That Seal Was Real

August 16, 2013 3:51 am
French Anti-Gay Hashtag Sparks Lawsuit Against Twitter In France

jonnyjabberwockey:

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING

"This is a completely blatant call for the death and murder of gay people. It is totally unacceptable," Alexandre Marcel of IDAHO told France’s The Local, adding, “Could you imagine being a 17 or 18-year-old gay person logging on to Twitter … and seeing messages that call for you to be killed?”

July 29, 2013 12:29 pm

alexlikesargyle:

the boy scouts aren’t homophobic, they’re just afraid of camp gays ha ha ha no but really they are a bad organization

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July 9, 2013 4:01 pm
Indiana Law Makes It A Felony For Same-Sex Couples To Apply For A Marriage License | The New Civil Rights Movement

iwriteaboutfeminism:

nebula929:

I am super super done with today.

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January 26, 2013 1:30 pm October 2, 2012 4:29 am
Gay 'cure' therapy banned in California

stfuconservatives:

current:

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation over the weekend making California the first state to ban mental health professionals from providing therapy that attempts to change a child’s sexual orientation.

“This bill bans nonscientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide. These practices have no basis in science or medicine, and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery,” Brown said in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The law will take effect Jan. 1, 2013. It bans mental health providers from using therapy to change sexual orientation or to repress homosexual feelings and desires. 

I could be wrong but I feel like Ian of gaychristian had something to do with this (I seem to recall him saying he suggested it to the lawmaker who introduced the bill?). Either way: amazing news!

August 11, 2012 7:22 pm

ACLU Denounces Paul Ryan

nonplussedbyreligion:

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.”

Read the ACLU’s brief on Ryan.

Ryan’s record is appalling. Read it.

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July 30, 2012 7:43 am

When Elected officials stand up to show their support for homophobia of any form, I feel as if they’re issuing a big “FUCK YOU” to their LGBTQ constituents.

nonplussedbyreligion:

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.

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July 28, 2012 11:37 pm
"When gays get so angry about a chicken sandwich, it is because Chick-fil-A has given around $5 million to fight to discriminate against us. When we praise brave Eagle Scouts who give up their badges in protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s prejudice, it’s not about scoring political points; it’s because there are kids in dens who are being taught to believe that they are less than equal. When we rant about the pastor who preaches that gays should be thrown into a concentration camp, we scream out of fear. And our fears are justified — in the last seven days, a lesbian in Nebraska was carved with a knife, a gay man in Oklahoma was firebombed, and a girl in Kentucky was kicked and beaten — her jaw broken and her teeth knocked out — while her assailants allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at her."

Conor Gaughan - “We Are Not Arguing Over Chicken” (Huffington Post)

The answer to the question “why do you have to take this so seriously?” in this case, is “because this shit is fucking serious.”

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July 26, 2012 2:35 pm
Oh the Irony- the National Organization for Marriage Complains About Hypocrisy.

invisiblelad:

“‘You don’t belong here.’ That’s what Boston’s mayor, Thomas Menino, has told Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A: ‘You don’t belong in Boston.’ The mayor’s reasoning? Because Boston is ‘an open city… a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.’ The hypocrisy is ludicrous. Menino, of course, is an outspoken promoter of same-sex marriage, just another out-of-touch politician ignorant of the fact that the American people have consistently rejected same-sex marriage at the ballot box.

Luckily for Mr. Menino, the people of Massachusetts haven’t been allowed to vote on marriage; but they will be allowed to vote on him—and if he isn’t nervous, he probably should be. What kind of mayor denies a large and flourishing company from settling in his city, just because that company’s president disagrees with the mayor’s own radical same-sex marriage agenda? A mayor who cares neither for his constituents or the Constitution!” - Brian Brown, launching an ever-so-angry letter writing campaign to Mayor Menino.

I mentioned the National Organization for Marriage and these groups bizarre double speak when it comes to “their side” vs. “unfair meddling” of other corporations. Its so entirely unfair in their minds that the “will of the people” weren’t allowed to be enacted on this social issue, and that the people of Massachusetts entrusted their elected officials to do what they were voted into office for. To draft policy. If the fine people of Mass. had a problem with this, I’d think it would have come up well before the 10 year anniversary of same sex marriages in the state though. 

Its interesting how much the arguments NOM and the FRC expect differential treatment. Its persecution against religion for people opting against eating at Chick Fil A, because “punishing” them for donating to groups that are vested in overturning gay rights in cities like Boston is somehow apolitical, while Google, Oreo , Disney, Facebook, Starbucks et al are “meddling” and should “remain neutral”. 

Note that Brown’s crotchety letter in a way proves the Mayor of Boston’s point. If people got to vote on this (as they have done because NOM has put fort legislation in many states requiring it) they’d eagerly try to strip Bostonians of their rights to same sex marriage too. Kindly keep your chicken sandwiches, your vitriol is making it pretty clear the Mayor’s point wasn’t invalid. 

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July 13, 2012 5:59 pm
nonplussedbyreligion:

Thanks for the submission T.K.  I’ve posted this before, but it will be relevant as a long as people keep saying “gay agenda.”

nonplussedbyreligion:

Thanks for the submission T.K.  I’ve posted this before, but it will be relevant as a long as people keep saying “gay agenda.”

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July 5, 2012 2:44 pm
nonplussedbyreligion:

upworthy:

This is pretty damn awesome, lbr.

I remember the debates before the election when she addressed the buggery laws that still exist from colonial days.  The outcry against her was huge and I thought she was definitely going to lose.  She’s not my favorite politician, but in a country like Jamaica, what she did/said was HUGE.  What she had to say about homosexuals serving on her cabinet was this:
“Our administration believes in protecting the human rights of all Jamaicans. No one should be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. Government should provide the protection, and I think that we should have a look at the buggery law….but for me, I do not support the position of the former Prime Minister because people should be appointed to positions based on their ability to manage. “

nonplussedbyreligion:

upworthy:

This is pretty damn awesome, lbr.

I remember the debates before the election when she addressed the buggery laws that still exist from colonial days.  The outcry against her was huge and I thought she was definitely going to lose.  She’s not my favorite politician, but in a country like Jamaica, what she did/said was HUGE.  What she had to say about homosexuals serving on her cabinet was this:

“Our administration believes in protecting the human rights of all Jamaicans. No one should be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. Government should provide the protection, and I think that we should have a look at the buggery law….but for me, I do not support the position of the former Prime Minister because people should be appointed to positions based on their ability to manage. “

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June 24, 2012 9:40 pm
teachthemhowtothink:

Her sign cracks me up.  Fire!  Cave!  Rock!  Lizard!  LOL.  ~JJ

teachthemhowtothink:

Her sign cracks me up.  Fire!  Cave!  Rock!  Lizard!  LOL.  ~JJ

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June 22, 2012 3:37 pm

Feel Good Post Of The Day: Geeks Marry At NYC’s Midtown Comics

nonplussedbyreligion:

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

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June 10, 2012 9:18 pm
nonplussedbyreligion:

What makes this sad is that even presented like this, there are some whose intolerance won’t allow them to realize how absolutely ridiculous this idea really is.  
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nonplussedbyreligion:

What makes this sad is that even presented like this, there are some whose intolerance won’t allow them to realize how absolutely ridiculous this idea really is.  

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June 6, 2012 10:19 am

North Carolina’s official GOP platform says government should be able to discriminate against gays: “We oppose all forms of invidious discrimination. Sexual orientation is not an appropriate category.”

nonplussedbyreligion:

abaldwin360:

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.

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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. 

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