Mass. Gov. Orders Protection for Trans Workers

GOV DEVAL PATRICK X390 (GLAAD) | ADVOCATE.COMMassachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed an executive order Thursday
banning work-based discrimination against transgender state government
employees, and contractors.
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Watch: Wingnut Cindy Jacobs Says Mass Bird and Fish Deaths are Because ‘DADT’ Was Repealed

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Wingnut Cindy Jacobs, of Generals International ministry, has revealed the reason for the mass fish and bird deaths. it's because "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed.

…let’s talk about this Arkansas pattern and say, could it be a pattern? We’re going to watch and see. But the blackbirds fell to the ground in Beebe, Arkansas. Well the Governor of Arkansas’ name is Beebe. And also, there was something put out of Arkansas called "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" by a former Governor, this was proposed, Bill Clinton. As so, could there be a connection between this passage [Hosea 4] and now that we’ve had the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, where people now legally in the United States have broken restraints with the Scripture because the Scripture says in Romans 1 that homosexuality is not allowed.

It could be because we have said it’s okay for people who commit these kinds of acts to be recognized in our military for the first time in our history, there is a potential that there is something that actually happened in the land where a hundred thousand drum fish died and also where these birds just fell out of the air.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

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Couple married in Mass. can’t divorce in Texas

Texas doesn’t have to grant a divorce to a same-sex couple married in Massachusetts:

Gay couples legally married in other states cannot get a divorce in Texas, where same-sex marriage is banned, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The 5th Texas Court of Appeals ruled that a Dallas district court judge didn’t have the authority to hear a divorce case involving two Dallas men who married in Massachusetts in 2006. Republican state Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office had appealed after Judge Tena Callahan, a Democrat, said she did have jurisdiction and dismissed the state’s attempt to intervene.

Now, a hetero couple married in Massachusetts can get a divorce in Texas. But, Texas doesn’t allow same-sex marriages and doesn’t have to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. Texas is “protected” by DOMA. Specifically, Section 2 of DOMA, codified as 28 USC § 1738C, which reads:

No State, territory, or possession of the United States, or Indian tribe, shall be required to give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other State, territory, possession, or tribe respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of such other State, territory, possession, or tribe, or a right or claim arising from such relationship.

Other legally married Americans have the freedom to move around the country, knowing their relationships are valid. But, same-sex couples don’t have that protection.

To quote Obama, DOMA really is an “abhorrent law.”




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Mass. DA Candidate Signed Antigay Petition

Michael Cahillane, a district attorney candidate in Massachusetts’s
Northwestern District, said he regrets signing a 2005 petition to ban
marriage equality in the first U.S. state to legalize marriage for gay
and lesbian couples.
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