20 posts categorized "ENDA"

Oct 30 2014
My Mommy Isn't Anti-Gay Because I'm Gay And She Loves Me Comments (0)

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Nan Hayworth, a right-winger with a largely anti-gay record (she was on board with ENDA), is employing her son in her battle to regain her House seat in New York from Sean Maloney (D), who defeated her in 2012.

Hayworth's son says she's always been there for him and will always be there for us in a cloying ad that has some pretty laughable mugging as Hayworth hugs him.

Look, dude, your mother gets NO points for loving her child. Dick Cheney loved his gay kid, too, but that didn't stop him from being a part of the most virulently anti-gay administration imaginable. 

In fact, it makes me all the angrier that this woman has a gay child and yet is a member of a political party whose platform has discrimination codified into it—just read it and weep. That's who your mother is. It's great that she cuddles with you, but intelligent gay people who aren't looking for her approval demand respect from and a commitment to equality from their elected officials.

 
Jul 08 2014
The ENDA Is Near For Employment Non-Discrimination Comments (0)

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is withdrawing its support of ENDA, the long-suffering Carey2Employment Non-Discrimination Act (meant to protect gay people from summarily being fired for who they are) in light of the Hobby Lobby decision. 

Executive Director Rea Carey states:

“If a private company can take its own religious beliefs and say you can’t have access to certain health-care, it’s a hop, skip and a jump to an interpretation that a private company could have religious beliefs that LGBT people are not equal or somehow go against their beliefs and therefore fire them. We disagree with that trend. The implications of Hobby Lobby are becoming clear...We do not take this decision lightly. We've been pushing for this bill for 20 years.”

This is one result of too many religious conservatives on the Supreme Court. Let's start firing people for being Christian and see how quickly they understand the effects of unjust discrimination.

 
Jul 03 2014
Need To Know: Drag Me To Hell + Holy War + Last Call For ALL IN THE FAMILY's Kelsey + Boy Band Anti-Bullies + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMama Tits shuts down anti-gay protesters, knows Bible better than they do.

*widget boy culturePost-Hobby Lobby, companies want religious exemption from LGBT anti-discrimination.

*widget boy cultureAnother phony reality show for Tori Spelling.

*widget boy cultureMcHale's Navy and All in the Family's Bob Hastings dies at 89.

*widget boy cultureDavid Beckham gets scruffy in his undies.

*widget boy cultureAT THE MOVIE$: Help this doc about lesbian families in the Deep South.

*widget boy cultureFormer fattie loses show over oops-level Instagram comment chased with insults.

*widget boy culturePeter Paige, unsung LGBT hero.

*widget boy cultureNicki Minaj issues meandering Iggy Azalea statement.

*widget boy cultureFindADeath.com finds Mickey Rooney casket photo.

*widget boy cultureCute, comical boy group The Cream Pies releases anti-bullying video.

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Jun 21 2014
Need To Know: Suicidal Tendencies + Diplo-down On Madonna + Lindsay Knows What It Is To Be Bad + Deco-Nstruction + Game Of Grab-Ass + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Gay teen's suicide impacts Bible-belt town's beliefs.

*widget boy cultureLegendary songwriter Gerry Goffin dies @ 75.

*widget boy culturePanty-creamer Jeremy Meeks, mug-shot pinup, is married, clean, Christian.

*widget boy cultureSuzanna Walters wants us to shift away from marriage-minded rights push. Suzanna-Walters

*widget boy culturePresbyterian pastors can preside over same-sex marriages.

*widget boy cultureLindsay Lohan's West End debut: Speed-the-Plow.

*widget boy cultureFamous, gorgeous Deco building destroyed with no warning.

*widget boy cultureEqual rights for LGBT people helps society financially.

*widget boy cultureRolling Stone profiles the UK's freshest hit-makers, Disclosure.

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*widget boy cultureDiplo on Madonna's new music, Mariah's low sales. Madonna-Diplo-CJ-Mitchell-Ohio

*widget boy cultureGay Republicans beginning to show partners in campaign ads. 

*widget boy culturePathetic showing for anti-gay NOM marriage march.

*widget boy cultureC.J. Mitchell's “Permission to Love.”

*widget boy cultureEx-ex-gay hits Rick Perry on homosexuality.

*widget boy cultureNo overturn of Ohio's anti-marriage equality law...this year.

*widget boy cultureMost people against anti-LGBT workplace discrimination.

*widget boy cultureSia meets President Obama.

*widget boy cultureThese boys really dig each other:

AssesCan't quite put my finger on why this is hot...

 
Jun 16 2014
Obama To Issue Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination By Federal Contractors Comments (0)

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President Obama is about to sign an executive order barring all federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation, following a year of lobbying by gay groups.

Ever since ENDA became doomed in the House, this seemed the next best way for any movement on this issue.

Center for American Progress reacts:

“President Obama has long supported basic workplace fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, workers, and the American people overwhelmingly agree that taxpayer-funded discrimination should end. Today’s announcement by the administration is welcome news for the far too many LGBT Americans currently living in fear of losing their jobs simply because of who they are or whom they love. The administration’s careful consideration of this issue and its strong commitment to widening the circle of opportunity means that the goal of true workplace fairness for all Americans is closer than ever before.”

The HRC notes that this has immediate ramifications at a company like Exxon:

“Notably, the proposed executive order will require Exxon Mobil Corporation, a top federal contractor that draws hundreds of millions annually in federal contracts, to provide non-discrimination protections to its LGBT employees and prospective hires. Yet ExxonMobil has consistently resisted these kinds of protections. Earlier this month, Exxon Mobil’s shareholders voted for the 17th time to reject a policy that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT workers.”

I'm sure there are still plenty of progressives who think President Obama is lame on LGBT issues. At some point, there won't be any LGBT issues left and half the community will turn Republican; then I guess the progressive critics will really have something to complain about.

 
Mar 24 2014
Need To Know: The Heart Is A Lonely Tab Hunter, Perez Keeps It Together, Roamin' Ronan, Queen Of The Hill, Heart-Stopping Cocktail + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureABOVE: Tab Hunter exercising is another reason to get this book.

*widget boy culturePICTURED: Chip Duckett DJs Perez's Madonna-themed b'day in NYC. Perez-Hilton

*widget boy cultureRonan Farrow at NLGJA.

*widget boy cultureBest celebrity-sibling quiz. The. Best.

*widget boy cultureAnita Hill now: "I am not going to stop."

*widget boy cultureVeep Biden speaks out on passing ENDA.

*widget boy cultureYou won't believe this Caesar cocktail.

*widget boy cultureBecause gay people are cool like that.

*widget boy cultureAaron Tveit in South Beach.

*widget boy cultureFamiliar actor James Rebhorn dies @ 65.

*widget boy cultureBest twink butt EVER? (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureIs Gaga's latest extravaganza too much, too late?

*widget boy cultureRussell Adams's cuteness is far easier to locate than MH370.

Russell-AdamsLooking for...love?

 
Nov 07 2013
Senate Approves ENDA; House No Party Comments (0)

Tammy-BaldwinOut Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)

The Senate has approved ENDA, 17 years after it was last voted on in the same body. John Boehner has made it clear the House won't even vote on it.

 
Nov 05 2013
Need To Know: LaBelle LaLegend, Benghazi Bluffer, Naked Men Acting, ENDA Game, SacksDreams: Gaga Cans Manager + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureOoh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh—Patti LaBelle's got an old attitude. (And it's cool.) Wrecking-ball-parody

*widget boy cultureLying Benghazi "witness" exposed.

*widget boy cultureMichelle Pfeiffer was in a cult, didn't know it.

*widget boy cultureHow 13 kids react to watching gay-marriage proposals.

*widget boy cultureUltimate Bryan Hawn butt video.  (Work Unfriendly-ish.)

*widget boy cultureShia really eating out in this movie? (Work Unfriendly.)

*widget boy cultureDon't click, size queen! (Very Work Unfriendly.)

*widget boy cultureKenyth Mogan's catchy "Fall Apart" is serving "Tearin' Up My Heart." Britney

*widget boy cultureYoko Ono is 80...and a bad dancer.

*widget boy cultureBritney sprays fans with "Perfume."

*widget boy cultureCristiano Ronaldo IS big. It's the undies that got small.

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*widget boy cultureMadonna likes Rebecca Walker's Adé. Madonna_and_ingrid_casares_image3

*widget boy cultureMadonna used to like pussy.

*widget boy cultureStephen Bray confirms unreleased Madonna tracks.

*widget boy cultureBaby Madonna's dad was preaching about would be 26 now!

*widget boy cultureNOT IN MY STRAIGHT BACKYARD: Gay bar nixed by hix.

*widget boy culture7 youth orgs write open letter urging Congress to pass ENDA.

*widget boy cultureENDA advances in the Senate!

*widget boy cultureBut President Boehner is against it, so fuck you all.

*widget boy cultureThe Battle of amfAR debuts December 2 on HBO. Lypsinka

*widget boy cultureYour Lypsinka swag is here.

*widget boy cultureGaga fires manager, will host/be musical guest on SNL

*widget boy cultureGaga looks horrible, performs a downer ("Dope") for YouTube.

*widget boy cultureGaga's Golden Girls moment.

*widget boy cultureIn case you're "bicurious" about Judi Dench's new flick, Philomena: