Minnesota’s attorney general argued Monday that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was acting within his power when he revised the title of a ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to ban marriage for same-sex couples.
Gay and lesbian consumers prefer fuel-efficient cars, account for 5% of new car purchases and have average household income in the six figures—more than that of heterosexual households, according to a recent marketing survey.
So it’s little surprise that General Motors ran a gay-themed advertisement last month for the Chevrolet Volt, the type of car studies show gay and lesbian consumers tend to like.
GM didn’t count on the ad drawing national attention.
Eric Jones was an Eagle Scout with the Boys Scouts of America for nearly 10 years up until Sunday.
The 19-year-old, who was serving as a counselor at one of the organization's summer camps in Missouri, sat down with the camp director to tell him that he was gay.
Father Bob Pierson, a gay priest in Minnesota, told a group of 200 Catholics last month that they can vote against the amendment that would place a marriage equality ban in the state constitution this November.
Pierson, who belongs to a monastic community at St. John’s University in Collegeville, gave the advice in a speech June 10 at an event in Edina, according to MinnPost. The speech has received more than 30,000 views on YouTube, where Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to defeat the ballot measure, posted it.
In 2009, Abdellah Taïa wrote to his family two years after he became the first Moroccan writer to come out as gay in an interview with the Moroccan magazine Telquel. As the journal Asymptote notes, “Morocco’s biggest-selling newspaper denounced him, and many of the country’s bloggers decried him, saying he should be stoned.”
Wrote Taïa in ‘Homosexuality Explained to My Mother’:
Joss Whedon will appear in his longtime friend and collaborator Jane Espenson's online sitcom, Husbands, featuring each of the series' three new, eight minute episodes, as the agent of recently-out and married baseball star Brady (Sean Hemeon).
Chick-fil-A has come under fire over the past few years for its strategy retreats featuring anti-equality speakers, its expressed policies against gay couples (married or otherwise) staying at its WinShape retreat centers, and considerable financing of organizations that work to fight equal civil rights for LGBT Americans (among other causes). Company COO Dan Cathy doesn't seem to care:
Some have opposed the company's support of the traditional family. "Well, guilty as charged," said [Dan] Cathy when asked about the company's position.