Tag: Gay Marriage

Mississippi Supreme Court narrowly grants same-sex divorce

The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.   The decision Thursday came after DeSoto County Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy Jr. ruled in 2013 that the Mississippi […]

Indiana Chamber backs statewide gay rights protections

Less than a year after big business helped pressure Indiana Republicans to scale back their contentious new religious objections law, the state’s powerful business lobby has decided that step wasn’t enough.   The Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the voice of the state’s business establishment, on Thursday called for Republican Gov. Mike Pence and the GOP-controlled […]

Rumblings of Super Bowl Boycott After Houston Equal Rights Measure Rejected

Thats the message supporters of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) are sending after voters rejected the measure Tuesday by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent.The controversial measure would have established nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in the city, among other groups.”I fear that this will have stained Houstons reputation as a tolerant, […]

Bullies lose, sanity wins in Houston: There will be no man parts in the ladies room

The bullies lost.   After a nearly 18-month slugfest,  Houston’s LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance was crushed in a landslide defeat Tuesday – rejected by 61 percent of voters.   “The people of the city have spoken and they have spoken loudly,” Houston pastor Steve Riggle told me.   Click here to join Todd’s American Dispatch – […]

Pro-Life, Pro-Family Wins on Election Day in Governor’s Offices and Bathrooms

The pro-life and pro-family base of the Republican Party is celebrating following both gubernatorial elections Tuesday and the defeat of Proposition 1 – the “gender identity” bathroom bill – in Houston.   On Wednesday morning, Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, applauded the election of pro-life governors in Kentucky and Mississippi.   […]

Colombia lifts same-sex adoption limits

Colombia’s constitutional court has lifted restrictions on same-sex couples adopting children. Until now, same-sex couples could only adopt a child if it was the offspring of one of the partners. But in a historic ruling on Wednesday, the court instructed adoption agencies not to discriminate against gay men and lesbians. It said gay couples could […]

Gay rights battle flares in Houston over nondiscrimination ordinance

Among the political signs jammed into the grass outside a polling station in this city’s South Park neighborhood stands one placard bearing an unusual slogan: “No men in women’s bathrooms.”   The statement, which is also emblazoned on T-shirts and conveyed in ominous television ads, has become a rallying cry for opponents of a measure […]

Feds say Illinois school district broke law by banning transgender student from girls’ locker room

Around the country, high schools are increasingly confronting a thorny issue: Should transgender students be allowed into the locker room?   And increasingly, the federal government is stepping in to provide an answer: Schools must give trans students full locker room access.   Or else.   On Monday, the Obama administration again weighed in on the issue with […]

L.A. Archbishop Gomez: God’s Plan for Marriage is One Man, One Woman United for Life

On retuning to Los Angeles after attending the synod on the family at the Vatican, Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles published a column expressing his satisfaction that the final document produced by the synod strongly reaffirmed the Catholic teaching that God designed marriage as the union of one man and one woman […]

Supreme Court to consider same-sex marriage petition

The US Supreme Court ruling this year that made same-sex marriages the law of the land inspired Hen Arieli and Imri Kalman, leaders in the association, who told Ynet what led them to submit the petition. “When a Cohen (a person whose ancestors were allegedly members of Judaisms priestly class) and a divorcee arrive at the […]