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Walmart Officials Apologize For Refusing To Write "Gay" On Cake For Gay/Straight Prom Couple
Anthony Martinez and Jacob Lescenski are the gay/straight couple from Nevada that went to their high school prom together. Anthony and Jacob are best friends. Apparently, Anthony's aunt was ...
librarisingnsf 05/05/2015 15 26 1 -
AZ Sheriff Mack: Justice Ginsburg Is A 'Very Senile And Evil' Person Who Will Destroy Marriage
The crazy religious (far) right is out and about and getting more panicked and outraged and paranoid every day. Why? Because the SCOTUS is ...
librarisingnsf 05/05/2015 37 25 - -
TX Pastors Worry That They Might Have To Marry Pedophiles And Persons Into Bestiality At Hearing
The Texas legislature has a slew of bills before it to try and circumvent a favorable SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. One of them is to protect clergy, and a state Senate commitee held a ...
librarisingnsf 05/04/2015 92 43 1 -
Chicago Tribune Editor Predicts A 9-0 SCOTUS Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
This clearly has to be the most optimistic prediction that I have read regarding how the SCOTUS justices will come down on the marriage equality issue/cases. Chicago Tribune editor, Eric Zorn, ...
librarisingnsf 05/04/2015 71 32 1 -
Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
librarisingnsf 05/03/2015 57 61 - -
SC Senior Class Students Try To Offset Student's Racist Act With Banner With Inclusive Message
The day after a sophmore student at Christ Church Episcopal School in northern South Carolina was expelled for posting racist photos of four black students, the senior class greeted the student ...
librarisingnsf 05/02/2015 2 17 - -
Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
librarisingnsf 05/01/2015 25 29 - -
Responses To The SCOTUS Marriage Equality Hearing Along With A Few Predictions
In the aftermath of the SCOTUS oral arguments in the marriage equality cases heard yesterday, much of the national media is reporting that the SCOTUS justices are "divided" on the issue of ...
librarisingnsf 04/29/2015 24 27 - -
Anti-Gay ND Lawmaker Caught Sending Nude Pics To Another Man Via Grindr
Some folks within the LGBT community clearly still harbor quite a bit self-hatred. Take for instance this North Dakota lawmaker who has been caught sending nude photos of himself to another man on ...
librarisingnsf 04/28/2015 28 47 - -
Marriage Equality At The Supreme Court Via Twitter
I got up this morning, turned on the computer, logged on to twitter, and my twitter feed was going crazy with tweets about marriage equality at the Supreme Court, Here are some of them. ...
librarisingnsf 04/28/2015 26 18 1 -
KY State Judge Rules That Religious Freedom Gives T-Shirt Co. Right To Discriminate Against Gay Org
A Kentucky state circuit judge has ruled that a t-shirt company has the right to discriminate against a gay organization because of sincerely held religious beliefs. From Think Progress :
librarisingnsf 04/27/2015 47 27 - -
NOM Held Latest Hate March On Saturday To Restrain SCOTUS From Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
NOM held its latest "March4Marriage" in Washington on Saturday. And, it was quite the show of religious right characters. They wanted to give the SCOTUS justices the message that they best NOT ...
librarisingnsf 04/27/2015 19 21 - -
Discussions Of Marriage Equality On Sunday Morning News Shows
The SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in the marriage equality cases on Tuesday, and the Sunday news shows from the major networks discussed the issue with some of the major players on each side. ...
librarisingnsf 04/26/2015 23 21 - -
Rep. Jared Polis Files Bill To Stop Rep. Steve King From Introducing Proposed Legislation
librarisingnsf 04/25/2015 15 24 - -
GoFundMe Cancels Sweet Cakes By Melissa Fundraising Campaign; Owners Blame 'Satan'
Sweet Cakes By Melissa is the Oregon bakery whose owners refused to bake a same-sex couple's wedding cake. The couple took the owners to court and won the case. Oregon is one of the states that ...
librarisingnsf 04/25/2015 234 140 - -
One Of The Most Important (Constitution) Edits In US History And How It Affects Marriage Equality
Oral arguments in the marriage equality cases will be heard by the SCOTUS justices on April 28, 2015. Much of the discussion will center around the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, and ...
librarisingnsf 04/24/2015 9 25 1 -
Young Lady Blames Pain And Problems From Broken Home On Gays And Marriage Equality
Divorce is painful, especially so if children are involved. And, being the product of a broken home/family (a child who's parents are divorced) can be very difficult and can follow the child into ...
librarisingnsf 04/23/2015 11 23 - -
GOP US Rep. Steve Knight To Constituent: If You Touch Me Again, I'll Drop Your Ass
The US Congress is just full of GOP macho men, it seems. Among them is California Representative Steve Knight of CA's 25th District. From ...
librarisingnsf 04/21/2015 36 45 - -
Shocking 1975 Letter From The INS Shows How Far The US Government Has Come On Gay Rights
There have been a few (surprisingly few) same-sex couples who have tried to get legally married prior to the 21st century. Probably the most famous couple was that of Richard John Baker and his ...
librarisingnsf 04/20/2015 12 23 - -
Miami Shores Bakery Will Make Anti-Gay Cakes, But Not For The Reason You Might Think
Enchanting Creations is a small business in Miami Shores (a suburb of Miami). The owners have a bakery there, and they say that they have been harassed by anti-gay activists for the past couple of ...
librarisingnsf 04/19/2015 71 289 3 -
James Dobson To LGBT-Affirming Christians About Bisexuality: That's Orgies!
James Dobson of Focus On The Family is definitely not a friend to the LGBT community, to put it mildly. If he had his way, we would have no rights at all. But, he clearly doesn't understand about ...
librarisingnsf 04/18/2015 56 31 - -
Suspect In North Carolina Shooting Says He's A Neo-Nazi Who Hates Gays 'With A Passion'
The man charged with killing a print shop employee in North Carolina last Monday says that he is a neo-Nazi who hates gay people "with a passion." He says he has no regrets about the shooting and ...
librarisingnsf 04/18/2015 58 34 1 -
Hate Groups To SCOTUS: Marriage Equality Will Lead To Slutty Women And Violent Men
Good news, ladies! Marriage equality causes girls to become sluts. Since the SCOTUS is likely to rule in favor of marriage equality by June of this year, it is just a matter of time before you ...
librarisingnsf 04/17/2015 63 40 - -
100 Prominent Catholics Urge Pope To Oust Anti-Gay San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has been a controversial and divisive Catholic leader in the City since he arrived. His very conservative world view and theology appear not to be a ...
librarisingnsf 04/16/2015 18 18 - -
Freedom To Marry's Evan Wolfson: Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve
Evan Wolfson has penned an article at the Advocate stating that he believes we have made a very wise and excellent choice in Mary Bonauto to represent us at the SCOTUS on April 28 (for marriage ...
librarisingnsf 04/15/2015 9 12 - -
Religious Right Pundit: Hitlery Clinton Is Too Ugly To Be President
The religious (far) right attack on Hillary Clinton is on, and it's going to get very nasty from the look of things. It sort of reminds me of this diary that I wrote last year about ...
librarisingnsf 04/15/2015 61 28 - -
Dad Asks Facebook Fans To Tell His Son That Surgery Scars Are Beautiful
You might need a tissue for this (I did). Carter Gentle has endured five surgeries for his congenital heart defect. After the last surgery and after the bandages had been taken off, ...
librarisingnsf 04/14/2015 14 19 - -
Marco Rubio Might Be The Most Anti-Gay Presidential Candidate Yet
Marco Rubio is not loud and boisterous with his anti-gay rants (like Ted Cruz is). But, what he lacks in spewing loud vitriolic attacks on gay folks, he makes up with the content and substance of ...
librarisingnsf 04/14/2015 24 19 - -
Senator Cory Booker Gives Impassioned Senate Floor Speech About Marriage Equality Plaintiff's Story
Senator Cory Booker has been a fervent supporter of marriage equality for some time. So, it is no surprise that he would give a very passionate speech about marriage equality plaintiff, Jim ...
librarisingnsf 04/13/2015 2 9 - -
Hillary Selects Openly Gay Man As Campaign Manager (Per Mother Jones)
It appears that an openly gay man will be Hillary Clinton's campaign manager in her bid ...
librarisingnsf 04/12/2015 144 126 1 -
Romans 1:26-27; When In Rome ... (Republished)
A diary was published last week which cited Romans 1:26-27, and I posted a link to this diary that I did a little over a year ago. So, I decided that it might be a good idea to republish it at ...
librarisingnsf 04/12/2015 12 19 - -
Tony Perkins: LGBT-Affirming Christians Are Committing 'Heresy'
Tony Perkins was not at all happy with Frank Bruni's column in the New York Times in which he stated that there ...
librarisingnsf 04/11/2015 108 55 1 -
Caller On Washington Watch: Did The Pentagon Gay-Bomb America? Updated With Video
Ever since Harvey Milk showed up on the scene and announced that gay men and women needed to come out, more and more gay men and lesbians have come out. I remember the old chant ... "We're here, we'
librarisingnsf 04/10/2015 24 19 - -
S. Carolina To SCOTUS: We Can Discriminate Against Women And Gays. Marriage Bans Are Constitutional
South Carolina's AG has filed a very interesting (and, offensive) amicus brief with the SCOTUS in support of the marriage equality bans. It argues an originalist approach to interpreting the US ...
librarisingnsf 04/09/2015 41 44 1 -
Former Ex-Gay Organization Leader, Alan Chambers, Supports Obama On 'Conversion Therapy' Ban
Alan Chambers was the president of Exodus International, an organization that offered "conversion therapy" services, from 2001 to 2013. He then worked ...
librarisingnsf 04/09/2015 1 24 - -
Ted Cruz: Congress Should Strip Federal Courts Of Jurisdiction To Rule On Marriage Equality
While Ted Cruz isn't the first to come up with a jurisdiction-stripping scheme for the nation's judiciary, it is still a radical idea. It's the type of idea that would get him the attention of ...
librarisingnsf 04/07/2015 181 107 1 -
State Of Colorado Rules In Favor Of Bakery Owner Who Refused To Bake Cake With Anti-Gay Message
Colorado's Department of Regulatory Agencies has determined that Denver-based Azucar Bakery did nothing wrong in refusing to put an anti-gay message on a cake . The customer wanted a cake with anti-
librarisingnsf 04/05/2015 125 132 1 -
The Georgia Florists Who Owe It To Jesus To Deny Gay People Service
Georgia's RFRA is pretty much dead for this session of the state legislature. However, that does not mean that certain businesses will not deny services to gay folks. Some intend to do so anyway.
librarisingnsf 04/04/2015 75 42 - -
The False 'God Vs Gays' Narrative In The RFRA Debate; Matthew Vines, The NYT, And The Advocate
Too many folks still believe that it's an either/or proposition ... you either side with the gays and are for their rights or you side with G-d/Christianity/religion and reject rights for gay folks. ...
librarisingnsf 04/03/2015 19 27 - -
Indiana Pizza Parlor That Won't Cater Gay Weddings Gets Over 100K In Donations
If you were worried about Memories Pizza, the pizza parlor that won't cater gay weddings ... don't be. It seems that they are receiving some fairly large donations from the religious right for ...
librarisingnsf 04/02/2015 163 78 - -
Religious Right Unhinged Over Backlash Against License To Discriminate Laws
Of course, Rush Limbaugh decided that he needed to weigh in on the Indiana RFRA controversy. At least he did admit that it was about marriage equality and keeping bakers, photographers, and flower ...
librarisingnsf 03/31/2015 201 222 2 -
Indiana State Dems: Repeal Entire RFRA, Update Anti-Discrimination Laws To Include LGBT Persons
Today, Indiana state lawmakers are scrambling with how to handle the new RFRA law and the backlash against it. The state GOP leadership wants to clarify the law to say that it is not meant as a ...
librarisingnsf 03/30/2015 30 99 1 -
Surprise! Special Committee Hearing On Georgia's License To Discriminate Bill Tomorrow Cancelled
Perhaps due to fallout from the backlash against Indiana's license to discriminate law, a special committee hearing on Georgia's RFRA bill scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. From AJC.com :
librarisingnsf 03/29/2015 22 38 - -
License To Discriminate Bill Fails In Montana House As Lawmakers Refuse To Follow Indiana's Lead
Lawmakers in other states may be taking note of what has been happening in Indiana, including red states such as Montana. A similar "religious liberty" bill was tabled in Montana's House. ...
librarisingnsf 03/29/2015 21 56 - -
NCAA 'Especially Concerned' About Indiana's License To Discriminate Law As Final Four Nears
NCAA President Mark Emmert has stated that the NCAA is "especially concerned" about Indiana's recently passed "religious freedom" law. ...
librarisingnsf 03/28/2015 97 94 1 -
A Letter With Threat To Burn Presbyterian Churches To The Ground Over Support Of Marriage Equality
A little over a week ago I reported that the Presbyterian Church (USA) had given final approval of marriage equality within that Christian denomination. Well, ...
librarisingnsf 03/26/2015 60 96 2 -
California AG Harris Goes To Court To Stop The Gay Death Penalty Ballot Initiative
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has just issued a statement concerning the Sodomite Suppression Act . It follows: Attorney General Kamala ...
librarisingnsf 03/25/2015 117 120 1 -
Australian Sponsor Of Marriage Equality Bill Targeted By Letter Warning That He'll Be Shot
Marriage equality has been quite the contentious political issue in Australia the last few years. It has been brought up in Australia's Parliament twice in the past and failed. And, it is due to ...
librarisingnsf 03/25/2015 14 15 - -
AL Justice Roy Moore At Texas Rally: If I Didn't Fight Marriage Equality I'd Be 'Guilty Of Treason'
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was the guest speaker at an anti-marriage equality rally today in Texas. He gave most of the same talking points ... about states' rights and that the US ...
librarisingnsf 03/23/2015 23 24 - -
Gay Man Brutally Beaten In Mississippi In What Many Say Is A Hate Crime
In what has been described as a possible hate crime, a young gay man in Mississippi has been brutally beaten. Devin Norman was attacked in the parking lot of a Walmart in Corinth, Mississippi last ...
librarisingnsf 03/23/2015 17 36 - -
Idaho House Calls On Congress To Impeach Judges Who Rule In Favor Of Marriage Equality
Disagreement with a judge's decisions/rulings is not grounds for impeaching a federal judge. However, that has not stopped the Idaho House from passing a resolution calling on Congress to impeach ...
librarisingnsf 03/23/2015 6 13 - -
Anti-Gay Religious Right Already In Meltdown Mode Over Upcoming SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling
To listen to many of the religious right personalities, one would think that the SCOTUS had pretty much already declared state bans on marriage equality unconstitutional. The justices will hear ...
librarisingnsf 03/21/2015 166 128 - -
Nevada GOP Lawmaker: We Have A Black President. At What Point Do We Stop Using The 'Race Card'?
Nevada's legislature is debating a voter ID law, and one GOP lawmaker seemed to get upset at some of her colleagues and witnesses at the hearing for bringing up the "race card." She proceeded to ...
librarisingnsf 03/20/2015 75 70 1 -
Unhinged SC Teabagger To Santorum: Communist Dictator Obama Is Destroying My Country!
It looks like we are heading into a doozy of a 2016 Republican primary season. One of the potential GOP presidential candidates, Rick Santorum, was in South Carolina last weekend, and did he ever ...
librarisingnsf 03/19/2015 64 31 - -
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Gives Final Approval To Marriage Equality
The Presbyterian Church (USA) gave final approval to marriage equality today. Eighty-six of the presbyteries have voted in favor of approval (of the total of 171). The denomination has about 1.8 ...
librarisingnsf 03/17/2015 16 41 - -
AL Justice Roy Moore's Son Arrested On Drugs Charges For Third Time; Blames It On Liberal Plot
It seems that the son of Alabama's Chief Justice, Roy Moore, is as rebellious and wild as Chief Justice Moore is, but in a different way. The partying 24 year-old has been arrested for the third ...
librarisingnsf 03/17/2015 174 146 1 -
Famous Fashion Designers, Dolce & Gabbana, May Have Just Pissed Off The Wrong Musical Megastar
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are two of the most famous names in fashion (not to be confused with Elton John and his hubby who are pictured above). From Wikipedia: Dolce & Gabbana is an ...
librarisingnsf 03/15/2015 49 71 - -
Cyndi Lauper: Anti-Gay Groups Want LGBT Kids Excluded From Federal Act To Help Homeless Youth
Cyndi Lauper has been an advocate (and ally) for LGBT homeless youth for some time now. And, one of her latest projects is to keep LGBT kids included in the Runaway and Homeless Youth and ...
librarisingnsf 03/14/2015 27 28 1 -
CA Lawmaker Seeks Disbarment Of Attorney Who Filed Ballot Init To Enact Death Penalty For Gay Folks
Earlier this month, I wrote a diary about a religious right attorney who had filed a ballot initiative for the execution of all homosexuals. And, now openly gay ...
librarisingnsf 03/13/2015 27 59 - -
Modern Mom To Dear Abby: My Son Kissed A Boy And Liked It. Now What?
Back on January 22, 2015, we read about how Dear Abby defended a gay grandmother whose son and daughter-in-law refused to allow her to see her grandchildren. She nailed it. Now, she has ...
librarisingnsf 03/12/2015 61 56 - -
Texas Bill Would Defy A Favorable SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling If Enacted
The Texas state legislature is working overtime trying to prevent marriage equality from coming to Texas, a possibility that they clearly believe is approaching certainty. The latest response is a ...
librarisingnsf 03/11/2015 33 23 - -
Updated: University Of Texas Frat Bans Mexicans, Interracial Dating, And 'Fagetry'
It appears that the University of Oklahoma fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, isn't the only fraternity with issues. UT Austin's Phi Gamma Delta (known as Fiji) has some very offensive rules that ...
librarisingnsf 03/10/2015 277 138 1 -
Alabama Supreme Court Example Could Create Chaos For Nation's Dual Court System
When Alabama's state Supreme Court decided to defiantly step into the marriage equality issue in the state, it was a bit surprising to most folks. It has also caused quite a bit of chaos in the ...
librarisingnsf 03/09/2015 12 13 - -
Anti-Gay TN Lawmaker Accused Of Hitting Ex-Wife With Car Door - Twice, Almost Running Over Her
It seems that anti-gay lawmakers and others have more problems and issues than just being anti-gay. Some are caught in secretive gay relationships and others seem to have quite a bit of marital ...
librarisingnsf 03/09/2015 18 23 - -
Rand Paul Would Like You To Know That Marriage Equality 'Offends' Him
In an interview on Fox News on Friday, Rand Paul stated that marriage equality "offends" him. He also stated that he believed giving gay couples the same legal rights and calling it something ...
librarisingnsf 03/08/2015 91 72 - -
NCLR Seeks Class-Action Status In AL Marriage Equality Case To Cover All Same-Sex Couples In AL
The NCLR (along with other LGBT groups) has requested to amend their marriage equality complaint in the Alabama marriage equality lawsuit and make it a class-action suit covering all same-sex ...
librarisingnsf 03/06/2015 7 21 - -
Marriage Equality In Nebraska Is On Hold Now As 8th Circuit Issues Stay Pending Appeal
A three judge panel of the US Court Of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has granted Nebraska officials' motion for stay pending appeal of the favorable marriage equality ruling in that state. ...
librarisingnsf 03/05/2015 7 14 1 -
Tucson Family-Law Judge Ignores Marriage Equality Ruling In Denying Same-Sex Divorce
If you think that Alabama is the only state with rogue state judges that refuse to follow federal court rulings/orders, you would be wrong. And, some of these judges are not even in the Southeast. ...
librarisingnsf 03/05/2015 9 17 - -
No Probate Judges In Alabama Are Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples Today; Update X 2
After the Alabama State Supreme Court issued a ruling and order last night that probate judges must halt the issuance of marriage licenses to same-...
librarisingnsf 03/04/2015 43 26 - -
Breaking: Alabama Supreme Court Orders Stop To Issuance Of Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
The Supreme Court of the state of Alabama has just issued a ruling and order requiring probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. From BuzzFeed :
librarisingnsf 03/03/2015 71 59 1 -
Nebraska Man Arrested After Stealing And Burning Neighbors' Gay Pride (Rainbow) Flag
A 23 year old Nebraska man, Cameron Mayfield, has been arrested for stealing and burning his neighbors' (a married lesbian couple) Gay Pride (rainbow) flag and for resisting arrest. From JMG :
librarisingnsf 03/02/2015 35 96 2 -
California Religious Right Activist Files Ballot Initiative For Executing All Homosexuals
The religious right has had a rough time of it in California the last few years with the striking down of Prop H8 and all those elected liberal socialist democrats in the state. Well, one ...
librarisingnsf 03/02/2015 67 45 - -
Malcolm Boyd, Openly Gay Episcopal Pioneer, Passes Away At 91
There are a number of christian clergy/ministers who have lead the charge to make many of the Christian denominations more LGBT inclusive. I know more about the Reverend Troy Perry (Founder of ...
librarisingnsf 03/01/2015 10 22 - -
AL Gov's Pastor Urged Him To Defy Marriage Equality Court Order; Would Go To Jail In Protest
It seems that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley received from strong advice from his pastor, Gil McKee, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Pastor McKee pleaded with the Governor ...
librarisingnsf 02/28/2015 46 40 - -
Texas Third Grader Writes Stern Letter To US Congress Demanding Marriage Equality
From the "out of the mouth of babes" file we have this story from BuzzFeed today about a Texas third grader who is demanding marriage equality in a letter to the US Congress. She is nine years old,
librarisingnsf 02/25/2015 8 31 - -
Alabama Probate Judge Refuses To Finalize Adoption To Plaintiff In Marriage Equality Case
Mobile County probate judge, Judge Don Davis, is refusing to finalize the adoption of the plaintiffs' in the marriage equality case that was ruled on last month. This adoption was the reason that ...
librarisingnsf 02/24/2015 14 34 1 -
White Supremacists Join Rally Against Marriage Equality At Alabama Capitol
There was another rally in Montgomery on the steps of the state Capitol building against marriage equality and the recent federal court ruling in favor of marriage equality on Saturday. And, a ...
librarisingnsf 02/22/2015 11 28 - -
Lawmaker Ejected From Meeting As Wyoming Committee Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Legislation
A Republican lawmaker in the Wyoming state House of Representatives must have thought he was being cute, smart, and funny when he offered an amendment to a bill adding LGBT protections to Wyoming ...
librarisingnsf 02/20/2015 55 140 2 -
MI Doctor Refuses To Treat Same-Sex Couple's Baby Because Of Religious Objections
It seems that in Michigan doctors can refuse to treat gay folks and their children if they have religious objections in doing so. That is what has happened to a lesbian couple in suburban Detroit.
librarisingnsf 02/18/2015 304 191 4 -
60's Openly Gay Pop Icon Lesley Gore Has Died
Some of us (old enough to remember) enjoyed a number of Lesley Gore's pop hits back in the 1960's. "It's My Party" is one of my favorites. Anyway, she has passed away at 68 from cancer. ...
librarisingnsf 02/16/2015 69 154 2 -
MS Lawmaker: Blacks Get 'Crazy Welfare Checks', Clog Up ER Rooms From Gunshot Wounds
In Alabama, we have Chief Justice Roy Moore. In Mississippi, we have Republican State Representative Gene Alday. He is against putting any more of the state's money into the public school system (...
librarisingnsf 02/16/2015 13 23 - -
Liberty Counsel Petitions AL Supreme Court To Stop Issuance Of Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
Last week the anti-gay group, Liberty Counsel, filed a petition with the Alabama Supreme Court requesting that the Court stop probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
librarisingnsf 02/15/2015 16 21 1 -
New Religious Documentary: Christianity Will Be Criminalized Because Of LGBT Progress
The paranoia and persecution complexes of the Christian right know no bounds as this new religious documentary will likely exemplify. What is a G-d fearing Christian fundamentalist to do? Watch as ...
librarisingnsf 02/14/2015 40 32 - -
Alabama Minister Arrested After Offering To Perform Marriage Ceremony For Same-Sex Couple
From the "no good deed goes unpunished" file comes this story from Autauga County, Alabama. A same-sex couple say that a minister who offered to perform their wedding ceremony after they had ...
librarisingnsf 02/11/2015 95 211 1 -
Most AL Probate Judges Still Won't Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples; Updated X 3
It seems that Chief Justice Roy Moore in fact did succeed in influencing most probate judges in Alabama not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Only about a dozen or so counties/...
librarisingnsf 02/10/2015 47 18 - -
Breaking: SCOTUS Denies Alabama's Request For A Stay Of Marriage Equality Ruling; Updated X 3
This morning, the SCOTUS denied Alabama AG's motion to stay pending appeal of the marriage equality ruling(s) in that state. Justices Scalia and Thomas (again) dissented. Congratulations Alabama! ...
librarisingnsf 02/09/2015 104 166 - -
Chief Justice Roy Moore Orders Alabama Officials Not To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is still at it. He has issued an order to probate judges NOT to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples tomorrow morning (as was planned). He claims to have ...
librarisingnsf 02/08/2015 119 111 1 -
Obsessed Coast Guardsman Charged In Fatal Attack On Lesbian Couple In Massachusetts
Authorities say that Coast Guardsman Adrian Loya was obsessed with Lisa Trubnikova whom he shot and killed. He also shot her wife, Anna Trubnikova, who is in the hopital with serious injuries. And,
librarisingnsf 02/08/2015 25 61 - -
AL May Be Headed For A Constitutional Crisis As A Few Probate Judges Say They Will Defy ME Ruling
For a while, it looked as if marriage equality was a (complete) go in Alabama beginning on Monday morning. However, with state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore continuing to indicate to ...
librarisingnsf 02/06/2015 70 70 - -
AL: Greedy Mother Wants Negative Marriage Equality Ruling So Son-In-Law Can't Collect Settlement
A few months ago, I reported on an Alabama marriage equality case in which a gay man and his husband were married in Massachusetts. He wants his marriage ...
librarisingnsf 02/06/2015 20 23 - -
Alabama Official Longs For Good Ole Days Before Marriage Equality, Wealth Redistribution, & Measles
Oh my goodness gracious (think of a deep southern accent lamenting life's travails)! What EVER happened to the good ole days ... days before wealth redistribution, unemployment benefits, welfare, ...
librarisingnsf 02/05/2015 6 11 - -
AL Justice Moore Doubles Down: Probate Judges Need Not Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has doubled down on his statement that probate judges do not need to adhere to federal Judge Granade's favorable marriage equality ruling. Yesterday, he issued a ...
librarisingnsf 02/04/2015 16 24 - -
Sixth Circuit Rules Employee Cannot Claim Religious Exception To Providing Social Security Number
A federal district judge in Ohio, U.S. District Judge James Gwin, had ruled that a Christian fundamentalist cannot claim religious discrimination against a potential employer because he felt that ...
librarisingnsf 02/03/2015 27 15 - -
Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Denies Stay Request On Alabama Marriage Equality Rulings; Update X 3
The Eleventh Circuit has denied the state defendants' motion for a stay pending appeal of the Alabama marriage equality ruling. The current (temporary) stay will expire on February 9. I suspect ...
librarisingnsf 02/03/2015 12 23 - -
Cincinnati Police Chief Receives Flack For Newsletter Condemning Religious Based Anti-LGBT Bigotry
Religious right conservatives get really touchy and bent out of shape when someone calls out their hate and religious based bigotry. The more blunt (which I personally appreciate) the call-out is, ...
librarisingnsf 02/02/2015 4 13 - -
Bay Area To Get Some Much Needed Rain Later This Week
An earlier diary (this morning) reported the disappointing news that the (San Francisco) Bay Area did not get any rain during January (usually a wet month for us). However, the San Francisco ...
librarisingnsf 02/02/2015 8 14 - -
Mike Huckabee: Civil Marriage Equality Is A Religious Issue For Me, But I Have Gay Friends Anyway
Mike Huckabee made an appearance on CNN's State Of The Union show this morning in which he reiterated his strong opposition to marriage equality, claiming that it is a religious issue for him. He ...
librarisingnsf 02/01/2015 68 22 1 -
SPLC Files Ethics Complaint Against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
Last week, a federal judge in Alabama ruled that Alabama's marriage equality ban(s) are unconstitutional and violate the equal protection and due process clauses of the ...
librarisingnsf 01/28/2015 15 53 - -
Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Marriage Equality In Second Alabama Marriage Case
A federal district court judge, Judge Granade, has ruled in favor of marriage equality in Alabama for the second time in less than a week. When I first heard the news, I thought it amazing that ...
librarisingnsf 01/27/2015 28 21 - -
Alabama Probate Judges: Marriage Equality Ruling Only For The Named Plaintiffs; 14 Day Stay Issued
While a federal judge in Alabama ruled Alabama's marriage equality ban(s) unconstitutional on Friday, probate judges there say that the ruling only applies to the named plaintiffs. It sounds like ...
librarisingnsf 01/25/2015 28 48 - -
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