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 That was my only response.

 That was my only response.

(Source: liquidopiates)

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The Definition of Marriage - John Corvino

Another great video by him

-Andrew

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freedom-is-lifes-great-liie:


lady88:
It still shocks (and mostly just disappoints) me how SHOCKED people are when I tell them that it is 100% legal to be fired simply for being gay.
They look at me like I’m lying and say things like “nooooo, that can’t be right?”.
I have been fired twice (in Ohio) for being openly gay.
I have been asked:
to not wear my wedding ring
Not acknowledge my wife’s existence
To “just say you have a husband”
To just not answer “yes” when people ask if I’m married because “you’re not REALLY married”
To not bring my wife to the company FAMILY Christmas party
Let people just assume we’re sisters
Just make it easier on everyone and “just say you’re divorced”
These were not requests made from some Mom and Pop shop, I was a corporate executive for a large chain of high volume restaurants. My boss was the Director of Human Resources, and she would walk into my office and say the most ignorant things you can imagine.
People in America need to be educated on the reality that is life as a gay person in  this country.
It’s not all gay pride parades and appletinis. 
We need a leg to stand on.
We need people to wake up and educate themselves on the rights we are denied.
We need people…gay, straight, and in between, to open their eyes, stop ignoring what doesn’t directly effect them, and educate themselves.

This makes me kinda sad

freedom-is-lifes-great-liie:

lady88:

It still shocks (and mostly just disappoints) me how SHOCKED people are when I tell them that it is 100% legal to be fired simply for being gay.

They look at me like I’m lying and say things like “nooooo, that can’t be right?”.

I have been fired twice (in Ohio) for being openly gay.

I have been asked:

  • to not wear my wedding ring
  • Not acknowledge my wife’s existence
  • To “just say you have a husband”
  • To just not answer “yes” when people ask if I’m married because “you’re not REALLY married”
  • To not bring my wife to the company FAMILY Christmas party
  • Let people just assume we’re sisters
  • Just make it easier on everyone and “just say you’re divorced”

These were not requests made from some Mom and Pop shop, I was a corporate executive for a large chain of high volume restaurants. My boss was the Director of Human Resources, and she would walk into my office and say the most ignorant things you can imagine.

People in America need to be educated on the reality that is life as a gay person in  this country.

It’s not all gay pride parades and appletinis. 

We need a leg to stand on.

We need people to wake up and educate themselves on the rights we are denied.

We need people…gay, straight, and in between, to open their eyes, stop ignoring what doesn’t directly effect them, and educate themselves.

This makes me kinda sad

(Source: lady-eighty-eight, via jof)

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I know we’re preaching to the choir with this one, but hopefully this serves as a quick go-to explanation for our followers who hit rough patches with any hateful Christians they may come across!-Kevin 

I know we’re preaching to the choir with this one, but hopefully this serves as a quick go-to explanation for our followers who hit rough patches with any hateful Christians they may come across!
-Kevin 

(Source: itsoktobegay101)

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Southern Baptists: Gay rights not civil rights

[Associated Press]

NEW ORLEANS—A day after electing their first African-American president in a historic move that strives to erase its legacy of racism, Southern Baptists passed a resolution opposing the idea that same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue.

Thousands of delegates at the denomination’s annual meeting in New Orleans on Wednesday were nearly unanimous in their support for the resolution that affirms their belief that marriage is “the exclusive union of one man and one woman” and that “all sexual behavior outside of marriage is sinful.”

(Yes, but wasn’t it the Southern Baptists who were lynching people because they decided they had no civil rights either)

Or also construing Scripture to make blacks inferior (as well as gays).

-Ian

(Source: mercurynews.com, via klaiby)

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Check it out! 

-Andrew

Pope Benedict has called gay marriage a threat to the future of humanity, and the Catholic Church in the US remains a powerful force against same-sex marriage. Its ordained leaders are entrenched and buoyed by a faction of vocal conservatives. But this is not the case for ordinary Catholics, the everyday women and men who love their gay sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, friends and coworkers. And it is not the case for many lay Catholics who hold positions of power in state and federal government.”

(Source: unitedinourdifferences)

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Repeal Amendment 1!

wickedclothes:

There’s already a Change.org petition against the passing of Amendment One, which banned same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships in North Carolina. These things actually tend to be pretty damn effective.

Let’s see what the power of Tumblr can do! I know there’s at least a million Tumblr users who are against this sort of harmful discrimination and bigotry.

Sign the petition and reblog to spread the word, please!

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Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 1!

For Christians doubtful about homosexual relationships and their faith.

Bible on Homosexuality: Homosexuality is not unnatural and is not a sin

-Ian

(Source: protectncfamilies.org)

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amen. -Ian

amen. -Ian

(Source: thegayteen, via lordofthewolves)

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Possible date for hearing is May 8. State updated on http://senate.ca.gov/

-Ian