Skip to comments.Gay Rights Push Shifts Its Focus South and West
Posted on 04/28/2014 5:15:06 AM PDT by reaganaut1
The countrys leading gay rights groups and donors, after a decade focused on legalizing same-sex marriage, are embarking on a major drive to win more basic civil rights and workplace protections in Southern and Western states where the rapid progress of the movement has largely eluded millions of gay men and lesbians.
The effort will shift tens of millions of dollars in the next few years to what advocates described as the final frontier for gay rights: states like Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas and Texas, where Republicans dominate elected office and traditional cultural views on homosexuality still prevail.
The new strategy reflects the growing worry within the movement that recent legal and political successes have formed two quickly diverging worlds for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Americans: one centered on the coasts and major cities, and another stretching across the South and up through the Rocky Mountains, in states where gays enjoy virtually no legal protections against discrimination.
We cant allow two distinct gay Americas to exist, said Tim Gill, a Colorado philanthropist whose foundation is putting about $25 million into a handful of mostly conservative-leaning states over the next five years. Everybody should have the same rights and protections regardless of where they were born and where they live.
The push is likely to encounter resistance. Gay rights groups will be engaging in communities where churches and other religious institutions are tightly woven into daily life, and where efforts to expand civil rights protections to gays are sometimes viewed as an attack on people of faith.
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Yes, but 20 years ago you could have said the same thing about the whole country.
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Good thought. So go back about 10 or 20 years in time and we'll have just one "gay America" again - and it won't be marching down Main Street in its underwear.
Sigh - you're right.
Still and all - even if the whole country goes down (no pun intended) under the weight of queer oppression, I think (hope) Texas will be last.
Who will put the final nail in the coffin of the United States of America - Democrats, queers or jihadies?
So many enemies, so few bullets.
Why is this needed? Can they not file some type of lawsuit and have the black robed masters decree all of this? We are treated as less than serfs. Pray.
You can write off El Paso, Austin and San Anotnio...
But here is the kicker... Houston is very close to falling in to the Democrat column. We have elected a “gay” mayor three times now and she is rolling with her adgenda.
But here is the scary part. If Houston slips and goes Democrat then its likely Texas electoral college goes Democrat. If Texas goes Democrat then we have seen the last Republican President. Game over folks!
Keep fighting! we are on the precipice!
Those with a belief system: Us or islamism. And it’s looking increasingly bad for us.
Faggie behavior can’t be eliminated but it does need to go back into the gutter where it originally belongs.
Fight back. I’m all for dividing the country and building a wall at this point. Let the liberals and pagans fester in the squalor of their “utopea,” then keep them from escaping to come ruining our side too.
Sad to say, you are so right. The homosexualists have waged a brilliant propaganda campaign now that they own the media. I am bewildered and amazed by how quickly public opinion has shifted regarding and other morally corrosive behaviors such as cohabitation.
Tolerance may be on the books however approval will never be excepted they only waste money on foolish ideas of the abnormal.
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Please demonstrate how any of this makes you less than a serf. Show your working.
I can't remember when Houston had a conservative mayor. Maybe Louie Welch? "Houston" is a big area. Houston itself always votes lib. Before Porker, they had several terms with Lee "Affirmative Action" Brown. But the communities that surround Houston (such as where I live) are over-all quite conservative. We lost Houston proper a long time ago; but we still have the rest of the Houston "area".
In essence, homosexuality is the new official national religion in Obama’s America. Just like the old pagan temples. Who says there’s a separation of “church and state.”
Pretty simple, the enlightened elite(i.e. Steyer, Soros and Bloomberg) in their various forms have determined that if the unwashed masses believe it is sinful they are to be demonized, ridiculed, and other forms of derision.
Most of the people I know have no issue of tolerance, people can do as they see fit in the privacy of their situation. However, now we are having acceptance forced on us by the national government, as time progresses this will most likely get more aggressive and even more vindictive.
As our Constitution is regarded by many as some outdated obscure document, people loose their jobs for believing a marriage is between a man and a woman, and a national government devising new and creative ways to take our money and pay more for goods and services.
I could go on and on as to why we are treated as less than serfs, I think you get the idea.