Pandering to the right-wing, religious zealot vote on the Christian Broadcasting Network this weekend, Florida senator and 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio dismissed claims that gay people have a constitutional right to marry as "ridiculous and absurd."
It doesn’t exist. There is no federal constitutional right to same sex-marriage. There isn’t such a right. You would have to really have a ridiculous and absurd reading of the U.S. constitution to reach the conclusion that people have a right to marry someone of the same sex. There is no such constitutional right.
Rubio went on to say that marriage equality supporters "ostracize anyone who disagrees with them as haters."
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Posted Apr. 27,2015 at 1:40 PM EST by Kyler Geoffroy in Gay Marriage, Marco Rubio, News, Supreme Court |
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Posters promoting “straight pride” week at an Ohio university have been removed after it was determined that the message went beyond free speech, reports ABC News.
The posters in Youngstown State University encouraged students to "go about your day without telling everyone about how 'different' you are."
However, student leaders in consultation with university officials said that while they believe the posters were meant as satire, the message was inappropriate.
Student Government President Michael Slavens said:
"If you actually read through it, it seemed like it went way further than a free speech issue. There were swear words and took it a little further than the average free speech should go."
University spokesman Ron Cole added that the posters go against the college’s mission to create a diverse campus.
A statement from the student government reads in part:
“It has been brought to the attention of several SGA Executive Board members that ‘Straight Pride’ posters have been hung across campus, seemingly in response to LGBTQIA efforts to promote diversity and foster a culture of acceptance on campus. Though SGA respects the free speech of all YSU students, these postings were not authorized, contained vulgar language, and, unfortunately, miss the point of minority activism.
“When individuals belong to dominant societal cohorts (Caucasian, male, heterosexual, etc.) it is very easy to state ‘We have nothing against your sexual orientation’ and to claim that efforts to raise awareness are ‘annoying.’ For minorities who every day face discrimination and marginalization, such efforts are necessary – without zeal and persistence, sociology teaches that minority concerns very easily go by the wayside. Thus, dismissing the efforts of LGBTQIA students to push for equitable treatment as unnecessary is dangerous because it catalyzes discrimination, whether meant to do so or not.”
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Last year, posters advertising "Straight White Guy Pride" appeared in a gay-friendly area of Columbus, Ohio.
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Posted Apr. 27,2015 at 1:10 PM EST by Jim Redmond in College, Education, Ohio, Video |
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At a concert in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday, Demi Lovato took a moment before her "Warrior" performance to dedicate the song to Bruce Jenner, who came out as transgender in an interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday.
He was honest and he was open about his story. No matter if you agree with it or not, he probably saved so many lives and educated so many people.
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Posted Apr. 27,2015 at 12:40 PM EST by Kyler Geoffroy in Bruce Jenner, Demi Lovato, News |
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With her role as The Honker in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron and her exclusive reveal of the extended Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer last week, Ellen DeGeneres quickly proving she has Hollywood wrapped around her finger.
Her reveal of the alternate trailer for Jurassic World is further proof of this.
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Posted Apr. 27,2015 at 12:15 PM EST by Kyler Geoffroy in Chris Pratt, Ellen DeGeneres |
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Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as U.S. Attorney General by Vice President Joe Biden. She is the first African-American woman to hold the position and was confirmed by a 56-43 Senate vote last week.
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Posted Apr. 27,2015 at 11:50 AM EST by Kyler Geoffroy in Loretta Lynch |
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