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  • Good Morning America Cancels Adam Lambert Concert

    11/24/2009 9:31:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 52 replies · 2,241+ views
    TV Newser ^ | 11/24/09 | Chris Ariens
    First on TVNewser: American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert won't be appearing on "Good Morning America" tomorrow. TVNewser has learned ABC News canceled the concert after Lambert's sexually charged performance at the American Music Awards Sunday night. Lambert led men on leashes, dragged a woman by her foot, and smashed a man's head into his crotch, all while singing his new single "For Your Entertainment." ABC, which aired the awards show, received about 1,500 phone calls from people complaining about the performance, a number ABC calls "moderate." An ABC News spokesperson tells TVNewser, "given his controversial live performance on the AMAs...
  • Furious man shoots dead girlfriend after discovering she had once been a man

    07/10/2009 6:06:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 9,779+ views ^ | July 10, 2009 | Will Stewart
    A Russian man murdered his girlfriend after discovering she had once been a man. The killer, identified as Vladimir F by police, shot Camila several times, deliberately targeting the parts of her body altered during a sex change operation. He had only found out about her previous identity after she turned down his offer of marriage. The 33-year-old believed she had a secret lover and, in a jealous rage, checked her post. It was at this point he discovered letters from old friends addressing his girlfriend of two years, who he had met in St Petersburg, as 'Dear Cyril.' Murdered:...
  • Obama's Faith-Based Adviser Urges Challenge to ‘Heteronormative' Fatherhood

    05/18/2009 3:20:02 AM PDT · by Man50D · 34 replies · 2,019+ views ^ | May 18, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    A controversial member of President Barack Obama’s faith-based council said that part of the administration’s role in promoting responsible fatherhood should include moving beyond America’s “heteronormative view of fatherhood.” Harry Knox, appointed last month to the 25-member President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has drawn fire for inflammatory comments about the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI. Knox talked about fatherhood and other issues the council would work on in a May 11 PBS interview, which aired two days before a May 13 letter – signed by nearly two dozen prominent Catholics, including House Minority Leader John Boehner...
  • Raping Men as a Terrorist Recruiting Tool

    02/05/2009 10:55:58 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 38 replies · 1,618+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 5th | Phyllis Chesler
    “The sexual act on young recruits aged between 16 to 19 was a means to urge them to commit suicide operations…that “intense social stigma and fear of more gay sex attacks leaves Muslims prepared to die.” Apparently, a suspected 22 year-old terrorist bomber was killed in an attempted attack on a security installation in the Tizi Ouzou province of Algeria last month. The ongoing autopsy has revealed that he may have been raped. “There was a large tear in the anus of the terrorist, (as well as semen), which confirms the sexual abuse.” We can’t say we didn’t know, that...
  • YMCA Chief Fired for Transgender Ball Flap

    12/24/2004 1:31:53 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 22 replies · 1,387+ views
    My Way News [via Drudge] ^ | December 24, 2004
    YMCA Chief Fired for Transgender Ball Flap Dec 24, 10:00 AM (ET) CHICAGO (AP) - A YMCA director has been fired and overnight facility rentals banned after the parents of young children arriving for a morning swim meet clashed with participants in an overnight transgender fashion show and ball. Greg Weider, who had been acting director of the New City YMCA for two years, was fired Wednesday. Programming manager Michael Horton, who oversaw scheduling at the center, resigned two days earlier. "We've taken very swift, decisive action, and we will do everything we can in order to restore the...
  • Kids at YMCA swim meet run into cross-dressing ball

    12/20/2004 5:01:16 AM PST · by Ellesu · 168 replies · 4,208+ views
    In an incident the YMCA is calling "a very regrettable scheduling error," kids arriving for an early-morning swim meet Sunday walked into a gender-bending scene of the kind most of them wouldn't be allowed to watch on TV. Several of the kids' angry parents clashed with participants in a transgender fashion show, which had been under way at the New City YMCA since about midnight, resulting in a chaotic melee that was eventually broken up by private security guards and East Chicago District police. A YMCA member had reserved the entire facility, at 1515 N. Halsted, from 11 p.m. Saturday...
  • Misleading Calls Made to Michigan Voters

    11/01/2004 11:10:12 AM PST · by Always Right · 29 replies · 1,478+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 1, 2004 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN, AP
    LANSING, Mich. - Some Michigan voters have received phone calls falsely claiming that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) would make gay marriage legal, Kerry's Michigan campaign said Monday. Both Kerry and his running mate, Sen. John Edwards (news - web sites) of North Carolina, oppose gay marriage and say marriage should be limited to a man and a woman. Kerry has said he supports civil unions. In a recording of a phone call played for The Associated Press, a young woman says: "When you vote this Tuesday remember to legalize gay marriage by supporting John Kerry....
  • The Perverted State Of America

    11/25/2003 11:55:26 AM PST · by vladog · 90 replies · 792+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 11/25/03 | Allan C. Stover
    Think back: How long ago would you have scoffed at the idea of two men getting married? Or the Supreme Court endorsing sodomy? Or "domestic partners" enjoying the same rights and benefits as married couples? Or network television featuring shows with gays and lesbians? Or companies such as Avis announcing, "Domestic partners are automatically included as additional drivers. No extra fees charged. No questions asked." Or even that you would take the term "sexual rights" seriously? It wasn't that long ago. The forces for perversion have subjected us to a propaganda campaign of such intensity that most Americans have surrendered...
  • Group Calls for De-Legalization of Marriage

    10/09/2003 7:56:46 AM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 122 replies · 349+ views ^ | October 9, 2003
    <p>Marriage has its advantages but some think the nation’s laws give married couples too much favorable treatment and the only way to even the playing field is to de-legalize the institution.</p> <p>A group of legal scholars and gay advocacy groups are calling for marriage to be de-legalized in order to make the distribution of benefits more fair for people who aren’t married, including gay couples.</p>
  • Medical Downside of Homosexual Behavior: "Political Agenda Is Trumping Science"--Dr. Fitzgibbons

    09/18/2003 6:40:20 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 35 replies · 486+ views ^ | SEPT. 18, 2003 |
    Medical Downside of Homosexual Behavior A Political Agenda Is Trumping Science, Says Rick Fitzgibbons WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, SEPT. 18, 2003 ( Amid the push for same-sex unions in Canada and the recent overturning of Texas' sodomy law, an aspect of the underlying issue is sometimes overlooked: the medical consequences of homosexual behavior. To shed light on the medical and scientific research into same-sex attraction and homosexual behavior, ZENIT approached Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons. Fitzgibbons is a principal contributor to the Catholic Medical Association's statement on "Homosexuality and Hope." Q: Could you explain why homosexuality is not normal, from a medical standpoint?...
  • Now Free to Marry, Canada's Gays Say, 'Do I?'

    08/30/2003 1:14:45 PM PDT · by demlosers · 31 replies · 1,537+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 31, 2003 | CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    ORONTO, Aug. 30 — When David Andrew, a 41-year-old federal government employee, heard that the highest Ontario court had extended marriage rights to same-sex couples two months ago, he broke into a sweat. "I was dreading the conversation," he said, fearing that his partner would feel jilted when he told him that he did not believe in the institution. "Personally, I saw marriage as a dumbing down of gay relationships. My dread is that soon you will have a complacent bloc of gay and lesbian soccer moms." When he moved in with David Warren, a 41-year-old software company project officer,...
  • Rise of Internet Fuels Fears of AIDS Resurgence [well, at leat they didn't blame Dubya]

    07/29/2003 7:23:31 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 912+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 29, '03 | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A growing number of gay and bisexual men in the United States are engaging in risky sex with partners they meet on the Internet, raising fears that the AIDS virus could be poised for a major comeback in the group hardest hit by the epidemic. Online chatrooms and Web sites are replacing gay bathhouses and sex clubs as the most popular meeting point to arrange high-risk sex, according to two new studies presented on Tuesday at the 2003 National HIV (news - web sites) Prevention Conference. The findings come amid growing evidence of an apparent resurgence of...
  • Pushy homosexuality: Joseph Farah on growing backlash of public opinion against sodomy

    07/29/2003 11:03:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 124 replies · 193+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    A new USA Today /CNN /Gallup Survey suggests there is a backlash of public opinion against homosexuality after the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Texas' sodomy law. It's not surprising. The decision was widely seen as a judicial push for the agenda of homosexual political activists eager to see their lifestyle not only accepted nationwide but promoted by government and major cultural institutions. Defenders of the Texas law had contended the ultimate goal of the case was not to end sodomy laws, but to advance the "ambitious agenda" of homosexual activists. Justice Antonin Scalia, in a scathing dissent, agreed. "The...
  • Let BRAVO Know What You THINK About Their Homosexual Agenda!

    07/29/2003 6:25:52 AM PDT · by Kieri · 810 replies · 919+ views
    07/29/03 | Kieri
    This morning I decided to let BRAVO have an earful. Here is my email:"As a DirecTV subscriber, I am notifying you I am permanently blocking BRAVO from my menu on my DSS receiver.Your push for homosexual-'friendly' programming demonstrates your pandering to an audience that exhibits behavior that is not only detrimental to their own health, but the health and safety of families everywhere. I refuse to risk allowing my children to see promo material on your channel, so I find it necessary to block BRAVO and will encourage others to do so. Your advertisers will no longer reach me or...
  • New York to Open First U.S. Public School for Gays

    07/28/2003 1:29:10 PM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 40 replies · 309+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A school in New York's Greenwich Village will reopen in September as America's first publicly run high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, officials said on Monday. Although The Harvey Milk School has been operating with two classrooms for 20 years, $3.2 million is being spent by the City to expand it to take 100 students. Named after a gay San Francisco politician assassinated in 1978, the school will be funded jointly by the city education department and a gay rights youth advocacy group. "Everybody feels that it's a good idea because some of...
  • GM chooses gays over Christians

    07/25/2003 6:54:15 AM PDT · by scripter · 33 replies · 807+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 24, 2003 | Noah Knox
    American companies continue to lead the world in politically correct foolishness. Perhaps General Motors should be the poster child for this stupidity disease. The company's "diversity" initiative includes spending company money to support "affinity groups" that celebrate the "collective mixture of similarities and differences" that make up GM's workforce. However, the company has refused to recognize groups of employees that share a common religious background, while openly supporting at least one affinity group of gay and lesbian employees. The "logic" behind this discrimination is bewildering. One employee won't stand for it any longer and has filed a discrimination complaint against...
  • Opening Up the Panderer's Box

    07/17/2003 10:24:41 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 254+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/16/2003 | Mark Leibovich
    He absolutely would appoint a homosexual judge to the Supreme Court, Rep. Dennis Kucinich said yesterday during a candidate forum hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights advocacy group. He also would appoint "any lesbian, bisexual or transgender person" to the court, Kucinich says. "Just as long as they'd be willing to uphold Roe v. Wade." ... Yesterday was Gay Day in Dem Land. "I believe we're in such a gay moment in terms of history," declared Elizabeth Birch, executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, by way of introduction. With that, seven of the nine Democrats --...
  • There's no stopping them now: 'They're here, they're queer, they fought an amazing campaign'

    07/16/2003 11:10:53 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 210+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times via ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2003 | Mark Steyn
    Personally, I'm relaxed about sodomy, which isn't the same as being relaxed during sodomy. But one does one's best to keep up with the times. I use the word ''sodomy,'' incidentally, mainly because I still can. I would wager that one of the consequences of the Supreme Court decision striking down sodomy laws will be that they've also struck down the word. I see New York is revising its statutes to eliminate such anachronistically pejorative terms, and in Georgia, where the DAs have made hip, busy cop-show acronyms out of their archaic legislation, I don't suppose ''SOLCAN''--as in ''Soliciting a...
  • Exactly what is the gay 'agenda' and 'lifestyle'?

    07/15/2003 10:41:28 AM PDT · by gcruse · 279 replies · 1,017+ views
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | July 15, 2003 | Greg Sagan
    I'm with David Horsley. If there is such a thing as a "gay agenda" I must be one of its supporters by default. I've never been "recruited" for this cause; never received any political material describing the agenda, the forces opposed to it, or how it will prevail in the law and the institutions of America; and I've never attended any meetings suggesting my heterosexual predilection is a target for gay subversion. But there are people out there with whom I disagree who tell me that gays of both genders are promoting this "agenda," and the demand that gays...
  • Useful Idiot Caption-A-Rama: Special Gay Pride Edition!

    07/14/2003 10:45:04 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 81 replies · 1,407+ views
    Yahoo News Photos | 14 July 03 | Me and Yahoo News photos
    I have a few items to inform you of before we get to the pics. First, I would like to recognize that...... most gay people are not the sort of freaks you are about to see. ...judging gays by these people is like judging heterosexuals by Pee-Wee Herman, Marv Albert, Bill Clinton, Larry Flynnt and Scott Ritter. ...most gay activists are pretty much just the sort of freaks you’re about to see, but sometimes even worse (as in, absolutely hateful). Also, you’ll be interested to know that by some bizarre coincidence, every one of the male couples in this Gay...
  • California same-sex couples get tax break

    07/13/2003 1:27:16 PM PDT · by nwrep · 58 replies · 2,018+ views
    PlanetOut ^ | July 10, 2003 | Randol White
    California same-sex couples get tax break Randol White, / Network Thursday, July 10, 2003 / 04:20 PM SUMMARY: The state of California will soon give registered domestic partners the same tax break on property transfers as married couples. The state of California will soon give registered domestic partners the same tax break on property transfers as married couples. California's elected tax board passed the proposed tax rule change on Wednesday with a 3-2 vote that followed party lines. The revision will take effect in two months, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The State Board of Equalization's openly...
  • Selling Homosexuality to America

    07/11/2003 2:12:34 PM PDT · by apackof2 · 236 replies · 2,045+ views
    CBN ^ | 7/11/03 | Craig von Buseck
    Selling Homosexuality to America By Craig von Buseck Producer In this exclusive interview, Paul Rondeau talks about his in-depth study, Selling Homosexuality to America, which was recently published in the Regent Law Review. – In his recent study, Selling Homosexuality to America, marketing expert Paul Rondeau explains, "Among America's culture wars, one of today's most intense controversies rages around the issue alternatively identified, depending on one's point of view, as "normalizing homosexuality" or "accepting gayness." The debate is truly a social-ethical-moral conceptual war that transcends both the scientific and legal, though science and law most often are the...
  • NEW RIGHTS FOR TRANSEXUALS --- Transexuals will be allowed to marry in their adoptive sex

    07/11/2003 7:03:31 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 627+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/11/03 | Staff Writer
    Transexuals will be allowed to marry in their adoptive sex and apply for birth certificates showing their new genders under new Government proposals. But in a concession to the Anglican Church, priests will for the first time be able to refuse to carry out a marriage ceremony if the bride or groom is a transexual. Minister at the Department for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Filkin, said the concession was a result of "disquiet" from some in the Church over the new rights. Transexuals who want to register under their new genders will be able to apply to a new authorising body,...
  • Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations- profile of the Lawrence-Garner arresting officer

    07/09/2003 9:17:10 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 266+ views
    Houston Press ^ | July 10, 2003 | Richard Connelly
    Back Door to History Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations Gay rights supporters hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 decision in Lawrence v. Texas as a watershed that will forever change gay and lesbian life in America. Many of the players in the drama have gotten their 15 minutes of fame, from the eagerly sound-biting lawyers to the publicity-shy defendants. But what about Harris County Sheriff's Deputy J.R. Quinn? He's the Frank Wills of this new day for gays ('70s trivia time: Wills was the security guard who discovered the Watergate break-in). In 1998 Quinn arrested John Lawrence...
  • ADL Commends MSNBC's Dismissal of Michael Savage Following Anti-Gay Comments

    07/08/2003 6:14:15 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 63 replies · 919+ views
    ADL Commends MSNBC's Dismissal of Michael Savage Following Anti-Gay Comments 7/8/03 8:22:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: State Desk Contact: Jonathan Bernstein or Rose Gabaeff of ADL, 415-981-3500 SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) lauded MSNBC's decision to remove Michael Savage's show from the air, following Savage's anti-gay remarks last weekend. At a taping of his show, Savage reportedly told a gay caller: "You should only get AIDS and die, you pig." According to news reports, these comments prompted MSNBC to fire Savage. Jonathan Bernstein, ADL Regional Director, said, "We commend MSNBC for taking this matter...
  • here! Pay Per View Launches on DIRECTV as First Destination Serving the Gay and Lesbian Market

    07/07/2003 10:53:35 AM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 43 replies · 2,098+ views
    Yahoo Finance/Press Release ^ | 7/7/03 | Direct TV Marcom
    here! Pay Per View Launches on DIRECTV as Nation's First Television Destination Serving the Gay and Lesbian Market Monday July 7, 1:43 pm ETLOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2003--here! Pay Per View: Award-Winning Filmmakers Paul Colichman And Stephen P. Jarchow Launch First Television Service Specializing In Gay And Lesbian Appeal Movies And Specials here! Pay Per View To Premiere August 29, 2003 Exclusively On DIRECTV® Service Paul Colichman and Stephen P. Jarchow -- two of Hollywood's most recognized producers of gay and lesbian-themed theatrical motion pictures -- have launched here! Pay Per View, a precedent-setting pay per view destination dedicated to...
  • Rights lobby kicks off election campaign -Age of consent lowering and much more (Sydney)

    12/20/2002 1:04:33 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 3 replies · 384+ views
    Rights lobby kicks off election campaign By Stacy Farrah The State’s political parties will be quizzed about their commitment to gay and lesbian rights in the lead-up to next year’s NSW state election. The election may still be months away, but the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby is already investigating which candidates will support four key areas of reform. Co-convenor Somali Ghosh said the Lobby would pressure parties to secure commitments to an equal age of consent for everyone, recognition of gay and lesbian parents and changes to the way the Anti-Discrimination Act allows churches and private schools to...
  • Australian State Lowers Age of Consent For Homosexual Sex

    05/29/2003 7:56:33 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 20 replies · 914+ views / ^ | May 29, 2003 | /
    Consent bill passes upper house By Jim Hanna May 27, 2003 THE age of consent for homosexual males in NSW is set to be lowered to 16 years, after a historic conscience vote in the State's Upper House tonight. At 9.24pm (AEST), the Legislative Council voted 23 to 16 to pass the bill and establish a uniform age of consent of 16 years in NSW, generating cheers and applause from a packed public gallery. Four Labor MLCs - Tony Burke, Tony Catanzariti, Tony Kelly and Eddie Obeid - voted against the bill, while two Labor MLCs - John Hatzistergos and...
  • A Fundamental Constitutional Right To Have Sex With Children, Too?

    07/08/2003 7:08:39 AM PDT · by F_Cohen · 339 replies · 617+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | July 8 | Lowell Phillips
    Is It A Fundamental Constitutional Right To Have Sex With Children, Too? By Lowell Phillips Tuesday July 8, 2003 Toogood Reports "This is a glorious and beautiful time to be queer." Don't start hammering out the hate mail just yet. Those aren't my words, but those of a bona fide "gay rights" activist. Amid the orgy of celebration (pun intended) following the Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas, striking down sodomy laws, Molly McKay, spokeswoman for Marriage Equality California proclaimed, "This month has been filled with hope... This is a glorious and beautiful time to be queer." Few...
  • Adversaries on Gay Rights Vow State-by-State Fight

    07/08/2003 11:11:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 74 replies · 722+ views
    NYT ^ | July 6, 2003 | SARAH KERSHAW
    Spurred on by the Supreme Court's landmark ruling decriminalizing gay sexual conduct, both sides in the debate over gay rights are vowing an intense state-by-state fight over deeply polarizing questions, foremost among them whether gays should be allowed to marry. Even with most legislatures out of session until early next year, lively debates are already taking shape across the country, from Hawaii to Connecticut, Oregon to Alabama to Massachusetts. Potentially fierce battles over marriage and other rights loom in dozens of statehouses and state courts, as social conservatives — including the Senate majority leader, Bill Frist of Tennessee — try...
  • Big Business Targets Gay Customers - purchasing power now surpasses $450 billion/yr

    07/08/2003 11:00:18 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 18 replies · 303+ views
    Big Business Targets Gay Customers Companies Eager For Piece Of Multi-Billion Market Gay purchasing power now surpasses $450 billion a year, by some estimates, and big companies are taking notice. Travel Web site is just one of several major companies now catering to gay and lesbian customers. In fact, the company is now airing a gay-targeted ad on two cable networks. Volvo is also going after a newly recognized gay demographic: families. Ford is doing the same. Wes Combs is president of the D.C. marketing firm Ford hired to target the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender market. "Gay...
  • MSNBC fires Savage after anti-gay remarks

    07/07/2003 1:11:21 PM PDT · by sakic · 977 replies · 1,737+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 7, 2003 01:00 PM
    <p>NEW YORK - MSNBC on Monday fired Michael Savage for anti-gay comments.</p> <p>The popular radio talk show host who did a weekend TV show for the cable channel referred to an unidentified caller to his show Saturday as a "sodomite" and said he should "get AIDS and die."</p>
  • San Francisco Gays Whoop It Up Over Court Ruling as reported by Concerned Women for American

    07/04/2003 10:29:47 PM PDT · by rick warrior · 94 replies · 832+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | July 2, 2003 | Allyson Smith
    Nudity, Crassness, Perversion on Display as San Francisco Celebrates Legal Sodomy 7/2/2003 By Allyson Smith Anti-Catholic 'Sisters' group takes shot at Vice President Cheney SAN FRANCISCO—Homosexuals were jubilant—and some naked—Sunday, June 29, as they celebrated last week’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Texas’ sodomy law during this city’s 33rd annual “gay pride” parade. This writer witnessed no attempt by city police to arrest those who were publicly nude, and no attempts to urge revelers to cover their private parts. The San Francisco "gay" celebration occurred just two days after President George W. Bush visited the city on a campaign stop to...

    07/01/2003 8:03:18 PM PDT · by Those_Crazy_Liberals · 84 replies · 540+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 07/01/2003 | Drudge
    WAL-MART ANNOUNCES PLANS TO PROTECT GAY EMPLOYEES; Has expanded its antidiscrimination policy... DEVELOPING...
  • Frist Endorses Idea of Gay Marriage Ban

    06/29/2003 4:01:09 PM PDT · by Valin · 62 replies · 558+ views
    AP ^ | 6/29/03 | WILLIAM C. MANN
    WASHINGTON - The Senate majority leader said Sunday he supported a proposed constitutional amendment to ban homosexual marriage in the United States. Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said the Supreme Court's decision last week on gay sex threatens to make the American home a place where criminality is condoned. The court on Thursday threw out a Texas law that prohibited acts of sodomy between homosexuals in a private home, saying that such a prohibition violates the defendants' privacy rights under the Constitution. The ruling invalidated the Texas law and similar statutes in 12 other states. "I have this fear that this...
  • CAPTION Chuckie Schumer at NYC Gay Parade

    06/29/2003 7:20:06 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 132 replies · 514+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 6/29/03
  • Gay Pride Parades Celebrate Court Ruling

    06/29/2003 8:33:41 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 105 replies · 593+ views
    Associated Press -- AOL Update Email | 06/29/03 22:10 EDT | Terence Chea
    Gay Pride Parades Celebrate Court RulingBy TERENCE CHEA The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Sunday for Gay Pride parades, energized by the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down laws against sodomy and a decision by Canada to allow gay marriage. In New York, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco and other cities, revelers marched, danced and carried banners congratulating the Supreme Court for its landmark ruling as rainbow flag-waving crowds lined the streets. ``There's such a resonance, such a sense of movement,'' said Marty Downs, a community organizer with the New York...
  • Frist Wants Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

    06/29/2003 5:51:41 PM PDT · by mrobison · 427 replies · 524+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | June 29, 2003
    By WILLIAM C. MANN, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The Senate majority leader said Sunday he supported a proposed constitutional amendment to ban homosexual marriage in the United States.   Sen. Bill Frist (news, bio, voting record), R-Tenn., said the Supreme Court's decision last week on gay sex threatens to make the American home a place where criminality is condoned. The court on Thursday threw out a Texas law that prohibited acts of sodomy between homosexuals in a private home, saying that such a prohibition violates the defendants' privacy rights under the Constitution. The ruling invalidated the Texas law and...
  • Freepers In Support Of The Supreme Court

    06/28/2003 12:38:52 PM PDT · by shred · 347 replies · 628+ views
    Vanity | 06/28/03 | shred
    I think there are many Freepers who are tired of this constant bashing of the Supreme Court for Lawrence v. Texas. I think they did a great job and stuck a knife in the heart of big government. Individual liberty is at the heart of what conservatism is all about - the individual having primacy over the state. It disturbs me that there are so many who wanted to see the state prevail in its desire to regulate private, individual freedoms. I say, good job, to a consistent, conservative SC! You did exactly what you're supposed to be doing.
  • Men whose sodomy case led to Supreme Court ruling keep low profile(Lawrence Garner Texas)

    06/29/2003 3:17:56 PM PDT · by weegee · 41 replies · 2,987+ views
    Dallas Morning News via ^ | Posted on Thu, Jun. 26, 2003 | BY BRUCE NICHOLS
    Men whose sodomy case led to Supreme Court ruling keep low profile BY BRUCE NICHOLS The Dallas Morning News HOUSTON - (KRT) - The two men whose appeal led the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Texas' sodomy law have been invisible warriors, making brief appearances at the courthouse but otherwise working with their lawyers to keep their lives secret. Until Thursday's ruling, the public view of Tyron Garner, 35, who was unemployed when arrested in 1998, and John Geddes Lawrence, 59, a longtime medical technologist, consisted of a brief TV news clip in which they decried their arrest. Garner and...
  • O'Connor Makes Catchphrase Law of the Land

    06/29/2003 3:36:08 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 87 replies · 521+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times (SomeTimes) ^ | 29 June 2003 | Mark Steyn
    I have a sneaking sympathy for Dick Gephardt. Hitherto the Democratic Party's most reliably unexciting presidential candidate, the former House minority leader went bananas the other day and said if the Supreme Court did something he didn't like he'd sign an executive order overturning it. Several conservatives did a bit of pro forma huffin' an' a-puffin' about why this makes Gephardt unfit to be president. But, speaking personally, I can't see why rule by Dick-tat would be worse in principle than the present system, whereby the nation's course for the decades ahead is effectively set by executive orders from Sandra...
  • Straight 'Pride Idol' ruffles some gays' feathers

    06/29/2003 9:24:12 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 25 replies · 270+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 6/29/03 | Matier & Ross
    Watch out, "American Idol." San Francisco's first "Gay Pride Idol" makes her debut at today's big parade and rally -- only guess what? She's not gay. Or lesbian, bisexual or transgender, for that matter. She's straight. And boy, are some people ticked. "It is a huge slap in the face," fumed one losing "Pride Idol" contestant. "Completely outraged," another Pride-proud woman from Corte Madera wrote in an e-mail to parade organizers. "This should have been an opportunity for someone . . . who lives their life as a Queer and feels the joys and the pain of being Queer." Those...
  • Top Senator Backs Amendment Banning Gay Marriage - FRist,TN

    06/29/2003 12:32:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 168 replies · 609+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/29/03 | Peter Kaplan - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Sunday he supported a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. Reuters Photo Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist expressed concern about the Supreme Court's decision last week to strike down a Texas sodomy law. He said he supported an amendment that would reserve marriage for relationships between men and women. "I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament, and that sacrament should extend and can extend to that legal entity of a union between, what is traditionally in our Western values has been defined, as between a...

    06/29/2003 11:26:04 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 563 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Heustis Update ^ | June 27, AD 2003 | Reed R. Heustis, Jr.
    BLAME THE GOP FOR PRO-SODOMY COURT DECISION By: Reed R. Heustis, Jr. June 27, AD 2003 With one stroke of the pen, [homosexuality] has triumphed at the Supreme Court. And guess what? Republican-appointed Justices are to blame. With a convincing 6-3 decision in Lawrence v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court on June 26 overturned a 1986 case, Bowers v. Hardwick, which had upheld the legitimacy of an anti-sodomy law. Sodomites and perverts all across America are hailing the Lawrence decision as the biggest gay rights victory in our nation's history. Mitchell Katine, the openly gay attorney representing John Lawrence...
  • Gay Pride Parades Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling

    06/29/2003 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 10 replies · 347+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2003
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO  — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws against sodomy, Gay Pride parades (search) around the country offered gays and lesbians a chance to celebrate an historic victory they hope marks a new era of equality and respect.</p>
  • Court ruling gives Pride Parade an extra spark (Houston Texas gay pride parade)

    06/29/2003 3:16:13 AM PDT · by weegee · 25 replies · 582+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2003, 11:40PM | By ROBERT CROWE
    By ROBERT CROWE Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle From exotic drag queens strutting their stuff to colorful floats sporting gay and lesbian activists, the Houston Pride Parade on Saturday night attracted a large, festive crowd. While just as flamboyant as it has been during its previous 24 years, the atmosphere was charged by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that overturned Texas' sodomy law. "This is overwhelming and still seems a little unreal after all these years -- more than three decades of struggle -- that we're finally free in Texas and free all over the country," said Lee Harrington. A...
  • A Gay Pride Day to remember

    06/29/2003 1:54:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 23 replies · 334+ views
    When gays rose up against police during the Stonewall Riots in 1969, they were living in a country that considered them criminals. But when their descendants in the struggle for equal rights march down Fifth Ave. in today's Gay Pride Parade, they will do so in a nation whose Supreme Court has forcefully ruled that they are "entitled to respect for their private lives." In the matter of Lawrence vs. Texas, the justices ruled 6 to 3 Thursday that the sodomy law in Texas, which criminalized consensual sexual activity between homosexuals, was unconstitutional. But the court didn't leave it at...
  • Gay Pride Events Becoming Family Affairs

    06/28/2003 2:33:12 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 27 replies · 747+ views
    Excite News ^ | June 28, 2003 | LISA LEFF (AP)
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For 10 years, Bryan Nadeu strutted in the Gay Pride parade as part of a marching band, hammering out a beat on a drum while wearing a rainbow-plumed hat. But that was B.F. - Before Fatherhood. Now, with a 14-month-old toddler in tow, he has other things to worry about while preparing for Sunday's San Francisco parade: Baby backpack or stroller? Will there be diaper-changing stations? And how to retreat if his kid melts at the loud music and crowds? "It's like I'm figuring out how I can be a father and still be gay," Nadeu...
  • Is Lawrence Worse Than Roe?

    06/28/2003 7:08:52 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 696 replies · 1,535+ views
    CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter ^ | 6/27/03 | Deal Hudson
    Is Lawrence Worse Than Roe? CRISIS Magazine - e-Letter June 27, 2003 ********************************************** There has been a lot of lot of talk since yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, a dispute over Texas' law making sodomy illegal. The Supreme Court overturned that law by a vote of 6 to 3, saying that such laws "demean the lives of homosexual persons" and infringe upon their right to privacy. Let me tell you right now: Lawrence is a devastating decision, worse than most people think -- and for reasons that haven't fully dawned on them yet. I...
  • Gays Overjoyed, Conservatives Despair Over Sodomy Ruling (Mega-barf ALERT)

    06/26/2003 5:44:54 PM PDT · by Brian S · 115 replies · 1,623+ views
    <p>In a gesture of gratitude for the Supreme Court's decision Thursday striking down a Texas anti-sodomy law, gay-rights activists lowered the huge rainbow flag that always flies over the city's Castro District and hoisted the Stars and Stripes in its place.</p>