Uganda’s infamous anti-gay bill has been signed into law by President Museveni. Our friends in Uganda are calling for the whole world to make noise and not let this awful law go unnoticed, so share the facts.
And as Ugandan LGBT groups challenge this bill in court, sign to tell global leaders to speak out too: www.allout.org/kill-the-bill
Arizona legislators have passed a bill that legalizes discrimination against LGBTQ people (and others). THIS BILL WILL BECOME A LAW IF Governor Jan Brewer SIGNS IT. She will be reviewing this bill over the next few days.
Send Gov. Brewer an electronic Howler right now urging her to veto this bill.
The law is breathtaking in its scope. It gives bigotry against us gays and lesbians a powerful and unprecedented weapon. But your mean-spirited representatives and senators know this. They also know that it is going to be struck down eventually by the courts. But they passed it anyway, just to make their hateful opinion of us crystal clear.
So let me make mine just as clear. If your Governor Jan Brewer signs this repugnant bill into law, make no mistake. We will not come. We will not spend. And we will urge everyone we know–from large corporations to small families on vacation–to boycott. Because you don’t deserve our dollars. Not one red cent.
» Houseless Trans Facts
An estimated 20-40% of the more than 1.6 million homeless youth in the United States are LGBTQIA.
29% have reported being turned away from a shelter because of their being trans.
42% have reported being forced to live in a shelter not of their gender identity.
Via TIME Magazine:
During an Olympics already mired in controversy over “gay propaganda” laws, Russia passed a statute Thursday forbidding single people (gay or straight) who live in any country where gay marriage is legal from adopting Russian children. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the measure as an amendment to the law passed last July forbidding all same-sex couples from adopting from Russia, the Wall Street Journal reports. The new decree will not affect American citizens, who have already been banned from adopting Russian children, regardless of their sexual preferences or marital status, since 2012.
More from Britain’s Telegraph:
The decree, which is dated February 10 but was posted on the Russian government’s website on Thursday, is officially intended to “help improve the procedure for transferring children without parental care to families of Russian and foreign citizens, and to protect the rights and interests of these children.” The amendments to the Russian adoption law that were signed by Mr Medvedev include a bar on adoptions by “those in a same-sex union recognized as a marriage and registered an accordance with the law of states in which such marriage is allowed, and also citizens of such states who are not married.”
Free Republic readers are celebrating.
So, to be clear, this would ban ANY unmarried person in a country with same-sex marriage from adopting - regardless of if they’re gay or straight.
Quoth Free Republic (which doesn’t even make me mad to read, it’s more like a zoo exhibit; you should followed @FreeRepublicTXT on twitter for more gems like this): “Maybe Putin could run for president in 2016.” -“Yeah but by 2016 King Obama may have suspended voting anyways.” OK then. Carry on.
» In Kansas, gay/lesbian/bisexual/pansexual etc. people can now legally be banned from
~ Any other business
~ Their jobs
~ Their university
~ Public pools and parks
~ Everywhere under state control
~ Police services
~ And by extension that means 999 too
If they make a case to marry someone of the same gender they will not only lose but have to pay for the opposition’s lawyer
Just thought I’d let you guys know, since I can hardly believe it myself
According to MSNBC.com as of 4 hours ago:
Kansas House Bill 2453, aka “the official LGBT discrimination bill”, has officially been killed in Kansas’s Senate, which means that it will not pass into law.
Instead, what it will do is be booted back to Kansas’s House in order to have revisions made. According to the current House speaker, if it went to vote again, it “probably wouldn’t pass”.
THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS.
It is also largely in part because of the grass roots petitions on facebook and online, showing lawmakers that citizens are highly opposed to this kind of bill passing.
Good job. We’re good for now.
WE FUCKING WON
#homophobia #violence #discrimination #victories
Elena Klimova has saved lives through her LGBTI online support group in Russia. Urge authorities to drop the charges against her and quit prosecuting people under homophobic legislation.
» We count as people, I swear.
In Kansas, they are voting to decide if we count as people enough to have all of our basic rights respected. There is a bill out, you can read it here, that is so disturbing as to be vomit inducing.
It is saying, literally, if you claim ANY kind of religious beliefs, you can fire someone for being gay. You can retract their loans.
Kick them out of school.
Kick them out of their homes. Including foster care.
It’s saying that not only do you not have any legal recourse, but if you try to bring them to court you have to pay for their legal fees and the court’s fees. It says that despite the massive discrimination against LGBT people, they don’t deserve legal protections because someone’s religious views are more important then people’s lives.
It’s incredibly vague, too. It says for sexual identity or for gender presentation which could mean someone who’s just a masculine woman would receive the same treatment for daring to be a tomboy or for Metrosexuals and effeminate men.
This is simply disgusting.
There is a petition here to have this overturned. Please sign it. This needs to stop.
Self Signal Boost.
Look this is dangerous. This is a law that makes not homophobia legal. And since it says that representatives of the government can discriminate, the cops can. EMS. Fire Department.
This is horrifying. C’mon, people, spread this.