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Does federal law forbid workplace discrimination against ...

The most obvious thing about this and similar challenges being brought against discriminatory employers under the anti-sex discrimination mandate of the 1964 Civil Rights is that discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation is an example of the most extreme form of discrimination based on sex. The stereotype in mind holds true that if you are a woman, you should be attracted to men, and men should be attracted to women. This is not how it works out in real life for everybody, and no matter how some might try parsing their view out to say that it's not discrimination based on sex because the act was supposedly never intended to protect sexual orientation comes out as absurd because the very basis of differences in sexual orientation is sex.  (Sunday Dec 4 | post #9)

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Seventeen-year-old Derrick Randle was charged with attemp...

Where is the link to the full story? I see roboblogger has been having fun at its job. Congrats you stupid piece of software! After all, it makes total sense you would post this to the gay news forum! Topix, please bring back to the editors!  (Monday Nov 21 | post #2)

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Gay conversion therapy debate hits Colorado's GOP Senate

After all this time, apparently not.  (Monday Nov 21 | post #27)

Gay/Lesbian

Homosexual behavior due to genetics and environmental fac...

Just coming back to this thread after a very long time and I have to say, gay men dividing each other into sub-cultures is something I am totally against. I don't care if someone is masculine or feminine, we are all in the same boat together!  (Monday Nov 21 | post #328)

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OPINION: Colin Baker - Why was Donald Trump victorious?

Finally got logged in. You get lost. I've been commenting here for more than a decade and under this pseudonym for almost as much time.  (Monday Nov 21 | post #21)

Gay/Lesbian

Gay conversion therapy debate hits Colorado's GOP Senate

I know where I live, and I also know where I am from. Wherever I have been from, the story of people who have been forced as kids to undergo this kind of abuse has been the same. I keep my pseudonym because it is me.  (Apr 11, 2015 | post #21)

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Gay conversion therapy debate hits Colorado's GOP Senate

I sincerely hope the CO legislature considers and passes this measure. Despite my writer's name, I do live in Colorado and I've known more than a few people in my time who have undergone this horrible malpractice. I say "malpractice " not from an opinionated point of view necessarially, but because these "therapists " often mix religious messages with assertions that a person's sexual orientation is due to sexual abuse as a child that was most likely by a family member. If a person recalls no such thing, well... The memories *must* be buried. Taking someone who has experienced no such trauma and convincing him or her that they must have experienced it is an entirely damaging course of "therapy " in addition to the damaging effects of being blamed of the ineffectiveness of the treatment. It often leads kids to commit suicide, and I strongly believe it needs stop.  (Apr 10, 2015 | post #18)

Gay/Lesbian

Jindal won't 'evolve' on same-sex marriage

This is the same man who brought a 10 top to my family's restaurant many years ago before becoming the governor. The service was impeccable, and despite running up a $300 bill, he left no tip. I was a porter at the time and distinctly remember seeing him insist to someone in his party not to leave a tip. The other man looked clearly alarmed and attempted to leave cash on the table, but Jindel talked him out of it. That tells me a lot about who he really is.  (Feb 11, 2015 | post #45)

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N. Calif. Man Sentenced to 400+ Years for Gang Rape of Le...

As much as I hate to say this, I agree, but it's good to know this guy will rot in prison for the rest of his life. In a way, I like the fact that he has many years ahead of him to think about what he did. That is justice as far as I am concerned.  (May 20, 2014 | post #27)

Gay/Lesbian

Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

I simply am saying that SCOTUS sent out a word of caution. Unfortunate to the way such things work in this matter, it sends a signal to the lower courts not to refuse granting a stay for rational fear of legal limbo. It's also an argument that Utah is making to the court mere blocks from where I Iive.  (Apr 18, 2014 | post #9)

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Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

Well, SCOTUS did issue a stay in the Utah case. It may have been a reasonable amount of reluctance on the part of this judge, who probably took the route most likely fit for addressing the agrievances of the plaintiffs. In fact, if upheld, it will make a helluva'n example of duel-class citizenship and provide cause for and even grater 14th Amendment challenge on the basis that some same-sex couples in OH can marry, but not others.  (Apr 16, 2014 | post #7)

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Gay couples hope legislation makes Hawaii first Western s...

Live and let live, and by God (yes, you just made a deity blush), please update your talking points! If Steve did exist, Adam fell prey to a sic pack of beer!!!  (Apr 10, 2014 | post #17051)

Gay/Lesbian

Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

This is not a matter if free speech. It's a PR issue. The CEO of a company is highly influential in setting the course, vision, and policies of a company. Mozilla has a strong policy protecting its workers against workplace discrimination and Eich's views both stand in contrast to the company's values and that of the vast majority of its development network. This would have hurt the company's image badly. On the other hand, I do feel kind of bad for him. Eich is a brilliant programmer and had changed out world with his contributions. With that kind of status, he does have a special responsibility to be careful of what issues he throws his weight behind. He did not have to resign. He could have used this as an opportunity for self-reflection. He could have apologized for his views or even simply expressed regret over having supported a measure that would have forced those views on others. I'm not saying he should have evolved, but merely that he could recognize the value sometimes in live and let live.  (Apr 5, 2014 | post #5)

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Controversial Prof.: Gay Marriage Will Make Straight Men ...

It on his website.  (Feb 20, 2014 | post #22)

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Controversial Prof.: Gay Marriage Will Make Straight Men ...

Gee... The dirty little secret about some straight men liking a good strap-on from their girl comes out (as if its been any secret most certainly not documented in straight porn for decades *sarcasm*), and he claims letting gay people marry will increase the prevailence of this sexual act? I ask, where the flying-f*** does this guy think he gets good enough data to make such a conclusion? Moreover, he presents an insinuation that such will increase the prevailence of extramarital affairs, but neglects a number of factors (including bisexuality) and AGAIN conflates sexual orientations via use of binary gender and sexual orientation classifications! Enough with this BS! He should be fired from his associate professorship immediately for bias and shunned from academic circles until an unless he takes a respectable approach to hi research and subsequent conclusions!  (Feb 20, 2014 | post #21)

Q & A with Josh in New Orleans

Headline:

Live and let live

Hometown:

New Orleans

Neighborhood:

Capitol Hill

Local Favorites:

Beer

I Belong To:

the e-democratic movement.

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm programming stuff

I'm Listening To:

"Loosing my Religion" -REM

Read This Book:

"The Meaning of Matthew" -Judith Shepard

Favorite Things:

Gidgets, gadgets, monitors, and keyboards, and Xbox Live.

I Believe In:

Freedom, Justice, and Equality for All.