Tag Archives: gay families

MICHIGAN: Marriage Lawsuit “Expert Witness” Says Gays Are Going To Hell

Testimony in Michigan’s marriage equality finished yesterday, but not before one “expert witness” told the court that gays are going to hell. “Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal damnation?” Mogill asked the state’s expert, then added, “in other words, they’re going to hell?” “Without repentance, yes,” …

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TRAILER: The San Antonio Four

You might recall that last fall I reported that three Texas lesbians has been freed after 15 years of imprisonment on child molestation charges that have now been debunked. From the article I excerpted: Cheers erupted in a San Antonio court when a lawyer for the women told a packed gallery that a deal had been reached to allow the …

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MICHIGAN: Attorney For Plaintiffs Is Grilling Regnerus Over Discredited Study

Regnerus returned to the witness stand about an hour ago. Follow along with reporter Amy Lange’s excellent live-tweeting.

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University Of Texas Denounces Regnerus

The University of Texas at Austin yesterday published a statement denouncing their own employee, Mark Regnerus, who is presently testifying against same-sex marriage in Michigan. Like all faculty, Dr. Regnerus has the right to pursue his areas of research and express his point of view. However, Dr. Regnerus’ opinions are his own. They do not reflect the views of the …

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UTAH: Plaintiffs Slam “Misleading” Regnerus Study In Brief To Tenth Circuit

Via press release from the National Center for Lesbian Rights: Late Tuesday, attorneys for three couples challenging Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, urging the court to uphold a lower court’s December 2013 decision finding the ban unconstitutional. On December 20, 2013, U.S. District Court …

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Michigan Marriage Trial: Day One

The Detroit News has recapped today’s start of the federal trial to overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage. First, the good guys: Research shows a wide variety in how men and woman parent, but their gender is irrelevant to child outcomes, an expert testified Tuesday in a federal court trial challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage and adoption law. “Both …

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MICHIGAN: Marriage Trial Begins Today

The trial to overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage begins today. As we know, the plaintiffs have filed a motion seeking to bar discredited researcher Mark Regnerus from testifying as an “expert” witness.  The lawsuit was brought by a Detroit lesbian couple who have been prevented from jointly adopting. Michigan station WILX today reports on another local gay family similarly …

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New York Times Reports On Links Between Mark Regnerus And Anti-Gay Group

Discredited researcher Mark Regnerus and other anti-gay social science researchers are scheduled to be called as witnesses in this week’s marriage equality lawsuit in Michigan. The New York Times today reports on the link between these men and the virulently anti-gay Heritage Foundation. In meetings hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington in late 2010, opponents of same-sex marriage discussed …

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NEW YORK: Gay State Sen. Brad Hoylman Sponsors Bill To Legalize Surrogacy

In 1992 New York state outlawed paid surrogacy after the famed Baby M case in which a gestational mother refused to surrender her baby to the New Jersey couple who had paid her to carry the child. Three years ago openly gay New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman and his now-husband had a baby via surrogacy with a California woman. …

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AFA Has The Chevrolet Sadz

It took the American Family Association a full week after the Sochi opening ceremonies to launch their complaint campaign against Chevrolet’s beautiful gay-inclusive ad. Chevrolet is helping drive the crusade to normalize two men having sex with each other as a “family.” They threw in a couple of children to help legitimize the impression. On the opening night of the …

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Long Island Mom Nastily Rejects Party Invite From Child With Two Dads
UPDATE: Josh Barro Calls Shenanigans

Long Island radio station K98 has posted the above to their Facebook page with this message: Steve & Leeana [radio hosts] got this from a set of dads in Baldwin who were really upset over how one mom, Beth, chose to respond to their daughter’s birthday party invite. Do you think she was right to write this? Would a simple …

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New Chevy Ad Shows Gay Families, Will
Be Aired Tonight During Sochi Opening

GLAAD cheers via press release: Earlier this week we saw the first gay families included in a Super Bowl ad, and tonight we see the first gay families included in an Olympics Opening Ceremony. “Chevrolet has nailed it with ads that truly reflect the fabric of our nation, which today includes gay and lesbian families,” said GLAAD President and CEO …

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FRANCE: Haters Declare Victory After Government Delays Gay Surrogacy Bill

As I reported on Sunday, Manif Pour Tous and the neo-Nazi National Front drew tens of thousands of supporters over the weekend for rallies in opposition over a bill that would grant gay couples the right to use surrogacy to build their families. Today LGBT groups are angry and the haters are celebrating after the Hollande government agreed to delay …

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Disney Channel Update: Care.com Refuses To Reject Bigotry Of One Million Moms

On Friday, One Million Moms declared that they had successfully pressured Care.com into not advertising during the Disney Channel episode of Good Luck Charlie which introduced a family with lesbian moms. Care.com is a Massachusetts-based company that “helps families find child care, senior care, special needs care, tutoring, pet care, and housekeeping.” Last week the CEO from Care.com rang the …

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Gay Family Featured In Coke Super Bowl Ad, Bigots Attack Over Spot’s Music

Last night’s Super Bowl ad from Coca-Cola included a fleeting shots of two men holding hands on a skating ring with a young girl holding the hand of one of the men. But it was that the spot’s music, America The Beautiful sung in foreign languages, that has brought out the haters. So far. TIME Magazine recaps the reaction: Coca …

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FRANCE: Neo-Nazis Back Manif Pour Tous In Massive Anti-Gay Rallies

Led by Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the 24 year-old granddaughter of neo-Nazi National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has been convicted multiple times for inciting racial hatred, today Manif Pour Tous yet again staged massive anti-gay rallies in Paris and Lyon, where tens of thousands marched against LGBT families. The granddaughter, seen in the first clip below, is the youngest …

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One Million Moms: Victory Over Disney

Just in via email: Dear Joe, Disney did air the “Good Luck Charlie” episode featuring two moms as a same-sex couple this week, but your efforts were not in vain. Although One Million Moms is disappointed in Disney after we urged the network not to air this particular episode, Care.com did pay attention to our outcry and did not sponsor …

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Disney Channel Introduces Lesbian Moms

One Million Moms to the fax machine, STAT! (Via Good As You)

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UTAH: State AG Dropped Procreation Argument In Marriage Stay Demand

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Utah made a subtle shift in its arguments in defense of opposite-sex marriage in a stay application to the U.S. Supreme Court filed Tuesday. Gone is any mention of procreation. Instead, the state talks about child-rearing without discussing how children may be produced. Utah argues one reason it is likely to ultimately prevail in reversing …

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Quote Of The Day – Alan Osmond

“We regulate the institution of marriage based on gender complementarity. When marriage fails, our state law works to protect the child’s relationship with both the mother and the father, not based on what the parents want, but based on the child’s right to have both genders modeled in his life. Owning children irrelevant to their own emotional or biological needs …

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