Portland police arrested a man accused of assaulting a gay couple in downtown Portland last week but said they are still looking for a second suspect who showed a knife during the fight and helped damage an SUV.
Paul Anthony Martinson, 39, faces charges of assault, intimidation and criminal mischief in connection with the Wednesday incident, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a police spokesman.
A high-school principal whose contract was not renewed last week and a community member have raised the issue that the principal was let go because she is gay.
Cynthia Davis, principal at Paradise Valley High School, saw the Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board vote 5-0 to not renew her contract Thursday night in a meeting that ended in an angry outburst from the crowd.
Cardinal Dolan, I write to you as the director of the Ali Forney Center, the nation's largest organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth. I am writing to you on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of LGBT youths who have been driven from their homes by parents unwilling or unable to accept their own children because they are gay. And I write to you as a member of the Archdiocese of New York who is deeply ashamed by the ways that his bishop contributes to the abuse and harm suffered by these youths.
I’m not sure I recall another time when a state political party has offered to reach out to another state – let alone across the country – to help defeat an antigay measure such as the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage and eliminate domestic partnerships in North Carolina.
Carter: Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things -– he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.
At multiple events in New York City on Monday, March 19, First Lady Michelle Obama—in campaigning for her husband’s re-election—made reference to the effect that Supreme Court appointees will have on “whether we can ... love whomever we choose.”