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LGBT News | - Part 3

Category: LGBT News

TABC Commissioner and Texas Vice Chair of the Republican Party Defends Anti-Gay Platform

By now you’ve heard about the Texas GOP Platform and it’s anti-gay tirade. Perhaps you’ve even read through all 25 pages of the Platform and noted the harsh stance on immigration, the inclusion of God in society, the importance of protecting symbols over individual freedoms and other heinous “conservative” propaganda.

Now, the Texas Republican Party Vice Chair, Melinda Fredricks, has spoken out in defense of the Platform’s views that homosexual acts should be re-criminalized claiming that the radical homosexual agenda is to blame.


July 14, 2010 0

DADT Survey Focuses on Discrimination Against Gay Service Members and Living Quarters

The Department of Defense has sent surveys to roughly 400,000 active and reserve service members to obtain information on how a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will affect them, their unit and the readiness of our nations military. Of note is the fact that no such survey was done to implement the discriminatory policy.


July 9, 2010 0

I Hereby Command You… (but Will I Defend You?)

The Uniform Code of Military Justice applies to members of the armed forces. The Code sets out the laws that each member of the services is bound to follow. It enumerates offenses and punishments much like the Penal Code does for non-military citizens, and includes Article 92, which criminalizes the failure to obey an order or regulation.


July 1, 2010 1

You Have the Right to be Fired

You have the right to be fired. You have the right to remain silent. You do not have the right to an attorney. Anything you say will not help you and will most certainly be used against you. Unless you are straight. You have the right to be straight and cisgender.


June 27, 2010 4

Texas GOP Official Platform Calls for Imprisonment of Homosexuals and Supportive Heterosexuals

I’m not a big fan of Democrats right now. In fact, I’m so upset with their negotiations to be bi-partisan, I actually considered not voting for a single democrat this November and instead voting for an independent or abstaining my vote altogether. Many LGBT people have made calls for a boycott of the democrats – no money and no votes. But I live in Texas and that changes things for me.


June 20, 2010 273

Community College District Won’t Discriminate – Except in the Bathroom

The San Antonio LGBT Community has been petitioning the Alamo Community College District, which oversees 5 community college campuses in the San Antonio area, to amend its existing policies to include sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. After two meetings and many conversations with the Board, the ACCD has agreed to vote on a policy which would include sexual orientation, but not gender identity/expression.


June 18, 2010 0

Anti-Equality Messiah, Maggie Gallagher, Wants Her Equal Protection and to Eat it Too!

Assuming yesterday’s closing arguments are any indication of which way Judge Walker will rule in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger Prop 8 case, it looks like an obvious victory for marriage equality advocates. In a statement on the National Organization for [Heterosexual Only] Marriage’s website the group’s messiah, Maggie Gallagher, seemed to admit this defeat, stating:

“Americans have a right to vote for marriage. Ted Olson doesn’t seem to understand the argument, and judging from today’s exchanges neither does Judge Walker. I expect Judge Walker will overrule Prop 8.”


June 17, 2010 2

2010 – The Year of the Lesbian Parent.

Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (Rep-WA) voted no on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, also more formally known as the Patrick Amendment to H.R. 5136, which would repeal the discriminatory policy banning openly gay service members from defending freedom and equality.


June 14, 2010 0

ExxonMobil Says No Gay Rights Without Legislative Intervention.

Before 1999, Exxon and Mobil were two different companies. Mobil was generally progressive on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trasgender employment rights and had a fully inclusive employment non-discrimination policy. By that, I mean their policy prohibited discrimination in employment matters based upon sexual orientation AND gender identity.


May 22, 2010 1

Madonna Comes Out for Malawi Couple Sentenced to 14 Years Hard Labor

I’ve been following the story of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga since their wedding day. When the couple became the first men in Malawi to get “married,” they knew the risk they were taking. Shortly after their ceremony, they were arrested and charged with public indecency. OnMay 20, 2010, a fter being denied bail because it would be unsafe for the couple to return to society, the two were sentence to 14 years hard labor.


May 21, 2010 0