A United Methodist minister who was suspended in for blessing the union of two gay men has returned to his North Side church and is once again celebrating same-sex unions. This time, though, he has found a way for his Broadway United Methodist Church community to hold the service without breaking the laws of the parent church. The minister, the Rev.
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Masterpiece Cakeshop argued baking the cake would violate its rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and three justices agreed. But the majority was splintered into four separate opinions. And the designated majority opinion, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, focuses narrowly on the "hostility" displayed by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, with one member dismissing the cake shop owner's arguments of Christian belief as "despicable rhetoric," and another comparing the owner's position to Holocaust denial.
LAGOS Reuters - Nigerians who say a new online fashion magazine promotes homosexuality by featuring men wearing makeup or clad only in miniskirts have misunderstood its agenda, according to its founder. Homosexual acts are banned in Nigeria carrying a penalty of up to 14 years in prison and the magazine, called A Nasty Boy, has provoked strong reactions from some Nigerians since it started in February in the commercial capital Lagos. Critics are sticking to rigid gender definitions that the publication seeks to subvert, he said.
It also skirts US tax laws, as clergy or church endorsements are prohibited by a amendment to the Internal Revenue Code. The law is the law, regardless if he is gay or not. If he is endorsing the wrong way, he should lose his tax-exempt status.
Tens of thousands of supporters waiting outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei in the rain burst into celebration after the vote was announced. At New Taipei Banqiao High School, students organised a week-long event in early May encouraging male classmates to wear skirts to support gender equality and challenge societal norms of what men and women should wear. Teachers at the school joined in as well.
Boys should be permitted to wear skirts to school if they want to, a Birmingham City Council education adviser has told boarding schools. We should be giving them the option. The scheme was introduced in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal to promote British values — including tolerance to homosexuality. Speaking to the Boarding School Association on Tuesday May, 5 she said that teachers should be trained to become familiar with the language of the gay and lesbian community.
Tens of thousands of supporters waiting outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei in the rain burst into celebration after the vote was announced. The gay marriage bill is being voted in the Taiwanese Parliament right now! At New Taipei Banqiao High School, students organised a week-long event in early May encouraging male classmates to wear skirts to support gender equality and challenge societal norms of what men and women should wear.