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Comment by Christopher Baughman on January 28, 2011 at 1:07am
French lesbian couple fight for the right to say 'I do'

http://www.france24.com/en/20110127-lesbian-couple-parents-france-g...
Comment by Charone Pagett on January 27, 2011 at 8:20pm

Hey folks

I hope you don't mind this plug.  I have created a discussion group on Facebook called Q & A of Atlanta.  Queer & Atheist of Atlanta is a group of non-believers who have some connection to Atlanta.  The reason I started this group is because of the tremendous amount of religiosity that exist in Georgia.  If you are atheist and queer and open about it you will find it very difficult to make social connections in this town.  Q & A of Atlanta is about building a queer atheist community in Atlanta.  Send me an Email if you are interested in joining. qandaofatlanta@groups.facebook.com

Peace & Reason
Comment by Sentient Biped on January 27, 2011 at 7:42pm

Christopher, I'm so angry.  The antigay environment was also stoked by American christian homophobes - as in the welcome videos above, led by Scott Lively.  THat's not to say that Mr. Lively encouraged anyone to commit this murder, or that the perpetrators ever heard of him, but he and his group agitated for and supported the growth of the antigay environment in Uganda. 

 

Uganda and protestant christians are not alone - Burundi, Nuns torture trans teenager.  Not a new story but I just read of it.  It's difficult to read the story due to the translation, however.  Im not sure what to make of it.

Comment by Christopher Baughman on January 27, 2011 at 4:33pm
One of the prominent gay Ugandans that the Ugandan rag known as the Rolling Stone put a piece out about was bludgeoned to death in his home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy9RgEO8P8U
Comment by Sentient Biped on January 25, 2011 at 10:27am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1yk85znbpY&feature=player_embedded

Advertising has come a long way. This was a superbowl ad?
Comment by Sentient Biped on January 24, 2011 at 9:46pm
I cant get it to post either....   must be a plot by christian homophobes.  Im sure of it.  :-)
Comment by Sentient Biped on January 24, 2011 at 9:41pm

MIke, they keep fooling around with the comment editor. You can be left justified. You can be right justified. You can be centered. Etc. Try clicking on the HTML button then post the video. Works when starting a topic too.

Really funny video.

 

Comment by Sentient Biped on January 22, 2011 at 11:52pm
This is so wrong.  So very wrong.  On Amazon if you want one.
Comment by Sentient Biped on January 20, 2011 at 8:14am
Heartwarming.
Comment by Richard Healy on January 19, 2011 at 6:59pm

Gay couple turned away from Bed and Brekafast hotel in UK win ruling that this was direct discrimination and therefore illegal and equality legislation.

The ruling establishes that Civil Partnerships for Gays in the UK deserve and have equal protec... as heterosexual marriages from discrimination. (The hotel in question was run by Christians who had had a double-bed policy that was only for "married" couples.)

 

Judge's ruling set to be a cause for concern to Conservatives (rightly so!!!)

 

"Whatever may have been the position in past centuries it is no longer the case that our laws must, or should automatically reflect the Judaeo-Christian position." He goes on to quote Lord Justic Laws in his ruling over the similar case of a Relate counsellor dismissed for refusing to offer sex advice to gay couples: "The general law may of course protect a particular social or moral position which is espoused by Christianity, not because of its religious imprimatur, but on the footing that in reason its merits commend themselves."

 

Reflections on the effect The Equality Act 2006 has had on moving towards a less prejudical society in Britain behind the link....

 

it warms my secular heart to see a religion being told "NO!"

However, being a civil suit and therefore a case of competing rights, and becuase the judge found in favour of the the couple bringing the case which is consistent with the legislation, it necessarily means the hoteliers rights are being impinged, hence they have been given leave to appeal the ruling, but one wonders on what grounds an appeal could be made or attempted successfully.

So it will probably stand as a new piece of case law precendent clarifying the legislation (establishing civil partnerships and the application of the equality act to them) thus putting the rights of gays in civil partnerships on equal legal footing in terms of protection from direct discrimination of denial/restriction of goods and services, as heterosexual married couples.

And that is a very good thing.

America, take note.

 

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