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  • Sally Ride didn't want to be a gay icon

    07/24/2012 7:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | July 24, 2012 | Suzi Parker
    Sally Ride showed Generation X girls the sky’s the limit — literally. We could do anything boys could do and sometimes better. If we wanted to go into space, our gender couldn’t — and wouldn’t — stop us. If we studied hard enough and trained our brains, the glass ceiling could be shattered. Amid all the girl power that Ride taught women, one barrier the first American woman in space chose not to break was sexuality. When she died on Monday at age 61 from pancreatic cancer, it emerged that Ride had a partner. As one friend on Facebook wrote,...
  • Gay is a misspelling

    07/21/2012 7:34:14 PM PDT · by idov · 18 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | July 22, 2012 | Dov Ivry
    “Gay” is a word that came out of the slang of homosexuals and established itself as a noun and an adjective meaning primarily “male homosexual” but also on occasion “female homosexual” in which case it becomes a synonym for “lesbian.” You can’t blame them for wanting a short term in general use in place of a five-syllable tongue-twister. The problem is that they misspelled the word. The correct spelling is “gey.” It will take some time since there are no immortals (as in France) out there ready to issue a proclamation from above but “gey” will eventually appear and entirely...
  • Former Boy Scout leader sent to prison for making child porn

    07/21/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    KSL.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A former Boy Scout leader and hospital employee will go to prison for collecting and making child pornography. Third District Judge Robin Reese on Monday sentenced Shawn Thomas Whiting, 34, to a one- to-15-year prison term on four second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Whiting pleaded guilty to the charges in April. He originally faced a total of 20 counts of the same charge, but the 16 additional counts were dismissed in exchange for the man's plea. Reese ordered the man to pay for the cost of counseling for his victims. The Utah...
  • Chick-fil-A president: Gay marriage is ‘inviting God’s judgment on our nation’ [AUDIO]

    07/18/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 18, 2012 | Steven Nelson
    Dan Cathy, the president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, said in a radio interview this week that same-sex marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.” Appearing on “The Ken Coleman Show,” Cathy spoke of his company’s pride in its socially conservative character, but then offered an assessment of same-sex marriage that might lose the popular fast food chain a few customers. “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” said Cathy. “I pray God’s mercy on...
  • Married Olympians: We Can’t Live Together During Games, But Gay Couples Can

    07/16/2012 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Robwin · 10 replies
    CBS local, Washington ^ | July 16, 2012 | CBS
    An Australian Olympic married couple claims they have been prohibited from sharing a room in the London Olympic Village, even though gay couples are reportedly allowed to do so. Olympic shooters Russell and Lauryn Mark told news.com.au that they are being discriminated against by officials. “The stupid part of this, which I have argued to them, is that there are tons of gay couples on the Olympic team who will be rooming together, so we are being discriminated against because we are heterosexual,” Russell Mark told news.com.au.
  • Fred Luter ‘totally against’ Obama’s gay marriage position (New black SBC President)

    07/15/2012 6:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Florida Baptist Witness ^ | July 12, 2012 | James A. Smith, Sr.
    TAMPA (FBW) – Fred Luter and Barack Obama share historical distinctions as African Americans’ first Southern Baptist Convention and U.S. presidents, respectively, but on the major political-moral issue of gay marriage they are on opposite sides – a disagreement driven by Luter’s commitment to the Bible. “I believe that nothing, nothing can be politically right if it’s biblically wrong,” Luter said July 10 in an interview with Florida Baptist Witness. “The Word of God says marriage is between one man and one woman,” Luter said, adding that “no president, no governor, no mayor, no politician, no individual can change that...
  • Obama Campaign Recruiting Volunteers At Gay Pride Parades

    06/25/2012 11:02:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 25, 2012 | Pema Levy
    This month, the Obama campaign sent out hundreds of staffers and volunteers to gay pride events around the country in order to sign up more volunteers, reports the New York Times. “Pride is probably the best opportunity to engage the community in large, concentrated numbers,” Jamie Citron, the national L.G.B.T. vote director for the Obama campaign, said to the Times. About six weeks ago, President Obama became a supporter of legal gay marriage. From the Times: [H]undreds of Obama field staff members and volunteers…fanned out at a dozen gay pride celebrations across the country over the weekend with a meticulous...
  • Levinson Jewelers launch same-sex love marketing campaign

    06/20/2012 8:19:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 20, 2012 | Justine Griffin
    Expressing your love for your partner shouldn’t be hard. Levinson Jewelers wants to make it easier for all couples to find jewelry that speaks to them. Levinson Jewelers is launching a new gender equality marketing campaign around the phrase “Love is Love.”
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon to mark gay pride month (barf alert)

    06/14/2012 5:55:09 PM PDT · by Robwin · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 14, 2012 | Pauline Jelenik
    Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking June as gay pride month just as it has marked other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups. In the latest remarkable sign of change since the military repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, the Defense Department will soon hold its first event to recognize gay and lesbian troops. It comes nine months after repeal of the policy that had banned gay troops from serving openly and forced more than 13,500 service members out of the armed forces.
  • CEO on Scouts' governing board opposes ban on gays

    06/13/2012 12:02:06 PM PDT · by Robwin · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2012 | David Crary
    A high-profile member of the Boy Scouts of America's governing board says he doesn't support the Scouts' policy of excluding gays and will work from within to seek a change. Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, whose accounting firm has welcomed gays and lesbians in its own work force, becomes the first member of the Scouts' Executive Board known to publicly disapprove of the policy.
  • Believe me, Obama should never have crossed that line

    06/11/2012 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | R.D. Bell
    Recently, Barack Obama mysteriously ‘evolved’ his position on gay ‘marriage’ the day after his VP, Joe Biden, took the same position on national television. For someone who’s been avoiding the question for as long as he has, that’s a mighty quick evolution, I’d say. All razzing aside, it’s blatantly apparent to anyone with two working brain cells, that Obama was simply pushed into endorsing same sex ‘marriage’ by his loose lipped VP. It’s not the first, nor will it likely be the last time that Joe Biden accidentally pushes his boss into taking a public stance that hurts him politically....
  • Honolulu PRIDE Parade

    06/01/2012 11:57:56 PM PDT · by Kenika · 5 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, 1 Jun 13 | Honolulu Pride Parade to feature its first gay military color guard By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:3
    Honolulu Pride Parade to feature its first gay military color guard By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 01, 2012 For the first time in the history of the Hono­lulu Pride Parade, a gay military color guard will lead the procession through the streets of Waikiki now that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed. Active-duty service members who are also part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will march Saturday, carrying the flags of the different branches of service. Login for more...
  • JCPenney Father's Day Ad Features 2 Dads

    06/01/2012 12:24:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | May 31, 2012 | Matt Cantor
    Looks like JCPenney is sticking it to those who slammed Ellen DeGeneres' hiring as its spokeswoman. The company's new Father's Day ad shows two "real-life" dads playing with their two actual kids, JCPenney says. "First Pals: What makes Dad so cool?" the ad's copy asks, according to blogger Joe. My. God. "He's the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver—all rolled into one. Or two." The ad, Gawker notes, follows the American Family Association's One Million Moms' attempt to launch a boycott over DeGeneres' hiring earlier this year.
  • Americans Have No Idea How Few Gay People There Are

    05/31/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 31, 2012 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    One in ten. It's the name of the group that puts on the Reel Affirmations gay and lesbian film festival in Washington, D.C., each year. It's the percent popularized by the Kinsey Report as the size of the gay male population. And it's among the most common figures pointed to in popular culture as an estimate of how many people are gay or lesbian. What percentage of the population is actually gay or lesbian? A lower one than you might think -- and a much, much, much lower one than most Americans believe. In surveys conducted in 2002 and 2011,...
  • Gay Days expecting record attendance, economic boost (Orlando and Disneyworld)

    05/29/2012 2:15:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | May 28, 2012
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Beginning on Tuesday, more than 150,000 people will be in Orlando for the annual Gay Days event. Eyewitness News learned that event organizers are expecting record crowds, and hotels are already booked solid. Gay Days started 20 years ago as a celebration of gay pride at Orlando's most famous theme park, but now it is an economic powerhouse that pumps significant money into local businesses. The Parliament House Resort and Night Club has been planning for the event since November. "We couldn't do it if we didn't start that early," said Drew Sizemore with the Parliament House...
  • [Homosexual agenda] Lobbyist named new GOP director [OH Romney Republicanism]

    05/23/2012 6:23:30 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday May 23, 2012 | Joe Vardon
    As far as Ohio is concerned, Matt Borges is a lobbyist for Equality Ohio, founded in 2005 by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists after Ohio voters’ passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. He’s also the new executive director of the Ohio Republican Party. Borges, recently named to his role by Ohio GOP Chairman Robert T. Bennett, said he will take a leave of absence from the Columbus lobbying firm Roetzel & Andress through the end of the year and will resign as a lobbyist registered with the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.
  • The marriage debate

    05/22/2012 1:56:34 AM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 5/21/12 | SAM WILSON
    One of the most incredible ironies of modern American life, since the cultural deterioration which began in earnest in the 1960s, is that you no longer have to explain many aspects of the "Birds and the Bees" to children, however, to an increasing number of adults you do. The fact that there is even a debate on so-called "same sex marriage" is evidence of this. It is out of the experience of males and females who have been rearing kids for millennia that marriage evolved. This is due in large part to the long-term commitment it takes to raise a...
  • Manny Pacquiao: 'I'm not against gay people'

    05/16/2012 12:33:01 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 16, 2012 | Andrew Blankstein, Bettina Boxall and Shelby Grad
    The Grove shopping mall in Los Angeles has banned boxer Manny Pacquiao over comments he made about gay marriage, but the boxer said he was misquoted. "Based on news reports of statements made by Mr. Pacquiao, we have made it be known that he is not welcome at The Grove and will not be interviewed here now or in the future. The Grove is a gathering place for all Angelenos and not a place for intolerance," the Grove said in a statement. In an interview with National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao addressed President Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage. "God's words...
  • Manny Pacquiao Barred From 'Extra' Interview at the Grove After Bashing Gay Marriage

    05/15/2012 9:13:33 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 50 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | May 15, 2012 | Simone Wilson
    Update, 8:30 p.m.: Pacquiao is "not welcome at The Grove and will not be interviewed here now or in the future." Full statement at the bottom. ==================================== Update, 6:50 p.m.: "We're canceling the event," says Grove spokesman Bill Reich. "Manny Pacquiao is not coming to the Grove." And thus the backlash begins. ==================================== Professional boxer Manny Pacquiao and "Extra" host Mario Lopez were blowing up Twitter today about their 3/3:30 p.m. interview at the Grove on Wednesday. But mall executives tell LA Weekly that the event may be called off. Pacquiao told the National Conservative Examiner over the weekend that...
  • Jailed for Possessing Al Qaeda Magazine [Inspire]

    05/15/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    EAST LONDON LINES.co.uk ^ | May 11, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19,  of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.” The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road. Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had also painted burqas on scantily clad women featured on advertising posters in the local area. As...
  • Newsweek names Obama 'The First Gay President'

    05/13/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT · by aruanan · 53 replies
    MAILOnline ^ | 13 May 2012 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    In a gutsy move, Newsweek has released the cover of their next issue, on the cover of which they depict President Obama with a rainbow halo and the title of 'The First Gay President'. The news-magazine, which hits stands Monday, is using the shock factor of labeling the straight, married, father-of-two President to draw attention to itself. Tina Brown, who heads the magazine and it's sister website The Daily Beast, is known for her appreciation of controversial covers to help boost public interest and sales. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk
  • Black Pastor Likens Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance To al-Qaeda Attack (God bless him)

    05/12/2012 7:53:45 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 50 replies
    newsone ^ | May 11, 2012 | D.L. Chandler
    Some prominent Black pastors have become staunchly critical of President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, with some who formerly backed and celebrated his ascent now turning their backs. A Texas pastor who once led the Southern Baptist Convention in introducing a resolution that recognized Obama’s historic achievement has voiced his displeasure with the president’s support and approval of gays, reports the Associated Baptist Press. A Texas pastor who once led the Southern Baptist Convention in introducing a resolution that recognized Obama’s historic achievement has voiced his displeasure with the president’s support and approval of gays, reports the Associated Baptist...
  • Obama spiritual adviser 'disappointed' by gay marriage endorsement

    05/12/2012 5:41:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/12/12
    A Florida pastor considered to be President Obama's spiritual adviser says he was disappointed by the president's decision to publicly announce his support for same-sex marriage. The Rev. Joel Hunter told MyFoxOrlando that the president called him before his announcement aired. Hunter, the evangelical pastor of the 15,000 member Northland church in Longwood, said the decision makes it harder to support the president though he will continue to do so.
  • Franklin Graham: Obama Has ‘Shaken His Fist’ at God

    05/11/2012 12:53:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 MAY 2012 | Andra Varin
    Evangelist Franklin Graham said President Barack Obama has “shaken his fist at God” by voicing support for gay marriage. In an interview Wednesday with ABC News, Obama said his opinions had evolved and he now believes same-sex couples should have the right to wed.
  • Marriage (E-Mail from Mr. Obama)

    05/09/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    May 9, 2012 | Barack H. Obama
    Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer: I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. I hope you'll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality: http://my.barackobama.com/Marriage I've always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution. But over the course of several years I've...
  • Breaking: Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

    05/09/2012 2:39:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Guy Benson
    An absolutely inevitable headline, although its somewhat awkward timing is sure to raise a few eyebrows.  President Obama was expected to come around on this issue after the 2012 election, but this week's firestorm finally pushed the White House's lame and cynical  "he's evolving" formulation to the brink.  Caught in an untenable position, Obama at last decided to share his true thoughts on same-sex marriage with the American people, via a hastily-arranged interview with ABC News (video HERE):   "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and...
  • Gambian President: We would ‘rather eat grass’ than accept homosexual behavior

    04/28/2012 5:39:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 56 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/27/2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    LUSAKA, April 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the face of U.S. threats to cut off foreign aid, President Yahya Jammeh defended Gambian laws banning homosexual behavior in comments to the country’s National Assembly last Friday. “If you want us to be ungodly for you to give us aid, take your aid away, we will survive,” said Jammeh, in comments that were reported by the Daily Observer. “We will rather eat grass than accept this ungodly evil attitude that is anti-God, anti-human and anti-creation.” The country’s stance against homosexual behavior has come under increased scrutiny after President Obama announced in December...
  • Obama site touts 40 accomplishments for gays

    04/26/2012 7:41:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    bpnews.net/ ^ | April 24 2012 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Perhaps trying to send a message to gay activists who want him to do more, President Obama's re-election website has posted a timeline of 40 specific accomplishments his administration has made for the gay community -- a timeline that no doubt will be referenced both by his supporters and opponents in the coming months. The rainbow-colored timeline begins in June 2009, when he ordered the federal government to extend some benefits to the partners of gay federal employees, and ends in March of this year, when he announced his opposition to a North Carolina constitutional amendment that...
  • Rabbi Levin: cardinal Dolan/ USCCB Confront Homosexualist Romney Now!

    04/26/2012 5:23:51 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies
    RabbiLevin.com ^ | 4/26/'12 | Rabbi Yehuda Levin
    There are five videos by Rabbi Levin on this page asking religious activists not to back Romney. Please go to the link to see them.
  • Bollywood Actress Kidnapped And Beheaded By Actors

    04/18/2012 7:03:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 17, 2012 | Dean Nelson
    Bollywood Actress Kidnapped And Beheaded By Actors Young Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar was allegedly kidnapped and beheaded by two struggling actors in attempt to extort Ł20,000 from her family. By Dean Nelson 17 Apr 2012 Meenakshi Thapar, 26, who had appeared in the Indian horror film 404 last year, met the two aspiring actors who allegedly later killed her on the set of her latest film, Heroine. Amit Jaiswal, 36, and his lover Preeti Surin, allegedly decided to kidnap Ms Thapar after listening to her boast about her family’s wealth and status in Dehra Dun, in the Himalayan foothills of...
  • Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, says Iranian cleric

    04/18/2012 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 18, 2012 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    An influential Iranian cleric who is entitled to issue juristic rulings according to the Sharia law, has condemned western lawmakers involved in the decriminalisation of homosexuality, saying those politicians are lower than animals. Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, an Islamic scholar based in Iran's holy city of Qom, said in a speech among his followers that homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to the news website Khabaronline. "If a society commits a new sin, it will face a new punishment," he said while interpreting Qur'anic verses about prophet Lot whose tribe Isalmic scholars say was punished by God for sodomy....
  • NC Democratic Party executive director resigns (Male on Male sexual harassment)

    04/15/2012 3:24:36 PM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    news & observer ^ | Apr 15, 2012 | John Frank
    RALEIGH The executive director of the N.C. Democratic Party resigned Sunday as calls for his ouster mounted amid questions regarding a secret agreement to pay a former staffer to keep quiet about sexual harassment allegations. Jay Parmley, who served a year at the helm of the party, denied harassing any employee and blamed right-wing blogs for "spreading a false and misleading story" about the incident. "Even though I have not done anything wrong, it is clear to me that I need to move on," Parmley wrote in his resignation letter. Party Chairman David Parker accepted his resignation but avoided any...
  • Coverage of undercover sting, arrests of gay men draws protest

    04/11/2012 10:42:51 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 9, 2012 | James Rainey
    A Los Angeles gay rights organization has protested the decision by Manhattan Beach police to release -- and many local media to publish -- the names and photos of 18 men arrested in an undercover sex sting at a public restroom. Leaders of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center charged that last week’s release of the mug shots, names and birthdates of the men could lead to public humiliation and more severe consequences. The social service agency said one of the arrestees had reported to them that a fellow suspect attempted suicide after the results of the sting were made...
  • 'They treated us inhumanely': Gay man thrown off Caribbean cruise for 'having sex on deck in port'

    03/25/2012 4:04:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | JILL REILLY and LAURA COX
    A Southern Californian man thrown off a Caribbean gay cruise earlier this week has said that that he and his partner were taunted, humiliated and subjected to inhumane treatment when they were arrested for indecent exposure.Dennis Jay Mayer, 53, of Palm Springs said he has no doubt they were arrested in Dominica because they were gay. Police said it was because they were seen having sex in public on the balcony of their ship cabin. Mayer said they were not having sex, but were ‘partially clothed’. (edit) The pastor of Dominica's Trinity Baptist Church, Randy Rodney, praised the police for their...
  • Gay marriage is not a 'human right': European ruling torpedoes (Cons-Lib UK) Coalition stance

    03/21/2012 8:28:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2012 | Steve Doughty
    Same-sex marriages are not a human right, European judges have ruled. Their decision shreds the claim by ministers that gay marriage is a universal human right and that same-sex couples have a right to marry because their mutual commitment is just as strong as that of husbands and wives. The ruling was made by judges of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg following a case involving a lesbian couple in a civil partnership who complained the French courts would not allow them to adopt a child as a couple.
  • What’s the Problem with Same-Sex Marriage? (An Honest Look at Homosexual “Marriage”)

    03/18/2012 10:13:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Courageous Priest ^ | March 18, 2012 | BISHOP THOMAS J. TOBIN
    Bishop Thomas Tobin's Five Problems with Homosexual “Marriage” It’s a sure sign of spring, as predictable as the Red Sox at spring training, the swallows returning to Capistrano, and the flowing of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day. I’m referring of course to the public re-appearance of the determined proponents of homosexual marriage.It seems that each year at this time the left-leaning columnists, the organized advocates, and the lobbyists at the State House awaken from their hibernation to take-up their perennial campaign to redefine marriage in Rhode Island and impose their personal preferences upon the citizenry of our State.The public...
  • Gay marriage: Eight centuries of law obliterated overnight (U.K.)

    03/13/2012 5:54:11 PM PDT · by Stoat · 38 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | March 13, 2012 | Daniel Brennan
    Most people thought they knew what marriage meant, namely the union of a man and a woman. In 2004, when the Civil Partnership Act was passed to provide legal protections for homosexual partnerships, Parliament was led to believe by the government of the day that this did not affect the established institution of marriage. But barely eight years later, political fashion has changed. More recently, though, familiar words such as “husband and wife” and “mother and father” are disappearing from the statute books in the small minority of countries that have begun the experiment in social engineering.(edit) In Canada,...
  • Is Snowe’s Retirement a Blow to LGBT-Friendly Republicans?

    03/04/2012 2:44:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Edge ^ | March 2, 2012 | Michael K. Lavers, National News Editor
    Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe’s announcement on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election after more than three decades on Capitol Hill certainly sent shockwaves across Washington, D.C. What does it exactly mean to LGBT-friendly Republicans? Snowe is among the six Republicans in the U.S. Senate who voted for a bill that repealed the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers. She is also a co-sponsor of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vast majority of her Republican colleagues were obviously unwilling to meet her in the middle on these issues. "As I enter a new chapter, I see a...
  • Ron Paul Super PAC Secretly Funded By Gay Billionaire Peter Thiel

    02/29/2012 1:41:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1+ views
    On Top ^ | February 29, 2012 | Staff
    Ron Paul's super PAC is secretly funded by San Francisco gay billionaire Peter Thiel, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and invested early in Facebook, has given $2.6 million to Endorse Liberty, the super PAC which has released several ads attacking Paul rivals Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, without ever meeting Paul. The German-born Thiel is a 44-year-old conservative Christian who has previously supported gay rights causes and artificial intelligence research. “He has great insight,” Jimmy LaSalvia, the executive director of gay GOP group GOProud, told the paper. “He also is inquisitive, and most of...
  • Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/27/2012 3:35:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 3+ views
    Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize A total of 231 nominees are up for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, the Nobel Institute said on Monday, with Bill Clinton, Helmut Kohl, the EU and US soldier and WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning known to be on the list. 10:36AM GMT 27 Feb 2012 "As always, there are the usual 'nominees' and some newcomers, some famous and some unknowns, hailing from the four corners of the world," the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, told AFP. With 188 individuals and 43 organisations, the number of candidates comes...
  • [Homosexual] Hair Stylist Refuses to Cut Anti-Gay Governor's Hair (Susana Martinez, R-NM)

    02/22/2012 2:12:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 2+ views
    SheWired ^ | February 22, 2012 | Staff
    It's been a long-running joke (though seldom enforced) among LGBT folks, particularly gay men who work in the creative-service spaces: If you discriminate against the gay community, we will refuse to cater/plan/decorate your weddings, design and make your dresses, or make you look pretty for your next big event. Now, it seems, one gay hair stylist hasn't just made that joke, he's lived up to his word. Antonio Darden (left) styled Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico (right) on three separate occasions. Martinez is a Republican who got Sarah Palin's endorsement in 2010, and though she may believe that the...
  • Chris Matthews Sneers: 'If You're Really Anti-Gay, You Become Catholic Now'

    02/21/2012 7:49:12 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 02/20 | Scott Whitlock
    Chris Matthews appeared at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C., Monday, for a President's Day panel and sneered that Catholics are attracting bigots. While talking about Richard Nixon, the so-called Southern Strategy and racism, the Hardball host berated, "If you're really anti-gay, you become a Catholic now." At a question and answer session after the event, I confronted him about the quote and asked him if he wished to "expand or apologize."  He spat back, "I'm saying that some people who are bigoted against gay people have changed religions. Yes. You got it right." [MP3 audio here.] Matthews added, "I think...
  • New Democratic Litmus Test: Obama likely last Dem to win nomination w/out backing same-sex marriage

    02/20/2012 11:49:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 18, 2012 | Reid Wilson
    Perhaps no flip flop in his career has caused Mitt Romney more grief among conservatives than his evolution on abortion, from a pro-choice gubernatorial candidate to a pro-life presidential contender. His struggle to convince activists of his conservative bona fides underscores the fact that toeing the pro-life line is a requirement for a Republican presidential candidate. It is a litmus test in the most political sense of the phrase. After decades of avoiding what was once a toxic issue, Democrats are on the verge of establishing a new litmus test, one that will demonstrate just how quickly and dramatically the...
  • Romney Ariz. campaign advisor quits after announcing he's gay (Sheriff Paul Babeu)

    02/18/2012 6:30:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CBS News' Political Hotsheet ^ | February 18, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    An Arizona co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign resigned after announcing that he is gay. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was forced to come out after allegations that he dated a Mexican immigrant and hosted a pornographic online profile. The Romney campaign said they received a call from Babeu and accepted his resignation. "Sheriff Babeu has stepped down from his volunteer position with the campaign so he can focus on the allegations against him. We support his decision," spokesperson Ryan Williams said. Arizona is holding its primary on February 28, and all four candidates will be in the state Wednesday...
  • Letter: Palin’s GOP too far-right for me

    02/13/2012 8:02:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Rob Sarnowski
    Did you ever think that perhaps “conservat­ive enough” by Sarah Palin’s standards might be too far right for the rest of us Republican­s and independen­ts? Most of us are not wealthy and are neither racist nor homophobic. We are not all evangelica­l Christians. We are merely commonsense people, most of whom have faith in God, but respect people who do not share our faith (we pray for them rather than judge them); we believe strongly in fiscal restraint, less government intrusion in our lives, a fair taxation system and an agenda that is not only without discrimination but also includes...
  • Roland Martin’s Tweet About David Beckham Ad Angers GLAAD

    02/06/2012 10:07:03 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 34 replies
    The Raw Story ^ | February 6,2012 | Lyneka Little
    Roland Martin’s call to attack men that liked a David Beckham ad has prompted the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to demand that CNN fire the commentator. It all started with a tweet Martin sent after Beckham’s commercial aired during the Super Bowl : “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!”
  • Raped teen killer needs $1.8m to escape sword(Child raping saudi)

    01/19/2012 5:56:59 PM PST · by bayouranger · 17 replies
    emirates247.com ^ | 1-19-12 | Staff (No pun intended)
    Saudi boy faces death after killing man who raped him A teenage Saudi boy is facing execution unless he pays seven million Saudi riyals ($1.8 million) to the family of a friend who he murdered after the victim raped him, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Thursday. A criminal court in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah sentenced the unnamed boy to death for stabbing his elder friend after the victim raped him at his house nearly nine months ago. The boy told court that he was at the victim’s home when he was asked to take...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Family says former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has died — AP

    01/22/2012 7:34:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 225 replies · 1+ views
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  • The 'Gay Diet' [Sushi?]

    01/10/2012 9:22:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The 'Gay Diet' If 'man food' is meat and 'girl food' is salad, what's 'gay food'? Simon Doonan has just written a new book called Gay Men Don't Get Fat. Doonan is less famous here than he is in the States: he's a Reading-born, highly successful window dresser for Barneys, a style columnist for the New York Post and elsewhere, and is married to the designer Jonathan Adler. His title alludes, of course, to the mid-noughties bestseller French Women Don't Get Fat, which did more to raise awareness of the French paradox among the general public than any book before...
  • Cardinal George's Troubling Apology

    01/09/2012 8:40:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    With all due respect to Cardinal Francis George, I think his apology is misguided and his reasoning troubling: During a recent TV interview, speaking about this year's Gay Pride Parade, I used an analogy that is inflammatory.I am personally distressed that what I said has been taken to mean that I believe all gays and lesbians*are like members of the Klan. I do not believe that; it is obviously not true. Many people have friends and family members who are gay or lesbian, as have I. We love them; they are part of our lives, part of who we are....