Posts tagged: lgbtq equality
Hillary Clinton announces support for same sex marriage.
“Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights…America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being.” - Hillary Clinton
Love you, sir
Josh gets it! “Yes You do and that’s okay!”
I married in the sun
(tell me where tell me where)
Against the stone of buildings built before
You and I were born
(start again start again)
And to my heart confusion rose against
The muscles fought so long
(fought so long)
To control against the pull of
One magnet to another magnet
To another magnet
Now we look up in
(tell me who tell me who)
To the hours of bodies breaking past
They seem so very tough
(it’s a lie it’s a lie)
They seem so very scared of us
I look into the mirror
For evil that just does not exist
I don’t see what they see
(tell them that tell them that)
Try to control the pull of one magnet
To another magnet
To another magnet
To another magnet
“But putting herself out there is not just a musical construction-it also comes naturally in conversation. When discussing Emy Storey-the band’s artistic director and Sara’s girlfriend of five years, with whom she had declared a common-law relationship-Sara was candid about the dissolution of their romance. ‘[Emy] is a tremendously huge part of what Tegan and I do in terms of the artwork and the Web site and the vision,’ she said. ‘In kind of a weird way, she was like my Yoko Ono for five years. : It’s really difficult when the romantic part of your relationship kind of seems like it’s over, but you can’t just dissolve the rest of it-that would be awful. We’re obviously really involved and we want to continue to work together, but it’s really tough.’
Ironically enough, The Con’s opening track, ‘I Was Married,’ was penned by Sara the day she and Emy had declared their relationship. Although rarely overtly political in her songwriting, ‘I Was Married’ is a polemic against those who oppose gay marriage:“They seem so very scared of us / I look into the mirror, for evil that just does not exist / I don’t see what they see.”
The House in Kansas yesterday voted 89-27 to pass a bill that allows people to “opt out” of the antidiscrimination laws that protect LGBT people by claiming these laws “violate their religious freedom.” It will now move to the Senate.
Essentially, a business, employer or the like could claim homosexuality was against their religion and therefore fire a gay employee or kick a gay renter out of a house based on their own beliefs. And this would be legal.
The idea for the bill, called the “Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act,” came in reaction to the college town of Lawrence passing an anti-discrimination ordinance that included sexual orientation. The new state law would nullify that and any other local anti-discrimination ordinance that included sexual orientation by granting citizens the right to opt out if they felt it conflicted with their religious beliefs.
“I don’t think an ordinance should trump other people’s religious rights,” said Rep. Jan Pauls, a Democrat on the Judiciary Committee that heard testimony about the bill. During a forum earlier this year, Pauls gave an example to explain why she backs the bill, saying an employer should be allowed to fire a “cross dresser.”
Oh, this is scary. Why is it so difficult to understand that discrimination is never OK?
I suppose employers will also have the right to fire non-white employees because their very existence is “against their religion?” Should we disregard all civil rights moments because the majority doesn’t approve of the minority?
I feel like America is going backwards.
This bill has now been renamed the “Legally Discriminate Law.” Apparently it is legal to opt out of laws in order to discriminate.
from left to right;
I am afraid to hold my boyfriend’s hand.
My friend’s parents sent her away.
I found death threats in my locker.
I submitted to electroshock therapy.
I lost half my friends after coming out.
My grandmother sends me hate mail.
My school won’t let me take my date to prom.
I am not here anymore.
My dad tried to beat it out of me.
No one is proud of me.
This showed up on my blog again. Forever reblog.
I really fucking hate this guy. I never really post hate but I really hate this guy. He is Satan in the flesh.
I smell anti-christ.
did he just agree with the Taliban?… doesn’t he realize that when the Taliban say they want to get rid of homosexuality, they mean they really just want to kill anyone who is gay? So essentially Santorum wants to search out and kill all the gays… no surprised.
someone shoot this man for the love of god… literally
The President was in town yesterday for a fundraiser. I could never afford regular attendance but I went as a volunteer as I have in the past. Usually you don’t necessarily have a great deal of choice over where you end up volunteering, but they were looking for ADA volunteers…
Breaking Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Maryland today officially became the first East Coast state below the Mason-Dixon line to legalize same-sex marriage.
Governor Martin O’Malley signed the state’s marriage equality bill this afternoon after the Maryland House and Senate passed the legislation on Feb. 17th and 23rd, respectively.
“For a free and diverse people, for people of many faiths, for people committed to the principal of religious freedom,” O’Malley said at the signing ceremony, “the way forward is always found through grater respect for human rights of all, through human dignity for all.”
Same-sex couples won’t be able to get married until January, when the law formally takes effect. Until then, there is still a chance opponents could successfully petition to have the issue placed on November’s ballot. To do so, they would need at least 55,736 valid signature from Maryland voters.
Seven states — CT, IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA — and Washington D.C. currently recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, Washington state’s newly signed bill still needs to fend off a the threat of referendum in order to take effect this June.
Don’t Say “That’s So Gay” Campaign (Wanda Sykes) [ x ]
i like this new campaign.