It has been called "The History-Making Gay Kiss," as "The Fosters" TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the "Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever." Yes, on a so-called "family friendly" network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment.
GLAAD, formally known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that, "ABC Family's 'The Fosters' breaks new ground with Jude and Connor kiss." For those who are not familiar with the show, Jude is raised by two lesbians, his adoptive parents.
Gabe Bergado, writing for The Daily Beast, claimed that the kiss set "a fantastic standard," one that "reassures all the real-life Judes and Connors out there that their feelings of self-discovery during those middle school and junior high years are valid." more >>
Three men have gotten married in what is reportedly the world's first three-way same-sex marriage in Thailand. Although Thailand doesn't officially recognize same-sex marriages, the trio claim that Buddhist law sanctions their union.
The Mirror and other sources reported that the wedding ceremony took place on Valentine's Day in February in Uthai Thani Province. The men were identified as Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26.
According to the reports, Art and Joke began a romantic relationship in 2010 after meeting through business. more >>
Oh, Dr. Ben Carson. What a foot-in-mouth situation you've gotten yourself into now. I believe you are both right and wrong but more importantly, people will probably misunderstand your remarks on same-sex attraction.
"Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they're gay," remarked Carson, the former head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. "So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question."
Like many of you, I ran across the coverage of Carson's "prison proves being gay is a choice" remarks in an interview with Chris Cuomo at CNN that was aired on Wednesday. What an unfortunate choice of words he allowed to roll off his tongue. And to make it worse, he did so in front of a multitude of people just waiting for him to say something "ignorant" or "hateful." more >>
A federal judge struck down Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban on Monday after declaring it unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon found Nebraska law prohibiting same-sex marriage "facially discriminates based on gender" after rejecting the state's argument that the ban promotes family stability. The order takes effect on March 9 although state officials immediately appealed the decision to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, reported ABC News.
"Nebraska's 'Defense of Marriage' Constitutional Amendment, Section 29, is an unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens," Bataillon wrote in the 34-page-ruling. "The State primarily offers as its rational basis for this gender-specific discrimination the encouragement of biological family units. The essence of this rationale has been rejected by most courts and by no less than the Supreme Court. With the advent of modern science and modern adoption laws, same sex couples can and do responsibly raise children. Unfortunately, this law inhibits their commendable efforts." more >>
The city council of Charlotte, N.C., the hometown of world-renowned Evangelist Billy Graham, narrowly voted on Monday to reject a proposed expansion to the town's non-discrimination law that would have made it legal for transgender persons to use bathrooms and other public facilities designated for the opposite sex.
After hearing four hours of public input from supporters and opponents of the proposal Monday evening, the council voted, 6-5, after an hour of discussion, to throw out the entire ordinance bill.
The proposal would not just have given transgenders the right to use the opposite gender's restrooms but would have also made it illegal for Charlotte business owners to decline service in order to uphold their Christian beliefs that same-sex marriages is wrong. more >>
A former Republican congressional committee counsel predicts that the Supreme Court will legalize same-sex marriage in coming months, but does not believe that decision will change the Church.
"I think the Supreme Court is probably going to come down on this 7-to-2, and I have every reason to believe that they will legalize same-sex marriage based on what we call the equal protection clause and the precedent of Loving vs. Virginia 1967," former attorney Sophia Nelson, author of The Woman Code, recently told The Christian Post, referring to the landmark civil rights decision that struck down miscegenation laws.
The Christian author and award-winning journalist supports traditional marriage, however, she said that while Christians have the right to exercise their religious liberties, they must also respect the law and leave the judgment to Jesus. more >>