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Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules

 ”Eastside Catholic prides itself on teaching acceptance. At the end of Crusader Way, by the school’s entrance, banners hang celebrating “relationships” and exhorting passers-by to “remember to take care of each other.” Students use a sign-language gesture to remind one another of the school’s emphasis on unconditional love.

But now the school is unexpectedly grappling with how it defines both love and acceptance. Last month, a well-regarded vice principal was forced to leave his job as soon as administrators became aware that he had married a man;

 Eastside Catholic prides itself on teaching acceptance. At the end of Crusader Way, by the school’s entrance, banners hang celebrating “relationships” and exhorting passers-by to “remember to take care of each other.” Students use a sign-language gesture to remind one another of the school’s emphasis on unconditional love.

But now the school is unexpectedly grappling with how it defines both love and acceptance. Last month, a well-regarded vice principal was forced to leave his job as soon as administrators became aware that he had married a man;”

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/us/gay-marriages-confront-catholic-school-rules.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

SPREAD IT! 

Ding Dong DOMA’s dead!

This is incredible. watch  and be surprised, and share. 

Amazon’s Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

               Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, arriving at Allen & Company's conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010.Matthew Staver/Bloomberg NewsJeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, arriving at Allen & Company’s conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010.

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have agreed to donate $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State, instantly becoming among the largest financial backers of gay marriage rights in the country.

Read the full story HERE

Quick! Turn on HBO! Tonight at 9pm.

Nan Goldin is part of the “We” that are you..

#endofthenight

"Psychiatry Giant Sorry for Backing Gay ‘Cure’"

A few days old, but this New York Times article on Dr. Robert L. Spitzer’s apology for claiming there was a “cure” for being gay is a fantastic read.

CNN explores whether the mormon attitude towards LGBTQs are changing

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Gay rights activists see Mormons softening attitudes toward their community
Though the church’s doctrine condemning homosexuality has not changed, and the church remains opposed to same-sex marriage, many say the church is subtly but unmistakably growing friendlier toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, including voicing support for some gay rights.’

Read the full story HERE

Pop band Fun. talk about how at this point, being straight and not saying anything about the LGBT fight, is saying something - that you condone discrimination. WORD.

well this is disgusting: student removed from pageant for saying he wants to grow up and get married to a man

Kearian Giertz


’..As the Orange County Register is reporting, the Fullerton Union High School senior was asked where he saw himself during in 10 years during the question-and-answer portion of the Mr. Fullerton pageant earlier this week. The student, who has since been identified as Kearian Giertz by NBC Los Angeles, reportedly replied that he wanted to find a partner and marry him, as he hoped that gay marriage would be legal in California at that time…’

’..the school’s assistant principal, who is identified by NBC as Joe Abell, ushered Giertz off the stage and removed him from the competition, according to theContra Costa Times.’

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