I found this over at Joe.My.God.
This morning the ACLU sent out a blistering denouncement of Rep. Paul Ryan’s track record on LGBT rights and civil liberties. Via press release:
In response to Mitt Romney’s announcement of his vice presidential pick of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the American Civil Liberties Union Liberty Watch 2012 campaign this morning released a brief report that reveals an appalling civil liberties record for Ryan.
The report finds that Ryan, the congressman representing Wisconsin’s 1st District, holds almost uniformly harmful views on five key civil liberties issues including a humane immigration policy, LGBT equality, reproductive rights, torture and indefinite detention and fair voting access.
The report is based on the white paper released by ACLU Liberty Watch 2012. “Paul Ryan may end up a heartbeat away from the presidency but he’ll be light years from civil liberties,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. “Paired with Romney’s already-abysmal record on civil liberties, Ryan’s positions only take this ticket further from the vision of our founding fathers.”
Ryan’s record is appalling. Read it.
For the last week or so, it’s been them standing up to show their support of Chick-Fil-A. However we all know that is not the first nor the last time an elected official has or will do something like this. During the GOP debates last year it seemed as if each candidate was trying to out hate the other. To prove just how much better they were at showing those “gays” just where they belong. I remember blogging about it back then and what always got me was the enthusiastic applause they’d each receive.
There are Conservative Republican Christian members of the LGBTQ community. GOProud is proof of that, despite having the vile Ann Coulter on their advisory council. So I wonder how they silently sit there and allow politicians they support and vote for to publicly announce that they are unworthy of all the rights that every other citizen of this country is entitled to? We hear all these hate-mongers shouting about liberals and their support of the “gay agenda” as if homosexuality was something that did not exist in their world. It makes no sense to me at all.
Comic book fans Scott and Jason got married today at NYC’s Midtown Comics.
Behind them were issues of “The wedding of Jean-Paul Beaubier and Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men#51” - (Northstar Gets Married)
As someone who fully intends to walk down the aisle to The Imperial March, this brings joy to my geeky heart. ~ Kim
Emboldened by a recently enacted constitutional amendment prohibiting civil unions and same-sex marriage, North Carolina’s Republican party adopted a platform yesterday that condones discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation.” The platform’s Article Ill: Individual Liberty states:
Government should treat all citizens impartially, without regard to wealth, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sex, political affiliation or national origin. We oppose all forms of invidious discrimination. Sexual orientation is not an appropriate category.
The document also argues that “The ideal environment for raising children is a two-parent family with a mother and father who are married and committed to that life-long relationship” and opposes “adoption by same sex couples.”
Currently, the state does not have a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Really? They really want this to be a thing? Ok, so when are they going to stop collecting taxes from homosexuals? Clearly they’re not entitled to the same representation and rights as other taxpaying citizens, so their money should also be of no use. Right? Un-freaking-believable.