Tag Archives: discrimination

Today in LGBT History: Marriage Equality Pioneers circa 1975

In 1975 Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were two Los Angeles men who flew to Colorado to obtain a marriage license from Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex. Rorex determined that there was “no legal justification to deny marriage to same-sex couples” (source) … Continue reading

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Is This Religious Freedom: Kicking You Out of A Cab?

In the debate over Religious Freedom and, specifically, Religious Freedom Restoration Acts; like the one that was signed into law by Indiana, the main example that people bring up on both sides of the issue is the baker would not want … Continue reading

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‘Bill of Rights Ordinance’ Passed for LGBT Seniors In San Francisco

From KCBS: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Franciscans by long-term care facilities and nursing homes was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Why Being Gay Isn’t an Addiction

Opponents of equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people will often use the comparison of “the gay lifestyle” as an addiction; something like being an alcoholic or a drug addict. Those who are LGBT know that is not true. … Continue reading

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Products Can’t Be Discriminatory, But Services Can

Those who oppose gay marriage equality like to often use the scenario that you wouldn’t demand ham at a kosher deli to put across their point that businesses are free to refuse service to gay and lesbian customers. They claim that … Continue reading

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Checking in With Washington, D.C.’s First-to-Wed Same-Sex Couples

On the five year anniversary of when it became legal for same-sex couple to marry in Washington, D.C., The Washington Post checks in with three of the couples. For two, it made things much easier, but for one out of … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Lesbian and Gay Seniors Tell Us Via Video

From the website Queerty.com, comes this little gem of Lesbian and Gay seniors explaining what life was like for them when they were young; their thoughts on the world today for LGBTs; and advice for young LGBT folks. Just the emotional … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: The Meaning of Religious Freedom in Opposition to Equality

…they are going around using the phrase “religious freedom” whenever they really mean to say “overextending our faith so that it can be used to discriminate against LGBT people in the public sector.” — Jeremy Hooper, blogger, Good As You,  ‘Deflating … Continue reading

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LGBT History: Freedom of the Press and a LGBT Publication

David Savage from the LA Times author a piece from our gay history. ONE Magazine, a 1950s Los Angeles gay publication, was considered obscene by the post office who refused to mail it. The publishers filed a lawsuit, eventually going … Continue reading

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Old Tropes on Homosexuality Never Fade

From the blog site Joe. My. God comes this meme post from 38 years ago. Some background from South Florida Pride’s website: In 1977, Florida’s Dade County (now Miami-Dade County) passed a human-rights ordinance that prohibited discrimination on the basis … Continue reading

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