Tag Archives: LGBT rights

Obama Reverses U.S. Position On LGBT Issues At The United Nations

Remember last year when Dubya refused to allow the U.S. to consign a UN resolution calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide, putting us in league with the Organization of the Islamic Conference? Check this out. At the so-called “Durban Review Conference” on racism and xenophopia underway in Geneva, Europe again put forward language condemning “all forms of discrimination and …

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North Dakota Senate Approves Adding Gays To Existing Protected Classes

Yesterday the North Dakota senate voted to add sexual orientation to its list of groups protected from discrimination. “If someone is not doing their job, or habitually tardy, or doesn’t get along with people, they can still be fired, whether gay, lesbian or straight,” said Sen. Tom Fiebiger, D-Fargo. “What employers can’t do under this law is fire someone because …

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Georgia To Gay Parents: Keep Your Dirty Homo Friends Away From Your Kids

In Georgia, sometimes you can keep your kids if you come out after a heterosexual marriage. You just can’t let your dirty homo friends anywhere near them. A gay man in the US state of Georgia is disputing a child custody agreement restriction which prohibits him from “exposing his children to his homosexual partners and friends.” Lambda Legal, a gay …

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“I Am A Homosexual” – Check Yes Or No

Over at Daily Kos, a straight woman is flabbergasted by the adoption form sent to her by the state of Florida. As I am a straight, married woman, and my husband is a straight, married man, it never occurred to either of us that–after the volumes of paperwork we had to complete as a couple, the copies of marriage certificates …

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Indiana: No Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

Via press release from the HRC: Indiana’s Senate Republican Caucus voted this week not to consider a resolution that would have proposed amending the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. This vote means the amendment is unlikely to advance during this legislative session. The resolution would require approval by the Senate and House in …

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Utah Kills Two More LGBT Rights Bills

Two more LGBT rights bills failed to get out of committee in the Utah legislature yesterday. Dead are the bills to allow gay and unmarried couples to adopt and the bill that would have protected LGBT folks from housing and employment discrimination. The haters framed their arguments against the bills in the tired “homosexuality is a choice” bullshit. “Adoption is …

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Kentucky GOP Moves To Ban Gay Adoption

Kentucky state Sen. Gary Tapp (R) wants to make double-extra sure that no dirty homos are allowed to adopt children and yesterday introduced a bill that will ban all unmarried couples from adopting. Human rights group The Fairness Campaign called Senator Gary Tapp’s bill “deceptively-worded.” “It is identical to a measure recently passed in Arkansas that prohibits adoption or foster …

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Baby Steps In Colorado

Colorado makes a slight move towards LGBT rights. A bill making it easier for gays and lesbians to leave property to their partners and visit each other in the hospital is closer to approval in the Colorado Legislature. The measure was approved by the House Judiciary Committee Monday and sent to the full House for debate. It would allow any …

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Spanish Families Defy Mandatory Homosexual Indoctrination!

Last week a Spanish court ruled that parents may not take their children out of classes that teach about LGBT rights. Some Spanish families are rebelling, as demonstrated by the above video. From the Christianist LifeSiteNews, where I also got the title of this post. Spanish families who are resisting their government’s mandatory homosexualist indoctrination program have made a video …

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Civil Unions Pass In Hawaii House

The Hawaii House of Representatives approved civil unions for same-sex couples yesterday. The state House yesterday passed a bill to legalize civil unions among same-sex partners, a vote several lawmakers believe will help end discrimination against gays and lesbians in Hawai’i. The bill, which now moves to the state Senate, would grant partners in civil unions the same benefits, protections …

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Uniting American Families Act Introduced

A bill that would allow same-sex binational couples the same immigration rights as straight couples was reintroduced to Congress yesterday. The bill, known as the Uniting American Families Act, was introduced in the House by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and in the Senate by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Versions of the bills have been introduced in each session of Congress …

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Michigan TV Station Under Siege Over Anti-Gay Program From The American Family Association

A Michigan television station that was slated to run Silencing Christians, the hate-filled informercial from the American Family Association, has canceled its running twice as the station receives pressure from Christiantist and LGBT groups over the show. A controversial one-hour paid program on the “radical homosexual agenda” scheduled for WOOD-TV is delayed for the second time as partisans on both …

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Anti-Gay Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle Replaced By Gay-Friendly Jack Seiler

The long and horrible 18-year reign of Fort Lauderdale’s virulently anti-gay Mayor Jim “Robo-Potty” Naugle ended yesterday when he was term-limited out of office. Replacing Naugle will be former Florida state Rep. Jack Seiler (D), 46, (left) who easily beat two openly gay candidates, businessman Earl Rynerson and lawyer Dean Trantalis. Seilor was opposed by the gay political group Dolphin …

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American Family Association Launches Anti-Gay Site And Anti-Gay TV Special

The American Family Association has launched SilencingChristians.com in conjunction with an hour-long television show decrying advances in gay rights. Pam Spaulding has the letter the AFA is sending its members to announce the launch. Dear XXX, Local network television stations will soon begin airing a new television special produced by the American Family Association. Most Americas get their information about …

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Gay Partners Immigration Act To Be Reintroduced To Congress Next Week

The Uniting American Families Act will be reintroduced to the House next Friday by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). The act would allow the same-sex partners of legal U.S. residents to enjoy the same immigration rights as heterosexual couples. The unfair current law has stranded thousands of gay couples overseas or forced them to separate to their native countries. Please use …

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New Mexico Advances On Domestic Partners

New Mexico, one of the few states that has not banned or approved same-sex marriages, moved slightly closer to equality last week when a state senate committee narrowly approved advancing a domestic partners bill to the judiciary committee. The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 5-4 to give a favorable recommendation to the measure (SB 12), which would extend the same …

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Obama To Ask For Assessment On Military Discipline Regarding Repeal of DADT

The Obama administration is telling the Pentagon and gay activists that he intends to move slowly on repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, and is asking top military brass for an assessment on how the repeal may affect discipline in the ranks. At the Pentagon, officials say they have been told not to expect the administration to seek to lift the …

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Activists Ask EU To Suspend Funding To Nigeria Over Anti-Gay Marriage Vote

Important note: The following story has been published on several Christianist sites I follow, but I can’t yet find confirmation in the secular press. From the Christianist site One News Now: A division of the European Union that deals with “gay” rights has demanded that all foreign aid to Nigeria be suspended after the government voted not to recognize homosexual …

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Spain: Parents May Not Remove Their Children From Gay Rights Lessons

A Spanish court has ruled that parents will not be allowed to have their children opt out of civics classes that mention gay rights. Parents in Spain who do not want their children to attend civics classes that include lessons on gay rights do not have the right to conscientiously object, a court has ruled. The Roman Catholic church is …

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Kansas Tries Again

Activists in Kansas are trying to get a bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity protections out of committee. “It’s clear that the time has come to extend the same protections from discrimination to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people that so many other Kansans already enjoy,” said Maggie Childs, of Lawrence, board chair of the Kansas Equality Coalition. The …

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