Pennsylvania is a bit weird with regards to the LGBT. It allows same-sex marriage, but has no legal protections in place for LGBT people: Pennsylvania is the only state where it is legal for same-sex couples to marry, but where there are no legal protections whatsoever for sexual orientation and gender identity. Statewide, there is [Read More...]
Pennsylvania bakery refused to sell wedding cake to lesbian couple. Owner “knows” she’s doing right.
It’s not that he’s lying, it’s just that he’s confused disparaging untruths with love. On his radio show “Family Talk” (where I can only imagine they talk about how to stop people from forming families) Dobson recently said he’s never said anything disparaging about gay people in his life: This obviously struck me as strange, [Read More...]
Matt Staver is the head of Liberty Counsel and dean of the Liberty University School of Law, and he really doesn’t like the idea of marriage equality. In a Radio America interview yesterday he said that Christians and Republicans who stay silent on the subject are just like those who gave their tacit consent in [Read More...]
Look, I don’t believe in karma, but sometimes I’m tempted. Jonathan Saenz is part of the group Texas Values, which you should join if you value discrimination and disseminating loads of bullshit at an obsessive pace. For instance, Saenz has been big on the message that gay people terrorize women and children and pave the [Read More...]
BREAKING: 4th Circuit denies stay in marriage equality ruling. Marriage equality could come to multiple states.
Hot damn! This is great. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today denied a request to delay implementation of its ruling striking down Virginia laws denying marriage to same-sex couples. The court’s action means that, unless the Supreme Court intervenes, couples may begin marrying and having their out-of-state marriages recognized in Virginia [Read More...]
Matt Barber is fed up with gay people not letting him run their private lives, and he thinks it’s time for his 78% majority of citizens to adopt the tactics of heroic minority movements of the past: civil disobedience. During an interview on REEL Talk, Barber said that “we are going to reach a point [Read More...]
In 1968 a restaurant owner went before the SCOTUS to say racial discrimination was ok because of religion.
It’s relevant to know, for all of us fighting for gay rights, that in 1968 a South Carolina restaurant owner did argue before the SCOTUS that he shouldn’t have to serve black people on account of his religious beliefs. The man was Maurice Bessinger who owned Piggie Park BBQ. The attorney representing the petitioners suing Piggie [Read More...]
In Pennsylvania a bridal shop, W. W. Bridal, has refused to sell a wedding dress to a lesbian couple for religious reasons. According to PAHomepage.com, the brides-to-be were informed that the W. W. Bridal Boutique “does not service same-sex couples” because to do so would be a violation of their “religious beliefs.” One of the [Read More...]
It had to happen eventually. After a long string of victories from appointees from each recent President, conservative and liberal alike, one judge in Tennessee has placed his personal beliefs over clear legal precedent (and equality for that matter). And he did it for about the dumbest conceivable reason (religion aside): Circuit Court Judge Russell [Read More...]
A church scheduled to bury a gay man called his mother, literally at the wake, 24 hours before he was to be buried to say they couldn’t inter him because he was gay: Pastor T.W. Jenkins of Tampa, Florida’s New Hope Missionary Baptist Church called Julie Atwood less than 24 hours before her 42-year old son, [Read More...]