Politics, Kagan Supreme Court, The Netherlands, Red families against blue families

12 05 2010

After  a lot of speculating in that direction Obama nominated Elena Kagan as new Supreme Court nominee. I like that she is a woman, to even out the ratio in the court but on issues I care about I dunno yet how good she will be. There are rampant rumors she is lesbian and both sides want her to come out. The religious right to use it against  her on gay issues(they don’t think it is fair she can vote on gay issues, how ridiculous is that), the left because they are afraid it will compromise her voting just to prove a point. So far we know she is against DADT but also that she does not necessarily think gay marriage is a constitutional right but a matter of political process. Not good for marriage equality cases.

New Government Elections in the Netherlands are being held on June 9 and the Dutch Labor Party(PVDA) wants to have to the right for christian school to not hire a gay teacher removed. Officially schools cannot discriminate but under European law they can make up their own professional demands. I will not vote PVDA but I do like this initiative.

Cultural conservatives often condemn the loose moral values and lifestyles of cities like San Francisco. But if you wanna find stable 2 parents families and well-treated kids you have a bigger chance finding them in SF then in “Palin- Country.” The country’s lowest divorce rate is in the original home state of gay marriage Massachusetts. Blue(democratic) states have far lower divorce rates and teen pregnancies then red states. Very interesting! “Family values” might be bad for families!

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Gay news, Austria gay stamp, gay Welsh rugby star, anti-gay day a big fail, Gay pride Slovakia in danger

4 05 2010

The Australian Postal Service has issued the world’s first postage stamp to celebrate gay pride. It is on the occasion of the 15th annual Gay Pride in Vienna. The stamp is worth $0.72 and a bit bland. Just the words Rainbow Parade in German, but still cool it exists.

I reported a while back about the coming out of rugby star Gareth Thomas. He did an interview with SI and talked about how great his team mates were in accepting him and telling him he was still the same and it did not matter. Unfortunately this sunday a small part of the audience during one of his matches was not so gay-friendly. In the match his team on with 19-0 they started chanting homophobic slurs and he was pretty upset. The rugby league has taken action against the “fans”.

Religious Right Wingnuts hosted a 70.000 dollar event at the Lincoln memorial called: ” A cry to God for a nation in distress.” It was lined with Evangelical stars and morons like Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and Pete LaBarbera from Americans for truth about homosexuality(probably 2 closet-cases themselves) and originally an idea of Huckabee’s inner circle. Only 300 people attended, haha. And that for 70.000 bucks. I post a small clip, the second speaker brings out the laughs!! Starts around 1 minute into the clip

The leader of the Slovakian National Party told media he is not in favor at all of the first Bratislava Pride in May 2010. He wants to attend it if it goes through and spit on the gays there. The extremely nationalistic SNP is a coalition party of the Government in Slovakia.