As a gay man or woman why would you concern yourself with contraception? Supposed you are a gay man, non religious because you feel that religion abandoned you. Or even though religion left you, you never left it. It is on your blood and you need it. So you have changed it to suit who you are. You might even wear the same garments and similar symbols that the well established religions use.
Still in this country we are legally involved in a fight in which religions organizations would like the government to see this health issue as something else. To not back it and if it backs the current law to then give exemptions which is the another new name of the fight for gay rights, “exceptions.” We passed the law and they go to the judges elected by Reagan and Bushes to agree with exceptions to the law circumventing it and neutralizing it.
They haven’t had much luck with that thanks to the common sense and strict interpretation of the law, that judges have seen what the play here is and rejected it so far.
So I need to make the connection to you before we go on. These neocons and religious leaders have picked up the issue of abortion to come back at us through the back door. Once the women have no choice over her body then they pick that to us to interpret it in many ways. One of the ways is the way Russia does it arguing that kids have no sexual orientation and they can pick up the wrong one if they talk to the wrong people( gays parenting or talking, teaching them). They don’t make a distinction about gay parents and gay families, which means no body is safe talking to a child about anything.
They want the youth because that’s how they have controlled the adults through generations. That is the hook, that is the play, that is the plan. Therefore we most defend the women’s right to choose. There is a lot of education we can have for those gays that believe that killing an embryo is killing a baby. Science contradicts that falsehood; An embryo is called an embryo and not a baby because is not a baby. You can say an egg is a chicken but is not. It could become one but an egg is an egg and you can have for breakfast. You will not be picking feathers off your teeth.
So please be aware on this front because we are getting his through every way they imagine. Crazy or stupid does not stop them. If the they can get a famous book writer and a Doctor that no longer practices to testify before a judge and jury, that is not a problem to them.
Hopefully those religious gays can see the difference. We as gay that had to fight for everything, we know that having choices is the way to go. We were not given choices, we were told who we were and still told in not so nice words of what they think we are( I don’t even think they believe it themselves in some cases, but in politics everything goes through a theatre stage in which people play a part writher is them or not.
Now in a flight that’s lasted decades a women has a right to choose what happens to her own body.We would like to keep it that way.
Access to hormonal birth control hasn’t typically been a goal of the gay rights movement. But after a near miss on an anti-gay bill in Arizona last week, LGBT advocacy groups are rallying around a Supreme Court birth control case, arguing that gay people’s rights will be collateral damage if the court rules that for-profit businesses do not have to provide contraceptives to female employees.
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On March 25, the Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Oklahoma-based crafts store chain Hobby Lobby that the federal health care law is infringing on its religious liberty by forcing the company to provide contraceptive coverage in its health plan. The case is unusual because the family owned company is arguing that for-profit corporations — not just individuals and religiously affiliated nonprofits — have religious beliefs that should be protected under the Constitution and the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Most of the dozens of “friend of the court” briefs in the case, filed in January, are from religious and anti-abortion individuals and organizations on the Hobby Lobby side, and reproductive rights groups on the government’s side. Only two gay rights organizations filed amicus briefs laying out the potential implications the case could have on gay and lesbian people. (The briefs favored Hobby Lobby’s side by a 3 to 4 ratio.)
But on Monday, just a few days after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a law that would have allowed businesses with religious objections to refuse service to gay people, more than 30 LGBT groups signed on to a statement that says the birth control case is “cut from the same cloth” as the recently vetoed Arizona law.
If the conservative-leaning court rules that companies may deny contraceptives based on the religious beliefs of their owners, corporations would have more latitude to argue that serving gays and lesbians violates their religious beliefs, the groups argue.
“People from all across the country would face very real harm if corporations get a license to discriminate under the guise of religious liberty,” the statement says. The groups say the case could allow businesses to deny health care to employees with AIDS or HIV, or for hotels or restaurants to refuse to serve LGBT people.
“The case is directly about women’s access to reproductive health care and we don’t mean to suggest that that’s not the core issue there, but it is important to expand the lens,” said Jenny Pizer, general counsel for Lambda Legal, the gay rights groups that filed an amicus brief in the case.
The Arizona law served as a wake-up call for the general public and the gay rights community that a case about religious objections to birth control could have a big impact on gays.
“We’ve come to see the Hobby Lobby case as the biggest Supreme Court case that nobody’s heard about,” said Eric Ferrero, spokesman for Planned Parenthood. “What really happened with Arizona is it brought to life in very real terms what this agenda looks like.”
Interestingly, many of the nightmare scenarios the groups lay out of businesses turning away gays en masse are actually legal under existing law. There are few existing federal protections for discrimination against employees or customers based on sexual orientation, but advocates hope that Congress and states will move to adopt them soon. (Some gay discrimination cases can be brought as gender discrimination, but courts are split on the claims.) If Hobby Lobby prevails, businesses will have an argument in their back pocket going forward that religious objections to serving gays supersede any future anti-discrimination laws.
“Likely in the future we will have anti-discrimination laws that protect gay people so [this case] is attempting to get pre-emptive religious exemption from that,” said Doug NeJaime, a law professor specializing in gay rights at the University of California, Irvine.
More immediately, a ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby could also serve as a shield for businesses based in the 21 states that prohibit businesses from turning away customers based on their sexual orientation.
Hobby Lobby supporters argue that it’s far from clear that a ruling in the company’s favor would help a business owner who believes homosexuality is a sin and does not want to provide certain services to gay people.
“I know of no American religious group that teaches discrimination against gays as such, and few judges would be persuaded of the sincerity of such a claim,” writes Doug Laycock, a law professor at the University of Virginia.
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