Showing posts with label Against Gay Rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Against Gay Rights. Show all posts

August 23, 2018

In Kazakh A Gay Rights-Rights Activist is Fined for the Word Menstruation


ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A gay rights and women's rights activist in Kazakhstan has been fined for taking part in a provocative photoshoot that she says was aimed at raising awareness about a taboo subject in Kazakhstan -- menstruation.
A court in Almaty ruled on August 20 that activist Zhanar Sekerbaeva was guilty on hooliganism charges in connection with the controversial photo shoot. She was ordered her to pay a fine of 12,000 Kazakh tenges, or about $35.
Sekerbaeva, a member of the Kazakhstan-based gay rights and women's rights group Feminita, took part in the August 9 photo shoot on the streets of Almaty -- holding up a drawing of a woman menstruating over a group of traditional nomadic houses known as yurts. 
Amnesty International had urged Kazakh authorities on August 16 to "immediately end proceedings" against Sekerbaeva.
Heather McGill, an Amnesty International researcher on Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said the case against Sekerbaeva was "a perfect illustration" of Kazakh authorities’ "intolerance of any views which they do not endorse."
Sekerbaeva was detained on August 15, shortly before she was due to make a presentation in Almaty about her research on HIV and health issues that impact lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender women in Kazakhstan.
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November 21, 2017

Ohio Anti Gay Law Maker Now Facing 30 More Accusations from Men18-24

The Law maker appears here with his wife
 Here is Mr. Religious and rabidly anti gay because he thought the two could not exist together. But he also had a wife  while he was a promiscous Gay closeted having as much anonimous sex as he could since to keep the secret his encounters he had to be a one shot deal. I have been there I know except I refused to get married until I fixed my problem which was never fixed and finally had to accept the truth. Behind me there was no string of guys or girls I hurt becauuse I was young and gay and didn't know what to do but I knew enough aand how not to hurt people over my young libido. I was also a seminarian, I guess I still Am but Iam totally against religion. I have measured what any good we might get from it and it gets erased by the cost of having people do religion like Italians do and serve spaghettii on their
dining room tables. From wars to separation of people's, to separation of families and the hurt they cause and this is today not 100 yrs ago. Their hurting the world population is gotten worse because of our communication and travel modern systems. Look at Russia, which was the church that convince Putin to pass the anti gay law. Or any other place.                {Adam}

An Ohio GOP lawmaker who resigned last week after being caught having sex with a man in his office, faces fresh accusations of sexual misconduct with over 30 individuals, according to an exclusive report by the Independent Journal Review, a right-leaning millennial-focused news outlet. 
Rep. Wes Goodman, who touted his conservative, Christian values and sided with anti-LGBTQ stances as a legislator, allegedly had a regular m.o.: He’d pretend to be a mentor of sorts to men in the 18-24 age range on Facebook Messenger. The conversations would quickly turn sexual, with Goodman, 33 and married since 2012, sending suggestive messages and sexually explicit photos on Snapchat, and at times directly soliciting sex.  
“I thought it would be a great way to build a professional relationship with an upcoming conservative lawmaker and seemingly solid guy,” one source, who wished to remain anonymous, told IJR. “However, he constantly sent me Snaps and was always commenting on my stories. He also asked how much “p—y” I was getting and wondering what I was doing on Friday and Saturday nights.”
Months later, in November 2016, Goodman reportedly took it up a notch. 
“Then, he sent me videos of him masturbating, as well as d–k pics. He also sent another Snapchat asking how big my penis was. I immediately blocked him. He later [messaged] me on both Instagram and Facebook, leading me to block him on both apps as well.”
Dozens of men shared similar stories of Goodman with screenshots as proof, according to IJR. 
The report Monday compounds allegations against Goodman dating back years. Goodman was accused of fondling an 18-year-old boy at a fundraiser in 2015, the Washington Post reported. The event’s organizer, Tony Perkins, president of the Council of National Policy, reportedly asked Goodman to drop out of the race for Ohio Legislature, but Goodman stayed in and won. He has represented Ohio’s 87th district since 2016.
“We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life. That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service,” Goodman said in a statement after his resignation. “For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry. As I move on to the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.”
VICE News reached out to Goodman for comment on the new allegations, but he didn’t not respond by press time.
Ohio House Speaker Rep. Cliff Rosenberger said a committee will be chosen to screen for Goodman’s replacement, according to the Toledo Blade.

July 1, 2017

TX Supreme Court Sides with Haters for Not Giving Marriage Benefits to Gay Couples

The Texas Supreme Court Friday sided with same-sex marriage opponents who argued that the city of Houston should not be extended its benefits policy to married same-sex couples. The Court threw out a lower court ruling that had favored the benefits and sent the case back to a lower court.

The benefits policy was enacted by Houston's former, and first openly gay, Mayor Annise Parker in 2013.

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must extend benefits to married same-sex couples. In 2015, the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. At issue now is whether that ruling requires public agencies to provide benefits to same-sex spouses of government employees.

The plaintiffs — two taxpayers represented by same-sex marriage opponents — contend that Houston's benefits policy goes further than the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court's Obergefell decision requires. The Texas Supreme Court, in Pidgeon v. Houston, agreed.

As KUT explained, the Texas Supreme Court originally declined to hear the case which upheld the lower court's decision but reversed course last month "under pressure from top Texas Republicans:

"Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief in October asking the all-Republican court to reconsider. They also asked the court to clarify that the U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges, does not "bind state courts to resolve all other claims in favor of the right to same-sex marriage."


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