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Arizona Governor Signs Repeal of 28-Year-Old ‘No Promo Homo’ Law Banning Teachers from Promoting a ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey today signed the repeal of a ’90s-era law which forbid teachers from “homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style” or even suggest that “some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex” in health classes. Just signed #SB1346. Thank you @TJShopeforAZ for your leadership on this common sense solution, and for getting it done in a bipartisan manner.— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) April 11, 2019 KJZZ reported: ‘Arizona’s was created in the throes of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and after a 1986 recommendation from...
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Attorney General William Barr Orders Probe into Allegations of Discrimination Against LGBTQ Justice Department Staff

Attorney General William Barr on Friday ordered an investigation into allegations of discrimination against LGBTQ staffers at the Justice Department following a March 27 open letter alleging the DOJ is “no longer the welcoming, inclusive environment for LGBTQ employees that it once was.” DOJ Pride Letter to AG Barr About Discrimination by towleroad on Scribd NBC News reports: ‘In an April 4 letter to DOJ Pride released Friday, Barr said he was “troubled” by the group’s concerns, which were raised in a March 27 open letter. He said he directed the...
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Historic Pennsylvania Venue Bans Same-Sex Weddings, Because Jesus

The owners of the beautiful and historic Star Barn, a popular wedding venue in Pennsylvania, have banned same-sex couples from marrying in the restored 1872 building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. David and Tierney Abel cite their Christian religious beliefs for discriminating against same-sex couples. “Stone Gables, which runs both the Star Barn and Ironstone Ranch, has a policy barring reservations to same-gender weddings. Owner David Abel says they go against his religious convictions, which hold that marriage is between a man and a woman,”...
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‘We Are All Now More Stupid’: Democratic Rep. Blasts Ben Carson Over LGBT Protections Stonewalling (Video)

U.S. Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) blasted Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for his responses Wednesday over guidance removed from HUD’s website, which helped protect LGBT people. “We are all now more stupid than we were when we came in the room today sir, thank you,” Rep. Quigley concluded (video below) after going around and around with Secretary Carson. At issue, the guidance that explains how to not discriminate against LGBT people. Secretary Carson claimed that it was not necessary for the guidance to appear on HUD’s website because the rules...
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