Tag Archive for LGBT rights

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

National Coming Out Day Logo-1988, By Keith Haring

Today, the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day is celebrated in a very different environment than what existed in 1987. Many states provide protections for members of the LGBT community, while others still openly permit discrimination in employment, housing, and a host of other arenas that contribute to misunderstanding, and open acts of hate.

U.S. 9th Circuit Court Rules on Prop 8 Appeal: DENIED!

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The United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, this morning has issued its’ ruling and DENIED the request for reconsideration of the decision of a three-judge panel of the court in February 2012, upholding the ruling of U. S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.

Obey or Don’t – Please Resolve

Last night I was reading a book. That alone is no big deal, except that I don’t do it often enough. But last night I came across something as puzzling as it is interesting. Oh, and it’s a Bible thing. Jesus Christ lived and died an observant Jew. In Galatians, the Apostle Paul asserts that…

With time, equality will blossom even in Orange County

In the annals of the modern gay-rights movement, Orange County has a less than stellar role. The stomping ground of the late state senator and antigay initiative sponsor John Briggs, firebrand former Congressman Bob Dornan, and longtime antigay funder Howard Ahmanson and activist Lou Sheldon has gained a reputation for antagonism to gay people that…

Homophobia Strikes Again?

UPDATE: Please forgive me for being an idiot and not paying attention to the local blogosphere last week. As Gustavo mentions in the comments, Navel Gazing mentioned this earlier. I guess I have some “catch up” work to do today. File this under “The H8 Files”. First CDM High School admins took the drama out…

Repeal Prop H8? It’s More Possible Than You Think.

Right now, I have no clue how the California Supreme Court will rule on the Prop H8 lawsuits. Maybe we’ll win, maybe we’ll lose. However, I’m really starting to think we have a better chance of winning at the ballot box than I did just days ago. Here, take a look at the new Field…