed his self-published anti-gay book to some of his subordinates. In the book based on Christian values, Cochran identifies himself as Atlanta’s fire chief and says his first priority as chief is to run the department “to cultivate its culture to the glory of God.” He ...

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NOM Vows To Stop Same-Sex Marriage Even If It Takes Them A Hundred Years

“We have to resolve that we will stand for marriage and fight for however long it takes – it might be 20 years, it might be 50 years, it might be 100 years – to rebuild the marriage culture and to restore in law, where it has been displaced, a sound understanding of marriage. As a result of this, we ...

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KANSAS: ACLU To Sue To Force State To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Via the Wichita Eagle: The lawyer who successfully sued to overturn Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage in federal court now plans to amend the lawsuit in order to force state agencies to grant marriage benefits to same-sex couples. Same-sex couples in Kansas can get marriage licenses from Sedgwick and other counties and use those licenses to marry anywhere in the ...

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MONTANA: County Allows Staff To Refuse Marriage Licenses Over Religious Beliefs

Via Montana’s CBS affiliate: A few clerks in Yellowstone County have decided not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of their religious beliefs. The county anticipated the ruling and the human resources department had told Clerk of District Court Kristie Boelter that employees can choose not to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons. The County cited Title VII ...

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VATICAN: Mark Regernus Revealed As Maker Of Pope Francis’ Anti-Gay Films

Remember the “ex-gay” clip that I posted yesterday from the series of short films currently being shown at the Vatican’s marriage symposium? Today we learn that film series was created by debunked and discredited anti-gay researcher Mark Regnerus, who was so thoroughly gelded by a Michigan court. Via Jeremy Hooper at Good As You: A few months back, I played ...

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ARKANSAS: At The FRC’s Hate Rally

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Tony Perkins: The Vatican’s Colloqium Is A “Clarion Call” Against Same-Sex Marriage

“Today, the Vatican’s colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman in marriage moved from laying a theoretical groundwork to take on the tone of a half-time locker room pep talk for those advancing the cause of natural marriage. In message after message today, from Sikh, Muslim, Mormon, and others (including American evangelicals Rick Warren and Russell Moore), there was ...

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Day Two Of Vatican’s Marriage Meeting

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Quote Of The Day: Pope Francis

“As you embark on a reflection on the beauty of complementarity between man and woman in marriage, I urge you to lift up yet another truth about marriage: that permanent commitment to solidarity, fidelity, and fruitful love responds to the deepest longings of the human heart. Let us bear in mind especially the young people, who represent our future. It ...

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This is the guy that the pope just demoted. Details.

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MICHIGAN: State Argues That Sixth Circuit Ruling Invalidates Existing Marriages

The state of Michigan yesterday filed an attempt to void the 300+ same-sex marriages that took place there  during the brief period that it was legal. According to the office of Gov. Rick Snyder, last week’s ruling by the Sixth Circuit invalidated those marriages. “Consequently, from a legal standpoint, because the marriages rested solely on the district court’s erroneous decision, ...

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KANSAS: Marriages Commence In Four Counties As State Continues To Fight

Marriage licenses are being issued today in a handful of the 103 Kansas counties. Judges in at least four Kansas counties were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples a day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing them to wed. Clerks in other counties were giving applications to gay couples but requiring them to abide by the state’s ...

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Duck Dynasty, The Musical

Yes, this is going to be a thing. Undertaking one of the more audacious theater projects in recent years, the Robertsons — known for their long beards, duck-hunting merchandise and occasional inflammatory remark — are moving to expand their Louisiana-based multimedia franchise with “The Duck Commander Family Musical.” The 90-minute show, with actors playing the family members from A&E’s “Duck ...

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KANSAS: AG Derek Schmidt Says Marriage Ruling Only Applies In Two Counties

Via the Associated Press: The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request Wednesday from Kansas to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while the state fights the issue in court. Schmidt says that decision applies only in Douglas, a northeastern Kansas county, and Sedgwick, in south-central Kansas, where the court clerks are defendants. The American Civil Liberties Union contends the ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: AG Calls For Marriage Suit Dismissal Because Sixth Circuit

 Via the Associated Press: A federal judge should dismiss a challenge to South Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage following last week’s federal appeals court ruling upholding such bans in other states, Attorney General Alan Wilson says in legal arguments filed Monday. “The recent tide of same-sex marriage cases has run squarely into the extremely well- reasoned opinion” by the ...

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ARKANSAS: Fayetteville Chamber Of Commerce Calls For LGBT Rights Repeal

Back in August, the city council of Fayetteville, Arkansas voted 6-2 to approve a sweeping LGBT rights ordinance after a live-streamed ten-hour public debate that was hotly followed into the wee hours of the morning by many of you here. Four weeks later local haters had gathered enough petition signatures to force the issue onto a referendum that will be ...

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Michigan Catholics Have The Gladz

“Today’s ruling is a joyous occasion for many communities and families across the state that have sought to protect the traditional definition of marriage. Those who ruled in the majority deserve applause for applying the rule of law and for recognizing voter intent to secure one man and one woman in marriage. By upholding the Michigan Marriage Amendment, the Court ...

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MICHIGAN: Gov. Rick Snyder Vows To Continue Same-Sex Marriage Ban Defense

Via Michigan Live: Michigan’s gay marriage ban remains in place after a federal court ruling on Thursday, and Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette both made clear they will continue to defend it. “When I became governor, I took an oath to support and defend our state constitution, without exceptions,” Snyder said in a statement, referencing the ...

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