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Amazon.com: Transgender Jurisprudence: Dysphoric Bodies of Law (9780415425278): Andrew Sharpe: Books

Amazon.com: Transgender Jurisprudence: Dysphoric Bodies of Law (9780415425278): Andrew Sharpe: Books (Transgender Jurisprudence: Dysphoric Bodies of Law: 'Transgender Jurisprudence: Dysphoric Bodies of Law is an im...)...
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Boy, 4, Shot To Death For Being Gay Because He Slapped A Boy’s Behind

Boy, 4, Shot To Death For Being Gay Because He Slapped A Boy’s Behind | It has to get better | Scoop.it

Horrific. And this happened in North Carolina. 

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Wife of Amendment One Architect Makes it A Racial Issue

Wife of Amendment One Architect Makes it A Racial Issue | It has to get better | Scoop.it
The wife of a North Carolina state senator said the proposed amendment to ban marriage equality across the state is necessary to "preserve the caucasian race."  read more...
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Report: Voter ID laws pose unique barriers for transgender voters - (USA)

Report: Voter ID laws pose unique barriers for transgender voters - (USA) | It has to get better | Scoop.it
ThinkProgressReport: Voter ID laws pose unique barriers for transgender voterspride source.comNine states' voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for over 25000 transgender voters this November,...

 

Only 25,000? It seems a bit on the low side, but then not all US states have the same legislation. However, the US situation reminds us that the same problem arises every day in ID situations the world over; voting is just one of them.

 

Few governments seem to worry about minorities being disenfranchised. They should. Minorities add up very quickly. 

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Anti-gay marriage petitions enter Catholic Church - The Seattle Times

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Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Anti-gay marriage petitions enter Catholic ChurchThe Seattle TimesAs a practicing Catholic, married and a proud father of two sons, I was horrified to learn that Archbishop J.
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St. Andrews: LGBT students protest during sermon by Cardinal O’Brien

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In addition to a silent protest that greeted Cardinal Keith O'Brien at the University of St Andrews today, some members of the university's LGBT group staged a walk-out as soon as the Cardinal began his sermon.
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Gay activists fight for human rights in Africa - Chicago Sun-Times

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Gay activists fight for human rights in AfricaChicago Sun-TimesBy Frank Mugisha April 2, 2012 9:30AM The world listened last week as Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defended her country's laws that discriminate against its lesbian, gay,...
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British government pushing stongly for gay marriage, church protests

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Christian Today > British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative-led coalition government are pushing strongly to grant same-sex couples the option of entering into civil marriages, causing protests from British ...
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Transgender kills self after parents oppose sex change operation - Times of India

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Transgender kills self after parents oppose sex change operationTimes of IndiaCHENNAI: A 23-year-old transgender committed suicide by consuming poison at Thiruverkadu on Friday after his parents allegedly opposed his plans to undergo a sex change...
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Sexual violence and gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer communities - ACSSA Resource Sheet - Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

Sexual violence and gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer communities - ACSSA Resource Sheet - Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault | It has to get better | Scoop.it
This resource sheet provides an overview of the research on sexual violence in gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer (GLBTIQ) communities.
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Op-ed: To Help the Trayvons of the World, We Need Intentional Allies 

Op-ed: To Help the Trayvons of the World, We Need Intentional Allies  | It has to get better | Scoop.it
The executive director for the National Black Justice Coalition argues that we must own up to our biases before we can help the Trayvon Martin's of the world to own their power.
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Separating lesbian mothers from their children violates human rights ...

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NCLR was founded in 1977 to help lesbian mothers losing custody of their children – and quickly expanded our work to represent gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV+ parents as well. Although we have come a long way, ...
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Canadians: support Bill C-279 (equal rights for transgender ...

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Canadians: support Bill C-279 (equal rights for transgender Canadians). March 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm Chris Hallquist. I don't know how many Canadian readers I have here, but if you're Canadian, please support Bill C-279.
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'Ex-gay' conferences on the wane

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I first learned of Exodus and its “ex-gay” agenda more than 20 years ago at my evangelical college. I was living on campus one summer, working in the cafeteria and helping to feed the small group of summer residents and ...
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David Cameron: ‘The time has come for gay couples to marry’

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Following claims by the Mail on Sunday that the Tory Chief Whip, Patrick McLoughlin told MPs that proposals for equal marriage will be "kicked into the long grass", the Prime Minister has used a pre-local election interview to reaffirm his...
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Another beauty queen scores transgender policy - ABS CBN News

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International Business TimesAnother beauty queen scores transgender policyABS CBN NewsMANILA, Philippines – Another beauty queen has shared her take on the decision of Miss Universe pageant organizers to accept transgender candidates.

 

Or: another dumb clothes horse opens her ignorant mouth and lets her belly rumble. 

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Lord Carey: Christians “vilified” and “driven underground” by British Courts

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In a written submission to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the former archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has said that Christians are being "vilified" by British courts and "driven underground."...
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IGLTA Launches New Website for LGBT Travelers - EDGEOnTheNet

IGLTA Launches New Website for LGBT Travelers - EDGEOnTheNet | It has to get better | Scoop.it
IGLTA Launches New Website for LGBT TravelersEDGEOnTheNetThe association has created a partnership with MMGY Global, resulting in a new website with enhanced features for its business members and LGBT travelers.
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Gay high school student sues Ohio district over right to wear T-shirt urging ... - Washington Post

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Kansas City StarGay high school student sues Ohio district over right to wear T-shirt urging ...Washington PostCINCINNATI — A gay student whose southwest Ohio high school prohibited him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays is...
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California colleges consider asking applicants: Are you gay? - Christian Science Monitor

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Christian Science MonitorCalifornia colleges consider asking applicants: Are you gay?Christian Science MonitorGay-rights groups applaud the move, but others are worried about student privacy. By Daniel B.
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Is Bruno Mars gay? Coming out story 'completely fabricated,' says ...

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The timing is bad. I hadn't realized it was April Fool's Day, but it's been pointed out to me, and I don't want to go too public with this,” Mars was quoted as saying.
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Online Catholic News Portal | PewSitter.com | Audio, Video, Print

Online Catholic News Portal | PewSitter.com | Audio, Video, Print | It has to get better | Scoop.it

"Pewsitter.com is an online Catholic News Portal that features news items from across the U.S. and internationally."

 

Looking at the lunatic viewpoints expressed, then the date, I had to ask myself: is this all a joke?

 

Sadly, I fear not. It is terrifying that such ignorance and bigotry should persist in the 21st century. 

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British Conservatives lead charge for gay marriage - Washington Post

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British Conservatives lead charge for gay marriageWashington PostGay couples in Britain won the right to civil partnerships in 2004, which granted them nearly the same legal status as married heterosexual couples while avoiding the controversial use...
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Gay Catholic activist dismayed at church campaign - ABC Online

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BigPond NewsGay Catholic activist dismayed at church campaignABC OnlineBy Timothy McDonald Michael Bernard Kelly says Victoria's bishops are out of step with most of the Australian population on gay marriage.
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Lucy Mangan: out, and proud

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When the playgroup leader hands round a petition against gay marriage, there's only one thing for it – head for the door (RT @ProfSocialWork: When playgroup leader hands petition against gay marriage, there's one thing for it - head for the door!
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