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Firefighters forced to participate in gay pride parade win legal battle
cna ^ | January 31, 2011

Posted on 01/31/2011 10:23:57 AM PST by NYer

San Diego, Calif., Jan 31, 2011 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- Members of the San Diego Fire Department have won a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city for being forced to participate in a local gay pride parade in 2007.

On Jan. 26, the California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by the city and instead upheld a lower court ruling in favor of the firefighters.

The move ends a several-year legal legal battle for four firefighters who lodged a complaint against San Diego for being forced to participate in the city’s gay pride parade in 2007. Although the firefighters objected numerous times to taking part in the event, the fire department disregarded their complaints and ordered them to dress in full uniform and drive their fire truck in the parade.

According to legal group Alliance Defense Fund, the four claimed they were sexually harassed through obscene gestures and cat calls at the event, which also featured displays of graphic images and behavior.

On Oct. 14, 2010, less than a week after hearing an oral argument, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District upheld a jury verdict ruling that the firefighters should not have been mandated to take part in the parade.

“We hope this ruling will end the city’s attempts to defend its act of compelling people to participate in sexually-charged events against their moral and personal convictions,” said Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Joseph Infranco after the October ruling.

Charles S. LiMandri, the West Coast regional director of the Thomas More Law Center and an attorney with Alliance Defense Fund, noted in October that government “employees should never be forced to participate in events or acts that violate their sincerely held beliefs.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: adf; firefighters; homosexual; homosexualagenda; lawsuit; parade; ruling; sandiego; thomasmore

1 posted on 01/31/2011 10:24:03 AM PST by NYer
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To: little jeremiah; wagglebee; Lorica

Ping!


2 posted on 01/31/2011 10:24:49 AM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Now we need to get “Gay Pride” out of schools.

Do we let Rape Pride or Incest Pride into the schools? I sure hope not.


3 posted on 01/31/2011 10:25:40 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: NYer

Nice.


4 posted on 01/31/2011 10:27:38 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: NYer

“Oh fireman, show me your hose.” That is what those firemen had to listen to. Can you imagine if a male supervisor ordered female employees to attend a wet tee shirt contest. BTW, the bull dyke fire chief who ordered these firement to attend the sodomy festival retired at about age 50 with a six figure pension.


5 posted on 01/31/2011 10:29:29 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: ElkGroveDan

good news bttt


6 posted on 01/31/2011 10:29:40 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: NYer

Score one! But I have little hope this will deter future incidents. After all, the liberals are never held accountable, the wrongdoings are just settled out of our tax dollars and forgotten.


7 posted on 01/31/2011 10:30:15 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: NYer

Legal Precedent Thereby Established against all Future Gay Attempts to Force any and all of their Agenda on American Society


8 posted on 01/31/2011 10:35:03 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: NYer

Good news, but if I had been one of those firemen, I would have flat out refused to participate in the parade in the first place. And if they would have threatened to fire me for not participating in such a parade, then I wouldn’t want to work for that fire department anyway.


9 posted on 01/31/2011 10:35:55 AM PST by mtg
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To: GeronL

Many teachers are for “Screw Someone’s Daughter” Day. As well as “Hope Someone’s Son Knocks me up” day. It’s getting to be an epidemic in public schools.


10 posted on 01/31/2011 10:36:36 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: NYer

“I have got a hosepipe,
“I have got a hosepipe,
“I have got a hosepipe,
“What shall I do with it?”


11 posted on 01/31/2011 10:40:15 AM PST by RichInOC (...Benny Hill, R.I.P.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

did you see the Oakland story? 2nd graders! Thats the sex ed the Safe Schools Czar wants to see.


12 posted on 01/31/2011 10:41:40 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: NYer
Forced to participate in a homosexual pride parade? WTF?

Would the city also have forced them to march in a neo-Nazi or Klan rally?

13 posted on 01/31/2011 10:42:08 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: GeronL

I was talking more about teachers viewing the student body as their own personal sexual smorgasbord menu for their own perverted appetites, but I understand that what you are mentioning is a real problem too.

Why does anyone think having a bunch of strangers talk to your kids about sex is a good idea? Really? In today’s age? With the perverts out there, workign in the schools, with the pro-gay folks preaching in the schools, where’s the net benefit? Why force sex discussions on 1st adn 2nd graders?

It’s time to start telling schools and teachers and administrators to go to hell. Really. To shut the hell up about certain things, to keep their own liberal views to themselves or you’ll go somewhere else. tell them to eff off (which is literally what some are doing at work every day).


14 posted on 01/31/2011 10:47:41 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Why does anyone think having a bunch of strangers talk to our kids about sex is a good idea?

Nevermind strangers. Why would anyone think that a teacher who can't effectively teach simple priciples like basic Math and English, would be any more effective at teaching something as complex as sex?

15 posted on 01/31/2011 10:54:34 AM PST by wbill
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To: Secret Agent Man

They want it to start in Kindergarten and remember they want it have a pro-sex message. (look up the Sex Positive “movement”- probably tax funded) that actually want little kids having sex.

“If it feels good do it” has become “Do it in the bushes with strangers if you want to”


16 posted on 01/31/2011 10:56:18 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: wbill

and another thing, the schools will flat out lie to parents about what they are teaching. There was a story out of Houston where an elementary school was holding a “conference on TASS” or something (a new state test) but it turned out to be a conference encouraging them to have sex. “Sssshhhh don’t tell your parents” is part of perverted sex-ed for a reason.


17 posted on 01/31/2011 10:58:21 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: GeronL
'Tis why I'm raising my kids to speak their minds, and to be critical thinkers. Once they're old enough, they'll chew up teachers like that and spit them out.

Like I did.

I may need to add the "Shhh, don't tell your parents" -type talks ALWAYS get reported to the parents. Would fit in with my "Your Integrity is Paramount" talks.

18 posted on 01/31/2011 11:14:54 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

good idea


19 posted on 01/31/2011 11:25:41 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: wbill
complex as sex

It can't be that complicated.

I hear that "birds do it, bees do it...even educated fleas do it."

20 posted on 01/31/2011 11:27:41 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: wbill
Exactly. My youngest is in 5th grade and he is very aware of right and wrong and won't hesitate to tell me if he feels something isn't right.

I'm also blessed to have an excellent relationship with the principle and his teacher. While I don't worry now - I still keep an eye on things.

21 posted on 01/31/2011 11:36:10 AM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Well, it ain't that it's exactly hard to do....

It's all of the other complications that stem from it. :-)

22 posted on 01/31/2011 11:55:21 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

Just bein’ a wise-arse.


23 posted on 01/31/2011 12:25:30 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: GeronL

What about necrophelia pride? We can’t forget about those weirdoes.


24 posted on 01/31/2011 12:50:55 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

lol.

exactly

/s


25 posted on 01/31/2011 12:56:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: GeronL

I don’t know how anyone could be so sick in the head that they would have sex with a corpse...


26 posted on 01/31/2011 1:16:29 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Who are you to say what their lifestyle choice should be?

//sarcasm


27 posted on 01/31/2011 1:23:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: NYer

I highly doubt the city would have made them participate in a religious parade.


28 posted on 01/31/2011 1:33:24 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: GeronL

It’s OK with me if they have sex with someone who has been dead for a few days!(They probably won’t know if the person was black or white).


29 posted on 01/31/2011 1:52:55 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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Yay! One victory! An example of fighting spirit; these firefighters didn't give in or give up!

30 posted on 01/31/2011 2:41:18 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: NYer; little jeremiah

This is very good news.


31 posted on 01/31/2011 3:17:55 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeronL
“Do it in the bushes with strangers if you want to”

*******************************

If only some of them were that restrained.

32 posted on 01/31/2011 3:19:58 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer
Consider that the city appealed this case up to the CA Supreme Court, implying that they were right to force the fire fighters to participate in a sodomy event. Unbelievable, and unforgivable.
33 posted on 02/01/2011 6:38:39 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: NYer

Who was the stupid idiot that forced them to be in the parade in the first place. You’d have to be a drooling moron not to realize that it was a really bad idea!


34 posted on 02/01/2011 6:41:07 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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