About Camille Beredjick

Camille is a twentysomething working in the LGBT nonprofit industry. She runs an LGBT news blog at gaywrites.org.

Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Sodomy Punishable By 15 Years In Prison

You read that right.

Michigan is one of 12 states that has kept its sodomy bans on the books since Lawrence v. Texas outlawed such bans in 2003. And thanks to some suspect language in a new bill meant to stop animal cruelty, anyone who engages in sodomy — anal or oral sex, whether with a same-sex or different-sex partner — could be subject to major jail time.

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Tennessee Lawsuit Wants To Stop All Marriages, but Especially Those Gay Ones

In Bradley County, Tennessee, a minister and a county commissioner are trying to Kim Davis their way out of giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Strike that: they don’t want to give marriage licenses to anyone.

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Ben Carson: If We Give Equal Rights to “Abnormal” LGBT People, “Say Goodbye to America”

Over the weekend, Republican Presidential candidate and medical doctor Ben Carson went one step further to prove he’s no friend to LGBT people. On the contrary; he’s actively opposed to our existence, and he won’t even own up to it.

As part of a series of interviews with the presidential candidates hosted by Catholic network EWTN, Carson spoke to Matthew Franck, spewing one absurdity after another about why LGBT people are ruining America.

Right Wing Watch nabbed the clip:

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Italian Official Compares Surrogate Parents To Sex Offenders

Well, this is a new one.

Angelino Alfano, the interior minister of Italy, had an incendiary reaction to a proposal that would allow people in same-sex relationships as well as unmarried heterosexual couples to adopt their partner’s child. He essentially called for stepchild adoption to be banned nationwide and equated surrogacy to a sex crime.

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“Kim Davis Has Won”: Kentucky Marriage Licenses May No Longer List County Clerks’ Names

Kim Davis is out of jail, back to work, and probably having a very merry post-Christmas with the knowledge that she pissed off a lot of reasonable people in 2015. She’s also the spark that may have just enacted a huge change in how Kentucky issues marriage licenses.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin last week issued an executive order so that county clerks’ names won’t appear on marriage licenses anymore, in order to “ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored.” To Matt Barber and other right-wingers, that’s a huge victory for the pro-Davis crew:

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