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Tennessee Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill Into Law

Tennessee Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill Into Law

Via The Tennessean

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a controversial measure Friday that would let religious adoption agencies deny service to same-sex couples. The move comes after several groups, including the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, urged Lee not to sign the legislation.

The law allows adoption agencies to refuse to participate in a child placement if doing so would “violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.”

Under the law, which immediately takes effect, the state will be barred from denying an agency’s license or grant application for public funds because of a refusal to place a child with a family based on religious objections.

This bill was a direct result of being led by Project Blitz. The first thing to know about Project Blitz is that it was launched in 2015 by the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, the National Legal Foundation, and Wallbuilders.

Wallbuilders was founded by David Barton, the Republican operative and discredited revisionist historian who rejects the separation of church and state, claiming that the United States was founded as a Christian nation

Remember,these people are pro-life until the child is born, and then they don’t give a damn.

Gay Male Vulture Couple Become Proud Parents at Amsterdam Zoo

Gay Male Vulture Couple Become Proud Parents at Amsterdam Zoo


While everyone was distracted by Kathy Griffin and her failed anti-Trump performance art you all might have missed some REAL news.

A Dutch zoo says two male vultures (No, not Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass the former GOP gay loving former owners of the OUT hotel in NYC) in a long-standing relationship have become parents after successfully hatching an egg.

Staff gave the gay griffon vultures an abandoned egg, which they cared for in their nest for two months.

Zoo keeper Job van Tol said the two fathers are “a very tight couple” and are doing the job perfectly.

“We have had them for some years. They always build a nest together, bond and mate together.”

“But, as two males, the one thing they could not do was lay an egg.”

So when staff discovered a lone egg that none of the other vultures would adopt, they first cared for it in an incubator, and then decided to place in the male couple’s nest.

“It was a bit of risk as we had no guarantees of success, but we thought, finally, this is their chance,” said Mr Van Tol.

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo said the new parents are very protective of their fast-growing chick, which is now 20 days old, and they have been breaking up its food to make it manageable to eat.

“As in some penguin species, vultures do everything the same, they alternate all the jobs. Females lay the eggs, but they breed together, they forage for food together. Males are programmed to have that duty of care,” said Mr Van Tol.

Source:  BBC.com

Kentucky Judge Refuses To Hear Any Adoption Cases From “Practicing Homosexuals”

A family court judge who sits in Barren and Metcalfe counties of Kentucky has announced he will no longer hear adoption cases involving “homosexual parties” because he believes allowing a gay person to adopt could never be in the child’s best interest.

Judge W. Mitchell Nance, (a registered Republican) who begins court each day by requiring everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, said in an order this week that he would recuse himself from all adoptions involving gay people. Nance cited a judicial ethics rule that says a judge must disqualify himself when he has a personal bias or prejudice.

He said in the order issued Thursday that “as a matter of conscience” he believes that “under no circumstance” would “the best interest of the child be promoted by the adoption by a practicing homosexual.” Kentucky state law allows gay couples to adopt, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that all states must permit same-sex marriage. [Source: USA Today]

Practicing ? I’d say at this point I am a professional expert!



Gay Dads In Texas Denied Adoption Of Their Biological Twin Sons

Gay Dads In Texas Denied Adoption Of Biological Twin Sons


A heartless Texas family court judge has denied the request of a legally married same-sex couple to adopt their newborn biological twin sons.

Jason and Joe each biologically fathered one of the twins, and the boys–who are half-brothers–share an egg donor. The fathers and their boys make up a loving family. However, the state of Texas refuses to acknowledge them as such.

Neither Jason nor Joe are listed as fathers on either of their sons’ birth certificates, which the men have not been able to see. They petitioned a judge in Fort Worth to add each of their names to their biological sons’ birth certificates and to cross-adopt, or second-parent adopt, the boys. The judge has denied the family both requests.

In Texas, as in 17 other states, the law is “unclear” as to whether LGBT parents can jointly adopt, meaning family protections vary from judge to judge or county to county. Because Texas does not recognize Jason and Joe’s marriage, the couples second-parent adoption is much harder to achieve.

The judge also denied a petition to list both men — or either — on the children’s birth certificates, even though Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs each biologically fathered one of the twin boys, Lucas and Ethan.

Source: The Gayly Grind

American Anti-Gay Hate Group Alliance Defending Freedom Invades Slovakia



The so-called “American conservative Christian nonprofit organization” and  recognized anti-gay hate group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF, formerly Alliance Defense Fund) if is taking their hate  to the country of Slovakia to help back the in-country anti-gay factions including skinheads and  help support an anti-gay propaganda referendum  similar to the one in place in Russia.

“The people of Slovakia should have the freedom to preserve marriage and family if they so choose,” said Alliance Defending Freedom senior legal counsel Roger Kiska, who filed an amicus brief with the court. “This referendum will allow Slovaks to affirm current Slovak law and important social values, which is perfectly acceptable under the Slovak Constitution.” More than 400,000 citizens signed the petition supporting a referendum, according to Roger Kiska—more than the required number of signatures. However, Slovak President Andrej Kiska asked the Constitutional Court to review the measure because of a provision in the country’s constitution that forbids holding a referendum to change “fundamental rights and liberties.”

Slovakia banned same sex marriage in June .

Mitt Romney States In Speech: Children Are Better Off With Straight Parents

In a speech made made a speech via satellite at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Saturday Mitt Romney once again stated that children are better off growing up with straightl parents.

Romney said:

“We need to strengthen the commitment that exists in this country to family. I hope to be able to talk to young people and tell them how important it is to get married before they have children because the opportunity for a mom and a dad to help guide the life of a child gives them such an enormous advantage in their lives going forward,”

Romney spokesman Ryan Williams, said it is the candidate’s long held belief children are better off with straight parents.

“This is what he’s been saying forever,” Mr. Williams said. “He’s always said that the ideal setting to raise a child is with the mom and the dad.”

Romney believes that states should be the one to decide if gay couples have the right to adopt and , of course opposes same sex marriage and civil unions.

Interactive Infographic Displays Gay Rights in the USA, State by State

Usually I only post a link to another article or site if I feel like I have a substatial contribution to justify me writing about it. In this case, however, I just wanted to make sure that this really great infographic is shared.

The Guardian newspaper have put together an interactive pie chart depicting all the different states and which of the various gay rights are [in most cases NOT] permissable, respectively. It breaks it all down from whether gay marriage or adoption is legal, through hospital visitation rights, to laws against hate crime and discrimination in schools.

It also groups the states by geographical location. While it comes as no surprise to most of us that the North-Eastern states fare best, closely followed by the South-Western states, it’s interesting to see the stark contrast between states such as Maryland and Mississippi – states within the same country, but with such different political liberties.

While much of this might not be news to you american readers here, as a Brit I think it’s really great that such resources and information is being made accessible and obvious to people around the world. For many of us, the political landscape of having such varying laws across states within the same country is hard to comprehend.

Hey, well look at that, I guess I did have something to say (no surprise there). So, go check it out! http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/may/08/gay-rights-united-states?fb=native

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Confronts Newt Gingrich With Facts On Gay Adoption, Gingrich Plays Religious Victim Card

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien tried to put the FACTS out in front of Newt Gingrich to confront his lies about that Catholic Charities were forced to close in Washington D.C. and Boston because of marriage equality laws when it fact Catholic Charities chose to close because it would not be able to recieve Federal Funding unless it allowed gay and lesbians couples to adopt.  Catholic Charities could have remained open if the did not accept the money but the Catholic hierarchy wouldn;t do that because as we all know the Catholic Church is broke and could’t afford to run the adoption agancy without Goverment money, right.? *cough*BULLSHIT*cough*

Newt, the lying, philandering, serial adulterer was having none of it and playing the ‘religious victim” card to the hilt.

Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Of FRC: Gay Rights Cost God Fearing Christians Their Right To HATE!

“In perhaps the greatest irony, this couple was trying to give children what homosexuals cannot–a loving mother and father. But Europe is so enslaved to ‘tolerance’ that it’s willing to leave children homeless to make a point. Meanwhile, believers across the U.K. are stunned. ‘Christianity isn’t dying,’ wrote one. ‘It’s being eradicated.’ And if Americans think the same thing can’t happen here, they’re mistaken. Every special ‘right’ or concession we make to the homosexual community, Christians pay for in freedom. That’s a major reason why Catholic Charities had to end its adoption program in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. They never wanted to be in the position of choosing between their faith and their freedom.” – Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins.

On Friday, closet case extraordinaire Tony Perkins who makes quite a hefty salary being a “professional Christian hater” spewed more fear mongering garbage to his Christomaniac lemming followers last week about a British court ruling against a pair of anti-gay foster parent who are no longer to raise foster children because of their extreme hatred against homosexuals and  how this is an “omen” of whats to come for America if we homos ever get any REAL rights.  

You see what makes the post above so telling and a PERFECT example of the stupidity, lunacy and proves that their anti-gay crusade is out of hate and not out of religion is the fact that Perkins has the nerve to say “But Europe is so enslaved to ‘tolerance’ that it’s willing to leave children homeless to make a point.”  While he and his Christomaniac anti-gay hater will fight tooth and nail to stop loving gay and lesbian couples from adopting and are willing to leave children homeless.

Florida’s Anti-Gay Attorney General Bill McCollum Loses Gubernatorial Primary! – HAHA!

Homophobe Attorney General Bill McCollum of Florida, who is a staunch defender of the state’s ban on gay adoption lost the gubernatorial primary to former multimillionaire health care executive Rick Scott Rick Scott.

For those of you who might have forgotten McCollum paid George ‘Rentboy, Lift My Luggage’ Rekers $87,000 to be the star witness for the State’s gay adoption ban.

There is something extremely satifying about watching McCollum take it up the butt and lose because of Rekers, but unfortunately Rick Scott is just as conservative and opposes gay adoption and same-sex marriage. 

Hopefully Democrat Alex Sink in November.will be ablt to defeat Scott in November