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  • Mississippi Supreme Court to decide if boy’s legal ‘biological’ parents are two lesbians

    12/09/2017 9:15:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments last week about whether a boy born to a lesbian couple should be legally considered the biological son of his mother's female partner. Because of the nature of the child’s conception and the relationship of the adults in his life, the story is complicated. The two women who were “married” chose to have a child that would be conceived in one of them via anonymous sperm donation. The boy is now six years old. His mother’s “ex-spouse,” who helped raise the child from birth, sought to be recognized as a biological parent when the...
  • Australia legalises same-sex marriage

    12/07/2017 12:06:36 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 7th December 2017 | Roje Adaimy and Paul Osborne
    Australia's first legal same-sex marriages will go ahead in January after a marathon session of parliament passed laws. Same-sex couples will be able from this Saturday lodge a notice of intended marriage to start the minimum notice period required before their marriages can be solemnised from January 9. Only four MPs in the House of Representatives voted against a private bill on Thursday, just more than a week after it was agreed to by the Senate. It went through unchanged, after 56 hours of parliamentary debate despite a push from conservative politicians for additional exemptions, including for religious organisations, civil...
  • Austrian court rules same-sex couples can marry from 2019

    12/05/2017 11:36:49 PM PST · by Impy · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-5-2017 | Nadine Schmidt and Hilary Clarke
    Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married from the start of 2019, declaring a previous law discriminatory. The Constitutional Court overturned a law that restricted same-sex unions to civil partnerships, according to court documents seen by CNN. The decision brings Austria into line with many other European nations including Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and the UK.
  • A Baker’s First Amendment Rights

    12/05/2017 10:00:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2017 | ROBERT P. GEORGE and SHERIF GIRGIS
    You need the First Amendment precisely when your ideas offend others or flout the majority’s orthodoxies. And then it protects more than your freedom to speak your mind; it guards your freedom not to speak the mind of another. Thus, in classic “compelled speech” rulings, the Supreme Court has protected the right not to be forced to say, do or create anything expressing a message one rejects. Most famously, in West Virginia v. Barnette (1943), it barred a state from denying Jehovah’s Witnesses the right to attend public schools if they refused to salute the flag. In Wooley v. Maynard...
  • George Will Is Wrong about Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Right NOT to Promote a Message is Protected

    12/05/2017 7:13:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | David French
    It’s astounding how many defenses of the state’s position in Masterpiece Cakeshop depend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation — that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he served all customers — regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. He just consistently refused to design cakes that advanced messages he disagreed with. No person of any identity has the legal authority to compel an artist to use his talents to advance a cause the artist...
  • The Australian Plebiscite On Gay Marriage Is Finally Over (The Homosexuals Win)

    11/15/2017 10:10:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It took a couple of months and was filled with charges and countercharges of dirty tricks and the suppression of free speech, but the Australian plebiscite on gay marriage is finally finished. The people responded in large numbers and in the end, the tally ran fairly close to what the current polling had indicated. More than sixty percent of respondents voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage and now the Parliament is vowing to bring it to a vote before Christmas. (Associated Press) Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings...
  • Evangelical Couple Denied Application to Adopt Child Because They Disagree With Gay Marriage

    11/13/2017 10:11:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage. The couple, who weren't named in the legal documents, have filed a discrimination case against Alberta, claiming that their religious views on marriage being a union between a man and a woman were targeted, CBC News reported. "The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were incompatible with the adoption process," an affidavit calling for a judicial review of the government's decision said. "The casework supervisor said this stance was...
  • 'No' Gay Marriage in Australia Ad Showing Alarming LGBT Sex Ed in Schools Banned From Prime Time TV

    10/25/2017 8:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/25/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The latest video by Australia's "no" on gay marriage campaign has been banned from prime time TV in the country until 8:30 p.m., as it was deemed too explicit — for featuring quotes that students are taught in school. Yahoo7 News reported that the 30-second ad has been given an MA rating due to "depictions of implied sexual activity and verbal sexual references." The Coalition for Marriage used passages from the controversial Safe Schools sexuality education program to showcase just what pupils are being taught. "Penis-in-vagina sex is not the only sex, and certainly is not the ultimate sex," one...
  • African-American Leaders Defend Colorado Baker Amid Supreme Court Gay Wedding Cake Battle

    10/24/2017 10:17:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/24/2017 | Samuel Smith
    A group of African-American rights activists have spoken out in defense of Colorado Christian baker Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop as his religious freedom case will be argued before the United States Supreme Court in December. Three conservative African-American public policy groups — the Frederick Douglass Foundation, Star Parker's Center of Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) and pro-life activist Ryan Bomberger's Radiance Foundation — launched a new website titled WeGotYourBackJack.com in support of Phillip's First Amendment right. The website was announced at a press conference outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. on Monday in which a handful...
  • Database Launches To Single Out Churches Opposed To Gay Marriage

    10/24/2017 5:19:42 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundations ^ | October 19, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    An online database launched Wednesday singles out churches opposed to homosexuality ostensibly to encourage clarity in whether various churches support LGBT lifestyles. The database, called Church Clarity, scores churches on whether they are “clear” or “unclear” in their message of being “affirming” or “non-affirming” toward LGBT relationships. Church Clarity takes aim specifically at evangelical churches and accuses them of having a dangerous “capitalist mindset” and of being purposefully unclear in their policies toward LGBT relationships .
  • Harvey Weinstein is not the nastiest thing going on in Hollywood

    10/11/2017 6:29:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 11,2017 | Earick Ward
    Sadly, Harvey Weinstein's act isn't the darkest in Hollywood's repertoire – at least that we know of. As has been reported, the women Harvey sexually abused were adults. But did Harvey rape or sexually abuse any minors? Corey Feldman? Corey Haim? Drew Barrymore? The Olsen twins? In 2011 interview with ABC News, Corey Feldman stated: "I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry. ... It's the big secret[.] ... I was surrounded by [pedophiles] when I was 14 years old....
  • Democracy Alliance: Soros Billionaires Club for Revolution

    01/25/2017 2:34:22 PM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Even as Democrats publicly and loudly decry corporatist political “dark money,” billionaire Democrats and other donors funnel hundreds of millions to radical and violent causes.   Barely a week had passed after Donald Trump’s historic upset in the November 8 presidential election, but some of the world’s richest individuals were already launching a counteroffensive. George Soros and his fellow deep-pocket funders of the Democratic Party and left-wing causes gathered with a lineup of party activists and luminaries from Hollywood, K Street, and Wall Street for a three-day “investment conference” (November 15-17) at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C....
  • Germany Celebrates First Gay Marriages

    10/01/2017 7:55:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 1 October 2017
    Germany celebrates its first gay marriages on Sunday as same-sex unions become legal after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn't over yet.Wedding bells will ring out in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover and other German cities where local authorities will exceptionally open their doors on a Sunday to allow gay couple to say "I do" on the day the law comes into effect. Bodo Mende, 60, and his partner Karl Kreile, 59, who have been together since 1979, will be the first to tie the knot in the German capital. "It will be an emotional but...
  • MEMO TO THE PRESIDENT: WILL YOU BE A ROY MOORE OR WILL YOU BE A JEB BUSH?

    10/01/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/28-9/30/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    "But more important for the donors who put up the money and the corporatists who put up the money your day of reckoning's coming too.....the corporatist, donor, consultant, K Street, lobbyist, influence peddler, politician class, Washington DC. Seven of the nine richest counties in the country surround it...Its a business model that works, cause every year they get to spend 4.2 trillion dollars of your money that's going to be a burden on your kids and grandkids and great grandkids....they know the price of everything but the value of nothing." Steve Bannon speaks at Roy Moore rally on September 25th,...
  • Must A Baker Make A Gay Couple’s Wedding Cake? Surprising Number Of NY Times Readers Say No

    09/21/2017 4:21:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2017 | John Sexton
    At this point, you’re probably already familiar with the case of baker Jack Phillips who declined to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding on the grounds that it went against his beliefs as a Christian. In June, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case which suggests the legal issue here isn’t as simple as it might appear (to some) at first glance. Today the NY Times published a sample of the 4,500 responses to the story written on the website or on Facebook by their readers. To the Times’ credit, they didn’t use this as an...
  • ALABAMA RUNOFF ELECTION: CASE FOR ROY MOORE, RALLIES FOR MOORE, STRANGE

    09/21/2017 4:58:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/21/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    "We are in the grip of a soft totalitarianism which is no less deadly for being soft. Instead of threatening people with prison for having the wrong opinions, it threatens them with unemployment. If we actually had labor camps and midnight arrests, and state censors sitting in newspaper offices and TV studios, people might take notice what was going on. As it is, they just wonder why everything gets worse and nobody does anything about it" Peter Hitchens "Mail on Sunday" column September 10, 2017 What Peter Hitchens writes about from his own vantage point in the UK applies to...
  • Abortion-rights leader to head gay group

    03/17/2005 11:49:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 515+ views
    AP ^ | 3/17/5 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK - After 12 years advocating for abortion rights, Joe Solmonese might have opted for a less divisive field of work. Instead, he is taking over leadership of the largest national gay-rights group at a time when the same-sex marriage debate rivals abortion for volatility and virulence. "My challenge is to talk about why the equality we seek is not just important to our community, but should be important to everyone," Solmonese said. "I have to believe in the optimism and fair-mindedness of the American people." Solmonese was named last week as the new president of the Washington-based Human...
  • Pope Francis Says Marriage Is Only Between a Man and a Woman, ‘We Cannot Change It’

    09/09/2017 11:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    BCCN1 ^ | 09/08/2017
    Pope Francis has reiterated his belief that marriage can only be defined as a union of one man and one woman, explaining that “we cannot change it.”In a series of interviews with French sociologist Dominique Wolton that was published Wednesday in a book whose title translates to “Politics and Society,” the pontiff reaffirmed Church teaching on marriage.“We cannot change it. This is the nature of things,” explained Francis regarding the traditional biblical definition for marriage, adding that gay marriage should be “civil unions.”Francis also maintained the Church’s teaching on abortion, referring to the procedure as “murder of an innocent person.”...
  • Trump Administration Sides With Baker In Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

    09/07/2017 3:05:10 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 73 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 7, 2017 | Chris Geidner and Dominic Holden
    In a surprise move, the Trump administration on Thursday sided with a Colorado bakery whose owner is arguing to the Supreme Court that he should not need to bake a cake for a same-sex couple when their ceremony violates his religious beliefs. Colorado's public accommodation law bans discrimination based on sexual orientation, and its courts have ruled that means businesses catering to the public cannot discriminate against same-sex couples seeking services for weddings or other commitment ceremonies. Masterpiece Cakeshop, however, is run by Jack Phillips, a man who incorporates his Christian faith into the way he runs his business. Baking...
  • How The Transgender Crusade Made Me Rethink My Support For Gay Marriage

    09/06/2017 8:27:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/06/2017 | Bethany Mandel
    Over the course of the last few months, whenever I write or tweet anything, on any topic, I usually receive a caustic social media response about my position on transgenderism. These trolls post links to my tweets about the subject and screenshots, as if showing me my own recent opinion is some sort of gotcha. These individuals even send tweets to my husband and employers, perhaps in hope that they will use their power over me to get my opinion in check with The Approved Position.One Twitter follower who “favorited” a tweet of mine about my view on transgenderism...