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VERMONT: Sued Innkeepers Respond

The owners of Vermont’s Wildflower Inn have responded to the ACLU’s lawsuit filed against them for refusing to host a gay wedding reception. “We have never refused rooms or dining or employment to gays or lesbians,” they wrote. “Many of our guests have been same-sex couples. We welcome and treat all people with respect and dignity. We do not however, …

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VERMONT: Lesbian Couple Sues Hotel For Refusing Their Wedding Reception

A lesbian couple has filed a lawsuit against a Vermont inn for refusing to host their wedding reception. Their suit was filed by the ACLU. Kate Baker and Ming Linsley filed the suit on Tuesday in Vermont Superior Court, accusing the Wildflower Inn of Lyndonville of abruptly turning them away after learning they are lesbians. They claim the inn violated …

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TEXAS: Atheist Group Sues Gov. Rick Perry Over Christianist Prayer Rally

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed suit against Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his planned role in the upcoming prayer rally being staged by the American Family Association. The complaint alleges Perry violated the First Amendment’s establishment clause by organizing, promoting and participating in the event. “The answers for America’s problems won’t be found on our knees or in …

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Tony Perkins On Polygamy Lawsuit: We Warned You This Was Coming

Last night the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins sent out a bulletin about the lawsuit filed by the cast of Sister Wives. It goes as you’d expect. There are times when groups like FRC don’t enjoy being right. And the fallout from the New York same-sex “marriage” law is one of them. Those of us who have spent years in …

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SF City Attorney: Proposed Circumcision Ban Is Unconstitutional As Written

San Francisco’s city attorney has publicly responded to a lawsuit intended to cancel a pending ballot initiative that would make it a crime to circumcise a person under 18 years old. The city of San Francisco weighed in for the first time Thursday on a local ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of male children, arguing that the proposed …

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Lambda Legal To Sue NJ For Marriage

Just in via press release: Lambda Legal to Announce Marriage Equality Lawsuit with Garden State Equality on Wednesday at 10:00 am Save the Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (Trenton, June 28, 2011) – Tomorrow Lambda Legal and Garden State Equality will hold a press conference announcing a marriage equality lawsuit. When: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Where: Trenton …

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NEW YORK: Judge Allows “You Are Gay” Defamation Lawsuit To Proceed

A New York judge has ruled that it can be defamatory to allege that someone is a homosexual. Courts in several other jurisdiction have issued contrary opinions for years. In Yonaty v. Mincolla, 1003-2009, Broome County Supreme Court Justice Phillip R. Rumsey (See Profile) rejected the defendants’ summary judgment motion, and held that the assertion of homosexuality constituted defamation. “While …

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Eddie Long’s Wife Splits: (Cuz She Can’t Compete With All Those Young Men?)

Weeks after he allegedly paid a $15M hush-money settlement to the four young men who accused him of sexual coercion, the wife of publicly anti-gay Bishop Eddie Long has reportedly moved out the house. Black Media Scoop has the dirt: The latest bombshell has hit his home life. BMS has learned that Bishop Eddie Long’s wife, Vanessa allegedly packed up …

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PhoboQuotable – Ignacio Barreiro

“The Catholic Church has often affirmed that here is no ‘right to adopt.’ It is a privilege and responsibility to be granted only to those married couples who can demonstrate, through their loving, permanent commitment to each other, their ability to make a lifetime commitment to raising a child in the best environment possible. May God bless these shepherds, their …

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ATLANTA: Bishop Eddie Long Settles Sexual Coercion Suit With Four Young Men

It appears that Atlanta’s Bishop Eddie Long has paid off the four young men who last year accused him of coercing them into totally gay homosexual sex. Long had regularly and viciously railed against LGBT people from his megachurch pulpit. Barbara Marschalk, who represents New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and Long Fellows Youth Academy, said she anticipates ” the lawsuits …

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WND To Sue Esquire

World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah says that he will be suing Esquire Magazine for posting a satirical claim that he had decided to pull the publication of Jerome Corsi’s birther book, Where’s The Birth Certificate? On Wednesday, Esquire wrote: In an exclusive interview, a reflective Farah, who wrote the book’s foreword and also published Corsi’s earlier best-selling work, Unfit …

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LOS ANGELES: Gay Cop Wins $1M Suit

Los Angeles cop Sgt. Ronald Crump has won a $1M judgment in a lawsuit filed against the LAPD because of retaliation he suffered after complaining about anti-gay mistreatment by a superior. Sgt. Ronald Crump sued the city last year, alleging that his direct supervisor at the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section — Lt. John Romero — made derogatory …

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CALIFORNIA: Supreme Court Rejects Catholic Battle Against San Francisco

In 2006 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a resolution denouncing the Vatican as an “insulting and ignorant” foreign country “hatefully” meddling in the right of gay Americans to adopt children. That didn’t go over so well with the local Catholic Church, who sued the city for violating the separation of church and state. Oh, the irony. Last year …

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Original Cop Sues Village People

Victor Willis, the original “cop” in Village People, is suing the band for $1.5M in royalties. Willis left the band in 1980 and was later arrested several times for drug possession. The village person penned the band’s most infectious hits — including “Y.M.C.A.,” “Macho Man,” “In the Navy,” and “Go West” — and deserves his fair share of the funky …

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Target Issues Gay-Positive Message

A little damage control from Target: “Whether we’re gay, straight, or identify any other way…we love whoever it is we love.”(Tipped by JMG reader Donald) RELATED: Target has lost its lawsuit against the gay group it was trying to stop from collecting marriage equality petitions outside its San Diego stores. Judge Barton said Target and its powerful law firm of …

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ILLINOIS: Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Anti-Gay Walmart Employee

The Seventh Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling against an Illinois woman who sued Wal-Mart for religious discrimination. According to the woman, she has a God-given right to scream anti-gay epithets at her coworkers. Gay City News reports: According to the unsigned ruling, Tanisha Matthews, who describes herself as an Apostolic Christian, worked as an overnight stocker …

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Catholic Church Fights CT Move To Lift Statute Of Limitations On Molestation

Connecticut lawmakers says they are shocked by the Catholic Church’s opposition to a proposed lifting of the statute of limitations on lawsuits for the sexual abuse of minors. “I’m just so surprised they are opposing this. We certainly had the sense last year that they would not,” Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, said of the bill she proposed that eliminates …

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… Alabama: Pastor Barry Albert Cook charged with sexual abuse and torture of a child.South Carolina: Pastor Jonathan Roberts charged with felonious theft of church money.New York: Father Thomas Kreiser charged with using $25K in church donations for online gambling.Wisconsin: Pastor Philip Caminiti charged with eight felony counts of child abuse for beating children as young …

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CALIFORNIA: Target Sues Gay Group

Saying that they are annoying the customers, Target has filed suit against an LGBT group that has been gathering marriage petitions outside its San Diego locations. Target says that the gay group’s activists regularly canvass outside eight San Diego stores and refuse to leave when asked. The retailer says it receives around a dozen complaints every day from shoppers angry …

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TEXAS: Fort Worth Recommends $400K Payoff To Man Injured In Gay Bar Raid

After the Fort Worth police and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission staged a widely criticized raid of the Rainbow Lounge in June 2009, authorities from both organizations admitted wrongdoings that resulted in the firings of three TABC officers and a rewriting of the rules regarding nightclub raids. Now the Fort Worth city attorneys are recommending a $400,000 settlement with Chad …

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