Gay-Rights Issue to Immigration Reform Bill Is At a Standstill -
May Become a Senate Showdown An amendment sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) would allow U.S. citizens in long-term relationships to sponsor foreign partners for green cards (as opposite sex married couples are allowed by law).
Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Speaks on Her Journey to the Cage | GLAAD
What LGBTQ Students Need to Know About Graduation and Prom -
Congrats, High School Seniors! It’s that time of year—young people across the country are sporting tuxes and prom dresses as well as caps and gowns. Lambda Legal congratulates all high school grads-to-be on making it this far! For LGBTQ high school students, this should be a season of celebration, not trepidation.
53% of Americans Support Gay Marriage In Recent Survey -
Gallup’s Third Consecutive Reading of 50% or Above over Past Year May 2-7 poll by Gallup suggests that U.S. support for marriage equality is solidifying above the majority level. Findings Very Different From 3 Years Ago Three years ago, only 44% were in favor of gay marriage. In 1996, only 27% of Americans supported same-sex&
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Church of Scotland Accepts Gay Ministers. -
The Church of Scotland‘s ruling general assembly has voted to allow congregations in Scotland to admit gay ministers, if they elect to do so, in a radical departure from more than 450 years of history and ending a four year long argument. The ‘gay ministers’ issue has dominated discussion within the church for some time&
Ugandan LGBT Activists Arrested While Protesting Media Censorship -
A collection of LGBT activists demonstrating solidarity with those calling for freedom of the press in Uganda were arrested when police broke up the peaceful protest.
From Thomas Roberts:
The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday voted to lift its ban on openly gay children, in what LGBT advocates hope will be the first step toward bringing full equality to one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent leadership institutions.
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Texas judge rules against lesbian moms and kids -
District Judge John Roach Jr., of Collin County, Texas, ruled last week that a lesbian mother cannot live with her partner of three years and maintain custody of her children.
The judge invoked a “morality clause” when he said that Page Price and Carolyn Compton are not qualified to live in a house with children together. Per his ruling, anyone not related by “blood or marriage” is forbidden to be in Compton’s home after 9pm when the children are home. Because marriage equality is illegal in Texas, Price is essentially kicked out.
“Our children are all happy and well-adjusted,” Price wrote on a Facebook post announcing the decision. “By his enforcement, being that we cannot marry in this state, I have been ordered to move out of my home.”
Compton’s divorce from her ex-husband was finalized in 2011, though the case was reopened in April following a custody dispute, reports theVoice.
Price believes the inclusion of the “morality clause” in Compton’s initial divorce paperwork was prompted by the judge’s disapproval of Compton’s “lifestyle.” Price also notes that Compton’s ex-husband rarely sees his two children, and in 2011 was charged with stalking his ex-wife.
I don’t see much morality in this at all. This couple could very well appeal this decision and win, and I hope they do.
Nevada Takes Another Step Toward Marriage Equality -
The state Assembly approved a pro-equality constitutional amendment, but it faces another round of legislative and citizen votes.
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Questions Over Police Response to Murder of N.Y. Gay Man Still Unanswered -
TW: murder, anti-gay hate crime, beating
Seven months after Louis Rispoli was beaten to death on streets of Queens, the reasons behind the police department’s incorrect response to the attack remain unclear.
New Antigay Children's Book Teaches Kids to Hate LGBT Families -
Amber Dee Parker’s picture book God Made Dad & Mom encourages kids to pray for the destruction of families with same-sex parents.
My legitimacy is not dependant on my relationships. I’m bisexual with or without the relationships I’m in. If the LGBTQ community can’t accept that, then that’s an error that the community needs to fix. — My friend, Alon Zivony (bisexual activist, who is a cis man married to a straight cis woman)
(Source: bidyke, via bisexual-community)