Gov. Mitch Daniels said Wednesday he has been hearing from companies that fear that a measure that would put Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage into the state constitution might also prevent firms from offering benefits to gay couples.
Gay students at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville don’t exist. They can’t exist. So says Dr. Michael Farris, the college’s founder and chancellor. It’s simple, really. Homosexuals can’t exist at Patrick Henry College because the students sign an honor code, Farris claimed.
A local gay man facing deportation and what he calls certain death has seen his holiday wish come true. "I was so, so, so, so happy," said Joseph Bokombe. "I'm grateful. It's amazing." For Bokombe, there is joy after plenty of fear.
Last week, moments before the first same-sex marriage license was signed, King County Executive Dow Constantine told the story of two gay rights pioneers who had their license application denied in the same building 41 years earlier.
Some students at Point Loma Nazarene University are calling for change after a failed attempt to form a gay-themed student group. Point Loma Nazarene senior Sean Lewis, who is openly gay, said he and others often feel unwelcome on campus. "I've gotten messages on Facebook ... warning me that I'm going to hell," said Lewis. The school is associated with the Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical Christian denomination. To lessen that angst among gay students, Lewis recently spearheaded a campaign to begin a gay-themed discussion group.