Tag: Gay Marriage

Dove Soap Father’s Day Ad Features Two Gay Dads

Dove soap company released an uplifting Father’s Day ad on Monday that shows two dads kissing and rocking an infant to sleep.   The one-minute ad titled, “Caring Makes My Dad, My Hero,” depicts a montage of high-flying father-daughter, father-son moments caught on camera.   Various messages meant to describe dads flash on the screen. “The […]

Thirty-year Christian Worker Fired After Opposing “Gay Marriage”

By all accounts, Charles Rhoads, Jr. was an excellent worker. After 30-plus years of employment at SPX Flow Technology’s site in Rochester, New York, he was an experienced man who’d been promoted and enjoyed excellent performance reviews. But that didn’t stop SPX from unceremoniously firing him last year — after he expressed opposition to faux […]

Ukraine Shields Gay Rights Parade From Repeat of Violence

KIEV, Ukraine — Gay rights groups in Ukraine celebrated a milestone on Sunday — holding a parade without being chased or attacked by right-wing opponents. But the march, in Kiev, was guarded by police and security forces who sealed off much of the city center and warned participants not to linger afterward.   About 2,000 […]

Voters oust powerful pro-LGBT ruling party in Mexico

After 86 years of domination in Mexico’s state governments, the country’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) suffered a landslide defeat in recent elections, with the unprecedented upset coming shortly after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto launched a new initiative to amend the constitution to legalize same-sex “marriage” nationwide.   Public outrage over the PRI member president’s […]

Italy overrules Church with green light for gay unions

Italy on Wednesday joined the rest of the Western world in extending legal recognition to same-sex relationships with parliament overwhelmingly backing gay civil unions after a long battle to overcome opposition led by the Catholic church.   Lawmakers in the lower-house Chamber of Deputies voted 372-51 in favour of the legislation with 99 abstentions after […]

In N.Y., White House poised to create first monument to gay rights struggle

President Obama is poised to declare the first-ever national monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights, singling out a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement.   While most national monuments have highlighted iconic wild landscapes or historic sites from centuries […]

Colombia legalises gay marriage

Colombia’s top court has legalised same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so. Gay couples were already allowed to form civil partnerships, but Thursday’s ruling extends them the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples. Earlier this month the constitutional court dismissed a judge’s petition against equal marriage rights for heterosexual […]

Colorado court: Ruling stands that baker can’t cite religion

DENVER (April 26, 2016)- Colorado’s Supreme Court has refused to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court’s ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing service.   The American Civil Liberties Union […]

Oregon Bakers to Court: First Amendment Allows Us to Not Celebrate Same-Sex Weddings

Today, First Liberty Institute and former White House Counsel Boyden Gray filed a brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals on behalf of Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon bakers punished by Oregon officials when the couple declined to customize a wedding cake celebrating same-sex marriage, in a case that could go all the way […]

North Carolina governor wants to change ‘anti-gay’ law

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has said he wants to make changes to a controversial new state law condemned by business groups, activists and celebrities as anti-gay. The law invalidated several local anti-discrimination measures that protected gay and transgender people. It also requires people to use public toilets that correspond to the sex listed on […]