Obama says that recognizing same-sex relationships in the bill is "the right thing to do." But he says it would be premature to telegraph what he will or won't do before lawmakers send him a bill. Gay rights supporters are pushing for an amendment to the bill to allow gays to sponsor their partners to come to the U.S. But Republicans, including some who helped draft the bill, have made it clear that amending the legislation in that fashion would cost their support.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Speaking tonight at a press conference in Costa Rica, President Obama endorsed including LGBT couples in the immigration reform bill currently before the Senate.
Earlier today TMZ reported that viral video star Antoine Dodson has renounced his homosexuality and become a Jewish Black Israelite. Below is his interview with HuffPost Live. The crazy gets crazier as the clip goes on.
agreed to abandon the city-owned building they've occupied rent-free for 85 years. The city has agreed to pay the Boy Scouts $825,000 for physical improvements they made to the facility.
The group's rent-free use of the building came under fire after the Boy Scouts of America barred gays from membership. The city unsuccessfully sought to have the chapter evicted for violation of Philadelphia's anti-discrimination policies. Ultimately, the Cradle of Liberty Council decided that the battle was becoming a distraction and it was in the best interests of the city's boys who they were trying to recruit to put an end to it, the group's scout executive, Tom Harrington, said. "If anything, this is good news that will help us renew our focus on serving those youth," Harrington said.The 17,000-member Philadelphia Boy Scouts group attempted to ban anti-gay discrimination in 2003, but was ordered to rescind that ban by the national organization.
Christopher Plante, riding the waambulance for Focus On The Family.
Meet homophobia's nemesis. All the anti-gay bigotry in the world is no match for the sheer fabulousness of a cute, skinny boy with ripped abs and tiny shorts wearing an American flag for a cape. In response to Jason Collins coming out, the irritating vermin of the Westboro Baptist Curch showed up on Wednesday to protest in Oklahoma City, where the Houston Rockets were playing the OKC Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Quarterfinals.(Via JMG reader Danny)
Edith Windsor, interviewed by the New York Times.