‘First Amendment Defense Act’ …. “FADA …. be informed …. it’s coming …. “!!


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~~December 23, 2016~~ 

‘FADA’

Would Be ‘Devastating’ for LGBTQ Americans

Yes, it would be devastating!

After all the work, advances and attained goals, with this simple bill, the beginning of discrimination against a group of the American fabric would be openly and brazenly attacked and stripped of their human rights.

We must stand up and fight!

HortyRex©

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by MARY EMILY O’HARA

Earlier this month, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah, through his spokesperson, told Buzzfeed they plan to reintroduce an embattled bill that barely gained a House hearing in 2015. But this time around, they said, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was likely to succeed due to a Republican-controlled House and the backing of President-elect Donald Trump.

FADA would prohibit the federal government from taking “discriminatory action” against any business or person that discriminates against LGBTQ people. The act distinctly aims to protect the right of all entities to refuse service to LGBTQ people based on two sets of beliefs:

“(1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman,

or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”

Ironically, the language of the bill positions the right to discriminate against one class of Americans as a “first amendment” right, and bans the government from taking any form of action to curb such discrimination – including withholding federal funds from institutions that discriminate.

FADA allows individuals and businesses to sue the federal government for interfering in their right to discriminate against LGBTQ people and would mandate the Attorney General defend the businesses.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/first-amendment-defense-act-would-be-devastating-lgbtq-americans-n698416

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Why does being legally married matter so much to the LGBT community?

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/why-does-being-legally-married-matter-so-much-to-the-lgbt-community/

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HRC …. “All Love is Equal …. It’s a Human Reality …. “!!


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~~November 7, 2016~~ 

LGBT COMMUNITY AND EQUALITY

We have come so far.

I never imagined that, in my lifetime, marriage equality would be a fact.

President Obama confirmed it.

Hillary Clinton will continue it.

I have to believe.

My marriage is depending on it.

HortyRex©

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As president, Hillary will

Fight for full federal equality for LGBT Americans.
Support LGBT youth, parents, and elders
Honor the military service of LGBT people
Fight for an AIDS-free generation
Protect transgender rights
Promote human rights of LGBT people around the world

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https://www.hillaryclinton.com/issues/lgbt-equality/

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~~GALLERY~~

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~~Equality~~ 

Hillary Clinton

~~Published on Jun 24, 2015~~

All love is equal. It’s time for marriage equality. Stand with Hillary Clinton in the fight for all LGBT Americans to be able to live, learn, work, and marry free from discrimination.

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Going back in time …. “June 26, 2015 …. Colors of the Rainbow …. “!!


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~~October 28, 2016~~

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

There’s an app on my iPhone called ‘Timehop‘.

It brings up memories of pictures you have posted before.

It will give you the time frame and how many years ago the particular picture was posted.

This one came up today.

Even though the glorious date was June 26, 2015, I’m sharing it now.

Remember, love won.

Most importantly …. we now have to protect it.

#GoVote

HortyRex©

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In the United States of America, same-sex marriage has been legal in all states, Washington, D.C., as well as all U.S. territories except American Samoa, but not on Indian lands, since June 26, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.

~Wikipedia~

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Thoughts for today, #418 …. “BREAKING …. Judge Roy Moore Suspended …. “!!


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~~October 2, 2016~~ 

DISGRACED IN ALABAMA

Roy Moore Suspended From Alabama Supreme Court For Anti-Gay Marriage Order

~KARMA~

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended over same-sex marriage order
By Ray Sanchez, CNN

(September 30, 2016)

Alabama’s chief justice Roy Moore was suspended without pay Friday, September 30,  for the rest of his term for directing probate judges to enforce the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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The state Court of the Judiciary, in a 50-page decision, cited Moore’s “disregard for binding federal law” as a reason for the suspension.
Moore’s administrative order to probate judges was issued in January – seven months after a landmark Supreme Court ruling legalized gay and lesbian nuptials nationwide.
Moore’s term runs through January 2019.

He is 69 and will be ineligible to run for re-election because of his age.

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Friday’s ruling also cited Moore’s “history with this court,” saying it was the second time he had been brought before the judiciary court for “actions grossly inconsistent with his duties as Chief Justice.”

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/30/politics/alabama-chief-justice-suspended/

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To start the day ….. “Meet The Man …. Behind All The Anti-LGBT Laws Nationwide”!!


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~~April 15, 2016~~ 

HATRED PERSONIFIED

As I was looking through my Facebook Timeline a while ago, I found this “tiny morsel” of information that made me cringe.

I thought we had enough of that woman and here she pops in again.

Why?

Because of the lawyer that was with her through her “awful ordeal”.

Come to find out that he’s the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, the conservative group behind Ms. Davis defense.

Why don’t I find this hard to believe?

First thought I have when SCOTUS ruled in favor of marriage equality:

This is just the beginning.

…. and here it is!

It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

HortyRex©

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When hatred takes human form, it looks a lot like the founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel Matthew Staver

You may recognize him as the lawyer for the infamous Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis who refused to do her job because her hatred was too big a burden to bear so she chose prison instead.

She just couldn’t stand the thought of two loving people of the same gender getting married, so she showed us just a taste of what was about come in terms of hating the LGBT community.

And she had Staver as her equally bigoted lawyer.

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What’s come since Davis’ hissy fit has been a string of anti-LGBT bills disguised as “religious freedom” laws, and Staver is the man behind the hate nationwide. CBS News investigated and came to find out that it’s been Staver leading this zealous crusade.

From laws prohibiting transgender individuals from using the proper bathroom to allowing businesses the right to refuse service to the LGBT community, Staver has been there through it all.

Yet, he cleverly words his hatred as such:

 “It is only about being free to pursue your faith.

We have no interest in discriminating against anyone.”

No, Staver, the First Amendment already guarantees your freedom to pursue your faith, what you’re doing is helping states all across the nation write laws to specifically discriminate against LGBT individuals.

You are making it legal to deny service or evict tenants based on sexual orientation. This legislated hate is taking away the freedom of LGBT citizens to grant the freedom to legally discriminate to religious zealots afraid gay money has gay cooties.

And God forbid a transgender person needs to pee.

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Oh, and get this, Staver doesn’t think businesses are really going to pull out of the states that have enacted these laws. He’s supposedly calling their “bluff.” He’s about to be in for a rude awakening, because being on the wrong side of history has never boded well for any bigot. His hatred for the gay community is bizarre. If he wants freedom, live and let live. It really can be that easy.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/04/14/meet-the-man-behind-all-the-anti-lgbt-laws-nationwide-you-may-recognize-him-video/

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CBS News investigation finds Kim Davis’ lawyer behind anti-LGBT bills in 20 states

By: David Edwards

After governors in North Carolina and Mississippi recently signed laws limiting the rights of LGBT people, CBS News began investigating why so many anti-LGBT bills were cropping up in state legislatures around the country.

The network found that the conservative group Liberty Counsel had placed lawyers in all 50 states to draft legislation and advise lawmakers on how to rein in the rights of LGBT people in response to a Supreme Court ruling which legalized same-sex marriage in 2015.

CBS determined that bills tied to Liberty Counsel have been filed in at least 20 states so far.

“Well I certainly want to push back against that [same-sex marriage] ruling,” Liberty Counsel founder Matt Staver told CBS News. “It was a wrong ruling. It has no basis in the constitution.”

“The Supreme Court in the 5-4 opinion on marriage in 2015 lit the house on fire,” he added. “All we’re trying to do is control the fire at this point in time.”

Staver insisted that the bills were “about being free to pursue your faith,” and that his group had “no interest in discriminating against anyone.”

He also asserted that companies did not have the guts to go through with boycotts of states that enacted pro-discrimination legislation.

“They’re not gonna follow through,” he declared. “It’s a bluff. They’re not leaving.”

MATTHEW STAVER

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Raw Story

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/cbs-news-investigation-finds-kim-davis-lawyer-behind-anti-lgbt-bills-in-20-states/

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~~June 26, 2015~~

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~~Group behind states’ religious freedom laws speaks out~~

~~Published on Apr 13, 2016~~

Lawmakers in several states are passing bills to protect those who cite religious beliefs for refusing to serve or employ people in the LGBT community. These bills began to crop up in state legislatures soon after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last year. As Dean Reynolds reports, the same group is behind most of the new legislation.

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Bruce Springsteen …. Gotta love “The Boss” … !!


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~~April 13, 2016~~ 

THE BOSS SPEAKS

This is old news by now.

I needed to recognize Bruce Springsteen’s actions and comments as they are very close to my heart.

I do not live in North Carolina. I live in Florida.

I am a member of the LGBTQ community and, as such, this law and others that may be coming down the pike, are very worrisome.

Huge steps were made this past year to assure equality of all LGBTQ citizens.

It all stems from the Obergefell v. Hodges SCOTUS decision.

Those pushing laws against a decision already made by the highest court of the land only show how small and petty their hearts are.

They claim “religious freedom”.

In my book, religion dictates kindness and love for all.

This law does the total opposite and shows the real “faces” of those behind such underhanded, scheming actions. Keep in mind that these are government officials elected to abide by the rule of law and the will of the people who got then there.

Thank you, Mr. Springsteen.

HortyRex©

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A Statement From Bruce Springsteen On North Carolina

APRIL 8, 2016

As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use.

Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden.

To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments.

Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th.

Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled.

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

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A statement from Bruce Springsteen on North Carolina

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Something to think about …. “It’s Just Marriage …. “!!


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~~February 26, 2016~~ 

JUST MARRIAGE

It’s Not Same-Sex Marriage Anymore

It’s Just Marriage

It happened, P!nk!

Thanks to the Supreme Court, June 26, 2015 day will go down in American history.

Why’s that?

The Supreme Court of the United States (AKA SCOTUS) ruled on a case regarding same-sex marriage rights this morning.

Their decision?

It’s legal.

In every single state in this country.

BOOM!!

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It’s Not Same-Sex Marriage Anymore. It’s Just Marriage.

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