Anti-Gay HR complaint, LGBT more likely to be poor, 40% born out of wedlock, Marriage Literally Redefined

March 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Posted in LGBT | Leave a comment
  • Strange Anti-Gay Human Rights Complaint:

    Kari Simpson, an anti-gay activist, has filed a complaint against the B.C. Education Ministry for not doing enough to help students who “suffer from homosexuality and other dysfunctional sexual orientations.”

    The bizarre complaint goes on to allege that schools simply aren’t turning enough gay students straight. As Simpson puts it:

    “Sexual re-orientation therapies have helped thousands of individuals recover from such dysfunctional orientations. School counsellors are being denied the tools to be effective advocates for students in need of sexual re-orientation help and they should have access to resources and training that will equip them to properly counsel students”.

    Gee, that’s just awful. Think of all those thousands of poor, suffering gays that were denied their right to re-orientation by that callous school board.

    Odd, though, don’t you think, that this human rights complaint had to be filed by a Christian activist instead of just one of those thousands of suffering students who were denied a gay cure. (Though, frankly, the only suffering I’ve ever endured as a gay person is from people like Kari.)

  • Study Shows Lesbian, Gay And Bisexual Americans More Likely To Be Poor Than Heterosexuals:

    Employment discrimination, lack of access to marriage, and a greater likelihood of being uninsured exacerbate poverty among LGB people.
    Because no representative data exist for transgender people, the report does not analyze poverty in that community. Previous Williams Institute studies, however, found that large proportions of transgender people report very low incomes, which suggest that poverty is also a major concern for transgender people.

    The report was released this morning at an informational briefing in the U.S. Capitol for members of Congress, their staff and media. For the full report, visit

    Thanks for the tip-off Dan

  • 40 percent of U.S. children born out of wedlock in 2007:

    So what was that argument about marriage being all about procreation?

    The birth rate rose slightly for women of all ages, and births to unwed mothers reached an all-time high of about 40 percent, continuing a trend that started years ago. More than three-quarters of these women were 20 or older.

    For a variety of reasons, it’s become more acceptable for women to have babies without a husband, said Duke University’s S. Philip Morgan, a leading fertility researcher.

    Even happy couples may be living together without getting married, experts say. And more women _ especially those in their 30s and 40s _ are choosing to have children despite their single status.

  • Marriage is Literally Redefined:

    ATTENTION: All of you Americans who insist on a “traditional” definition of marriage – YOU HAVE LOST.

    The latest Merriam-Webster definition of marriage includes same-sex and opposite-sex couples being is a “consensual and contractual” relationship. The the wingnuts are flipping out aboot this development, but it turns out previous editions going back to 2003 contained similar definitions. As Joe my God says, “it’s kind of mind-blowing that nobody on either side has picked up on that in six years.”.

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