Elihu_Bystander

Elihu_Bystander

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2 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread 11/19 w/ B... · 0 replies · +1 points

International religious leader urge repeal of Caribbean anti-LGBT laws

Per New Ways Ministry

“Religious leaders published an open letter to government officials in the nine Caribbean nations which still criminalize homosexuality. Signers, who represented several former British Commonwealth nations and the United States, were mostly Anglican leaders. Two Roman Catholics, Francis DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry and Sr. Jeannine Gramick of the National Coalition of American Nuns, also signed.”

https://76crimes.com/2018/10/08/international-rel...

9 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Brett Kavanaugh confir... · 1 reply · +7 points

Liberty Counsel--Romanian Connection

I'm sure someone posted this in 2016; however, just for a reminder:
https://www.lc.org/newsroom/details/091218-marria...

"Ms. Davis was jailed for six days because her conscience prohibited her from authorizing a marriage that is contrary to natural marriage between a man and a woman. Mr. [Harry] Mihet is a native of Romania. He grew up under Romania's oppressive communist regime and witnessed its violent demise in the Christmas Revolution of 1989, which started in his hometown of Timisoara. During their nine-day visit last year, Davis and Mihet held conferences in Romania's largest cities, including Bucharest, Cluj, Sibiu, Timisoara and Iasi. They met with two archbishops of the Orthodox Church and other leaders of Romania's largest denomination. Davis and Mihet’s message was simple: same-sex “marriage” and freedom of conscience are mutually exclusive, because those who promote the former have zero tolerance for the latter."

11 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 9/17 · 1 reply · +4 points

The question is was this a matter of validating their 1971 marriage? Or was this a vanity thing about their marriage was first?

12 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news 9/17 · 0 replies · +4 points

In the federal government emergency request to SCOTUS, here is the 162 page brief this is the Karnorski case from Washington State via the 9th Circuit.

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018...

16 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news u... · 1 reply · +5 points

"...contains the sole Mormon temple in the state..."

Did you mean the first Morman Temple in California?

"California currently has 7 temples in operation. Los Angeles California Temple. San Diego California Temple. Fresno California Temple. 116. Redlands California Temple. 122. Newport Beach California Temple. 123. Sacramento California Temple." Source Wicipedia

The Morman Temple in San Bernadino is actually in Redlands

16 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news u... · 5 replies · +3 points

Here is the alt-right first paragraph of the complaint.

"1. The U.S. Constitution stands as a bulwark against state officials who target
people—and seek to ruin their lives—because of the government’s anti-religious animus. For over six years now, Colorado has been on a crusade to crush Plaintiff Jack Phillips (“Phillips”) because its officials despise what he believes and how he practices his faith. After Phillips defended himself all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won, he thought Colorado’s hostility toward his faith was over. He was wrong. Colorado has renewed its war against him by embarking on another attempt to prosecute him, in direct conflict with the Supreme Court’s ruling in his favor. This lawsuit is necessary to stop Colorado’s continuing persecution of Phillips."

16 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news u... · 0 replies · +4 points

"Jack Phillips, the baker who recently won a case in the Supreme Court after refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is back in the news, this time for refusing to make a cake for someone’s birthday because she’s transgender."

You can read the complaint here:
http://www.adfmedia.org/files/MasterpieceCakeshop...

17 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news u... · 1 reply · +3 points

Interesting facts, but I'm not sure what you are trying to say.

18 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news u... · 0 replies · +4 points

Here is the memorandum opinion in NAACP v Trump consolidated cases.
https://www.naacp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/...

18 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread and news u... · 0 replies · +4 points

Ray v Himes Ohio Transgender Birth Certificate Case

The Ohio defendants have elected to play hardball. In response to plaintiff’s complaint they have moved that the case be dismissed in its entirety with prejudice. They have miss applied the interpretation of several important president setting cases.

You can read the motion to dismiss here.
https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/ray-v-himes-m...

You can read the plaintiff’s opposition to the motion to dismiss here.
https://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/l...