Police have found and are questioning the second suspect in the crime committed against José O. Sucuzhañay on December 7, 2008 in Brooklyn. Mr. José Sucuzhañay and his brother were walking arm and arm when Keith Phoenix and Hakim Scott [allegedly] attacked the two men while shouting antigay and anti-Hispanic slurs.
There’s a group of people that often get over looked in the struggle for civil equality for LGBT people; our heterosexual allies. Care2 is hosting the group Heterosexuals for Gay Rights. Unfortunately, the group is small and not well known, but deserves a loud and spirited, “Thank you.”
In 2002, students at Boyd County High School requested to be allowed to form a Gay Straight Alliance (“GSA”). Unfortunately, due to religious bias and prejudice against homosexuals, they were met with adversity. Although the GSA was approved, within two months of its formation the school banned the GSA and purportedly banned all other student organizations for that term.
On February 23, 2009, Scott Renfroe, a senator in Colorado stood before his peers and made the following remarks: “I oppose this bill because of what the will of the people was [and] because of what my personal beliefs are and I think that what our country was founded upon was those beliefs also. In the beginning God created our earth…”
As an atheist, it is surprising to me that the first thought that came to my mind after hearing Bill Maher say, “Someday we all do have to confront the notion that our silly gods cost us too much” was: Bill Maher better be glad he’s wearing a rubber suit ‘cuz God going to strike him down with lightening.
Those of us in the gay community who are in long-term relationships have many legal hurdles to overcome when it comes to taxes, mortgages, health care, estate planning and other property matters, but now with Merle Horwitz’ book, Love is Love But… Business is Business, we can jump through one of those hurdles with less hassle and more humph.
First, I’m going to talk about the comment, “It’s about homosexuals obtaining a privilege that nobody else is allowed to have.” As a long time resident of Texas, USA, Earth, I know with certainty that no one has ever been allowed to marry except the homosexual. In the United States, homosexuals already receive numerous privileges that are denied to everyone else, like marriage, adoption rights, 401K benefits from a spouse, Social security death benefits, etc…etc…etc… Those privileges are provided gladly by our government to homosexuals, but no one else… they are exclusive to us. (Note the sarcasm?).