Tag: Homosexuality

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 […]

Judge in China Rules Gay Couple Cannot Marry

A judge ruled on Wednesday against a gay couple who had sought the right to marry, in China’s first court case addressing the issue of same-sex unions.   The couple, Sun Wenlin and Hu Mingliang, filed a lawsuit against a civil affairs bureau in Changsha, Hunan Province, in southern China, after the office refused to […]

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 […]

Georgia governor vetoes bill denounced as legalizing anti-gay discrimination

“Some of those in the religious community who support this bill have resorted to insults that question my moral convictions and my character,” he said. “Some within the business community who oppose this bill have resorted to threats of withdrawing jobs from our state. I do not respond well to insults or threats.”   Previously, Deal, […]

Lawsuit Planned Over North Carolina’s Ban on Transgender Bathrooms

National and local activists said Sunday that they will sue to stop North Carolina from enforcing a controversial new law that prevents localities from passing their own anti-discrimination rules for gay and lesbian residents.   The American Civil Liberties Union, the LGBT activist groups Lambda Legal and Equality NC and plaintiffs yet to be named […]

Special session called to trip up transgender promotion

A special legislative session is planned Wednesday in North Carolina for state lawmakers to pull the reins on a progressive council in the city of Charlotte that adopted a provision allowing men who say they are women to use women’s public restrooms and shower rooms – even though girls and women might be present.“We commend […]

NYC order lets ‘transgenders’ pick restrooms

Catering to the LGBT community once again, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order earlier this week that allows those who consider themselves “transgenders” access to all government restrooms in the nation’s largest city.   This decree permits a person from any “gender” to decide whether he or she would like […]

Marriage equality could be a reality by end of the year, says George Brandis

A plebiscite on same-sex marriage, and legislation to change the Marriage Act if the plebiscite is carried, will be held by the end of this year, the attorney general, George Brandis, has confirmed.     The plebiscite will be held shortly afterwards, and a parliamentary vote after that but still before the end of 2016, […]

Christian targeted for ‘personal destruction’ has new hope

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the case against a florist who was penalized for following her Christian faith and refusing to support a “gay wedding” with her artistic talent.   The brief order from the Supreme Court of Washington was signed by Barbara Madsen, the chief justice, and said tersely that the […]

8 Supremes pull rug from under ‘basic freedom of self-determination’

The vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia may have impacted a decision not to hear a case opposing a New Jersey law that bans professional counseling for minors who wish to overcome a same-sex attraction.   The court had been scheduled to hold a conference on the […]