Three gay couples are challenging Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriage, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The three couples and a lesbian widow filed a federal lawsuit challenging the ban that prevents homosexual marriages from taking place in Georgia.
The plaintiffs include two Atlanta men who are raising a 9-year-old boy together.
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial anti-gay bill into law earlier this week, sparking outrage and condemnation around the world.
The law makes gay sex acts illegal and punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
President Obama and U.S. Ambassador condemned the bill last week. And U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the law “a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights” and warned that Washington could cut aid to Uganda.
But undeterred by the U.S. protests, a Ugandan newspaper on Tuesday published a list of what it said was the country’s ‘Top 200′ homosexuals.
The mother of a white teen who was taken away from her black legal guardians by Houston police officers is questioning the actions of the police.
13-year-old Landry Thompson, from Oklahoma, was in the care of her two legal guardians, who are black, when she was snatched by police after the trio arrived in Houston for dance training.
Dance instructor Emmanuel Hurd, his boyfriend, Josiah Kelly, and Landry were tired after a long day at the dance studio. The trio stopped at a gas station to get directions back to their hotel. After dozing off in the car, they awoke to find the car surrounded by police.
A speaker at a Republican National Committee luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington said issues concerning the gays and immigrants take priority over black people.
Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises, blamed black leaders for ignoring the real problems facing blacks in America.
“Everybody has come in front of them on the bus — gays, immigrants, women, environmentalists,” said Woodson. “You never hear any talk about the conditions confronting poor blacks and poor people in general.”
A Jamaican mob barricaded a group of 5 gay men in a shack until the police arrived to escort the men out of town, according to a report on the Huffington Post.
A video filmed by Jamaica LGBT News is making its way around the Internet. The Jamaica LGBT News interviewed a young man who became “riled up” after the actions of an “alleged homosexual man.” The man’s statements made made the residents “gravely concerned.”
Conservative bloggers are fuming about a virulently racist, anti-gay Department of Homeland Security employee who is still employed by the government agency.
Atlanticwire.com reports that Ayo Kimathi “works on, among other things, the procurement of guns and ammunition for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
But it’s Kimathi’s radical off duty agenda that is attracting attention from both liberals and conservatives. Kimathi runs the website “War is on the horizon,” which warns black people to “prepare for Racial Warfare.”
A 19-year-old Florida woman was jailed for violating a court order prohibiting her from contacting her 14-year-old girlfriend.
The gay community rallied behind Kaitlyn Hunt when she was arrested and expelled from school for having sex with a minor earlier this year. Hunt was arrested in February and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor. At the time of her arrest she was 18 and the unidentified minor was 14. The younger girl’s mother reported Hunt to police after she learned of their relationship.
The Florida media flooded the news with angelic pictures of the blond haired, blue eyed teen, hoping to win sympathy for her — and boost news ratings.
The saturation news coverage worked. 300,000 people signed an online petition asking the prosecutor’s office to go easy on the young lesbian. Overnight, Hunt became a young symbol of gay oppression and gay love. Facebook pages sprang up in defense of her unrequited love for a child.