A recently released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that homosexuals are more likely to drink and smoke than their heterosexual peers.
The CDC released the results of the 2013 National Health Interview Survey on Tuesday, with findings focused on comparing health differences between homosexuals and heterosexuals.
A group supporting the North Carolina Pastors Network demanded the state's governor defend the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state despite lawsuits from same-sex couples at the local and national level at a rally on Tuesday.
Leaders from the group of about 30 people who gathered on the steps of the old Capitol building, are sending North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory a petition asking him to use his executive powers to defend the amendment that was approved by 61 percent of voters in 2012, The Associated Press reported.
In a recent column for The Christian Post, Rev. Mark H. Creech, who attended the event and is executive director of the Raleigh-based Christian Action League of North Carolina, wrote that "it should be recognized that same-sex marriage is the biggest government power grab in the history of the United States." more >>
An atheist advocacy group has become the latest organization to drop its endorsement of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because of concerns over the religious exemption.
The legislation, meant as a federal measure to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, allows religious organizations, including colleges, churches, hospitals, and faith-based organizations, to remain exempt.
In a statement released last week, the Center of Inquiry explained that it had initially been "delighted" when the Senate approved ENDA 64-32 last November. more >>
Wisconsin Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker suggested that the GOP has no interest in making its opposition to gay marriage the forefront of its platform.
"I don't think the Republican Party is fighting it," Walker, who is running for re-election this fall, told the Associated Press on Saturday. "I'm not saying it's not important. But Republicans haven't been talking about this. We've been talking about economic and fiscal issues. It's those on the left that are pushing it."
Gay marriage is currently legal in 19 states. While courts have overturned gay marriage state bans in nine other states, appeals are currently in progress. Wisconsin passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in 2006, but its ban was recently struck down by a federal judge. more >>
A lesbian student named Christian is now crying foul after alleging that Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma expelled her a few weeks shy of her senior year in college this month because she broke her lifestyle covenant with the school when she married her girlfriend.
Southwestern Christian University, which has just under 700 students, requires that all of them sign a Lifestyle Covenant espousing traditional Christian values.
Christian Minard, 22, who came to the school on a basketball scholarship, told CNN that even though she broke the covenant, she believes the school is unfairly punishing her for her Sapphic desire as many other students have broken the school's lifestyle covenant before and did not face similar consequences. more >>
In keeping with its reputation of pioneering social madness, California has now passed legislation that eliminates the words "husband" and "wife" from state laws.
As reported in The Huffington Post, "California's same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill [last] Monday eliminating outdated 'husband and wife' references from state laws."
The Post also explained that, "Senate Bill 1306 was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to eliminate confusion and correct discriminatory phrasing in the California Constitution that contradicts state law." more >>