Tag Archives: LGBT rights

Haliburton OK’s Gays

Defense contractor Halliburton has amended its corporate governance rules to protect gays from discrimination. Last year, the Halliburton board of directors fought vigorously to prevent such an amendment. According to the news article, there’s no evidence that the move has anything to do with Mary Cheney’s pregnancy or if Grandpa Dick had a hand in the rule change. Still, when ...

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Battle Cry For Hate Crimes Bill

The current issue of The Advocate features a joint column by HRC head Joe Solmonese and activist Judy Shepard calling for immediate action on a national hate crimes law, as this may be the best year to get such a bill passed. Fear of violence remains a horrible reality for millions of GLBT Americans—even in places that many consider “tolerant” ...

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Hillary Wants The Gays

On Friday, Hillary Clinton made a keynote speech to the Human Rights Campaign, telling them that she wanted a “partnership” with gays in her presidential campaign. What she did not do, however, was publicize the speech via either her Senate office or her campaign office. Clinton’s spokeman said the event was not publicized because the HRC board meeting is closed ...

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Florida Town Sacks Pre-Op TG Manager

Largo, Florida, population 76,000, a Gulf Coast town near St.Petersburg, has decided to fire their city manager rather than allow him to transition to a woman. Steve Stanton, 48 and a married father of one, appeared before 500 people at a town meeting listening to residents like Pastor Ron Saunders say, ”If Jesus was here tonight, I can guarantee you ...

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DADT Repeal Near

Legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was introduced in Congress today by Rep. Marty Meehan (D-Mass.), with more than 120 members as co-signers. Meehan is confident that the bill will pass this time, now that Democrats are in power. So which is it? Is this a shining result of the hard work of gay activists united in a just ...

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First New Jersey Civil Union

Congratulations to Daniel Gross and Steven Goldstein, the first gay couple in New Jersey to have a civil union ceremony. Today New Yorkers have another reason to move across the Hudson, besides the cheaper real estate.

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Nigeria Poses Sweeping Anti-Gay Laws

Nigeria, the 9th most populous nation in the world, is about to criminalize “virtually all forms of gay expression.” Legislation being considering by the Nigerian National Assembly reads: “Any person who is involved in the registration of gay clubs, societies and organizations, sustenance, procession or meetings, publicity and public show of same sex amorous relationship directly or indirectly in public ...

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No Kiddies = No Marriage For You!

The Washington State Supreme Court recently ruled that the state could prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying because the state has a legitimate interest in preserving marriage for procreation. In a clever response, gay marriage activists have filed a state initiative that will allow only couples capable of having kids to marry, and require that they file “proof of ...

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Newsom Fucks Up (And Around)

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson, the darling of some gay marriage activists, has been exposed for having an affair with the wife of his election campaign manager. Newsom is up for re-election this year and faces a grassroots campaign urging openly lesbian state Sen. Carole Migden to run against him. Not all gay marriage proponents are Newsom fans. Some activists ...

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Florida To Consider Gay Rights Law

Florida lawmakers have been presented with a bill that would outlaw anti-gay discrimination in employment, housing, and public accomodations. Two legislators from liberal oasis Boca Raton, working at the behest of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, introduced the bill to the state Senate and House of Representatives. As regular readers know, I am from Florida, where like most ...

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