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Ohio Benefits Suit Thrown Out

A suit in Ohio to use the state’s anti-gay marriage amendment to void partnership benefits at a public university in that state has been thrown out of court. The suit was filed by the Alliance Defense Fund. You know, the same group that said recently: Preying on these and similar fears, advocates of same-sex “marriage”…

Why GSA Clubs are Necessary

A school in Pennsylvania recently approved the creation of a Gay Straight Alliance club. And the vice president of the school board quickly proved why it was necessary: Mary Jo Kehoe of Economy told the board Wednesday she couldn’t believe her ears so she jotted down what Ambridge School Board Vice President William Scherfel said…

Another GSA Club Lawsuit

The ACLU of Florida has filed suit on behalf of students at Okeechobee High School whose attempts to organize a Gay-Straight Alliance club at their school was refused by the administration. Like all such cases, it’s pretty much a no-brainer. The Equal Access Act clearly requires public secondary schools to recognize such student clubs, as…

Rabbi Declares Victory on Jerusalem Event

Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the wingnut American rabbi who has been trying to destroy the Jerusalem gay pride event, is declaring victory after confining the event to a stadium and keeping it off the streets. Rabbi Yehuda Levin of the New York-based organization Jews for Morality is in Jerusalem to protest the parade. He feels Israel’s…

AFA Distortions on Walmart and Gays

The American Family Association is really obsessed with Walmart’s decisions to court gay customers, so much so that it is willing to completely distort reality in order to whoop up its mostly mindless followers into an anti-gay frenzy. Look at this Action Alert, where they make it look as though Walmart made the decision to…

Bounties on Dead Gays in Israel

Just how crazed has the religious right (of all varieties) gotten over the gay pride parade in Jerusalem? This crazed: For some of their followers, the issue is worth spilling blood over: An unknown extremist Jewish group pasted up signs announcing a $500 “reward” for every gay man or woman killed during the parade, which…

The Rioting Continues in Jerusalem

More of the same from these nuts: Members of an ultra Orthodox Jewish sect Wednesday night took to the streets in Jerusalem for a second night, setting small fire and engaging police with stones and bottles, to protest next week’s gay pride parade. A number of protesters were arrested for causing a disturbance. The demonstration,…

Gay Marriage Helps Straight Marriage?

Dale Carpenter cites an op-ed piece (subscription only, unfortunately) at the Wall Street Journal written by William Eskridge and Darren Spedale that shows that, contrary to the hysterical claims of the anti-gay crowd, traditional marriage got stronger after gay marriage was legalized in several countries. Carpenter sums up their findings: Seventeen years after recognizing same-sex…

The violence in response to the gay pride parade in Jerusalem has already started. Reuters reports that a group of nutcases attacked the police in Jerusalem and started fires to protest the event, which is slated to take place November 11th. Groups of ultra-Orthodox Jews torched trash bins and hurled stones at police in Jerusalem…

Gay Marriage: Do It For The Children

Glen Lavy, an ADF attorney, has a deliciously illogical column at Townhall.com about the New Jersey gay marriage ruling. Even if one grants his premise, his conclusion completely contradicts that premise: Here’s the premise: Those pressing for the legalization of same-sex marriage built a lot of their case on the notion that people in love…