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I have been informed that the High School my daughter goes to is not allowed to have same sex dates, no matter the gender. Dates MUST be male AND female?
In the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, it is stated:
Section 3. Definition of marriage
In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word 'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
Yet, the Obama administration announced in 2011 that it had determined that Section 3 was unconstitutional and, though it would continue to enforce the law, it would no longer defend it in court.
Why should gay marriage be bound to a law that our own presidential administration states is unconstitutional? We fight for our freedoms. Some men and women in the military, and on our homefronts in the law enforcement, fire department, and EMS departments, are bi-sexual, lesbian, or gay.
In Australia the Australian Red Cross do not allow Gay/Bi Men to donate blood.
Every Blood Donation is tested so there should be no risk of any infection from Stright or Homosexual people.
For every blood donation made up to 3 peoples lives can be saved. There are thousands of Gay/Bi Men who are willing to donate blood. So if you multiply them (1000's) by 3 that is how many lives could by saved by allowing Gay/Bi Men to Donate Blood.
Or worse think of how many people may die/suffer without there donations.
Other countries already allow Gay/Bi Men to donate blood including Isreal, Switzerland & Spain.
Gay people have been around for longer than anyone alive today, why stop gay people to live a happy normal life, what makes gays so different to everyone else, THEY DESERVE TO BE HAPPY LIKE THE REAST OF US.
The Constitution clearly states everyone has the same rights. Also, people who get amnesia/alzheimers still know they are gay, so it's not s "choice".
For support of the gay rights in Slovenia!
Za sprejetje Družinskega zakonika v Sloveniji!
By signing this petition you appeal to the Slovenian government not to hold the referendum and to approve the proposal of the government 542-08/09-0008/ EPA: 0817-V, "Družinski zakonik" (Family Code), which extends civil marriage to lesbian and gay couples and puts heterosexual and homosexual partnerships on an equal legal footing, including extending the right of same-sex partners to adopt.
On 16 June 2011, Parliament endorsed in a 43:38 vote the family law bill defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman but abandoning the reference to family as the purpose of marriage [R1.3].
On 27 December 2011, the Slovenian Constitutional Court ruled that the holding referendum on the recently approved Family Code was constitutional. The Code is being challenged by conservative pro-family groups over the right of gay couples to adopt children. The referendum is expected to be held in March 2012.
There are many technical definitions of marriage:
1.) The social institution in which a man and a woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments.
2.) The legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people to live as a married couple including the accompanying social festivities.
So, if their is a definition that excludes the joining of a man and women why aren't same genders allowed to get married? That blows my mind.
Addressing an audience of diplomats in Geneva, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called for the rights of gay people to be respected.
"Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world," Mrs Clinton said.
"Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality."Reacting angrily to Mrs Clinton's speech, Ugandan presidential adviser John Nagenda told the BBC: "That fellow [Mr Cameron] said the same thing. Now this woman [Clinton] is interfering.
"If the Americans think they can tell us what to do, they can go to hell."
Uganda is a staunch ally of the US, receiving military assistance to fight a local rebel group - the Lord's Resistance Army - and has sent troops to Somalia to fight the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group.
Mr Nagenda said Uganda would continue to co-operate with the US on security and other issues, but added: "If they are childish enough to take away aid, we'll see what we do [in response]."
America is supposed to be a free country, but in fact it is not free , this is a country who's freedom was bought and paid for by the men and women you shed blood and tears to give EACH and EVERY person rights to live how they want to live within the law.
Some of those men and some of those women who fought for the very rights that we have were homosexual, was there blood not good enough to give you your rights? Then why should we all not be treated as equals not as conditions.
I ask for the right to marry my partner whom I love now and forever I want the same chance to give her my last name as any divorced over and over again heterosexual. Bottom line our senators and congressmen don't ask our permission when that throw their vows away taking a hooker to a fancy hotel that we the tax payers pay for, why should I ask their permission to show the world that I love my WIFE!
In recent years the homosexual community has been slowly getting some rights all except the one they all want.
Stop Cameroon From Attacking The Gay Community.
REPEAL HOMOPHOBIC LAWS.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL JUST REPORTED THE CASE OF FRANCKY AND JONAH, 19 AND 20 YEAR OLD YOUNG MEN AWAITING TRIAL FOR HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT (THEY CROSS DRESS). ANOTHER YOUNG MAN MR. JEAN-CLAUDE ROGER MBEDE WAS JAILED FOR THREE YEARS FOR HOMOSEXUAL ACT AFTER HE WAS ENTRAPPED BY SECURITY FORCES.
FOR HOW LONG WILL THE WORLD BE SILENT ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF HOMOSEXUALS IN AFRICA AS A WHOLE? PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO BE FORWARDED TO BOTH THE HUMAN RIGHT COMMISSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE CAMEROONIAN GOVERNMENT. SILENCE IS COMPLICITY.
It was estimated in 2011 that over 9 million Americans are either Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, or Transgender. If there is such a shortage for blood donors, then WHY can't a gay man donate blood?
Despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, North Carolina still has laws against consensual sex between two adults, if they are gay. While not prosecuted in courts, as recently as 2008, gay adults found engaged in intercourse could be arrested under "crimes against nature" laws, a Class 1 felony, and could be forced into a stay in jail and a fine.
Using these same laws and by exploiting loopholes in the Supreme Court's ruling, heavier punishments are able to be levied on homosexual couples than they would be on heterosexual couples. To quote the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Legal Association: "a heterosexual couple "parking" at night in a deserted area or making love in the woods will most likely be ignored by law enforcement officers. At most, they will be charged with indecent exposure, a misdemeanor. Two men in an identical situation, however, will usually be charged with [crimes against nature]—a felony"
We, as North Carolinians, do not deserve to live in a state where Dark-Ages laws are still on the books and are used to discriminate against homosexual citizens. The Supreme Court of the United States has already decided that these kinds of laws are unconstitutional, so we should demand that our state government act in accordance and repeal the shameful sodomy laws.
Parents and teachers should have a say in what our kids learn in school.
I have never heard of any gay history that our kids need to learn. There is hardly enough money for our kids to learn what they need to in school why should we add to it.
We can't talk about GOD in schools and i feel that if you put gay history in our schools then you are looking at a problem with the church and state law.
Recently a bill has been introduced by South Australian Labor MLC Ian Hunter and Greens MLC Tammy Frank to legalise same-sex marriage. This petition aims to support this bill, giving gay couples the rights they deserve.
Many forward thinking countries recognise that the gay community should have the same opportunities to express their love and commitment.
However, Australia only recognises domestic partnerships. With your support, South Australia can lead the way to equality.
The CBS has enforced an “indefinite deferral” for male donors who have had sex with men.
However, deferrals range from 6 to 12 months for people who have paid money or drugs for sex (sex workers), had sex with someone who was paid money or drugs for sex (sex workers), used drugs or steroids via needles, and have had sex with someone whose sexual history/background is unknown to them.
The above-mentioned activities leave a person at risk for HIV and STIs and yet they are allowed to donate blood after the deferral period has passed, from which they began engaging in these risky behaviours/activities.
The MSM indefinite deferral also applies to MSM who are in a monogamous or long-term relationship.
The Coalition of Justice for Gay Rights finds the actions taken by the Canadian Blood Services to be unfair because it deems all sexual activity by MSM risky, but give considerations and shorter deferral times to heterosexual people engaged in sexual activities that carry risks.
This petition is here for you to sign to make gay marriage nationally legal. Please sign to insure we will no longer be second class citizens. All men are created equal.
I myself have very strong beliefs on the topic of gay & lesbian rights. I am making this petition to address this issue.
One of the main reasons why states don't allow marriages of the same gender is due to what most find is suitable for children, but children do well in homes where they are nurtured and loved, regardless of the parents' gender. Also, many gay or lesbian couples choose not to have or adopt children.
Another issue is religion. Some believe that by allowing gay marriages is immoral, and that a marriage should only consist of a man and a woman. However, the very 1st amendment it the right to self religion. Just because that religion believes it is immortal why must others have to live with that? Gay & lesbian marriages are just as real as marriages between a man & woman. So why is it illegal for them to marry in some states?
There are only eleven countries currently allowing same-sex marriages: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and Sweden. In 1996, the United States congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage as a union strictly between a man and a woman for federal purposes. Same-sex couples in a civil union are denied equal access to all benefits, rights, and privileges provided by the federal law to a marriage that would normally consist of a man and a woman.
If two people truly love each other, shouldn’t they be allowed the same rights no matter their genders?
M'kay as the title says: this is to support gays, bis, lesbians, transvestites, ect. I am getting so tired of these judgemental people who think these people are "F*cked up" or whatever. You know what? They're humans too! They are humans just like you and me.
So you people who are against them need to grow up. You seriously do. some of the most fun, caring, awesome people are the Gays, bis, lesbians, transvestites, etc.
For many years now government has been blaming religion on why they will not pass the the bill pertaining to homosexuals getting married. As i recall religion is legally separated by legal issues and this is a legal issue.
I would like to legalize this issue because it staes in the constitution that all men are craeted equal. It does not say all straight men.
This petition is on here because I feel that the majority of UK Soaps are not dealing with Homosexuality (and Coming Out) in the 21st century.
Many kids find it difficult to Come Out due to no 'role models' showing them the best advice on how to do so.
Soaps should cover this issue MORE and regularly so as to raise the point that Gays/Lesbians are not 'aliens' to the public.
March 23, 2006
A petition to get gays and lesbians the right to be married.
If you agree please sign this petition. Thank you.
The Boy Scouts of America has decided to actively discriminate against boys and men who are gay. The Boy Scouts of America has decided to discriminate aginst these individuals and even throws them out of the organization. Having discriminated against women in the past, and currently discriminating against girls, athiests, and gays and lesbians, the BSA's policy does nothing but hurt everyone.