Tag Archives: lawsuits

HOUSTON: Anti-Gay Pastors Sue Mayor

Via Houston’s CBS affiliate: A group of pastors fighting Houston’s equal rights ordinance has filed a lawsuit against Mayor Annise Parker, claiming she tried to deny voters’ rights and intimidate clergymen opposing her. The legal action comes at the beginning of what’s likely to be a passionate campaign leading up to a referendum on the ordinance in November. “She violated …

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FRC Staffer Craig James Sues Fox Sports For Anti-Christian Religious Discrimination

Former New England Patriots running back, failed US Senate candidate, and current Family Research Council staffer Craig James has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports, alleging that the network fired him as a commentator over his Christian stance on same-sex marriage. Yahoo News reports: In 2013, Fox Sports Southwest fired James two days after it hired him upon …

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INDIANA: Fired Clerk Cites Leviticus In Federal Lawsuit Over Same-Sex Marriage

Former Harrison County, Indiana employee Linda Summers has filed a federal employment discrimination lawsuit against her former boss and the county, alleging religious discrimination after being terminated last year for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Summers logically cites Leviticus as proof of her having been wronged: Plaintiff, Linda Summers has a sincerely held religious belief, based upon the tenants …

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KENTUCKY: Clerk Kim Davis Testifies That She “Prayed And Fasted” About Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Infamous Kentucky county clerk and alleged dog-napping conspirator Kim Davis took the stand today in the ACLU’s lawsuit against her for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Via the local CBS affiliate: Davis told the court she’s an apostolic Christian and her religion says that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. She says her right to …

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TEXAS: Hate Group Denounces “Frivolous” Lawsuit Filed Against County Clerk

Via press release from Texas Values: It has come to our attention that a same-sex ‘marriage’ license has been issued in Hood County, Texas. However, we are also aware of false reports that County Clerk Katie Lang “gives in” and did an “about face” and issued and signed the license herself. As seen in the attached link, Deputy County Clerk …

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KENTUCKY: ACLU Sues County Clerk For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky today filed a lawsuit on behalf of four Rowan County couples, two same-gender couples and two opposite-gender couples, denied marriage licenses by County Clerk Kim Davis. Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued a sweeping and historic decision that affords gay and lesbian couples the legal right to marry, Ms. Davis …

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BREAKING: SPLC Wins Fraud Suit Against New Jersey “Ex-Gay” Torture Group

NJ.com reports: A New Jersey jury on Thursday found a non-profit group that provides gay-to-straight conversion therapy guilty of consumer fraud for promising clients they could overcome their sexual urges by undressing in front of other men, pummeling an effigy of their mothers, and re–enacting traumatic childhood experiences. In the first case in the nation to put the controversial practice …

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Scott Lively’s Crimes Against Humanity Trial Begins, Liberty Counsel Demands More Information From Ugandan Plaintiffs

The crimes against humanity lawsuit against Scott Lively began today with his Liberty Counsel lawyers demanding more information from the plaintiffs, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Via MassLive: Lively is being represented by the Liberty Counsel, based in Orlando, Florida, which bills itself on its website as “an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the …

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NEW JERSEY: SPLC Attorney Shreds Head Of “Ex-Gay” Group During Fraud Trial

The SPLC’s fraud lawsuit against the New Jersey-based “ex-gay” group JONAH has been underway since last week. Via New Jersey Jewish News: On the trial’s second day, the plaintiffs’ lawyer Lina Bensman pointed out that Goldberg was a disbarred attorney who in 1989 was incarcerated for six months on federal tax fraud and conspiracy charges while heading a New York …

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NEW YORK: Couple Sues Chili’s For HIV Exposure After Waiter Spits In Drink

After the police used a DNA test to confirm that a waiter had spit into their drink, an upstate New York couple is suing a Chili’s restaurant and the waiter for potential exposure to HIV and hepatitis. The Yerdons plan to sue Lamica and the owners of Chili’s this week. They want compensation for the psychological trauma they endured not …

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NEW JERSEY: Jury Hears Openings In “Ex-Gay” Fraud Suit Filed by SPLC

Via the Associated Press: The four plaintiffs sued Jersey City-based JONAH in 2012, claiming the group violated state consumer fraud laws by characterizing homosexuality as a mental disorder and claiming it could successfully change patients’ sexual orientation. The plaintiffs say they underwent treatment that included being told to spend more time naked with their fathers and participating in role-playing in …

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Beleaguered Manhattan Hoteliers Hit With Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

The Advocate reports: Out NYC Hotel owners Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, still doing damage control after their ill-fated dinner with antigay presidential candidate Ted Cruz, recently received more bad news — four former and current employees at the KTCHN restaurant and XL Nightclub, located within the Out NYC, are suing the establishment. The suit, alleging discrimination and withheld pay, …

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NEW JERSEY: SPLC’s Fraud Suit Against “Ex-Gay” Group Begins This Week

Via the SPLC: Jury selection is underway in the SPLC’s landmark consumer fraud case against a New Jersey provider of conversion therapy, which purports to turn gay people straight. Opening arguments in the Superior Court of New Jersey are expected to begin on either Tuesday, June 2 or Wednesday, June 3. The SPLC filed the suit – Michael Ferguson, et …

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Conductor Sues Amtrak Over Philly Crash

Via NBC News: One of the conductors aboard the Amtrak train that derailed last week in Philadelphia has sued the rail carrier. Emilio Fonseca, of Kearny, New Jersey, filed the lawsuit Monday in Newark. It seeks unspecified damages. The complaint accuses Amtrak of “negligence and carelessness” in the May 12 derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200. …

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Subpoena Issued For Martin Ssempa In Civil Lawsuit Against Scott Lively

Last month the Center For Constitutional Rights surprised us with the revelation that Ugandan Pastor Martin “Eat Da Poo Poo” Ssempa is a US citizen and is therefore subject to a subpoena in their civil lawsuit against Scott Lively, who stands accused of crimes against humanity. The Ssempa subpoena has now been issued along with a $1900 check to cover …

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OKLAHOMA: Court Awards $300K In Legal Fees To Attorneys In Marriage Case

So far various federal courts around the country have ordered states to pay about $5M in legal fees to the attorneys representing winning same-sex marriage plaintiffs. On Thursday that amount grew in Oklahoma. Via Tulsa World: Tulsa County will be on the hook for nearly $300,000 in attorney fees that were incurred during its unsuccessful defense of the state’s ban …

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NEBRASKA: Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against All Homosexuals

Via Omaha.com: A federal judge will not allow a Nebraska woman to be a legal spokeswoman for God and his son, Jesus Christ. Judge John Gerrard dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday filed against all homosexuals. Sylvia Driskell, 66, of Auburn, Nebraska, had asked the court last week to decide whether homosexuality is a sin. In a strongly worded opinion, the judge …

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Driskell V Homosexuals

Sylvia Driskell’s lawsuit against all homosexuals has been assigned to former Nebraska Supreme Court Justice John Gerrard, who was nominated to the federal bench by Obama in 2011.

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NEW YORK CITY: Pam Geller Wins “Killing Jews” Transit Ads Battle With MTA

Via the New York Times: A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to display an ad from a pro-Israel group on buses after the agency declined to run it last year. The group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, sued the authority in October, saying it had infringed on the group’s First Amendment rights by rejecting …

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CHILE: Opus Dei Sues LGBT Group For Ownership Of “Opus Gay” Web Domain

The secretive Catholic group Opus Dei has filed a lawsuit against a Chilean LGBT group whose name translates as the Movement For Homosexual Integration & Liberation (MOVILH). The suit seeks control of the OpusGay.cl web domain and claims that the words “Opus Gay” create confusion in the public’s mind and suggest that MOVILH’s mission is supported by the Catholic Church. …

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