I so believed that the top-rated reality show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has put gay men into the…
When the United States, was founded, our Founding Fathers, determined and believed, there was a need, for a tripartite, system of government, with a balance of power, between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government. Perhaps this is one of the reasons: there is so much attention, presently, being paid to filling the vacancy, presently occurring on the United States Supreme Court.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in New Jersey in October of 2013. The US Supreme Court gave it nationwide status in June of 2015. Prior to those dates Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships were the only way for a same-sex couple to enter into a marriage like legal agreement. After becoming a legal option for gay and lesbian couples in New Jersey, almost three thousand same-sex couples exercised their right to marry in the first six months of legalization.
So 50 years ago, 27th July, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 received royal assent, partially decriminalizing homosexuality and starting along a difficult journey to end discrimination and harassment of LGBT people.
While many have diminished the “Blue Wave” predictions from before the midterms, there is another wave that has been bolstered by the call in favor of Sinema winning her Senate seat in Arizona—becoming the first openly bisexual member in history.
Maryland has officially become the 11th of the United States of America to outlaw conversion therapy for minors. Conversion therapy is the practice of trying to “rewire” the brain from gay to straight—it often involves electroshock procedures.
Bad news out of California as a Judge has ruled that Cathy Miller can feel free to discriminate against gay people at Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield California. The judgment, called “a major victory for faith and freedom” by the baker’s legal team, comes at a time when the subject is on the forefront of the battle for LGBTQ equality.
In a nice step forward among so many steps back, the Republican Governor Phil Scott of Vermont signed a gender-neutral bathroom bill into law. This goes against many in his party, and many of President Trump’s supporters.
Faith-based adoption and foster care agencies, even those in deals with the state, can now legally reject prospective parents whose…