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bayareajohn

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1 week ago @ Equality on Trial - BREAKING: Supreme Cour... · 0 replies · +5 points

That story and image truly have made my weekend light up with unbreakable pride. Thank you for sharing!

3 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread UPDATE 5/2... · 1 reply · +5 points

My first "real" boyfriend was ex-seminary, where he had gone to find escape from his temptations. He quit when he found it was, in his words, "a rampant breeding ground" of gay men. With active breeding.

3 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread UPDATE 5/2... · 3 replies · +2 points

And perhaps THAT is because their clergy's ranks are so full of us.

4 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread UPDATE 5/2... · 1 reply · +3 points

They might follow the ruling if they hadn't already blocked their collective ears and eyes to reality. Trump lives in his own world. We aren't welcome there.

Trump might instead try to fire Buchwald, or order an investigation....

5 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - News round up and open... · 0 replies · +2 points

Seems to me his writings will do more to dissuade would-be converters from trying.

The explicit repetition about how being "straight" will be boring, repulsive, and oppressive certainly makes it seem futile, if even possible.

Recommended reading for the ambivalent, I think.

18 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread w/ breakin... · 1 reply · +3 points

Read the article... it implies larger ramifications, but isn't clear on where on the slippery slope they want to plant this flag. Surely seems to pave that slope right into permitting funding for KKK adoption centers that support sincerely held purity. Good question, if a Muslim couple wants to adopt from a Catholic adoption agency, what?

18 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Open thread w/ breakin... · 3 replies · +8 points

I was so hoping this was about Soviet Georgia. Nope.
The proponents of the "religious freedom" legislation here show a mastery of overstatement and hyperbole that can only be described as "faith-based".

The capper in head-twisting is this one:
"Dave Baker, executive director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition of Georgia, argued that since LGBT people are able to adopt and foster children, it's fair to protect the ability of faith-based agencies to do the same."

Um. That's a misquote, a mis-statement, or outright insanity.
Yes, let's protect the ability of faith-based agencies to be able to adopt and foster children, the same as LGBT people. Wait, what? Is that under attack?

19 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - News round-up and open... · 0 replies · +8 points

For clarity, maybe, via Google Translate:

In its resolution, the Constitutional Chamber of that body inhibits the Legislative Assembly from ratifying the reform agreement that sought to modify the text of articles 32, 33 and 34 of the Constitution regarding same-sex marriages.

It also notes that the reform was given with dispensation of procedure - which would prevent study and discussion by the committee that corresponds to it - and that this did not proceed because it is a constitutional reform, so in this case the deputies They attributed acts that corresponded to us.

Finally, he affirms that the Assembly did not give the people the opportunity to pronounce on the reform, since it occurred a few days after the end of its legislative period, so the issue of reforming these articles was not part of the information phase to the population.

With the votes of the right-wing parties, the Assembly approved in April 2015 the reform of the three aforementioned articles and grant constitutional status to marriage between a man and a woman thus born. In addition, people of the same sex who are a couple were prohibited from adopting children.

For the reform to take effect it was necessary that the current legislature ratify it with the votes of 56 of the 84 deputies.

However, in its resolution, the Chamber emphasizes that "the impugned constitutional reform is not susceptible of ratification by the Legislative Assembly."

In 2009, always with the votes of the deputies of the conservative parties, the Assembly also approved a constitutional reform to prohibit gay marriages, but neither was it able to be ratified in the next legislative period.

24 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Breaking news 12/22 · 0 replies · +9 points

What the country needs next is a ban on "Black Panic" as a defense for police officers who kill on sight.

24 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Breaking news 12/22 · 0 replies · +8 points

Roy believes that everything that happens, happens because God wants it to happen. Except for the things Roy doesn't want to happen. Because apparently, God wants Roy to go away. And Roy can't handle God disagreeing with Roy.