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Does Obama's gay advocacy exclude trans

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

Betty Bowers on PRIDE

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Jun 5. 1 Reply

Gay christians.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Gerald Payne May 13. 2 Replies

Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 10. 2 Replies

Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 27. 15 Replies

The Lack Of LGBT Atheists

Started by Neon Genesis. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 27. 16 Replies

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Comment by Daniel W on July 17, 2013 at 10:47am

from the website 76crimes.com statement from US department of state deploring the murder of Camaroonian LGBT activist Eric Ohena Lembembe.

Per HuffPost he was tortured and murdered.

from thie HuffPost article, "...the most high-profile African gay rights activist to be killed since 2011, a year that saw the deaths of Uganda's David Kato and South African lesbian activist Noxolo Nogwaza."

I could not locate a public domain pic, so here is google image album of Lembembe.

From what I can see, he was courageous and passionate.  The world is better for his having been here, and less for his having been murdered.

Comment by Daniel W on July 17, 2013 at 10:37am

Susan,thank you for posting the link.  It prompted me to explore web topics and videos regarding interpersonal challenges that are faced by people who happen to be asexual.

Comment by Susan Stanko on July 16, 2013 at 9:36pm

Couldn't embed this but, that this would interest some people here.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncoHJo5128Q&feature=share&li...

Comment by Daniel W on July 16, 2013 at 9:32pm

Gay activist beaten to death in Camaroon.

Much of Africa is a hellhole for LGBT people.  Makes me feel so bad.

Comment by Daniel W on July 16, 2013 at 9:19pm

UK headed down the path to marriage equality.  It's going to be a long slog, possibly a year while they work some issues, like will humanists be allowed to perform marriages.  Church of England, which was started by the promiscuous and serial polygamist Henry VIII, is against marriage equality.  The queen will have to sign the bill.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 8, 2013 at 1:13pm

That's a beautiful video, Sentient. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 7, 2013 at 3:20pm

Nice video....  California entered the 21st century.  Next....   Texas?  Well, I can dream!

 

 

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 29, 2013 at 8:19am

Both couples who were plaintiffs in the Prop. 8 case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, got married last night!

So did other couples.

That HuffPost/AP article quotes a constitutional law professor, who said that

... the Supreme Court's 25-day waiting period to make its decisions final isn't binding on lower courts.

"Some people may think it was in poor form, But it's not illegal," Amar said. "The appeals court may have felt that this case has dragged on long enough."

Also:

Given that word did not come down from the appeals court until mid-afternoon, most counties were not prepared to stay open late to accommodate potential crowds. The clerks in a few counties announced that they would stay open a few hours late Friday before reopening Monday.

A jubilant San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that same-sex couples would be able to marry all weekend in his city, which is hosting its annual gay pride celebration.

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 25, 2013 at 2:01pm

Yes, it's good that the public is starting to realize that the burden of proof lies on the homophobes. There would need to be a valid reason to restrict our marriages or discriminate against us, not just because "tradition!" or "Jesus!" or "man-on-man sex is icky!"

(I also liked that description of a politician avoiding the subject as "oh, look, a squirrel!")

Sentient, I think your guesses that the Supreme Court will invoke states' rights consistently (not just when it suits bible-thumpers), to throw out DOMA Section 3 and to uphold California's marriage ban -- letting states define marriage however they wish -- are quite plausible. I hope for better, maybe even the "seven-state scenario" of "marriage-like rights and responsibilities must be recognized as marriage for all". We'll see.

Whatever happens, it'll remain important to pass an Employment NonDiscrimination Act, which would arguably help a lot more people and continue shifting the window towards unremarkable acceptance.

Comment by Daniel W on June 25, 2013 at 10:40am

I've gone from anticipation and concern, to annoyance and irritation at the Supreme court and their foot dragging on the decisions that affect me and millions of other LGBTI people.

I think I know how the conservatives will  vote - although a conservative point of view, one would think, would honor a state's right to allow 2 people to enter into a marriage contract, and require the federal govt to honor that contract.  I'm no lawyer and I'm no constitutional scholar.

GC I agree with your that the burden of proof lies on the homophobes. 

I like that comment "oh look, a squirrel" which goes along with the press "oooooh, shiney!".

 

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