Tag Archives: gay families

FL AG Bill McCollum Recommended George Rekers For Gay Adoption Trial

Today the Florida Tribune revealed that Attorney General Bill McCollum actually wrote a letter to the Department of Children and Families in which he “strongly” urged the hiring of Dr. George Rekers for the state’s battle to maintain their ban on gay adoption. McCollum wrote a July 2007 letter to then DCF Secretary Bob Butterworth where he said his legal …

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Miami New Times Writers: We Didn’t Want To Out George Rekers’ Rentboy

Brandon Thorp and Penn Bullock, the young freelancers who exposed Dr. George Rekers, say they didn’t want to out rentboy Jo-Vanni Roman in the process. In fact, they expected gays everywhere to help cloak Roman’s identity. Via Norm Kent at South Florida Gay News: A gay blog site, Unzipped.net, was dissatisfied that the New Times feature refused to reveal the …

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FL Attorney General Bill McCollum: I Wish Dr. George Rekers Hadn’t Been Hired

As our “Facebook riot” continues on Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s campaign page, yesterday he issued a statement of regret over the hiring of Dr. George Rekers. “I will not do it again,” McCollum said, but defended his agency’s handling of the case, and steered the blame toward the Department of Children and Families, which he said hired him. “I …

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The Evil Of Dr. George Rekers

Head over to Rob Tisinai’s blog and read some excerpts from the 2008 gay adoption trial in Florida where “expert witness” Dr. George Rekers testified against a gay couple attempting to adopt two young brothers. We’ve had a lot of fun at Rekers’ expense here over the last week, but let’s not lose sight of the evil he has perpetrated …

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Obama Acknowledges Gay Moms

In a Mother’s Day proclamation issued by the White House on Friday, President Obama included two-mom families in his list of recognitions. An excerpt: Whether adoptive, biological, or foster, mothers share an unbreakable bond with their children, and Americans of all ages and backgrounds owe them an immeasurable debt. Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised …

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Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum Responds To Dr. George Rekers Scandal

I just got off the phone with Nadine Smith at Equality Florida who tells us that our campaign against Bill McCollum has finally forced him to acknowledge the Dr. George Rekers scandal. McCollum’s press release: As hired counsel for the Florida Department of Children and Families, our office is committed to providing our client with the best possible legal representation …

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JMG Readers Shut Down Florida AG Bill McCollum’s Facebook Campaign Page

Thanks to the thousands of you that heeded my call to visit Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s gubernatorial campaign Facebook page, the page’s administrators have repeatedly closed it down, wiping out all of the entries demanding his response to the Rekers scandal. My outclick tracker thingy tells me that 22,441 of you hit his page in the last 24 hours …

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Catholic Group Continues To Peddle Fake Pediatricians Group

Remember two weeks back when the anti-gay American College of Pediatricians was exposed as a fake group invented by Christianists to spread lies about LGBT families to the nation’s teachers? Well, that hasn’t stopped the Catholic News Agency from creating the below lie-filled clip. The ACP is comprised of a dozen or so doctors affiliated with NARTH, the most notoriously …

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Gay Adoption Debated In Florida Senate

For the first time in 33 years, yesterday the issue of gay adoption was debated on the floor of the Florida Senate. Florida is the only state with a specific prohibition on gay adoption. Two legislators attempted to attach amendments legalizing gay adoption to a bill that would ban restrictions on adoption for people with guns in their homes, but …

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Friendly Voices – Henry Rollins

“Let the record speak for itself. The Catholic Church does not approve of homosexuality; their position on pedophilia, however, is not as clear. I am sure most Catholics do not approve of pedophilia, but the executive branch of Catholicism seems to have difficulty convincing some of us that they are willing to do what is necessary to make sure that …

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Queer The Census

Visit Our Families Count for information on why it’s so important that LGBT Americans take part in the 2010 U.S. Census. Queer The Census has more.

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Fox News On Catholic School’s Expulsion Of Kids With Gay Parents

Fox contributor Father Jonathan Morris defends the expulsion of kids from a Catholic school because their parents are gay. Bill O’Reilly, perhaps surprisingly, attacks Morris for the Catholic Church’s selective punishment of “sin.” BTW, Morris sets my gaydar ping-diddly-inging.

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When Kids Learn About Gay Marriage

The cute will knock you down. Via Truth Wins Out.

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GLAD Launches DOMA Storybook

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has launched DOMA Storybook, a series of real stories about gay families who are being hurt by the Defense of Marriage Act. An excerpt from today’s story: “We’re a very ordinary family,” says Rebecca, who runs the public education program at a genetics center at Partners HealthCare. “Boring, actually. And we like that.” …

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Karl Rove: Don’t Talk About My Gay Dad

Even though Karl Rove’s stepdad was totally gay, he doesn’t like people saying it. From a review of his new memoir: The attack dog rears his head, however, when Rove deals with questions about his stepfather’s sexual orientation. He blasts journalists for raising the issue at all — in his eyes it’s purely a liberal gambit to criticize him for …

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Colorado Catholic School Bans Preschooler Because He Has Two Mommies

The reporter notes that the Archdiocese told school employees not to discuss the decision, but some did come forward to express outrage. (Via – Queerty)

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By Request: Cast Of Glee To Appear At White House Easter Egg Roll

At the request of the First Lady, the cast of Glee will appear at this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll. Michael Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly confirmed that the performance resulted from a request by First Lady Michelle Obama. “Sources confirm to me exclusively that First Lady Michelle Obama has invited the cast of Glee to perform at the annual …

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Louisiana Court Ruling: Both Adoptive Dads Get Their Names On Birth Certificate

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that both adoptive fathers in a Louisiana gay adoption case may have their names put on the child’s birth certificate. A three-judge panel unanimously upheld a district judge’s ruling, ordering the state registrar to quickly issue a new certificate for the boy identified as “Infant J,” and “J.C. A.-S.” “Even our …

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CPAC: Gay Familes = Hitler Youth

Right Wing Watch: Janice Shaw Crouse of The Beverly LaHaye Institute joined the EagleForum’s Phyllis Schafly and Tim Goeglein of Focus on the Family for a CPAC panel entitled “Saving Freedom from The Enemies of Our Values.” While Schlafly spent most of her speech rambling on about the internal enemies of the conservative movement, namely RINOs and Rockefeller Republicans, and …

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Wal-Mart Bans Gay Couple For Shoplifting (Even Though They Didn’t Do It)

A Wal-Mart in rural Indiana detained two gay attorneys and their two adopted special needs sons and then banned them from patronizing any store in the chain, even though video records proved that the couple had not shoplifted the packages of Bic lighters that employees claimed they had. One of the men had used the store’s self-checkout lane and security …

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