Israel nears law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation

NJ: “Activists ask pols to pull same-sex marriage bill – because it didn’t remove enough rights”

Should Ohio’s hate crime law include sexual orientation and gender identity? Question of the day

Pa. accused of stalling in same-sex marriage case

“N.J. Senate pulls gay marriage bill”

“Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Lawsuit Still Pending 9 Years Later” | Huffington Post

Pa. Methodist minister refuses to surrender credentials over same-sex wedding

“Lambda Legal And ACLU Of Illinois Expedite Marriage For Same-sex Couples Facing Urgent Medical Circumstances”

Legal battle over marriage moves to the South

Australia’s Highest Court Invalidates Capital Territory’s Marriage Equality Law

AG: ND can issue marriage license to man already in out-of-state same sex “marriage”

Pa. Sexual Orientation Bill Could ‘Coerce’ Catholic Institutions

“Education Dept. to recognize same-sex marriages for federal financial aid purposes”

“Lesbian EEOC commissioner confirmed for 2nd term”

“Gay adoption: Northern Ireland ban lifted”

N.J. Senate panel to take up bill to redefine marriage

Social conservatives defect after GOP candidate for Mass. Lt. Gov. flip-flops on gay ‘marriage’

“Baker Faces Prison For Refusing To Bake Same-sex Wedding Cake” | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

ACLU: So Much for the Right of Conscience | Christian Post

“Signs and Wonders: Gay marriage facing challenges” | World Magazine

“Could pastors really be jailed for preaching against gays?” | Indianapolis Star (Gannett)

Federal judge sets hearing for Texas marriage case

“Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher, Drawing Protest”

“GOP Committee Financially Backs 2 Pro-Abortion, Proponents Gay Marriage Candidates”

Taxpayers to pay for “gender reassignment”? Medicare under examination

European Court Rules on Equal Benefits Case for Same-Sex Couple

“Baroness Warsi’s ‘concern’ over effect of gay marriage laws on religious groups”

Putin Defends Russian Conservative Values | AP

Attorney: India got it right on homosexual ‘rights’ | One News Now

“India’s Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law” | KnoxNews (AP)

    Knox News (AP): The United States expressed concern about the Indian Supreme Court decision, although it wasn’t immediately clear if Washington had directly raised the issue with Indian government officials. “We oppose all actions that criminalize consensual sex conducts between adults,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in Washington. “We call on all governments to advance equality for LGBT individuals around the world.”But the court ruling was welcomed by a conservative U.S. legal advocacy group, Alliance Defending Freedom. “The India Supreme Court has ruled in the interest of the health of its society rather than the interests of activist groups trying to use the court to do their bidding,” said the group’s chief counsel, Benjamin Bull.


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“Colorado judge suppresses Christian’s free speech in favor of gay rights” | Examiner.com

“Anti-Christian Persecution: Christians Forced out of Business in Colorado and New Mexico” | Catholic Online

“Croatian Govt Proposes New Rights For Gays”

“US voices ‘concern’ at India gay sex ban”

India Supreme Court refuses to engage in judicial activism in landmark decision | Alliance Defending Freedom

UK: Court of Appeal to hear banned bus ads case

Colorado ruling takes the cake: Activist court cooks up a new rule to undermine religion | Washington Times Editorial

“Judge: ‘Gay Rights’ Trump 1st Amendment” | WorldNetDaily

UK To Hold First Same-sex Weddings On March 29

We are now slaves of the state | Tea Party Nation

Small govt libertarians want same-sex marriage. But only Big Govt can enforce it.

“GOP will keep supporting gay candidates despite congressman’s complaints”

In a class by themselves: Home-schooled girls easily dispatch both chauvinism and feminism | Robert Knight

The War On Religion Is Real And We Are Losing

The Double Assault on Religious Freedom

CNN: Rick Warren’s views on homosexuality

“Pennsylvania Catholic school fires gay N.J. teacher for applying for marriage license”

“Op-ed: Utah Invokes pre-Civil War notions to fight gay marriage”

Judge Says Baker Must Make Wedding Cakes for Homosexuals | Todd Starnes at Townhall

Colorado Civil Rights Commission Initial Decision Holds Bakery Violated Law In Refusing Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

GOP Suffers from Feud Poisoning: Core Principles

    FRC Washington Update (12/6/2013): The tension started earlier this year, when House leadership started throwing its weight — and significant money — behind two activist homosexual candidates. Understandably, that bothered conservatives like Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who refused to give his party a pass. “GOP leaders can do whatever they want to do” in donating to gay Republicans, he said, but they shouldn’t force other members to contribute through the funding arms like the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). While Forbes has been blasted for his comments, he knows — as well as we do — that this debate is about a lot more than someone’s sexual preference.


  • Posted: 12/09/2013
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Colorado Baker Ordered to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Couples | The New American

Peruvians launch ‘Real Couples’ campaign to counter pro-homosexual initiative

Col. court denies baker’s freedom in same-sex ceremony suit | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Judge Orders Colo. Cake-maker To Serve Gay Couples” | AP

Butte, MT drafting gender identity ordinance

Shreveport, LA considers gender identity ordinance, vote on Tuesday

Petitions block Chattanooga’s new domestic partner benefits law

MD: “Anti-trans Discrimination Act is unanimously passed by Hyattsville City Council”

NE: Douglas County to extend benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses

    Omaha.com: Douglas County will extend benefits to the same-sex spouses of employees who were married legally in other states. The County Board voted Tuesday to change the definition of an eligible spouse from “legally married spouse” to “the person to whom the employee is legally married, regardless of whether that person is of the same gender or opposite gender of the employee.”


  • Posted: 12/06/2013
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Ireland: University shuts down Legion of Mary for purity initiative — deemed ‘homophobic’

First Australian Same-sex Weddings Start Early, Litigation Pending

CORRECTION: Israeli President Peres expresses support for marriage redefinition

Federal judge to hear arguments in challenge to Utah marriage

“The straight line from marriage equality to divorce equality”

“Gay Weddings 17 Percent Of Washington Marriages” | AP

Judge Hears Arguments in Colorado Same-Sex Wedding Cake Dispute | NC Register (EWTN)

UK: “School gives go ahead to treat 6-year-old girl as a boy”