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  • Controversial Taco Bell Commercial Two Men Getting Married - Gay Marriage

    12/27/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 107 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/26/14 | Dan Heder
    I'll let the commercial speak for itself.
  • ACLU sues to allow gay club in Indiana school

    12/26/2014 9:36:14 PM PST · by rey · 26 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | 26 Dec, 2014
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a western Indiana school district seeking to force it to recognize a club for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and those who support them. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Terre Haute contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, 35 miles west of Indianapolis, is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the three students who are now members. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of those students at North Putnam High School — a senior,...
  • Less than half of U.S. kids today live in a ‘traditional’ family

    12/26/2014 5:32:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Pew Research Fact Tank ^ | December 22, 2014 | Gretchen Livingston
    Less than half (46%) of U.S. kids younger than 18 years of age are living in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage. This is a marked change from 1960, when 73% of children fit this description, and 1980, when 61% did, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of recently-released American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census data. Rapid changes in American family structure have altered the image of who’s gathering for the holidays. While the old “ideal” involved couples marrying young, then starting a family, and staying married till “death do they part”, the...
  • Judge says abortion makes incest acceptable

    12/26/2014 5:55:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Nancy Flanders
    It stands to reason that if abortion is viewed as morally and legally correct, other immoral acts will become socially acceptable as well. Now, according to a judge in Australia, incest is one of those acts. During the trial of a brother charged with raping his younger sister, Judge Garry Neilson said that incest may no longer be morally unacceptable because the only reason it is criminal is due to the potential for abnormalities in any conceived children. Neilson said that thanks to contraception and abortion, there is no longer that risk. The man on trial had raped his sister...
  • 2014: The year in homophobia (Even when they're "winning" they can't stop whining)

    12/26/2014 5:12:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    San Diego LGBT Weekly ^ | December 26, 2014 | Associate Editor
    Despite a record number of states legalizing same-sex marriage, Michael Sam coming out and the very real prospect of a film about a gay mathematician taking home the ‘Best Picture’ prize at the 87th annual Academy Awards, 2014 was filled with reminders that the arc for LGBT civil rights is never a straight line. Brian Tashman at RightWingWatch.com has assembled a list of the ten worst anti-LGBT stories of 2014 demonstrating just how far we have to go on the long, hard slog toward full equality. 10.) Comparing LGBT Americans to Nazis and terrorists It can never be said that...
  • Stanford: Dean for Religious Life claims churches should focus less on religion, more on art

    12/25/2014 11:54:30 AM PST · by Salman · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Dec 22, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    ... Stanford announced that Shaw, 51, was to join the school’s Department of Religious Studies in July as a dean and professor of religious studies, moving to the school from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. At Grace Cathedral, Shaw was not only the first woman to head the church, but the first openly lesbian dean. Shaw, hailed as a “champion within the LGBT community” by the Palo Alto Online, was a founding member of the Chicago Consultation, a think tank made up of Anglican and Episcopal bishops, clergy, and lay people who support the full inclusion of LGBT people into...
  • New blood donation rules would still exclude many gay men

    12/25/2014 8:38:39 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 47 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 12/24/2014 | Steven W. Thrasher
    On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended a change in the discriminatory and unscientific policy that effectively prohibited men who have sex with men from donating blood for life. Those guidelines kept any man who had sex with another man — even just once — since 1977 from donating blood forever. While gay discrimination has been reduced in so many other areas of life, up until now, there hasn't been enough medical or political will to intervene on the blood ban. That policy perpetuated stigma without improving safety. However, the new policy would ban blood donation for men who...
  • Jesus Wasn’t Born Rich. Think About It. (Barf)

    12/25/2014 7:51:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 25, 2014 | Gene Robinson (Gay Heretic Bishop)
    He was born in a barn to penniless parents who were part of a people under occupation. Get it? So why do so many of us not get it? I’m against the War on Christmas. No not that one! Wishing someone “Happy Holidays” doesn’t rob Christmas of its meaning—after all, being sensitive to others’ religious beliefs ought to be the attitude of every Christian. And not the one that says we have over-commercialized Christmas—after all, there’s nothing wrong with a time of year when we purchase thoughtful gifts for those we love.
  • LGBT Community Members Shutdown Hwy 101 In San Francisco Protesting Police Violence

    12/24/2014 9:28:09 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 72 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Members of San Francisco’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are marching Christmas Eve morning and plan to shutdown Highway 101 at Octavia Street in a protest over recent police violence.
  • Tylenol Puts Two Moms into Norman Rockwell Painting

    12/23/2014 9:11:02 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    Bilerco ^ | Dec 20 2014 | Dana Rudolph
    Norman Rockwell's "Freedom from Want" is a classic painting of an American family sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. Tylenol has given the painting a new twist, however, by using its setting to profile several diverse families, including one with two moms.
  • FDA to ease ban on blood donations by gay men

    12/23/2014 10:00:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2014 12:06 AM EST | Matthew Perrone
    Federal officials have moved closer to overturning a decades-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but activists say the proposed alternative would continue to stigmatize men who have sex with men. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will recommend lifting the lifetime ban early next year, replacing it with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with another man in the previous 12 months. The change would overturn a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified, given advances in HIV testing. But activists questioned whether...
  • 'This toy is sexist': French feminists plant warnings in children's Christmas presents

    12/23/2014 7:34:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 23 Dec 2014 | Henry Samuel,
    Feminists in France say they have secretly inserted tracts inside children's toys from Barbie dolls to plastic guns issuing a warning that "this toy is sexist". Hundreds of French girls and boys will open Christmas presents at the foot of the tree to find an unexpected accompanying note resembling those found in Chinese "fortune cookies". Except in this case, the message will neither provide instructions nor predict the future. It will read: "Warning, this toy is sexist:" The operation was launched by feminist group FièrEs, which said that it had inserted "around 500" such tracts into a range of toys...
  • Ex-Pastor Who Took Yearlong Break From Faith Asks 'Why Do I Need Religion to Love?'

    12/23/2014 3:57:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    Ryan Bell, an ex-pastor who quit his faith in God for a year following his resignation from the Hollywood Adventist Church and a divorce from his wife of 17 years, is set to decide New Year's Day whether he will remain a believer or become an atheist. While he has distanced himself from zealous atheists, Bell expressed a desire to be "good" without submitting to boundaries. Nearing the end of his yearlong embrace of non-theism, Bell told the LA Times that leaving the faith has allowed him to see "both sides of the coin." The former Fuller Seminary and Azusa...
  • The U.S. Government Should Stop Discriminating Against Gay Blood Donors (New Republic)

    12/23/2014 12:16:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 16, 2014 | Elaine Teng
    ... Currently, the FDA bans men who have had sex with other men “at any time since 1977 (the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the United States)” from giving blood based on their heightened risk for HIV. Because it still takes about two weeks after exposure to detect HIV—and up to several months in rare cases—the HHS recommends the one-year deferral period to be safe, following in the footsteps of the U.K., Sweden, Australia, and Japan. The new rule would be a step in the right direction from a government that has long clung to outdated conceptions of HIV...
  • F.D.A. Lifting Ban on Gay Blood Donors

    12/23/2014 11:05:08 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 249 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 23, 2014 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it would scrap a decades-old lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men, a change that experts said was long overdue and could lift the annual blood supply by as much as 4 percent. The F.D.A. enacted the ban in 1983, early in the AIDS epidemic. At the time, little was known about the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes the disease, and there was no quick test to determine whether somebody had it. But science — and the understanding of H.I.V. in particular — has advanced in the intervening...
  • Christian activist calls out Walmart’s ‘increasing capitulation’ to gay agenda

    12/23/2014 8:11:53 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/22/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    A prominent Christian activist is sounding the alarm about what he sees as Walmart’s “increasing capitulation” to the homosexual agenda, and calling on concerned citizens to contact the corporation to complain. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), alleged in a press release that Walmart is “going gay” in response to increasing public pressure from homosexual activists, donating thousands of dollars to pro-gay political groups and extending benefits to its employees’ same-sex “domestic partners.” LaBarbera particularly objected to a grant of between $25,000 and $50,000 that the company gave to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund –...
  • Gay Imam Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed: "Allah Does Not Speak against Homosexuality in the Quran"

    12/23/2014 4:57:23 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 20 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Deutsche Welle TV Arabia (Germany)
    In a TV interview, Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, the imam of a gay-friendly mosque in Paris, said: "I believe that it was Allah who created homosexuals... Allah does not speak against homosexuality in the Quran." The Algerian-born Zahed founded the gay-friendly mosque and an association for gay and lesbian Muslims in France. Following are excerpts from the interview, aired on Deutsche-Welle TV Arabia on December 17, 2014: Interviewer: Let me take you back to the moment when you told your parents that you were homosexual. How did they respond? Ludvic-Mohamed Zahed: They did not believe me – especially my mother, who said:...
  • Coal Miners And Gay Activists Partner In 'Pride' [DVD Released 12-23-14]

    12/23/2014 7:01:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    npr.org ^ | 9/26/14 | Bob Mondello
    Coal miners and gay activists — two groups that, in 1980s England at least, you might have figured would steer clear of each other — partner surprisingly effectively in the real-life story that's affectionately fictionalized in Pride.....
  • Male rape prevalent in UK army, Ministry of Defence figures reveal

    12/22/2014 8:16:50 PM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    IBT ^ | December 20, 2014 14:24 GMT
    At least three rapes and 22 sexual assaults have been perpetrated against men in the armed forces in the two years to October 2014, according to new figures released under a freedom of information request. The statistics reveal that a 20-year-old serviceman was allegedly subjected to "assault by penetration" last February by a group of seven men aged between 21 and 33, according to The Times. A second servicemen aged 28 was also reportedly attacked in a similar manner in May by another gang of seven colleagues aged between 20 and 26. Three servicemen, one as young as 18, were...
  • Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake,

    12/22/2014 12:43:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Theodore Shoebat
    And Is Denied Service By All Of Them Say that “Bestiality Is Wrong” or “Polygamy Is Wrong” and it’s not considered hate speech, but if you have the opinion that “Gay Marriage Is Wrong” the whole world jumps up and down screaming “racism” “bigotry” and “hatred”. This is becoming the politically-correct norm, but no matter what one argues, this is suppressing free speech. No one targeted pro-gay bakeries, but gay activists target Christian bakeries. “Support Gay Marriage” is one Christian bakery was sued for refusing to put that slogan on a cake for an event to support the gay...
  • Lance Bass and Michael Turchin get married in Los Angeles [Made for TV]

    12/22/2014 6:00:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    upi ^ | 12/22/14
    Singer Lance Bass and his longtime beau Michael Turchin have gotten married at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles... The couple's love story and lavish wedding will be chronicled in a 90-minute special airing Feb. 5. E! said its program Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding will mark the first time an American television network broadcasts a celebrity wedding between two men.
  • Obama's Federal Judges: Eleven Openly Gay Of His 305 District Court And Circuit Court Nominees

    December 19, 2014 JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS Recent Judicial Confirmations Put Obama Ahead of Predecessors This week, the Senate confirmed a dozen judicial nominees before the end of the “lame duck” session, reports Jennifer Bendery at The Huffington Post. “That puts Obama at a whopping 89 district court and circuit court confirmations for the year, and means he'll wrap up his sixth year in office with a grand total of 305 district court and circuit court confirmations -- a tally that puts him well beyond where his predecessors were by this point in their presidencies.” Many of these new judges will add...
  • Cuba’s Gay Rights Evolution

    12/21/2014 2:46:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    nytimes ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    In Cuba, street marches have historically been government-orchestrated events or dissident protests that are swiftly crushed by the authorities. So it was downright startling when, in May 2007, Fidel Castro’s niece sauntered down the street with a small army of drag queens waving gay pride flags. Long before the Obama administration announced a dramatic shift in Cuba policy on Wednesday, asserting that isolating the island had failed, a couple of Western governments with close ties to the United States saw the potential to help gay Cubans, even though it meant working with a prominent member of the Castro family. Havana’s...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • Elton John marries longtime partner David Furnish nine years after civil partnership

    12/21/2014 12:51:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 54 replies
    DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-2014 | RIVERA
    After England and Wales changed their laws about same-sex marriage in March, the pair have now converted their 2005 civil partnership to become legally wed. ‘Share the love,’ John wrote on Instagram. BY ZAYDA RIVERA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:32 AM A A A It's official! Elton John and his longtime love, David Furnish, are officially a married couple. "That's the legal bit done," the famed musician captioned a photo of them signing paperwork. "Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish" ‘It's beginning!! The Registrar welcomes our guests. #ShareTheLove,’ John wrote on this Instagram photo. ELTONJOHN...
  • Not Another Insider

    12/21/2014 6:46:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Why do I take the stands that I take? What motivates me to swim against the tide of cultural decline?On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, a concerned mother from Massachusetts called my radio show. Her son, a freshman in high school, came home from school and informed her that all the students had been required to attend an assembly, one that had not been announced in advance. The assembly was sponsored by the Gay Straight Alliance and it had one goal only, namely, promoting homosexuality as perfectly normal and acceptable, even for Christians and people of faith. The mother, who always...
  • Justin Welby 'Trying to Bridge Gay Marriage Split'

    12/20/2014 7:30:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/20/14
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage. The Most Rev Justin Welby told Radio 4's Desert Island Discs he wanted to listen to both sides. He also admitted to moments of frustration on the issue. He did not discuss his previous opposition to gay marriage, saying it would be "inappropriate" while the Church was debating it. He also told the programme about growing up with an alcoholic father. 'Listen carefully'On gay marriage, he told presenter Kirsty Young: "When I listen to people I know that I'm listening...
  • Faculty Senate speaks out against Jindal's prayer rally

    12/20/2014 1:18:17 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    http://www.lsureveille.com ^ | 12/20/14 | Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez
    Plans for Gov. Bobby Jindal’s upcoming prayer rally are drawing criticism from the LSU Faculty Senate.When students and faculty come back from winter break Jindal will host “The Response,” a prayer rally in the PMAC on Saturday, Jan. 24. The University cannot deny the PMAC from any group who pays the rental fee. “Thus, the University may not have the authority to prevent the use of this facility by its sponsor, the AFA, which, as readers of the newspapers know, has voiced a variety of views that seem inconsistent with the goals and aspirations of a great university,” LSU Faculty...
  • U.S. Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in Florida next month (7-2)

    12/20/2014 9:37:19 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Bill Cotterell
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend a stay sought by Florida officials defending the state's ban on same-sex marriages, allowing gay marriages to proceed in Florida next month. Some weddings would be allowed to start when a stay expires after Jan. 5 following an order by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta earlier this month. "The Supreme Court once again has spoken, opening the door for marriage equality here," said Nadine Smith, chief executive officer of Equality Florida, an advocacy group. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who asked the high...
  • 200 Fort Carson soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with safe return from Afghanistan (gay photo)

    12/20/2014 9:32:25 AM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    stripes.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | By Debbie Kelley
    ) — The old saying, "Home for the holidays" carried special meaning Thursday, when another 195 Fort Carson soldiers made it back to Colorado Springs from Afghanistan just in time for a turkey dinner with their loved ones. Tears, hugs and gratitude were as abundant as the pumpkin pie to come. "It gives a new meaning to the word 'Thanksgiving,'" said Lt. Brian Solomonson, kissing his daughter, Sophia, who was born on Thanksgiving Day last year. The homecoming marked the return of nearly all of the 2,500 deployed soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Another 250 soldiers with...
  • Chick-Fil-A appreciation day as a successful political fourth generation warfare operation

    12/20/2014 6:42:12 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 33 replies
    Renew America ^ | 20 Dec 2014 | Tim Dunkin
    There is certainly a political application of 4GW that can be made here, casting liberty lovers and traditionalists in the role of the non-state actors (i.e. the outsiders), and the culture-political hegemony of the cultural Marxists as the "state" whose legitimacy can (and in this case, ought) to be questioned. There have been sporadic moves in this direction, mostly arising demotically and probably not even realizing they were engaging in political 4GW. One of the most successful examples of this was the so-called "Chick-Fil-A appreciation day" which occurred a couple of years ago. If you will recall, Chick-Fil-A's President, Dan...
  • Luis Viera: Democrats, please don’t concede the South to the Republican Party

    12/20/2014 7:37:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | December 20, 2014 | Luis E. Viera
    With the recent defeat of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu — which leaves three Democratic Southern U.S. Senators — the common wisdom is that Democrats should bid farewell to the South. Even with favorable changing national demographics that benefit Democrats, an abandonment of the South and, on a larger scale, a viable moderate wing would be a mistake. Recently, writer Michael Tomasky argued that the South, a “reactionary, prejudice-infested” region, should be left to Republicans to create a “free market Jesus paradise.” Few sentiments better show what is wrong with Democrats today and why ironic Republican arguments that it is the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida [Miami media THRILLED]

    12/20/2014 3:56:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 12/20/14 | Ross Palombo
    U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. In a one-paragraph order, the court decided not to intervene in Florida's same-sex marriage dispute. "The application for stay presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the court is denied," Justice Clarence Thomas wrote.
  • Feds Spend $189,186 to Study Transgender Mortality Using VA Medical Records

    12/19/2014 9:10:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 19, 2014 - 11:31 AM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded $189,186 in taxpayer dollars to Emory University to study the mortality of transgendered people, using electronic medical records for people who receive care from the Veterans Affairs Administration. “The purpose of this study is to determine whether transgender persons defined as those who medically change the gender assigned to them at birth (male to female or female to male) have higher or lower risk of death and certain diseases than men and women that do not consider themselves transgender,” the grant said. …
  • Jesuit University [Marquette] Bans Prof from Campus After He Exposed Pro-Gay Scandal

    12/19/2014 6:30:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/18/14 | Kimberly Scharfenberger
    Dr. John McAdams, a professor of political science at Marquette University whose blog posts have brought to light many of the Jesuit University’s actions undermining its Catholic identity, has reportedly been suspended, banned from campus and is now under formal investigation by the administration. The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to the University in order to determine the grounds for the disciplinary action. McAdams released the news on his blog, Marquette Warrior, which included an email sent to him from the dean of Marquette, Richard Holz. The email stated that McAdams was to remain off campus while his conduct was reviewed...
  • Abortion giant Planned Parenthood uses teen peer advocates to sell services

    12/19/2014 5:56:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Saynsumthn Blog ^ | Saynsumthn
    n one of the worst videos I’ve ever seen, yet right on Que – abortion giant Planned Parenthood is using teens called peer advocates to promote their “services” which include sex advice and abortion. PICTURES AND VIDEOS ON LINK
  • Holder Decrees Crossdressing Protected Under Federal Law

    12/19/2014 7:01:20 AM PST · by don-o · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 19, 2014 | J Christian Adama
    Attorney General Eric Holder has issued an edict, through a memorandum, that cross dressing and transsexualism is now protected under federal civil rights laws which were designed to protect women from sex discrimination. Existing federal law provides no statutory support for treating cross-dressers and transsexuals as the law treats female victims of discrimination. This means that the Justice Department could now, for example, consider the decision by a school or church to not hire a transvestite as a violation of federal law. Holder ordered that the Department of Justice will stop making arguments in litigation suggesting that transgender people are...
  • Transgender Student Files Federal Complaint Against School District For Banning Him From The Boys...

    12/19/2014 12:01:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 68 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Dominic Holden
    Gavin Grimm and the ACLU argue that the Gloucester County School Board violated Title IX when it approved a rule restricting school restrooms to students with “corresponding biological genders.” A transgender teenager in rural Virginia is taking his case to the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing in a complaint that the Gloucester County School Board violated his rights by approving a policy this month prohibiting students from using restrooms that do not correspond to their “biological genders.” The complaint, sent Thursday, argues the school board ran afoul of Title IX, a 1972 law that bans gender-based discrimination, which has been...
  • What GLAAD and Muslim Extremists Have in Common

    02/05/2014 8:14:50 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 5, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    GLAAD is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation. The OIC is the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, a 56-state organization which constitutes the largest voting bloc in the UN. At first glance, the two groups would not seem to have much in common—particularly when one considers the general antipathy toward homosexuals in the Muslim world.Upon further consideration, however, there are some interesting similarities between the two groups. For example, both are in the anti-defamation business. So as not to exclude bisexuals and transgenders, GLAAD no longer uses the full title, but its mission—to protect the gay community from...
  • US announces protections for transgender workers

    12/18/2014 4:25:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 6:20 PM EST
    The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder. That means the Justice Department will be able to bring legal claims on behalf of people who say they’ve been discriminated against by state and local public employers based on sex identity. In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, which bans sex discrimination, does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status. …
  • New rules protect transgender workers against discrimination

    12/18/2014 4:05:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Transgender employees will be protected from workplace discrimination in the public sector, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Previously, workplace discrimination laws in the public sector excluded discrimination on the basis of a person’s gender identity, the Justice Department noted. But Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the federal government’s views on this issue have “evolved over time.”"I have determined that the best reading of Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination is that it encompasses discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status,” Holder wrote in a memo to DOJ officials. Public sector workers who are gay are already...
  • Marquette Univ tells employees: “Opposition to same-sex marriage” could be “unlawful harassment”

    12/18/2014 6:39:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 17, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Marquette’s suspension of a professor — apparently for criticizing an instructor who seemingly refused to allow discussion of anti-gay views in her philosophy of ethics class — reminds me about the Marquette “unlawful harassment” training, which I’d been meaning to blog about. Some months ago, Marquette conducted training on “Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Ed Faculty and Graduate Assistants.” As usual, the training involved some specific vignettes, with questions and answers. I have copies of the screenshots from one of the vignettes, and here are some excerpts (this John McAdams (Marquette Warrior) post also has more): All week, Becky and...
  • Francis, filtered (George Weigel finds something missing...)

    12/17/2014 6:43:28 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 38 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | December 16, 2014 | George Weigel
    George Weigel About a year ago, I suggested to one of the top editors of a major American newspaper that his journal’s coverage of things papal left something to be desired, as it seemed based on the assumption that Pope Francis was some kind of radical wild-man, eager to toss into the garbage bin of history all those aspects of Catholic faith and practice that mainstream western culture finds distasteful. My friend replied, in so many words, look, you know how these media narratives are: they’re like bamboo. Once they get started, there’s no stopping them. They just keep...
  • The Duggars say the petition to cancel their TLC show has only made them stronger

    12/17/2014 7:38:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 17 | Abby Ohlheiser
    A petition urging TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” over the political views of the Duggar family “won’t succeed,” according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family’s favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure. The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family’s recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family’s recent activism. But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be...
  • Alexandria church to close at year's end members left after dispute involving gay choir director

    12/17/2014 5:25:11 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 39 replies
    Herald Bulletin ^ | 12/17/14 | Zach Osowski
    ALEXANDRIA -- The First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, which lost some members about a year ago after a dispute involving its gay choir director, will close its doors for good at the end of 2014. David Mantor, pastor of the church, said the decision to close the church resulted from falling attendance, membership and financing problems. Mantor said statistics he's seen from United Methodist Church headquarters show a "downward spiral" of membership and donations across the whole UM church for the past 30 years. "This is a problem that's going on everywhere," Mantor said. "And that's why we're closing."
  • Marquette's John McAdams suspended after criticizing TA on gay marriage discussion

    12/17/2014 9:36:03 AM PST · by UB355 · 45 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/17/2014 | Karen Herzog
    John McAdams, a Marquette University associate professor, says he is being "treated like a potential terrorist" after being suspended with pay and banned from campus while the university investigates his conduct, presumably because he publicly criticized a teaching assistant for not allowing discussion of gay marriage in an ethics class. A student had objected to the teaching assistant's handling of the class discussion weeks ago and, after class, recorded his conversation with her. The teaching assistant told the student that "some opinions are not appropriate, such as racist opinions, sexist opinions." She suggested if someone in the class were homosexual,...
  • Senate confirms three Texas judges, including first openly gay judge

    12/17/2014 5:52:21 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 26 replies
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed three Texans Tuesday night for lifetime judicial appointments, capping an effort to fill vacancies in the state that have languished for years. The nominees — U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman of San Antonio, Texarkana lawyer Robert Schroeder III and Sherman Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant III — were approved by a voice vote on Congress’ final night this year. Pitman, the first openly gay U.S. attorney in Texas history, will be the state’s first openly gay federal judge.
  • Two Women Who Met As Ferguson Protesters Get Married

    12/16/2014 11:15:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed LGBT ^ | December 16, 2014 | Sarah Karlan
    Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell first met while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of unarmed Michael Brown and a grand jury’s subsequent decision to not indict the police officer who shot him. Both Templeton and Ferrell are prominently involved in Millenial Activists United, a youth-led organization that focuses on “educating and empowering” communities.They were also both active in the months of protesting following the death of Michael Brown in August. Alexis was born and raised in Ferguson, while Brittany grew up in St. Louis. Both attended high school in Ferguson....
  • $524,403 Gov’t Study Examines Link Between Diabetes and Lesbian, Bisexual Women

    12/16/2014 9:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:57 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $524,403 in taxpayer dollars to San Diego University to study diabetes and sexual orientation in women. “Type 2 diabetes (T2D) contributes to substantial morbidity, disability, and premature mortality in the U.S.,” the grant said. “Lesbian and Bisexual (LB) women may be at elevated risk for developing T2D because they are more likely than heterosexual women to experience Obesity and other risk factors linked with T2D such as cigarette smoking, Violence victimization, and depressive distress,” the grant added. …
  • Christian Man Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake, And Is Denied Se

    12/16/2014 7:39:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 36 replies
    Shoebat ^ | By Ted on December 12, 2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual marriage cakes are persecuted throughout America. They get sued, they get fined, they get death threats, and they lose their businesses. So we at Shoebat.com called some 13 prominent bakers who are either gay or pro-gay and requested that they make a pro-traditional marriage cake with the words "Gay marriage is wrong" placed on the cake. Each one denied us service, and even used deviant insults and obscenities against us. One baker even said that she would make me a cookie with a large phallus on it. We recorded all of this in...