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  • Federal judge orders taxpayer-funded sex change for wife killer

    09/04/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 53 replies
    A federal judge today ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990. Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate. Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12...
  • Platform vote on same-sex marriage at Democratic convention called historic

    09/04/2012 2:08:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 3, 2012 | Chuck Lindell
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For gay and lesbian delegates to the Democratic National Convention, this week's gathering offers a momentous opportunity to vote, for the first time in history, on a party platform that calls for legalizing same-sex marriage. "This is historic," said Rich Bailey of Austin, a gay man who has been politically active for 26 years. "It's my first national convention, and I'm really excited I get to go to this one, especially one where we have an opportunity to vote on this plank." Delegates Sue Spell and Carol Cappa from Fort Worth, together for 11 years, have discussed...
  • Excluded From Inclusion (NY Times questions the absence of gay speakers at the GOP Convention)

    09/02/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/02/2012 | Frank Bruni
    WHAT the Republicans painstakingly constructed here was meant to look like the biggest of tents. And still they couldn’t spare so much as a sleeping bag’s worth of space for the likes of me. Women were welcomed. During the prime evening television hours, the convention stage was festooned with them, and when they weren’t at the microphone, they were front and center in men’s remarks. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney both gushed about their moms in tributes as tactical as they were teary. Latinos were plentiful and flexed their Spanish — “En América, todo es posible,” said Susana Martinez, the...
  • Dad wears skirt to support dress-wearing son

    08/30/2012 8:09:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 29, 2012 | Lia Grainger
    What would you do if your son liked wearing dresses? One dad in Germany decided to put on a skirt of his own in support his little dress-loving fellow. When Nils Pikert's now 5-year-old son started wearing dresses, it turned a few heads but was generally not a big deal in their cosmopolitan hometown of Berlin. But when the family picked up and moved to the smaller South German village, all that changed, reports Gawker. Even though he loved wearing dresses, Pickert's son was too shy to put one on in public for fear of being laughed at, especially...
  • Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

    08/28/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/28/2012
    A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as "absurd and totally illegal". The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they...
  • Police say lesbian faked brutal ‘hate crime’ attack: carved cross on own chest

    08/23/2012 3:13:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 23, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    Charlie Rogers, former basketball star, now accused of faking hate crimes. LINCOLN, NE, August 22, 2012, ( – Charlie Rogers’ story about crawling at 4 a.m. on a Monday morning – bound, bloodied, and baying – across the street to her neighbor’s house after being brutally attacked by three men seemed too horrific to be true. Yesterday, police in Lincoln, Nebraska, concluded it was just that. The 33-year-old lesbian, a former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star, arrived on the front door of her neighbor Linda Rappl’s house on July 22, with a story out of a horror movie. Three...
  • Minnesota lawmaker urged to step aside after rest-stop liaison with 17-year-old boy (Democrat)

    08/22/2012 7:51:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/21/2012
    A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid. Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn't been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn't be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker's Craigslist ad for "no strings attached" sex. Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the...
  • Augsburg College joins coalition opposing marriage amendment

    08/22/2012 12:08:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    minns post ^ | 8-22-12 | joey kimball
    Augsburg College, the Lutheran liberal arts college in Minneapolis, has joined the coalition working to defeat the proposed marriage amendment. The college, with 4,000 students, is now part of Minnesotans United for All Families, which opposes the proposed constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to one man and one woman. State law already prohibits gay marriage, but supporters of the amendment want it put in the state Constitution, so the Legislature or courts cannot make a change. Pastor Grant Stevensen, Minnesotans United for All Families faith director, said in a statement: "Five of the six Minnesota synods of the ELCA...
  • Lesbian who reported 'hate crime' attack staged incident, Nebraska police say

    08/22/2012 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies ^ | Wed August 22, 2012 | From Chris Welch
    A Nebraska "hate crime" that targeted an openly gay woman and that triggered responses from candlelight vigils locally to Facebook postings of support nationwide was staged by the alleged victim, authorities said Tuesday as they charged the woman with lying to police. Charlie Rogers -- a former basketball player for the University of Nebraska who identifies herself as lesbian -- told police that three masked men entered her home on July 22, stripped her, tied her down, and carved homophobic slurs into her body before attempting to set her and the house on fire. But the Lincoln Police Department said...
  • Prosecutor: Neb. woman lied about anti-gay attack

    08/21/2012 12:21:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 21, 2012 | GRANT SCHULTE
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A former standout for the University of Nebraska's women's basketball team will be charged with lying to police for reporting that three masked men broke into her home last month, carved anti-gay slurs into her and tried to set her house on fire, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Charlie Rogers, 33, who ranks second in career blocked shots for the Cornhuskers, told police the men broke into her Lincoln house July 22 and attacked her.
  • Perverted Politicians: Minn Dem Rep Forced To Step Down (sex with 17 y.o. boy at rest stop)

    08/21/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    bossip ^ | 8-2012
    Minn. Democratic Rep Forced To Step Down After Admitting To Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Boy SMH at him soliciting “no strings attached” sex from teenage boys via Craigslist! A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders Monday to give up his re-election bid. Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn’t been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn’t be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the...
  • The FRC Shooting and Inflammatory Gay Rhetoric

    08/20/2012 4:10:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Michael Brown
    Within hours of the shooting of the security guard at the Family Research Council last Wednesday, more than 20 gay organizations issued a joint statement that they “utterly reject and condemn such violence.” This is highly commendable. Unfortunately, they did not utterly reject, condemn, or even acknowledge their potential role in helping to create the toxic environment that may have contributed to the shooting. Consider how shrill gay activist rhetoric has become. In June, after Southern Baptists reaffirmed marriage as the union of one man and one woman (for conservative Christians who base their faith on the Bible, a no...
  • Larry Craig: MSP airport bathroom trip was part of official Senate business

    08/19/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-19-12 | john miller
    BOISE, Idaho -- Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig aims to fend off a federal election lawsuit against him by arguing his infamous July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom visit that ended in his sex-sting arrest was part of his official Senate business. Craig is hoping to avoid repaying $217,000 in campaign funds the Federal Election Commission claims he misused to defend himself. The FEC sued Craig in June in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., alleging he converted the campaign money to personal use by spending it on his legal defense after he was accused of soliciting sex in...
  • House speaker calls on lawmaker to step down after rest stop sex incident

    08/17/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-17-12 | doug belden
    House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, is calling on state Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, to step down. The Duluth News Tribune reported authorities investigated Gauthier for allegedly having oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a highway rest stop in Duluth last month. Gauthier, 56, won't be charged, the paper reported.
  • Why the left gets away with it

    08/16/2012 10:52:06 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 10 replies
    WP Opinions ^ | Aug 16 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Imagine the roles were reversed. An employee of the Christian conservative Family Research Council goes over to the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community. He shouts, “It’s not you, it’s about the policy!” He shoots a security guard. The FRC leadership expresses remorse, but the media are out for blood. The story is above the fold in the major newspapers. It leads on every network news program. MSNBC runs a banner all day: Christian hate group attempts mayhem against gays. The president goes on camera to deliver remarks on tolerance and goes to the bedside of the wounded LGBT security...
  • Police Investigating (Minnesota) Rep. Kerry Gauthier for Alleged (Homosexual) Criminal Act

    08/16/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Northland's News Center ^ | August 15, 2012
    Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter) -- Minnesota district 7B Representative Kerry Gauthier is at the center of a criminal investigation by Duluth police. This is a particularly sensitive situation right now as incumbent lawmaker Gauthier will face Republican challenger Travis Silvers in November. Police will only confirm that Representative Gauthier involved in an incident the Thompson Hill rest stop last month. [Snip] Police spokespeople say they are conducting a criminal investigation but they refuse to say why Gauthier was arrested. However well placed sources today told the Northland's NewsCenter, the incident involved a 17 year old boy with whom Gauthier...
  • Shooting suspect was volunteering at LGBT center

    08/16/2012 12:19:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 8/14/2012 | ERIC TUCKER and PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. A law enforcement official has identified the suspect arrested in Wednesday's shooting as Floyd Corkins II of Herndon, Va. Investigators were interviewing his neighbors. Another official says the shooter made a negative reference about the work of the Family Research Council before opening fire.
  • "Should We Oppose Same-Sex Marriage?" (Westminster prof "could affirm domestic partnerships")

    08/15/2012 7:38:20 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 122 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | 5/11/2012 | Dr. Michael Horton
    I appreciate the responses to my previous posts on this issue and, after reading some of the questions, thought somewhat pressed to write this last one. OK, so we know what Christian marriage is. We preach that, teach it, and expect believers to embrace Scripture’s instructions regarding sexual conduct, although we are still sinners who must continually repent, trust in Christ, and receive his pardon. Got it. But what about the public argument? As I said in the last one, we aren’t authorized to speak in God’s name where he hasn’t spoken, but we are commanded to do so wherever...
  • Gay protestors surround praying priest!

    08/13/2012 5:34:48 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 105 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 8, 2012
    Watch what happens to a priest praying the rosary at Chik-fil-A
  • Advocates: Romney backs gay scouts, Obama is silent (Reaffirms 1994 position)

    08/08/2012 11:58:58 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    There is one social issue on which Mitt Romney is more liberal than President Obama — that of urging the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to accept gay scouts. Mr. Romney said in 1994 that while it was up to BSA to set its own policy, he thought the scouts should allow gay boys in, and this week his campaign reaffirmed that stance to the Associated Press. The 1994 comments came as he was running to unseat then-Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in Massachusetts. ... Now Scouts for Equality, a group pushing for the national scouting group to allow gay boys...