Articles Tagged with gay rights

LGBT Rights More Important Than Culture, Tradition, Says VP Joe Biden

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In a statement that inspired pro-LGBT communities across the globe, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that gay and lesbian rights should be given more importance than national cultures and social traditions. According to Politico, Biden was speaking to a group of U.S. and international gay rights activist when he made the bold statement. Biden,… Read more »

Duck Dynasty Guys Getting Congressional Campaign Jobs?

The Duck Dynasty guys pose with their hunting rifles.

Earlier this month, The Inquistr reported that the nephew of Phil Robertson, one of the cast members from the reality show Duck Dynasty, would be running for a Congressional seat. Now it seems the candidate, Zach Dasher, will be giving campaign jobs to his uber-famous Duck Dynasty family members. It’s unclear whether or not Dasher… Read more »

Rick Perry: ‘We’ll Leave To Psychologists’ If Gays Are Really Like Alcoholics

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Rick Perry, the Texas governor and prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidate, faced some heat Monday from an unlikely source over his comments last week comparing gay people to alcoholics. Perry made the comparison at a Commonwealth Club appearance in San Francisco, California, last Thursday. In those comments, Perry asserted that, both excessive alcohol consumption and… Read more »

Tea Party Candidate Scott Esk Supports Stoning Gay People To Death

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A Tea Party candidate in Oklahoma is in the national political spotlight on social media, after older Facebook posts in which Scott Esk describes his approval of stoning gay people went viral this week. Scott Esk, running for Oklahoma House District 91, reportedly made the comments back in July — and a magazine in the… Read more »

Gay Pride Parade in D.C. Will Host A US Armed Forces Color Guard

A US Armed Forces color guard will be heading up the Gay Pride parade 2014 in Washington D.C.

Since the repeal of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” in 2011, there have been no rules barring the US Armed Forces Color Guard from participating in gay rights events. Still, every year they were requested to accompany those participating in the Gay Pride parade by Capital Pride, they turned the request down. For the very first… Read more »

Gay Couple Banned From Texas Restaurant, Yelpers Respond

Gay Couple Banned For 'Acting Inappropriately'

A gay couple has been banned from an eastern Texas restaurant, according to a new report from CBS-DFW. The establishment, Big Earl’s Bait House and Country Store, is considered an institution in the town of Pittsburg, Texas, having stayed in business for several years and won the hearts (and stomachs) of area residents. That reputation… Read more »

The Steps To Equality: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Lifted In Arkansas

Arkansas lifts ban on same-sex marriage. Marriage licenses begin to be issued next day.

Every little girl imagines her wedding day. Maybe she sees herself in a long white dress made by Pnina Tornai; maybe she just sees a few of her closest friends and family against the backdrop of a sunset on the beach. Whatever that little girl sees, it’s something she thinks of, that one day when… Read more »

Michele Bachmann Claims Gay People Are ‘Bullying Americans’

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Michele Bachmann, the creator of the Tea Party, has recently said she is sick and tired of all the gays who “bully the American people”. In an interview with conservative radio host, Lars Larson, at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Bachmann expressed her anger toward Arizona Republican governor, Jan Brewer, vetoing Arizona’s anti-gay bill,… Read more »

Disney’s First Same-Sex Couple Sparks Exactly The Outrage You’d Expect

Sarah And Cheryl, A Same-Sex Couple On Disney's "Good Luck Charlie"

Parents, beware: Mickey Mouse is totally trying to gay your kids up! That’s right, folks, Disney is “pushing an agenda,” and deviously promoting deviant gay lifestyles by showing adult couples of the same gender on their programming! At least, that’s the hyperbolic intolerant view of One Million Moms, the conservative advocacy group that wants to… Read more »

One Direction: Liam Payne Lambasted Over ‘Duck Dynasty’ Tweet

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One Direction singer Liam Payne facing backlash over his support for Duck Dynasty. The boy band singer took to Twitter to explain to fans that because he offered support for the hit show, that did not mean the he supported reality star Phil Robertson’s controversial comments. The former football star and veteran’s interview answers sparked… Read more »

Sidney Crosby Speaks Out Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Law

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Russia’s anti-gay law is being attacked once again, this time by NHL superstar Sidney Crosby. On Sunday afternoon, Crosby spoke out against the country’s Olympic anti-gay stance. During a press conference for Canada’s Olympic camp, Crosby said: “For me growing up in Canada, my view has always been that way. I think that everyone has… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Marches In San Francisco Gay Pride Parade

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg marched in a gay pride parade on Sunday alongside 700 of Facebook’s employees. Based on those numbers, more than 15% of the social giant’s workforce took part in the celebration. The group joined together to take part in San Francisco’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration. Facebook workers including Zuckerberg marched… Read more »

Supreme Court Says: ‘Yes’ To Gay Marriage In California

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The Supreme Court voted Wednesday to allow same-sex marriages in the State of California. The court voted 5-4 in favor of leaving of leaving in place the initial declaration that the ban on same-sex marriage is unlawful and against the Constitution. Today the Supreme Court is hearing two separate gay marriage cases. The cases discuss… Read more »

Cyndi Lauper Reflects On Her Gay Advocacy

Lauper has made a crucial impact on the gay community.

Cyndi Lauper, who turned 60-years-old today, recently spent some time reflecting on her advocacy for gay rights. The American signer has had a very successful career over the past five decades and she’s very proud of her accomplishments and her ability to stand up for the gay community. “Well, I always saw people being discriminated… Read more »

Lesbian Couple Can’t Live Together According To Texas Judge

Court Rules Against Gay Couple

McKinney, TX – A Texas judge has ruled that, due to a morality clause in one of the women’s divorce papers, a lesbian couple will not be permitted to co-habitate. The morality clause, typically applied in the cases of divorce with children, bars romantic partners from spending the night while kids are at home. But,… Read more »