Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Best. Mother. Ever. (Aside from my own.)

Mother of gay son berates Irish minister over civil partnerships - from Pink News - all the latest gay news from the gay community - Pink News

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Read a letter sent by the mother of a gay son in Ireland, after they passed recent legislation extending certain benefits to same-sex couples. My favorite line:
"You will not tell my sons that they are not equal to their brothers, friends and the rest of society."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Straight makes claim for homophobic abuse.

Straight teacher makes claim for homophobic abuse - from Pink News - all the latest gay news from the gay community - Pink News

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I couldn't make up my mind about what I thought about this, so I thought I'd throw it out there. I was going to write something about discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientiation or gender identity. And yes harrassment is harrassment. But is this guy going too far? I'm admittedly confused.

Please comment.

The harm in blatant discrimination.

Court throws out ban on exposing children to gays | ajc.com

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I'm glad there's a court out there that recognizes what the real priorities are.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday threw out a judge’s order that prohibited children in a divorce case from having any contact with their father’s gay and lesbian friends.
The ruling was hailed by gay rights groups who said the decision focuses on the needs of children instead of perpetuating a stigma on the basis of sexual orientation.
The state high court’s decision overturned Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards’ blanket prohibition against exposing the children to their father’s gay partners and friends.
“Such an arbitrary classification based on sexual orientation flies in the face of our public policy that encourages divorced parents to participate in the raising of their children,” Justice Robert Benham wrote.