Gay men can now be physical with one another in Belize without spending ten years in jail: Belize’s Criminal Code (Section 53) criminalised ‘carnal intercourse against the order of nature’ which included consensual sexual conduct between adult males in private. The law, which though rarely used carried a ten-year prison sentence, disproportionately impacted on the [Read More…]
Belize court invalidates law that criminalized gay sex and punished it with a penalty of ten years in jail.
Brian Brown, head of the National Organization for Marriage, loves to send out all sorts of doom-laced fundraising letters. Oh man, he’s all about it. But lately they’re just not working out for him and now he’s upset with NOM’s supporters for not ponying up the dough. The chastising letter from Brown complains: NOM began [Read More…]
Ethics charges against Roy Moore were not dismissed. He will stand trial, face removal from the bench.
I’ve read articles all week about the pro-Roy Moore protesters outside the courthouse in Montgomery. I can see them in my head, tiny bunches of general, but especially legal, ignorance packed into the finest stars and stripes frippery the local Wal-Mart had on sale. There they are, hoping the legal experts in that hall will likewise [Read More…]
Pastor Flip Benham absolutely loses his shit: promises bloodshed in the streets over LGBT rights bill.
So, this happened in Charlotte today: It’s worth noting that the Charlotte City Council is out of the equation now since the state government overturned their ordinance (and is going to lose a lawsuit over it). It’s pretty much the standard trope of threatening bad things unless somebody (in this case, the government) kowtows to [Read More…]
Oh man, if only hypocrisy cured strep throat, I’d be a regular spring chicken right now. Ok, Anthony Silva is the hardcore anti-gay Republican mayor of Stockton, CA. Last year Stockton gave the key to the city to god. Welp, it turns out Silva may just have a thing for men. Sorry, I said men, [Read More…]
BREAKING: The NBA pulls the All-Star game out of Charlotte due to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation.
Well this is cool: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers failed to repeal or repair an anti-LGBT law passed in spring, according totop NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports. The All-Star Weekend events, scheduled to take place February 17-19, will likely be moved to New Orleans, [Read More…]
Ted Cruz defends religious liberty, including that of atheists, and doesn’t endorse Trump. And I still disagree with him.
Well, this was interesting: Now to be clear, Cruz’s speech still had your standard right wing fare. I mean, at 13:30 Cruz says, “Hillary Clinton believes that the government should dictate every choice in your life: education, healthcare, marriage, speech, all dictated out of Washington.” Of course, the crowd at the RNC (which looks like [Read More…]
OutServe-SLDN just issued a press release saying the military is lifting its ban on transgender people serving openly: Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the recommendations from the working group formed last summer on the lifting of the ban on open transgender service. This announcement includes recommendations, plans and timeline to when transgender service [Read More…]
Federal judge shoots down “Kim Davis laws” in Mississippi. No denying marriage licenses due to religion!
A district judge has ruled that any Kim Davis wannabes in Mississippi will be flying in the face of the law: A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling blocks the state from [Read More…]
Mike Huckabee to pay Survivor $25,000 for using “Eye Of The Tiger” at Kim Davis rally without permission.
Remember back when Mike Huckabee held that rally for Kim Davis and used Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger without permission? The band actually posted to their Facebook page: “NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger,’” the band wrote on its official Facebook page on Tuesday. “I [Read More…]