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  • Obama’s Obsession with Sexual Orientation

    07/01/2011 12:19:17 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 77 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | Friday, 01 July 2011 | Austin Ruse
    A few weeks ago, Malawi’s Ambassador to the United Nations said privately that the Obama administration had threatened to withhold $350 million in aid unless Malawi’s government struck down its laws on sodomy. Let’s take a look at tiny Malawi. According to the CIA World Fact Book, among Malawi’s roughly 16-million inhabitants, the life expectancy is a paltry 5I.7 years, which turns to be the 211th lowest life expectancy in the world. Malawi has the eleventh highest infant mortality rate in the world. And 44 percent of the population does not have safe sanitation, meaning they very well might be...
  • Malawi's new president sells off presidential jet and 60 Mercedes

    06/02/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2012 | Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg and Damien McElroy
    Joyce Banda, Malawi's new president, has announced the presidential jet and fleet of 60 Mercedes limousines would be sold in a move applauded by a British cabinet minister as an example to other African leaders. Mrs Banda said she was happy to "offload" the presidential perks, adding: "I can well use private airlines. I am already used to hitchhiking." It means that the 62-year-old head of state – the second woman to hold the position in Africa – will fly to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in London this weekend with British Airways. Andrew Mitchell, the UK International Development Secretary who...
  • Uh-Oh: Newly Released Email Was Marked Classified When It Hit Clinton's Server

    06/11/2016 5:27:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    PJMedia ^ | JUNE 10, 2016 | DEBRA HEINE
    Hillary Clinton has claimed from the very beginning of the email scandal that nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. *snip* Unfortunately for Hillary, the State Department today released an email from 2012 that totally contradicts her "fact." According to Catherine Herridge at Fox News, the email carries "a classified code known as a 'portion marking' - and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account." (Not retroactively, as the Clinton camp likes to claim.)
  • Chad considering anti-gay legislation, says group

    09/23/2014 9:26:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
    Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country. The rights group said Tuesday that amendments to the penal code proposed by the government would criminalize same-sex conduct in Chad, threatening jail sentences of between 15 and 20 years, and a fine ranging from $100 and $1,000. …
  • Gay Sex No Longer a Crime in Montana

    04/19/2013 7:19:18 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/19/2013 | By Matt Cantor
    Montana has been a little slow to decriminalize gay sex—but a law banning it was finally wiped from the books after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill yesterday. Activists had been fighting the ban for decades; the state Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional 16 years ago, the AP notes, and it hadn't been enforced for years. Bullock's signature prompted cheers. "I am not going to speak too long because, frankly, the longer I talk, the longer this embarrassing and unconstitutional law stays on the books," he said. Gay rights advocates hoped the move was a step forward. "As more and...
  • The House of Lies (the 2003 ruling that overturned anti-sodomy laws)

    03/26/2013 3:11:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 25, 2013 | Anne Hendershott
    This week’s Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage cases owe much to Lawrence v. Texas, the 2003 ruling that overturned anti-sodomy laws. However, the story behind Lawrence isn’t what many suppose. Anne Hendershott A cake for a same-sex wedding at Morfey's Cake Shoppe in Seattle in 2004 (CNS photo from Reuters) The recent endorsement of same-sex marriage by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came as no surprise. She joins a long list of politicians—mostly Democrats, but increasingly more Republicans—who claim to have been “recently” converted to the cause. Earlier this month her husband, the former President William Clinton, published...
  • Elton John and partner 'tie the knot'

    12/21/2005 3:09:14 AM PST · by beaversmom · 17 replies · 681+ views
    CNN ^ | December 21, 2005
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- Elton John and his partner David Furnish are among hundreds of gay couples in England and Wales making legal history as they "tie the knot" on Wednesday. The couple are exchanging vows during a civil partnership ceremony at Windsor's town hall -- the Guildhall -- where Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles wed in April. The couple plan a low-key private ceremony, with only John's mother and stepfather and Furnish's parents attending. Later in the day, the couple will throw a star-studded party, costing an estimated $1.75 million, according to The Associated Press. Two giant white...
  • How staged sex crime fooled Supreme Court

    10/24/2005 12:27:04 PM PDT · by Hunterb · 286 replies · 4,765+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 24, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Was the U.S. Supreme Court fooled by a make-believe sodomy case in Lawrence v. Texas – one manufactured by homosexual activists to entrap police and ensnare the judicial system in a conspiracy to change the law of the land? That is the compelling verdict of a new book, "Sex Appealed: Was the U.S. Supreme Court Fooled?" by Judge Janice Law. It was in the Houston courthouse where Law presided as judge that she first heard rumors that the key figures in what became the landmark Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court case actually invited arrest in a pre-arranged setup...
  • Virginia Court Strikes Down Law Against Sex By Singles

    01/14/2005 2:34:56 PM PST · by KidGlock · 87 replies · 2,057+ views
    WFTV ^ | 1/14/04
    Virginia Court Strikes Down Law Against Sex By Singles POSTED: 4:20 pm EST January 14, 2005 RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday struck down an archaic and rarely enforced state law prohibiting sex between unmarried people. The unanimous ruling strongly suggests that a separate anti-sodomy law in Virginia also is unconstitutional, although that statute is not directly affected. The justices based their ruling on a U.S. Supreme Court decision voiding an anti-sodomy law in Texas. "This case directly affects only the fornication law but makes it absolutely clear how the court would rule were the sodomy law...
  • Former (NY) Dem Leader Sentenced for Sodomy

    09/22/2004 7:57:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 1,721+ views
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | September 22, 2004 | Jonah Bruno
    ADAMS STREET — A former Democratic district leader Anabil Ortiz was sentenced yesterday to two-and-a-half to six years in prison for sexually assaulting his fiancé’s 13-year-old sister. Anabil Ortiz, 41, was convicted in June of second-degree sodomy, a class-D felony, which carries a maximum sentence of three to seven years.Ortiz’s victim testified that he showed her a porno movie and then performed oral sex acts similar to those depicted in the movie, until she told him to stop. Later Ortiz told her he loved her and that she should call him if she ever wanted to do it again, the...
  • Of Yale, hookers, and tolerance

    09/02/2004 8:28:17 AM PDT · by outlawcam · 61 replies · 2,403+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-1-2004 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Sunday, I picked up a copy of Boston Magazine while sitting in the green room at the Fox News studios in Watertown, Mass. Leafing through the publication, I came across an article titled "Confessions of an Ivy League Callgirl," written by Jeannette Angell, a university lecturer with a master's degree from Yale. The fact that she was a Yalie caught my eye -- as a Harvard Law student, I've already adopted our communal animosities -- and so I read the piece.  Apparently, Angell began trading sex for cash after receiving her doctorate in social anthropology. But what was shocking...
  • Two cases from Va. Beach challenge state's sodomy law

    07/12/2004 6:34:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1,174+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 7/13/04 | JUSTIN BERGMAN/AP
    RICHMOND — A Virginia Beach man convicted of soliciting sex in a department store bathroom is challenging the state's sodomy law, which prosecutors have continued to enforce a year after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Lawrence v. Texas. Lambda Legal, the gay rights group that handled the Lawrence case, filed a petition with the Virginia Court of Appeals Monday on behalf of Joel Singson, who was convicted of solicitation of sodomy last year. His challenge follows a similar petition to appeal that was filed by another Virginia Beach man in May, and a case involving two inmates that was...
  • Partner benefits only for homosexuals: University discriminates against straight unmarried couples

    07/10/2004 12:31:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 1,004+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/10/04 | WorldNetDaily
    Ohio University is offering "domestic-partner" benefits to employees, but only same-sex couples can apply. Some critics say the school is setting itself up for a lawsuit by employees who want to add a live-in boyfriend or girlfriend to their insurance plans, the Athens, Ohio, News reported. Eric Clift, a technical services specialist in OU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, told the paper if a heterosexual employee were to legally challenge the new policy as discriminatory, the university might have to either revoke the benefits for gay and lesbian employees, or extend them to straight employees, "which I have to think would...
  • The end of the gay marriage debate? (Jeff Jacoby)

    05/16/2004 7:55:53 AM PDT · by Snuffington · 162 replies · 1,198+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 16, 2004 | Jeff Jacoby
    JEFF JACOBYThe end of the gay marriage debate? By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist  |  May 16, 2004 THIS IS THE week that same-sex marriage comes to Massachusetts, and thus to the United States. The fundamental building block of civilization is about to undergo a radical change -- a change opposed by a majority of American adults. How did this happen? The joining of gay and lesbian couples in marriage may turn out to be the most consequential development of our lifetimes. How did we get here? The answer to that question has several parts. At the most obvious level, the...
  • Pair proud they could get sodomy law thrown out (Lawrence v. Texas case anniversary)

    04/25/2004 12:05:49 AM PDT · by weegee · 10 replies · 464+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 25, 2004, 12:12AM | By PATTY REINERT
    Almost six years after police stormed his apartment and arrested him for having sex with another man, this is what John Lawrence remembers: Harris County Sheriff's Department officers shoving him to the couch, shattering the porcelain birds that were a gift from his mother. The humiliating ride to the station, wearing only handcuffs and underwear. The fingerprinting and mugshot, the bologna sandwich he ate in jail, the jeans another inmate gave him for the ride home, the cabbie who took him, though he had no wallet to pay. And the call to his elderly father to tell him what had...
  • Judicial Tyranny? - Ann Coulter

    12/04/2003 1:05:35 AM PST · by kattracks · 46 replies · 538+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/04/03 | Ann Coulter
    The first killing of an abortion doctor by an anti-abortion activist happened in 1993. Since then, six more people have been killed in attacks on abortion clinics, which is fewer people who ended up dead by being in the vicinity of recently released Weatherman Kathy Boudin. Most of the abortionists were shot or, depending upon your point of view, had a procedure performed on them with a rifle. This brings the total to: seven abortion providers to 30 million fetuses dead, which is also a pretty good estimate of how the political battle is going. The nation embarked on...
  • Polygamist cites ruling on sodomy

    12/02/2003 9:49:23 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 38 replies · 272+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, December 3, 2003 | By Joyce Howard Price
    <p>A Utah man with five wives is in court fighting to get his bigamy conviction overturned on the basis of the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling that decriminalized homosexual relations.</p> <p>The legal action by polygamist Tom Green in the Utah Supreme Court seems to confirm predictions of a Republican lawmaker and other social conservatives who warned that the high court's decision would open the door to attempts to legalize other sexual activities that historically have been outlawed by states, such as bigamy, polygamy, prostitution, adult incest and even bestiality.</p>
  • 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...
  • Kline Concerned about Sodomy Case-laws against sex with children could be nullified (ACLU involved)

    09/15/2003 5:14:14 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 16 replies · 282+ views
    Kline Concerned about Sodomy Case WIBW, Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is concerned that if a sodomy case before the courts goes against the state, the Kansas marriage law and laws against sex with children will be nullified. Kline held a news conference on Monday about the case of Matthew Limon, convicted in 2000 of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. That was in a group home for the developmentally disabled. The defendant's attorney, working for the ACLU, argues that Limon's 17-year prison sentence is unfair. The defense says another Kansas sex law provides a lesser penalty if the...
  • "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More

    08/30/2003 5:48:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 377 replies · 2,463+ views
    "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More Mark Tooley August 22, 2003 When arguing for church acceptance of homosexuality, most advocates talk about monogamy. But others are bolder. “I am a strong ally of those in healthy, polyamorous relationships,” declared Debra Kolodny. She argued that having multiple sexual partners can be “holy.” Kolodyn was leading a workshop at the WOW (Witness Our Welcome) 2003 convention, an ecumenical gathering for “sexually and gender inclusive Christians.” Hundreds of homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual people gathered under the “queer” banner in Philadelphia August 14-17 to urge religious acceptance of non-traditional sexual behaviors. According...