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EL PASO: Hate Group Loses Bid To Recall Mayor Over Domestic Partners Law

A coalition of anti-gay Christian groups headed by Pastor Tom Brown (above) has lost their bid to recall El Paso Mayor John Cook over the domestic partners insurance provision he ordered reinstated. The reason that the haters lost? They cheated. The Eighth Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously ruled that the recall group had violated the law in its petition ...

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EL PASO: Judge Allows Recall Vote Over Reinstatement Of Domestic Partners

A Texas judge has ruled that Pastor Tom Brown’s recall election against El Paso’s mayor may take place. Anti-gay Christian activists are attempting to remove the mayor and two members of the city council for voting to reinstate domestic partners insurance for city employees. Pastor Tom Brown initiated the recall drive after Cook and council members Susie Byrd and Steve ...

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EL PASO: Hate Preacher Works To Oust Mayor Over Domestic Partners Bill

You may recall the huge flap in El Paso last November when it was realized that Pastor Tom Brown’s successful drive to repeal domestic partners benefits for city employees also cut out the same perks for retired firefighters and cops. That didn’t bother Pastor Brown because, hey, them queers had lost. Under the threat of a lawsuit from the local ...

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You Are Putrid And Depraved

The Advocate reports that the El Paso Times has published a full-page ad from a local Catholic priest who is totally washed in the gentle redemptive blood of Jeebus. “Engaging in depraved and unnatural sexual acts will lead directly to the ruin of both the homosexual’s body and soul,” [Father Michael] Rodriguez writes. “Our very anatomy cries out against the ...

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El Paso Restores Partner Benefits

Last year a too-broadly worded anti-gay ballot referendum not only rescinded domestic partner benefits for El Paso city employees, it ended insurance benefits for some retired cops and firefighters. Yesterday the city council reversed the ballot measure. After hearing spirited arguments from members of the public on both sides of the issue, the council split 4-4. Mayor John Cook, who ...

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TEXAS: Federal Judge Upholds El Paso’s Ban On Domestic Partner Benefits

In November 2010, El Paso’s Pastor Tom Brown organized a ballot referendum banning the city from offering domestic partners benefits. Only after the measure passed did the city realize that it was so broadly written, it would also ban benefits for retired cops and firefighters. Nevertheless, yesterday a federal judge upheld the ban. The ordinance forcing the city of El ...

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TEXAS: Third Arrest In Nightclub Attack

El Paso police have arrested a third suspect in the beating of a 22 year-old Texas man, who remains in critical condition more than two weeks after six men assaulted him with a baseball bat outside the popular El Paso gay nightclub, Old Plantation. The El Paso Police Department’s Intelligence Unit has arrested and charged a 17-year-old male in the ...

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TEXAS: Family Of El Paso Beating Victim Says Attack Was Hate Crime

On Saturday a man standing outside of popular El Paso gay nightclub Old Plantation was beaten with a baseball bay by a group of six men. The victim, who is not gay, remains in critical condition. Although police have so far refused to characterize the incident as a hate crime, the victim’s family says the attackers used anti-gay slurs during ...

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TEXAS: Man In Critical Condition After Beating Outside El Paso Gay Nightclub

A 22 year-old man is listed in critical condition today after being beaten by a group of men with a baseball bat outside the popular El Paso nightclub, Old Plantation. Media reports are light with details so far, but two JMG readers from Texas have written to say the attack was a gay bashing. Police said the man was waiting ...

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TEXAS: Repeal Of Domestic Partners Law Hurts El Paso’s Straight Retirees

In November, El Paso’s Pastor Tom Brown organized a successful ballot measure repealing the city’s domestic partners benefits ordinance. But due to its murky wording, the new law may also cut insurance for retired cops and firefighters, among other city workers. All because 19 dirty homos were able to insure their partners. The measure was aimed at gay workers and ...

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El Paso Grants Domestic Partners Benefits

Yesterday the El Paso, Texas City Council voted 7-1 to grant health benefits to the partners of the city’s LGBT employees. The vote, which was spurred by bad publicity after a gay couple was kicked out of a local restaurant for kissing, came after weeks of protest and criticism from local religious leaders. A huge crowd attended the City Council ...

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El Paso Sees Fight Over Partners Vote

After suffering poor national press due to a group of gay men threatened with arrest for kissing in a local restaurant, last week the El Paso, Texas city council voted to extend domestic partner benefits to the city’s gay and unwed employees. Right on cue, Christiantists showed up at last night to scream their heads off. “If our government starts ...

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El Paso Backs Gays

The El Paso city council has unanimously approved a resolution reaffirming the city’s dedication to “acceptance, tolerance, and diversity.” The resolution was necessary after a confrontation between five gay men and security guards at a Chico’s Tacos restaurant June 29, City Council members said. Police were called, and an officer initially tried to charge the gay men with “homosexual conduct,” ...

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Gays Protest “No Kissing” Restaurant, ACLU Calls For El Paso Police Inquiry

LGBT protesters staged a kiss-in outside of Chico’s Tacos in El Paso, Texas on Friday after a group of gay men were booted from the restaurant because two of them kissed. El Paso police made the situation worse by telling the men that it was against the law in Texas for two men to kiss. The head of Chico’s Tacos’ ...

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Texas: Kicked Out For A Kiss

A group of gay men were thrown out of an El Paso, Texas restaurant last week after a security guard objected to a kiss between two of the men. The cops were summoned and the ejected men were stunned when police told them they were liable for a citation as homosexual activity was illegal in Texas. At about 12:30 a.m. ...

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