Tag: gay/homosexual

Judge Blocks Mississippi Anti-LGBT Law

A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would have given explicit and special protections to those who oppose same-sex marriage, just an hour before it was due to go into effect Friday. Judge Carlton W. Reeves called the law “a vehicle for state-sanctioned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”…

Omar Mateen’s ‘Ex-Lover’ Says Gunman Wanted Revenge

A man identified only as “Miguel” claimed in an interview Tuesday he was Omar Mateen’s lover for two months, and that the gunman in the deadly Orlando shooting “had rage” against Puerto Ricans. In an interview with Noticias Univision, the man told the Spanish-language newscast he had been questioned by the FBI, and gave agents…

‘I’m the Shooter’: Mateen Called TV Station During Attack

About 45 minutes after Omar Mateen began shooting up Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday, a News 13 producer in the city received a phone call that he says was from the killer. Matthew Gentili said he answered one of the many phone calls coming in to ask about the shooting, but this one was…

Shooter’s Wife Tried To Talk Husband Out Of Attack

The wife of the Orlando terrorist knew about the attack, saying she tried to talk her husband out of committing the massacre. She was also with her husband when he bought the ammunition and holster for the attack. NBC NEWS: Wife of shooter, Noor Salman, says she took her husband to Pulse on a previous…

Club Goers Thought Omar Mateen Was Gay Used To Go Before Attack [VIDEO]

FBI officials told reporters they are investiga-ting whether Omar Mateen had previously visited Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse—now the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history—and if he communicated with its patrons on a gay dating app before early Sunday morning, when he shot more than 100 people in the establishment. At least four…

VIDEO Footage Shows Start of Orlando Shooting

A video obtained by Good Morning America purportedly captured the moment that shots rang out in gay Orlando nightclub Pulse early Sunday morning. The recording was allegedly provided by the brother of a witness. Forty-nine people were killed and 53 injured when a man attacked the club with an assault rifle. WATCH: Video captures first…

Killer ‘Cool and Calm’ While Negotiating from Pulse Bathroom

The first officer on the scene of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando was an extra-duty police officer who engaged in a gun battle with Omar Mateen and his AR-15 assault rifle, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Monday morning. When more officers responded, Mateen eventually retreated to a bathroom, where he took about 30…

Omar Mateen ID’d as Orlando Mass Shooting Killer

Omar Mateen of Port Saint Luice, Florida has been identified as the gunman who killed 20 people at a Orlando nightclub, CBS News, the Washington Post, and NBC News report, citing law enforcement officials. Mateen is a U.S. citizen; his parents are from Afghanistan, CBS News reports. FBI Agent Ron Hopper told reporters Mateen may…

Russia Removes Steve Jobs Memorial After Tim Cook Comes Out as Gay

A week after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, a Russian company took down an iPhone sculpture because it is “public propaganda for sodomy.” ZEFS put the sculpture up outside of a St. Petersburg university last year but pulled it down Saturday. The company says it’s just obeying Russia’s homophobic laws. “After Apple…

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping the focus on our products and the incredible things our customers…

Division 1 basketball player Derrick Gordon says he is gay

UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon tells ESPN he is gay, making him the first openly gay player in Division 1 men’s basketball. ‘I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,’ Gordon told ESPN. ‘I didn’t want to have to lie or sneak. I’ve been waiting and watching for the last few months, wondering…

Same-sex couples legally marry in England, Wales

Couples flocked to town halls during the early hours of Saturday as a law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect in England and Wales. The law, which was passed last year, was hailed by politicians from both the country’s main parties. Prime Minister David Cameron said he believed the law sent a message that people were…

Holder: Michigan same-sex marriages will be recognized

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Photo: Elizabeth Gardiner, left, and Stephanie Citron hold hands as a woman, right, officiating their wedding ceremony reads the marriage vows from her cell…

Pope Francis says Catholic Church could support civil unions

Pope Francis said in an interview published Wednesday that the Catholic Church could support same-sex civil unions. The Pope did reiterate the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage but then said, “”We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.” Catholic News Service

Arizona senator reveals his homosexuality

Sen. Steve Gallardo of Arizona, who openly opposed a controversial anti-gay bill passed in the Legislature, announced his homosexuality on Wednesday. “I’m a Latino, I’m a native of Arizona, I come from a Catholic family and I’m gay, it’s OK,” Gallardo told NBC News shortly after he made the announcement at the state Capitol in…

President Museveni Signs the “Kill the Gays” Bill Into Law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law Monday a bill that criminalizes homosexuality…Homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda. The law toughens the penalties, including life imprisonment…The United States and Britain are among Uganda’s largest donors. Source: CNN.com Read more —————————————————————————- Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill imposes lifetime imprisonment for conviction of homosexuality, lifetime imprisonment for…

Virginia ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional late on Thursday. The decision makes Virginia the second state in the South to have a ban on same-sex marriage overturned, following similar rulings in Kentucky, Utah and Oklahoma. U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen stayed her decision until an appeals court…

Nevada withdraws legal support for ban on same-sex marriages

The state of Nevada has withdrawn its legal support of the gay marriage ban passed by voters in 2002. Attorney General Catherine Corte Masto filed a motion Monday to withdraw the state’s legal arguments in a case pending before a federal court. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval says he agrees with the move, saying it’s clear…

Morning Joe Explodes: Matt Lewis & Thomas Roberts Trade Blows over ‘Disgusting’ Duck Dynasty Star

MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel exploded Friday into a tense debate about the “double standard” that exists in American culture; one that purportedly holds conservative icons to higher standards of conduct than it does to typically left-leaning artists and entertainers. MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts and The Daily Caller columnist Matt Lewis scuffled over whether suspended Ducky…

Colbert On Phil Robertson’s Duck Dynasty Suspension

Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson makes disparaging comments about gays and waxes nostalgic for the Jim Crow era. “This is a terrible day for Americans, but admittedly, a pretty good day for ducks”, Colbert said. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive