Category: Sexual Orientation
There was a story that circulated during the Cold War about a Soviet judge who was seen walking back to his chambers, chuckling heartily. His colleague approached him and asked him what was so funny. Oh, just a hilarious joke I heard, the judge replied. “Well, go ahead and tell me!” his colleague replied. “Oh, I couldn’t do that,” said the Soviet judge. “I just gave someone ten years for it.”Read More
Thirteen same-sex couples have filed a lawsuit in Japan arguing that the country’s rejection of same-sex marriage violates their constitutional rights. It’s the first such lawsuit in the country, Japan Times reports.
While no laws on the books technically prohibit same-sex marriage, Japan’s government has interpreted the constitution’s marriage provisions to only permit marriage between heterosexual couples. But that reading ignores other parts of the constitution that guarantee equality, lawyers for the couples say.
What happens if parents want to stop a child from “transitioning” from their natal sex? Obviously the child needs help because the desire to live as a member of the opposite sex is very distressing. The old medical consensus used to be that the best policy was “watchful waiting”, partly because nearly all children gradually change their mind and partly because the treatment is simply not safe. This is in danger of becoming a new dogma for the media, police, schools and policy makers. From their point of view, if gender affirmation is the only possible medical response to gender discomfort, the common sense response of watchful waiting constitutes child abuse. And this warrants removing children from their parents’ care.Read More
Even if you allow room for differences of opinion regarding the content of HB19-1032, the approach promoted by the bill has the blunt force trauma of a singular perspective pushed upon an entire state. This approach should offend the liberty-loving inclinations of us all. Consider for a moment a legislative majority that supported mandated abstinence-only curriculum for teaching human sexuality. My arguments would be the same. Regardless of who is in charge in the Colorado Legislature, parental choice in education best serves children when those choices can be made as close as possible to home.Read More
An English court has been presented with a mind-bending transgender dilemma in family law. Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the Family Division of the High Court has called for the working of the 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act to be examined. It emerged that “TT”, born a woman but identifying as a man, was allowed “to access fertility treatment legally reserved for women” only days after being legally accepted as a “trans man” and granted a Gender Recognition Certificate under the 2004 Gender Recognition Act. TT subsequently gave birth to a child, and “he” is now seeking to be legally recognised on “YY’s” birth certificate as the “father”.Read More
A self-described “progressive” K-8 school in Washington, D.C., is figuratively jumping through hoops in efforts to avoid playing basketball at a private Christian school in Northern Virginia that espouses traditional Christian sexual morals.
The Sheridan School is refusing to play division basketball games at Immanuel Christian School, a private, evangelical school in Springfield, Virginia, affiliated with Immanuel Bible Church, because of its policy on LGBT issues. Immanuel Christian School’s views drew wide attention after Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, announced she would be teaching art at the school.Read More
A student, whose tweet that “women don’t have penises” led to a transphobic row, has been banned from taking part in a debate about free speech at the University of Bristol.
Angelos Sofocleous, a Durham University student, cannot take part in the Free Speech Society event due to “security concerns”.Read More
According to Denver7, House Bill 19-1032 would add more “human sexuality” curriculum on topics such as consent, birth control, abstinence, STD prevention, LGBTQ inclusion, and healthy relationships. Described as “a serious overreach” by opponents but as “age-appropriate … information” by supporters, a summary of the bill says it: “… clarifies content requirements for public schools that offer comprehensive human sexuality education and prohibits instruction from explicitly or implicitly teaching or endorsing religious ideology or sectarian tenets or doctrines, using shame-based or stigmatizing language or instructional tools, employing gender norms or gender stereotypes, or excluding the relational or sexual experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals.” Jeff Hunt is director of Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute, the school’s public policy think tank. Hunt says under such a law, religious views on sexuality would be suppressed. “This is really a special interest effort to force out any opposition to the work of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU when it comes to their definition in curriculum on human sexuality,” he tells OneNewsNow.Read More
With transgender activists indoctrinating CASA and child-protective services workers (and potentially judges) on what LGBT activists maintain is the only standard of care for children with gender dysphoria, it will not be long before these troubled children will be removed as a matter of course from loving parents whose only crime is believing there is a better way than lying about their children’s true sex, shooting them up with drugs, rendering them sterile, and eventually mutilating them.Read More
With debate over the Equality Act looming, two groups held events in Washington D.C. last weekend. The first, “Women Stand Up,” was organized by members of Standing for Women, along with other bipartisan women’s- and lesbian-rights groups across Britain and North America. The second, “The Inequality of the Equality Act: Concerns from the Left,” was put on by the Heritage Foundation and featured an all-liberal panel.Read More
New Jersey will be the second state to mandate that middle and high school students learn about LGBTQ contributions.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 1569, which requires schools to adopt curriculums that “accurately portray political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”Read More
A federal magistrate is arguing that a Tampa, Fla. ban on gay conversion therapy violates therapists’ constitutional rights.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone issued an opinion last week partly siding with a Christian ministry organization and two marriage and family therapists in their lawsuit against the city’s ordinance.Read More