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Now Judge Fights Same-Sex 'Marriage' Mandate on Religious Grounds

4yrs ago from WND
  The U.S. Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, along with recognizing a Colorado baker’s religious rights, showed the battle over issues related to same-sex marriage are far from over. The decision was a setback for gay-rights activists seeking to trump the Constitution’s protections for religious rights. Now the Supreme Court is being asked to review the case of a judge […]
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Pro-Trump Evangelist Franklin Graham Slams Jimmy Carter by Saying God Will Punish Gays With Fire and Death

4yrs ago from Raw Story
The Rev. Franklin Graham criticized pro-gay marriage comments made by the former President Jimmy Carter by saying that gay people will receive the same punishment as the Biblical towns of Sodom and Gomorrah. After a 2015 HuffPost Live interview Carter gave where he said Jesus would have approved of same-sex marriage resurfaced, Graham took to Facebook to express his dissent. “He is absolutely wrong when he said Jesus would approve of gay marriage,” the son …
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Conservative, Anti-PC Prof Who Got Suspended Without Pay Over Blog Post Wins Big in His Day in Court

4yrs ago from The Blaze
A Marquette University professor was improperly suspended after he publicly criticized a graduate student by name on his politically conservative blog, leading to threats against her, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday, the Journal-Sentinel reported. The court ordered the Jesuit university to immediately reinstate embattled political science professor John McAdams — who's been suspended without pay for the last seven semesters — and sent the case back to a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge to award damages, including "unimpaired rank, tenure, compensation, and benefits." McAdams argued he was targeted for exercising freedom of speech, which took the form of a blog post criticizing a student instructor he believed shut down debate against gay marriage, The Associated Press reported. But the private college argued it was all about him naming the instructor and linking to her website that contained personal identifying information, the outlet said. “That’s not academic freedom; that’s cyberbullying,” Ralph Weber, Marquette’s attorney, told the AP …
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Vice Mayor of Tiny California Town Facing Recall Over ‘tongue-In-Cheek’ Comments Smearing ‘prancing’ LGBTQ Community

4yrs ago from Raw Story
Dixon, California’s Vice Mayor Ted Hickman faces increasing outrage from residents after he wrote a hateful column titled “That’s Life,” in Dixon’s Independent Voice newspaper. Hickman wrote that the LGBTQ community has an “inferiority complex” and declared July to be “Straight Pride American Month.” He also referred to Gay Pride Month as “LGBTQF-WTF month.” “We are different from them. … We work, have families, (and babies we make) enjoy and love the company (and marriage) …
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NY Times Frets Over Supeme Court Threats to Gay Marriage, 'Transgender Women of Color'

4yrs ago from News Busters
Reporters Liam Stack and Elizabeth Dias offered a Thursday New York Times story headlined “Why the Supreme Court Opening Could Affect Gay Marriage as Well as Abortion.” Besides taking sides on the issue of gay marriage, resumed the paper’s bad habit of superfluous ideological labeling, with ten “conservative” references in the 1,200-word report compared to a single “liberal” label, in the first sentence. After that, the paper referred to the left-wing support for gay marriage with the friendly term “L.G.B.T. groups.”
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Michael Avenatti Says He’d Run Against Trump in 2020 to Keep the U.S. from Being 'Destroyed'

4yrs ago from The Week
Could there one day be a President Avenatti in the White House? As the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels in her defamation case against President Trump and his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, Avenatti is already Trump's foe, and he suggested on Wednesday that he wouldn't mind becoming his political rival, too. "IF (big) he seeks re-election, I will run, but only if I think there is no other candidate in the race that has a REAL chance at beating him," he tweeted in response to a person asking if he'd run. "We can't relive 2016. I love this country, our values, and our people too much to sit by while they are destroyed." He also revealed he's "solidly pro-choice," and would never "nominate a justice to the SCOTUS who did not believe in Roe or who would seek to outlaw same-sex marriage. Fully support equality for women & people of all races, & gay rights. We don't separate families at the border. And we don't kiss-up to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin." Earlier, Avenatti tweeted that "only a street fighter" has a chance at displacing Trump. "Otherwise, this country and its principles will be in pieces and non-recognizable." Catherine Garcia
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‘I’d Be Panicked’: MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Warns Trump Court Pick Could Destroy LGBT Rights

4yrs ago from Raw Story
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi said he’s worried that LGBT Americans could see their civil rights stripped away by President Donald Trump’s replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Velshi warned a newly conservative high court could undo the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges ruling to legalize same-sex marriage, and he said LGBT people could find themselves at the mercy of state laws. “If you live in one of the states that either bans gay marriage or …
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