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Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.

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Mean Sally says, "Go kill yourself!"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 31. 9 Replies

Way of the Mister: Murder the Gays!!! (Brian Dalton)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 18, 2015. 16 Replies

Gender Identity and Sustainability

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 26, 2015. 0 Replies

Epigenetics and sexual orientation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 8, 2015. 0 Replies

Gaydar doesn't exist and it's bad?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel W Sep 13, 2015. 2 Replies

Homophobia as pathology

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 11, 2015. 0 Replies

The Trans Issue

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Denise Deiloh Sep 3, 2015. 4 Replies

Does Obama's gay advocacy exclude trans

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 27, 2015. 5 Replies

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 28, 2015 at 1:39pm

Likely presidential candidate [if by "likely presidential candidate" you mean the likely candidate whose only qualification is he's black and Republican] Ben Carson tells Iowa radio host that Congress should remove federal judges who support marriage equality.

Federal judges had better make sure that their future rulings don’t conflict with the policy preferences of a President Ben Carson. Otherwise, despite a lifetime appointment, they might quickly find themselves out of a job.


During an interview last week with conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace, Carson, who is considering running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, discussed the wave of recent rulings by federal courts striking down same-sex marriage bans. He argued that statewide ballot initiative results should be the final word, saying it was “unconstitutional” that judges have ruled in favor of equality despite these votes.


Carson continued that, when federal judges make rulings like this, “our Congress actually has the right to reprimand or remove them.”

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 28, 2015 at 12:25am

Religious-run schools and hospitals in Ireland will not be allowed to fire employees for being gay, divorced, or unmarried parents, according to Equality Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, who expects the law to be changed this spring.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/schools-and-hospitals-to-lose-...

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 27, 2015 at 4:36pm

Catching up... on the Denver bakery asked to put homophobic messages on a bible-shaped cake, they never refused the potential customer the cake. Just as Daniel suggested, "the baker could do everything but the actual text."

“He wanted us to write God hates …” she trails. “Just really radical stuff against gays.”

He wouldn’t allow me to make a copy of the message, but it was really hateful,” Marjorie adds. “I remember the words detestable, disgrace, homosexuality, and sinners.”

However uncomfortable the request made the pair, both maintain that he was never refused service.

“I told him that I would bake the cake in the shape of a Bible,” says Marjorie. “Then I told him I’d sell him a [decorating] bag with the right tip and the right icing so he could write those things himself.

"Pro-LGBT Colorado baker slapped with religious discrimination complaint", Out Front, Jan. 14 http://outfrontonline.com/news/pro-lgbt-baker-slapped-religious-dis...

One commenter there suggested that they post a sign in their store: "Inscriptions that are deemed offensive or are deemed hate speech will be surcharged 100% with the appropriate charge being donated an offended charity."

Another commenter: "I was just in the bakery today and two local news crews were filming reports. Google the story and it has gone international. They’re getting a tidal wave of support, and in this normally slow season business has picked up remarkably. Marjorie said many Christians have called and emailed their support. The religious nut seeking to harass Azucar has actually given them a boost in business."

Comment by Daniel W on January 26, 2015 at 10:12pm

Sorry to hear of the loss.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2015 at 1:03am

I just got an email from another ex-skater...Canadian medalist and innovator (and painter). Toller Cranston died yesterday of an apparent heart attack.  Damn.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/legendary-canadia...

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2015 at 9:32pm

Daniel, when I was a kid there were candy alphabet sets that were sold next to the cake mixes and stuff....they were inexpensive, you could buy several sets, and write a book on top of a sheet cake if you were so inclined.  I wonder if they still sell those.  You can also buy tubes of colored gel for writing on cakes, or make your own decorating tubes out of plastic bags.  I'm not the most artistic person in the world, can't do roses, but I did teach myself basic cake decorating when I was about 11 years old....  If I can do it anyone can!  (There are also stencils for airbrushing designs and lettering...BFD.)

I found the cakewrecks site....couldn't believe the misshapen messes....

Joan, I found Vivian and Nonie's story very touching, but also felt sad that they had to wait so long (and in hiding) to marry. 

I have a couple of friends who have been together for almost 50 years....20 years ago they paid an attorney a small fortune to set up an unbreakable "domestic partnership" for them, that was all that was available at the time. Too many of their friends had died of AIDS, and the families had been able to break simple wills.  Easily.  One couple that I knew, too, had a profitable business together along with the relationship.  The surviving partner was left with NOTHING....except his clothes, and a car that was registered in his name only.  Losing his lifelong love PLUS everything they'd built together destroyed him.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 25, 2015 at 7:28pm

The news of Vivian Boyack and Nonie Dubes' marriage after 72 years together spread quickly. Davenport, Iowa.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2014/09/16/iowa-lesbian...

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2015 at 11:33pm
There's cakewrecks.com. I can't link right now.

The baker could do everything but the actual text. Maybe someone can invent a cake - printer, sort of like the dog tag machine at Petco, Type in your message snd it spits out a cake-o-gram
Comment by sk8eycat on January 24, 2015 at 11:17pm

Not a bad idea....bake the cake, shape it, and do the basic icing, and give the customer everything they need to write whatever they want.  If they mess up, it's not the baker's fault.

I've seen some ugly stuff "created" by professional bakers on those silly-ass timed contests on Food Network before the whole thing became too disgusting.

There are no-talent nobodies in every field.....the TV is across the room behind me, and I can hear the brainless audience cheering a jump that barely got off the ice.

Gack!  I'm outta here.

Comment by Daniel W on January 24, 2015 at 10:55pm
It seems obvious the guy is a provocateur. and probably a bully. And a complete ass. Is he making a valid point? Now that cakes are a means of publishing, like books, and blogs, anyone who limits free speech on a cake is in trouble. It is not the baker whose speech is up for debate here - it's the customer / author. I have wondered why it's OK to force bakers to write things on cakes, they don't beleive in, on their cakes.

I belong to a gardening website that restricts what people can say - no cursing, no racist speech, etc. I guess the website has rights that a baker doesn't have.

Can you force a baker to bake a cake with a picture if that prophet whose followers blow up people and buildings? Not the same thing?

Or maybe, they cant refuse a cake for a gay wedding, or a KKK rally, but they cant be forced to write a message.

Time to have a "Decorate your own damn cake" bakery?
 

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