Virginia Lawmakers Advance LGBTQ Protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Efforts to secure LGBT nondiscrimination protections in Virginia are advancing with bipartisan support. Yesterday, Virginia’s Senate General Laws committee approved bipartisan legislation to protect LGBTQ Virginians from discrimination in housing and public employment. Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) is partnering with Equality Virginia, the state’s LGBTQ advocacy organization, to advance nondiscrimination legislation this … More Virginia Lawmakers Advance LGBTQ Protections

Republican Speaker of Virginia House Kills Pro-LGBT Legislation

House Subcommittee Votes Down Four Nondiscrimination Bills, Including Two That Passed Virginia Senate in January RICHMOND, V.A — Lawmakers in Virginia’s House of Delegates today summarily killed four bills that would have ensured more equal treatment under the law for LGBT people across the Commonwealth. Several of the bills dismissed today enjoyed bipartisan support in … More Republican Speaker of Virginia House Kills Pro-LGBT Legislation

Shocking Elimination of Lesbian Rev from MCC is NOT a Restructuring its a Firing

“MCC called it “restructuring.” But that usually means shifting people around, not eliminating them without warning or seeking possible alternatives. Instead, Darlene was told “goodbye” with no warning, no severance, and no unemployment compensation from MCC.” Robin Tyler An article by Robin Tyler that appears in The Los Angeles Blade notes: I am shocked and I am … More Shocking Elimination of Lesbian Rev from MCC is NOT a Restructuring its a Firing

Response to Marriott’s Defense Hosting Largest Anti-Muslim Hate Convention

Muslim Advocates Responds to Marriott’s Defense of Hosting Nation’s Largest Anti-Muslim Hate Convention – Group Urges Marriott to Follow Lead of Airbnb, Sofitel, the Willard Hotel, Paypal, Google, GoDaddy and Others Declining to be a Platform for Hate Groups Washington, DC – Yesterday, Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson defended his hotel chain’s decision to host the … More Response to Marriott’s Defense Hosting Largest Anti-Muslim Hate Convention

Virginia House Bill 1612 Would Negatively Impact Transgender Adults and Trans Youth

HB 1612 Would Also Create Costs for State Businesses, Budget and Economy  On January 11, a Virginia lawmaker offered House Bill 1612 (HB 1612), which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings, and public universities based on “sex,” as determined by one’s “original birth certificate.”  Additionally, the bill would require schools to inform … More Virginia House Bill 1612 Would Negatively Impact Transgender Adults and Trans Youth

Virginia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBT Bill

Victory: Virginia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBT Bill, Citing Harms in Other States RICHMOND – Today Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses and individuals to cite their religious beliefs as a reason to refuse services to LGBT people. In opposing the legislation, the governor said: “Businesses and job creators do not want … More Virginia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBT Bill

Anti-Gay Truro Church Ramps Up Latino Outreach with New Hire

By Melanie Nathan, July 03,2015. Truro Church in Fairfax Virginia, under the leadership of  Rev. Dr. Tory Baucum, is extending its anti-gay tentacles into the local Hispanic community.  Truro’s newest staff member, Jose Garrigo,  accompanied by his wife Lidia, will be joining the staff of Truro Church in September, ramping up the anti-gay split away … More Anti-Gay Truro Church Ramps Up Latino Outreach with New Hire

Pastor sentenced to federal prison in Vermont lesbian custody dispute

Virginia pastor Kenneth Miller receives up to 27 months but is released pending appeal By Cathy Kristofferson, March 04, 2013. The Burlington Free Press is reporting that Virginia pastor Kenneth Miller has been sentenced in the lesbian custody case that led to one mother, Lisa Miller, fleeing the country with the pastor’s help rather than share … More Pastor sentenced to federal prison in Vermont lesbian custody dispute

reBlog from lezgetreal.com: Are Christian Anti-Gay Group/s Aiding & Abetting Lisa Miller’s Defiance of Court Order?

I wrote this article forlezgetreal take a peek its a jaw breaker…. lezgetreal.com, Are Christian Anti-Gay Group/s Aiding & Abetting Lisa Miller’s Defiance of Court Order?, Dec 2009 ” Surely there are similar precedents to draw upon involving hetro couples. Namely, situations where the mother’s male partner/husband is not the biological father, and has not … More reBlog from lezgetreal.com: Are Christian Anti-Gay Group/s Aiding & Abetting Lisa Miller’s Defiance of Court Order?