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A 32-year-old Little Rock, Ark., woman is now in police custody after she allegedly beat and viciously raped her younger, 24-year-old lover after she tried to leave her home on Saturday night.
Little Rock Police charged Elizabeth Navarro, 32, with rape and domestic battery in the third degree after the 24-year-old called 911 at about 9:50 a.m. Saturday morning and reported that Navarro had raped her in her home. more >>
SaveCalifornia is protesting the U.S. Postal Service's decision to feature LGBT activist Harvey Milk on a special commemorative stamp next year. The pro-family group is calling for the boycott of the stamp, calling Milk a "sexual predator," based on his biography.
The Postal Service's choice of the San Francisco homosexual activist is "a sign of America's immorality," the group said in a statement.
Milk is the first LGBT activist to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp. more >>
A Kansas couple has drawn criticism for writing an offensive note to a gay waiter after dining at a restaurant, instead of giving him a tip for his good service. "Your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God… We hope you will see the tip your fag choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly," they wrote on the receipt.
"Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD," wrote the couple to the 20-year-old waiter, who has chosen to remain anonymous, at the Carrabba's Italian Grill in Overland Park, Kan., last week.
"Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours," continued the couple, who have also not been identified by the media, according to KMBC. "It is never too late for GOD'S love, but none shall be spared for fags. May GOD have mercy on you." more >>
One of the few Native American tribes in the U.S. that approves of same-sex marriage has begun officiating same-sex marriages in Oklahoma, in spite of the state's ban against the practice. Couples who are married by the tribe will receive federal marriage benefits but not state benefits.
The Cheyenne-Arapaho tribe in Oklahoma is one of few tribes in the country to recognize same-sex marriage, and told couple Darren Black Bear, 45, and his partner Jason Pickel, 36, that it would agree to officiate their upcoming nuptials. As a federally-recognized Native American tribe, the Cheyenne-Arapahoe is allowed to approve of laws for its land and people, and although its approval of same-sex marriage will not be recognized by the state of Oklahoma, it will be recognized federally, and therefore Black Bear and Pickel will receive the federal benefits awarded to them through the June Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Black Bear told the Associated Press that he hopes other tribes in the U.S. will follow suit and begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses as well. "The fact that the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes here in Oklahoma are progressive enough to follow federal guidelines, I'm pretty sure that [others will] start issuing marriage licenses within their tribes. I'm hopeful they will," he said. more >>
As the Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs a 2009 Domestic Partnership law against the state's 2006 Marriage Amendment, a gay rights group argues that domestic partnerships are not "substantially similar" to marriage in Wisconsin, while the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) claims the civil union law violates the state's constitution.
"In 2006, the people of Wisconsin enacted a state constitutional provision that defines marriage as the union of a man and woman and prevents the state from creating a legal status substantially similar to or identical to marriage," Jim Campbell, legal counsel for ADF, told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday. In 2009, however, the state enacted a Domestic Partnership law for same-sex couples.
Campbell explained that concerned citizens joined Wisconsin Family Action, raising a lawsuit against the 2009 law, arguing that it was unconstitutional. The Wisconsin Supreme Court denied their request to petition directly to the high court, however, so the suit has slowly risen through appeals to reach the highest state court, where oral arguments were first heard Wednesday. more >>
The president of a track and field ministry has said that the United States Olympic Committee's decision to add homosexuality to its anti-discrimination policy is problematic as it could paint Christians who believe that homosexuality is a sin as discriminators.
"Christians believe homosexuality is a sin. So does that means that Christians are discriminators? Also, do we add other sin categories to the Olympic charter?" Steve McConkey, president of 4 WINDS, said in a statement on Thursday.
"What about a scenario where a Christian clothing manufacturer or business chooses to not support gay events or athletes? Or how about sports ministries that provide international trips? Will they now have to include gay athletes? Will sports ministries have to have gays in leadership positions?" more >>