Inside the Conservative Campaign to Launch “Jim Crow-Style” Bills Against Gay Americans
By Dana Liebelson
Kansas set off a national firestorm last week when the GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would have allowed anyone to refuse to do business with same-sex couples by citing religious beliefs. The bill, which covered both private businesses and individuals, including government employees, would have barred same-sex couples from suing anyone who denies them food service, hotel rooms, social services, adoption rights, or employment—as long as the person denying the service said he or she had a religious objection to homosexuality. As of this week, the legislation was dead in the Senate.
Justice Department adopts new same-sex marriage equal rights policy
The Justice Department on Monday will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages sweeping equal protection under the law in every program it administers from courthouse trials to prison visits to the compensation of surviving spouses of public safety officers.
THE HUFFINGTON POST
A Minnesota teen says he received two anonymous letters which contained death threats in class after coming out on Facebook.
Ryan Eichenauer, who is a senior at Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Minn. says he shared a videotaped message with friends and family on Facebook at the end of 2013, which prompted the threatening letters he received Feb. 4, local Fox affiliate KMSP-TV is reporting.
The letter allegedly reads, “I can’t wait for the day that I get to walk over your grave and if you don’t put yourself there, I will be glad to. Just do us all a favor and do it soon. Kill yourself already.”
By now all of America has seen Congressman Michael Gimm (R) threaten to throw NY 1 reporter, Michael Scotto, over a balcony and ‘break him in half, like a boy.’ If the shoe had been on the other foot, the FBI would be all over Scotto. Congressman Grimm walks free. Will New York 1 News stand behind their employee and demand justice for Michael Scotto (and thereby all persecuted in the media), or will it take an actual murder to prevent violence on the media?
Will Michael Grimm completely lose control the next time and . . .