Tag Archives: Lousiana

LOUSIANA: Lesbian High School Student Told She Can’t Wear Tuxedo To Her Prom

Via the Monroe News-Star: Carroll High School senior Claudetteia Love, an openly gay student and top academic scholar, won’t attend the school’s prom this year because the school won’t allow her to wear a tuxedo. The school says it’s simply a dress code, but Love said the school’s prohibition is more about her sexual orientation than her fashion choices. Friday, …

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Tea Party Defender Of Traditional Marriage Busted Wrecking His Traditional Marriage

Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), who campaigned on a platform of “defending our Christian way of life” and on the “defense of natural marriage” has been caught on video making out with a young female staffer. Local news outlets are speculating about an affair. McAllister has issued the usual statement asking for privacy while his family gets through this extremely …

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LOUISIANA: Bullying Bill Pulled Because Gay Students Don’t Actually Get Bullied

Advocates for LGBT students have pulled their anti-bullying bill from consideration after the Louisiana Family Forum pressured legislators to strip the mention of sexual orientation from the bill. Because being gay does not subject a student to bullying. In what has become a near annual rite at the Louisiana Legislature, civil rights and gay rights advocates failed Wednesday to win …

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Ruh Roh!

“I will be their fierce advocate to make sure they are getting the compensation they need to get through what is going to be a difficult season.” – President Obama, promising Gulf coast business owners that he’ll make sure that BP pays up.

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Oil Spill Day 36: It’s A Nightmare

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Welcome To America

Rex Wockner points us to this bit of holiday Americana. Wayne Spring shot off his mouth. And then a firing squad of Saints fans shot up his 60-inch flat screen – may it rest in pieces. The Louisiana man predicted a Washington Redskins’ victory over undefeated New Orleans last Sunday – and offered local fans a chance to blast his …

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About That Renegade Republican….

After his lone GOP “yes” vote on the U.S. House’s health care reform bill helped its approval by only a two vote margin yesterday, right wing sites such as Free Republic and others have already launched a campaign against Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA), branding him a “traitor” and calling for his deportation back to Vietnam, among other unrepeatable things. Cao …

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Louisiana: Governor’s Commission Won’t Consider Adoption By Gay Couples

After a New Orleans-based LGBT rights organization pled their case to allowed unmarried partners to adopt in Louisiana, they were immediately shot down by one of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s flacks. “If anything, they (state marriage and adoption laws) should be strengthened,” Rep. Frank Hoffman, R-West Monroe, a member of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s 29-member Commission on Marriage and the Family, said. …

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Gustav Impact Zone Tightens, Louisiana Evacuations Begin

Hurricane forecasters have tightened the probable landfall zone for Gustav and are now saying it may come ashore slightly west of New Orleans, putting the city squarely on the wrong side of the storm’s worst winds and flooding. An evacuation of Louisiana’s barrier islands is underway at this writing. A mandatory evacuation of Lafourche Parish begins at 8am tomorrow. New …

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