September 5, 2012

Gay Marriage is the Democratic Party Platform

The upcoming presidential convention will see a platform by the Democratic Party to discuss gay marriage. This platform will be about supporting marriage equality. The Democratic National Committee hesitated earlier in the year around March to move on a same-sex marriage platform plank as recently as this March, but this mood shifted after President Barack Obama came out in favor of marriage equality. See: Full Article The federal government of the United States does not […]
August 13, 2012

Tripp Palin Gay comment draws criticism

The Palins have re in the spotlight again for outspoken comments. This time Bristol Palin is at the center of the drama where her son was reported as stating a homophobic slur when Bristol and aunt Willow won’t let her son visit the swimming pool. This comment was seen in a released clip from the Lifetime reality series Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp“. Bristol has since blogged about the event stating that Tripp’s word used […]
August 10, 2012

Nebraskan lesbian victim in hate-crime assault

A Nebraskan woman who is 33 years old and lesbian was a victim of a hate crim by three men who broke into her house and tied her up. They then carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and abdomen. Then in a final act, they set her house on fire, but luckily the fire only caused about $200 in damage. Read more In recent years, criminal acts involving violence, intimidation and destruction of property based […]
August 9, 2012

Chick-fil-A's stance on gay marriage raising eyebrows

The fast food company, Chick-fil-A, stands for Christian values in which its 1,600 restaurants nationwide close on Sundays. However, recently the fast food restaurant took a stance on gay marriage when President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for […]
August 8, 2012

Boy Scouts leadership affirms policy of excluding 'open or avowed' gays

The Boy Scouts of America announced that the organization has affirmed its policy of “not granting membership to open or avowed homosexuals.” The organization’s leaders evaluated the policy for nearly two years. The organization has stated they will take no further action on a resolution that has sought a change in policy. The firm policy against open or avowed homosexuals has been litigated. The exclusion of openly gay members goes for scoutmasters, too. A 2000 […]