Saturday, January 17, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases in April
The debate about the constitutional right of gay and lesbian couples to marry will soon be decided by the Supreme Court, as it takes up several cases of state bans on same-sex marriage.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Inside the Conservative Campaign to Launch "Jim Crow-Style" Bills Against Gay Americans (Mother Jones)
Tenn. Republicans Introduce Bill to Allow Religious-Based Discrimination Against Gays (LGBTQ Nation)
Kansas Tea Party Renews Push for Anti-Gay "Religious Freedom" Bill (LGBTQ Nation)
Arizona Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Religious Discrimination Against Gays (LGBTQ Nation)
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Here we go again, another anti-gay bill proposed by Tennessee Republicans. State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) has offered up Bill SB2566, called the "Religious Freedom Act," which would permit "persons and religious or denominational organizations, based on sincere religious belief, to refuse to provide services or goods in furtherance of a civil union, domestic partnership, or marriage not recognized by the Tennessee Constitution." While it is claimed that the bill only protects church and religious organizations from lawsuits if they refuse to offer services to same-sex couples, its scope is open to interpretation, and appears to allow small businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian couples, even if they are legally married in another state, and even if the federal government recognizes the marriages.
TN Bills Allows Businesses to Refuse Services to Same-Sex Couples | Local 24 News
Kelsey Bill Would Allow Refusal of Services to Same-Sex Couples (Commercial Appeal)
Brian Kelsey Sponsors Anti-Gay Bill (Memphis Flyer)
The Tennessee Equality Project raises concerns about whether the bill would allow religious affiliated medical organizations and hospitals to refuse to recognize legally married same-sex couples, or to refuse them medical services.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
The Sochi Olympics are a facade covering an anti-gay authoritarian police state
Activists Target Sochi with Social Media, Boycotts and Protests of Russian Anti-Gay Laws
Why The End of Communism Didn't End Antigay Hate in Russia
Gay Rights Activists Arrested in Moscow and St. Petersburg
LGBT Russians Arrested, Anti-gay Protestors Undisturbed
Is Homophobia Russia's Newest Olympic Sport?