Tag: lgbt

Draft Dodger Trump Bans Transgender Military Recruits

Before leaving for Camp David, just as a Category 4 hurricane was bearing down on Texas, Trump signed a directive banning transgender military recruits. He did this without any study or consulting any real facts. The presidential memorandum also bans the Department of Defense from using its resources to provide medical treatment regimens for transgender…

Trump Bans Transgender People From U.S. Military

President Trump abruptly announced Wednesday on Twitter that the federal government “will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity.” Trump said he made the decision “after consultation with my generals and military experts.” “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical…

John Oliver Rips Trans Order: Trump Is The Real Bathroom Predator [VIDEO]

Last night John Oliver called President Donald Trump a hypocrite for his executive order against transgender students. The order would allow students to use their bathroom of their choice in schools. Obama’s order also allowed students to wear a tux to prom or a dress in yearbook photos if it is consistent with their gender…

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…

Obama, Biden To Visit Orlando Today [VIDEO]

President Obama and Vice President Biden travel to Orlando Thursday to meet with the families of victims of the shooting attack that killed 49 people and wounded 53 more — and the medial professionals who tried to save them. Obama will use the visit “to make clear that the country stands with the people of…

‘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…

Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over its controversial “bathroom law,” according to the Associated Press. The Department of Justice is seeking a permanent injunction to block the law and a declaration that the law is discriminatory. North Carolina had filed its own lawsuit against…

Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Show

Canadian singer Bryan Adams pulled his concert in Mississippi scheduled for later this week over the state’s new law that enables religious groups to deny services to gay couples based on marriage beliefs. The rocker released a statement on Sunday saying he can’t “in good conscience” perform in a state where “certain people are being…

Houston Votes Down LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

After nearly an 18-month legal battle that drew national attention, Houston voters on Tuesday rejected an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community. Voters opted to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which not only offered nondiscrimination protections for gender identity and sexual orientation, but also banned discrimination against…

Trevor Noah Mocks Ben Carson-Kanye West [VIDEO]

Daily Show new host Trevor Noah took on what he called the latest political “panderdemic” on Tuesday, saying that neither Ben Carson nor rapper Kanye West know who they’re trying to win over by gushing over one another. “Kanye, man, do your research — you can’t just look for the black guy,” Noah said. “You’re…

Clerk Must Issue Gay-Marriage Licenses [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Kentucky county clerk’s request to deny issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The high court ruled against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in her appeal to refuse issuing same-sex marriage licenses based on her Christian convictions. Davis had turned away couples in the days following the U.S. Supreme…

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Marriage Equality The is a BREAKING NEWS Event. To WATCH LIVE CLICK HERE The Supreme Court in 5-4 decision on Friday ruled that states may no longer ban same-sex marriage. Justice Kennedy wrote the decision. The decision came almost two years to the day of when the Supreme Court…

Irish Gay Marriage Vote Passes by Almost 2-1 Margin

Voters in Ireland have come out in favour by over 60% to change the country’s constitution to allow gay marriage. It’s the first time gay marriage has been approved via referendum. The Irish Times newspaper said turnout in Dublin was as high as 65%, and raised the hopes of “yes” campaigners that high engagement by…

The SCOTUS Considers Arguments on Same-sex Marriage [VIDEO]

The Supreme Court considers a variety of arguments in opposition to same-sex marriage, but Justice Kennedy will likely have the final say. Ginsburg chimed in when Justices Roberts and Kennedy began to fret about whether the court had a right to challenge centuries of tradition.“Marriage today is not what it was under the common law…

Vatican signaling more lenient stance toward gays, divorce

A Vatican report released Monday indicates the Vatican is moving toward more tolerance regarding gays and divorce in the Catholic Church. The report comes as Pope Francis and an assembly of 200 bishops enter the second week of their synod. “The Church turns respectfully to those who participate in her life in an incomplete and…

Obama signs executive order barring LGBT discrimination by contractors

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people. It did not include any broad religious exemption for religious employers, which had been sought by religious leaders in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. White House officials had said Friday that the order…

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…

Alasan Main Judi Online Melalui Smartphone

Sehabis mengenali bahwa game judi bisa dimainkan secara online dan bisa dimainkan dengan menggunakan smartphone yang kita miliki, maka semua orang pula bisa dengan bebasnya memainkan game kapan saja dan di mana saja. tak cuma itu, kita bisa menentukan sendiri jenis game apa yang sesuai dengan kepiawaian yang kita miliki. Adanya beberapa macam game pula…

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…