This is pretty damn awesome, lbr.
I remember the debates before the election when she addressed the buggery laws that still exist from colonial days. The outcry against her was huge and I thought she was definitely going to lose. She’s not my favorite politician, but in a country like Jamaica, what she did/said was HUGE. What she had to say about homosexuals serving on her cabinet was this:
“Our administration believes in protecting the human rights of all Jamaicans. No one should be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. Government should provide the protection, and I think that we should have a look at the buggery law….but for me, I do not support the position of the former Prime Minister because people should be appointed to positions based on their ability to manage. “
North Carolina pastor Charles L. Worley wants all homosexuals contained within an electric fence and slowly killed off (Found at Dangerous Minds)
This shit is disturbed!
There will be a protest this Sunday (I think) at this man’s church. I only wish I could make it!
WA GOV. CHRIS GREGOIRE: I WILL INTRODUCE BILL TO LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE
“It is now time for our gay and lesbian citizens to be treated equally and that means marriage.” - Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire. Story developing, update here in minutes.
UPDATE: The Seattle Times has more.
Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday said she’ll put forward legislation to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples. The proposal will be introduced during the legislative session that starts Monday. If it’s approved, Washington would become the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. “It’s time, it’s the right thing to do, and I will introduce a bill to do it,” Gregoire said in a statement. “Our gay and lesbian families face the same hurdles as heterosexual families — making ends meet, choosing what school to send their kids to, finding someone to grow old with, standing in front of friends and family and making a lifetime commitment,” Gregoire said. “For all couples, a state marriage license is very important. It gives them the right to enter into a marriage contract in which their legal interests, and those of their children if any, are protected by well-established civil law.”Washington state currently has an “everything but the name” domestic partners law that was upheld in the bitterly contested Referendum 71 battle.