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  • Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View

    03/19/2014 5:30:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 8-6-2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them—I know, because I have been there. The last thing we should do is make them feel guilty if the strain gets to them and they feel strange.
  • Conn. man, daughter charged with incest

    12/05/2012 10:24:54 AM PST · by Fractal Trader · 77 replies
    AP via ^ | 5 December 2012
    <p>BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — A 46-year-old Connecticut man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested on incest allegations after police say DNA tests proved they were the parents of a child.</p> <p>An arrest warrant affidavit obtained by The News-Times of Danbury ( says George Sayers and Tiffany Hartford of Bethel were charged Monday with third-degree sexual assault in an investigation that began with a complaint by Hartford’s former girlfriend.</p>
  • European court to decide if a lesbian partner can sever a father’s ties to his son

    10/01/2012 9:23:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 10/02/2012 | WENDY WRIGHT
    Europe’s highest court on human rights will decide if a lesbian can adopt her partner’s child, in this case stripping the father of his parental rights to his son. The case is very simple according to Gregor Puppinck of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ). “The two female partners want to oust the father and, since the law does not allow them to do so, they claim it is discriminatory,” Gregor reported in Turtle Bay and Beyond, C-FAM’s blog. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear the case X and others v. Austria...
  • Police: 61-year-old arrested for prostitution

    06/07/2012 11:11:18 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    Fox News - DFW ^ | Jun 05, 2012 | Alice Wolke
    FORT WORTH, Texas - An undercover Fort Worth police officer arrested a Fort Worth homeowner Monday for allegedly engaging in prostitution. Vice officers investigating a neighborhood complaint arrested 61-year-old Wanda Lancaster in her house on Sunnybank Drive in north Fort Worth. According to a police report, Lancaster advertised as an escort on several web sites like and The report says the undercover officer made an appointment and met Lancaster at her home about 3 p.m.
  • So, Why Is Incest Wrong?

    12/15/2010 9:18:21 PM PST · by This Just In · 107 replies · 1+ views
    Albert Mohler blog ^ | Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | Dr. Albert Mohler
    So, Why Is Incest Wrong? Wednesday, December 15, 2010 There are certain questions now pressed upon us that previous generations would never believe could be asked. One of these is thrust upon us by events in New York City, where a well-known Ivy League professor has been arrested for the crime of incest. What makes the question urgent is not so much the arrest, but the controversy surrounding it. David Epstein is a professor of political science at Columbia University, where his wife also teaches. He previously taught on the faculties of Harvard and Stanford. Last week, he was arraigned...
  • Teacher waives hearing on porn charges

    08/11/2010 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Malacoda · 12 replies
    The Daily Local News ^ | 11 August, 2010 | Cindy Scharr
    UPPER PROVIDENCE — First-grade teacher and day camp director David Devine will be released on bail once electronic home monitoring is set up at his mother’s Chester Heights home. Devine, 34, who is suspended from his teaching position with the West Chester Area School District, on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. District Judge Nicholas Lippincott reduced Devine’s bail to 10 percent of $50,000, with conditions. Although a resident of Media, Devine must stay with his mother in Chester Heights because Devine’s home...
  • Witness Testifies Kids Do Fine With Gay Parents

    01/15/2010 2:17:02 PM PST · by Abathar · 32 replies · 1,515+ views
    ap/ ^ | 01/15/2010 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Children raised by same-sex parents are as well-adjusted and safe from abuse as kids who grow up with a mother and father, a Cambridge University psychologist testified Friday in a federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban. "For a significant number of these children, their adjustment would be promoted were their parents able to get married," developmental psychologist Michael Lamb said while undercutting arguments made by sponsors of Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage ballot measure passed in 2008. Lamb said there was no evidence that children with gay parents were more likely to become gay themselves or...
  • 'I Slept With My Own Father,' Reveals Daughter of The Mamas And The Papas Singer John Phillips

    09/23/2009 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 167 replies · 6,803+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 23, 2009
    'I Slept With My Own Father,' Reveals Daughter of The Mamas And The Papas Singer John Phillips By Daily Mail Reporter 23rd September 2009 The daughter of The Mamas And The Papas star John Phillips Has Revealed She Had A Long-Term Sexual Relationship With The Musician. [Pic in URL] In an explosive new book, Mackenzie Phillips says she was drugged and raped by her famous father when she was 19 and began a consensual incestuous affair that lasted a decade. Ms Phillips, now 49, reveals their first sexual encounter happened the night before she married Jeff Sessler, a member of...
  • Frustrated N.J. Transgender Teacher to Retire

    07/22/2009 8:28:33 PM PDT · by metmom · 55 replies · 2,118+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Associated Press
    LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — When word got out that Mr. McBeth, a popular substitute teacher at two southern New Jersey school districts was about to come back to class as Miss McBeth, it caused an uproar. The former William McBeth had undergone sex reassignment surgery and was now Lily McBeth. The schools' 2006 decisions to keep her on as a substitute were hailed around the nation as a model of tolerance and acceptance of transgender Americans. But the storybook ending never happened: She got only a handful of assignments since then and is resigning in frustration.
  • Craigslist dropping 'erotic services' ads (Caves to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan)

    05/13/2009 12:09:05 PM PDT · by Smogger · 37 replies · 1,804+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7:25 a.m. PT, Wed., May 13, 2009 | AP
    CHICAGO - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says that Craigslist is getting rid of its "erotic services" ads and will create a new adult category that Web site employees will review. Madigan's office said Wednesday that such existing ads on Craigslist will expire in seven days. Madigan and the attorneys general for Connecticut and Missouri met with Craigslist officials last week seeking an end to ads they contend are advertisements for illegal sexual activities. ... Craigslist came under renewed pressure to remove the ads after a medical student in Boston was charged with the April killing of a masseuse he...
  • UPDATE: Sex Toy Tragedy in Lexington Park

    03/11/2009 3:53:15 PM PDT · by csvset · 125 replies · 5,432+ views
    BayNet ^ | 3/11/2009
    On March 9, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Lexington Park, Maryland woman, reportedly aged 27, who was flown to Prince George’s Hospital for an injury which occurred on March 8, as a result of a sexual act involving the use of a reciprocating saw.  The original 911 call was dispatched as a medical emergency.  St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigation Detectives conducted an investigation which determined the injury was a result of a consensual act between two parties and no crime was committed. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, units from Bay District Fire...
  • Chicago Schools Administrator: Homosexual High School is “Necessary”

    12/11/2008 5:44:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 43 replies · 1,079+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 11, 2008 | Matt Hadro
    Chicago Public SchoolsWashington ( – A proposed homosexual-friendly Chicago public high school is “necessary” for the well-being of students, a Chicago Public Schools administrator told Wednesday. Joyce Brown, who is in charge of the public school district’s high school counselors, said the “Social Justice High School – Pride Campus” is necessary because “the issue (of homosexuality) is out there.” “Whatever is bubbling up,” she said, “needs to be addressed because the issue is there.” The proposed school would offer taxpayer-funded support for homosexual and lesbian students. The school proposal was to be voted on by the Chicago Board of...
  • Pastor arrested on charges of solicitation (High Point, NC)

    06/30/2008 8:34:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 470+ views
    news record ^ | 05.29.08
    A High Point pastor faces misdemeanor charges after being accused of soliciting sex online. Randleman police said they arrested Otis Durham outside the Wal-Mart here at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Durham, 55, is pastor of the Sandy Ridge United Methodist Church in High Point. He was charged with solicitation of prostitution and solicitation of crimes against nature and is free on a $1,000 bond. Det. R.K. Hardy said today that a Randleman woman contacted police Friday after getting an unwanted sexual solicitation online. Hardy said he posed online as the woman and arranged for a time and place to meet the...
  • Father, daughter have child together

    04/06/2008 10:16:50 AM PDT · by TightyRighty · 178 replies · 1,012+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 6, 2008 | AP
    A SOUTH Australian father and daughter have revealed they are a couple, and have had a child together. John and Jenny Deaves reunited 30 years after Mr Deaves separated from Jenny's mother.
  • Selling sex

    01/28/2008 9:42:54 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 248+ views
    The Economist ^ | Jan 17th 2008 | Staff
    Economists let some light in on the shady market for paid sex IT IS all too easy to become a lost soul in New Orleans. The annual meeting of the American Economic Association this month was part of a huge gathering of social scientists sprawled across the city. Each venue itself was a warren of meeting rooms. Take a wrong turning and a delegate seeking an earnest symposium on minimum wages might innocently end up in the conference session devoted to the market for paid sex. The star attraction there was Steven Levitt, an economics professor at the University of...
  • Why the GOP should welcome gays into the party

    08/20/2007 10:30:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 183 replies · 3,108+ views ^ | STEVE LONEGAN
    SOMETIMES tragic occurrences force us to stop and think – those are the moments that crystallize our perceptions of human relations. I found myself in such a state with the passing of a constituent, friend and fellow conservative who also happened to be gay. Our conversations convinced me that my beliefs in limited government can be shared across the chasms that liberals and conservatives perceive to separate us – ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. That conclusion is not popular on either side of the left-right spectrum: Liberals don't believe gays should be conservative and conservatives don't believe gays can be...
  • Gay/Lesbian Press Mischaracterizes Glenn Sacks' Criticism of OPUS Cartoon

    06/19/2007 9:44:24 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 24 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | 6/14/07 | Glenn Sacks
    Not surprisingly, the gay press has fired back at me over my comments earlier this week in my blog post "Nationally-Syndicated Cartoonist: It's Better to Have Two Moms than a Mom and a Dad," [] in which I criticized the OPUS Father's Day week cartoon "Davie Dinkle has two moms." In the cartoon, which appeared in many of America's largest newspapers last Sunday, two elementary school boys discuss a classmate who is being raised by two lesbian moms. One boy says, "Makes you wonder how he'll do without a male role model in the house." Right afterwards, the drunken, idiot...
  • Prostitutes and Politics Why is it still illegal to pay for sex?

    05/09/2007 6:51:49 AM PDT · by Lusis · 422 replies · 5,197+ views
    Reason Online ^ | May 7, 2007 | Cathy Young
    The resignation of Randall Tobias, the chief of the Bush administration's foreign aid programs, for "personal reasons" following the revelation that he had engaged the services of two escort-service workers has provided rich grist for amusement on the punditry circuit. There was indeed plenty of material for humor in the situation, from Tobias's strong stand in favor of abstinence teaching in AIDS prevention programs to his "I didn't inhale"-style assertion that he never had sex with the women. But the predictable laughs have obscured a much larger issue than hypocrisy in the ranks of social conservatives. The reason Tobias's call-girl...
  • Lawful incest may be on its way (Santorum was right)

    05/02/2007 10:27:48 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 131 replies · 3,359+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/2/2007 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHEN THE BBC invited me onto one of its talk shows recently to talk about the day's hot topic -- legalizing adult incest -- I thought of Rick Santorum. Back in 2003, as the Supreme Court was preparing to rule in Lawrence v. Texas, a case challenging the constitutionality of laws criminalizing homosexual sodomy, then-Senator Santorum caught holy hell for warning out that if the law were struck down, there would be no avoiding the slippery slope. "If the Supreme Court says you have the right to consensual sex within your home," he told a reporter, "then you have the...
  • Incestuous German pair fight case

    02/20/2007 7:57:39 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 66 replies · 3,412+ views
    BBC News ^ | February 20 2007
    A German brother and sister who live as a couple and have four children are going to Germany's highest court to try to legalise their relationship. The pair are currently drawing up an appeal to take before Germany's constitutional court. They argue they are being denied the right to sexual freedom.