Friday, April 27, 2018

'Bill allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against gays and still get tax dollars passes in Oklahoma' & other Fri. midday news briefs

A bill allowing adoption agencies to get taxpayer monies while discriminating against gays on the grounds of  'religious liberty' has just passed in Oklahoma.

Bill making it legal to ban gays & lesbians from adopting passes in Oklahoma - That means the bill passed BOTH the House and Senate. Taxpayer money can now go to adoption agencies which discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Don't count on the courts too much if Trump has his way and puts as many conservatives (backed by groups pushing for these bills) as he can. Don't wait until the last minute and think that a street protest will take care of the situation. This is probably only the beginning. Pay attention and work to stop it now. And the real start begins in the mid-term elections.

49 senators accuse Mattis of bringing back 'don't ask, don't tell' - This is getting REAL. Those 49 Senators include one Republican. They don't like his stance against transgender troops and they want answers about his recommendations. 

GLSEN'S Day of Silence 2018 - remembering our LGBTQ children - Reposting last night's post to remind folks why we fight for equality. 

The Persecution Of Kim Davis, According To Kim Davis - I know folks are tired of hearing about Kim Davis but she isn't going away and she is also allowing herself to be used as a symbol. We already see in the first news brief what the "religious liberty" argument she is pushing leads to.