BC candidates anti-gay email, Walmart CEO anti-gay, Kentucky school discrimination, Obama failing the gays, Greece annuls lesbo marriage, and Gay deceased descecrated in Senegal

May 7, 2009 at 1:49 am | Posted in LGBT, Politics | Leave a comment

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Arkansas CEO of Wal-Mart Found On Arkansas Anti-Gay Petition:

“Wal-Mart claims to have an environment of “diversity” within its stores though the HRC only ranked Wal-Mart at 40% in its Corporate Equality Index in 2008. Shocking”. Thanks for the tip off Joe

Kentucky Kentucky Homo Students not allowed to use washrooms:

Kentucky Equality Federation received reports that a Franklin County High official allegedly sent an email to teachers instructing them not to allow homosexuals to leave class to use the restroom.

The email was allegedly sent after two female classmates were caught kissing in the public restroom.

In response, 15 students protested outside the school

United States Anti-Gay Former Rep. Jack Kemp Dies :Jack Kemp

Kemp was a vigorous gay rights opponent in Congress. He supported the firing of homosexual teachers, saying, “I think a school board should have the right to choose what type of example we have for our children in public schools.” Kemp fought legislation protecting the civil rights of people with HIV and supported a bill that would have required the mandatory reporting of those with the disease. He frequently characterized gay rights as “special rights” and was a co-founder of the right-wing think tank, the Heritage Foundation.

Senegal Deceased dug up and dumped at family home for alleged homosexuality :

Homosexuality is illegal in Senegal where 95 percent of the population is Muslim. Homosexual acts are punishable by up to five years in prison.

In the summer of 2008, local people in the central village of Guinguineo profaned the tomb of a man they considered to be gay, saying they would not have him buried there.

Greece Greece Annuls Same-Sex “Humanoid” Marriages:

The Greek courts have annulled the country’s only two same-sex marriages after hysterical opposition from the government and religious organisations.

Two Greek couples married early last summer after discovering that there was no limitation of gender in the country’s marriage laws. Almost immediately, the government sought to render the marriages invalid, filing a lawsuit with the support of the Orthodox Church of Greece.

No word yet as to whether or not the two women were from the Isle of Lesbos.

British Columbia B.C. candidate tiresomely equates gay people to adulterers and gamblers:

Dalton’s email wasn’t sent out of the blue; it was sent to a fellow teacher in response to an anti-bullying initiative brought up by the B.C. Teacher’s Federation. The initiative was to protect children who were being bullied and harassed for having gay parents, or for being gay themselves. Not only did Dalton disagree with protecting students from this anti-gay harassment, but he actively started a counter-petition, circulating it among teachers, trying to get the anti-bullying initiative struck down.

Slap Upside the Head

United States Obama’s Silence on AIDS:HIV positive traveller is eliminated with a trap door

I know the man has his hands full, but Obama has ignored AIDS to such an extent that even the easy, no-cost policy fixes haven’t happened. Take the long-standing, stigma-inducing HIV ban on travel and immigration to the United States. President Bush, to everyone’s surprise, pushed for its repeal. Last year’s Congress passed legislation that allows the Department of Health and Human Services to remove the ban, and Bush signed this legislation into law.

That only left one last step — HHS had to publish a rule to remove the offending language. The Bush administration did this, although not fast enough to have it become law before Bush left office. All Obama had to do was let the Bush ruling stand and take effect after a period of public comment. Instead, it got swept aside during Obama’s heavy-handed halt to all of Bush’s end-of-term regulatory initiatives. Now it’s back to square one — an almost identical rule has been prepared and published for public comment, again…months later.

Thanks for the tip off Sullivan

Massachusetts Not exactly mother of the year:cat pops out of birthday cake with sign that says You're Adopted

In November 2007 the teenage daughter of MassResistance founder Amy Contrada came out as a lesbian after her mother picketed her high school’s production of The Laramie Project. The next week good ol’ mom created a full page on the MassResistance site to announce that her daughter was adopted, emotionally unstable, and a “special needs” student. Last year the Southern Poverty Law Center rated MassResistance as a hate group.

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