upworthy:

Captain America supports gay marriage. WHERE IS YOUR PATRIOTISM NOW?!

upworthy:

Captain America supports gay marriage. WHERE IS YOUR PATRIOTISM NOW?!

dionthesocialist:

a life of fragments: BREAKING NEWS: EEOC FULLY ENDORSES TRANS RIGHTS

freedominwickedness:

In what can only be described as a massive landmark for trans* rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — the federal government agency responsible for administering all anti-discrimination laws — just released a decision stating that discriminating on the…

"Some people say homosexuality is a sin. It’s not; God is perfectly cool with it, and he feels the same way about homosexuality as he does about heterosexuality. Now you might say “Whoa, whoa, slow down. You move too fast. How could you have the audacity, the temerity to speak on the behalf of God?” Exactly; that’s an excellent point, and a pray that you remember it."
Ted Alexandro (via eridanswigglyearfins)
timekiller-s:

jmbalfour:

PETITION TO LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE IN OKLAHOMA
With Fallin in charge, it will probably be sleeting in hell before same sex marriage is legalized in Oklahoma. But it certainly can’t hurt anything if this petition reaches 150k, right? It will show that a desire for equality does exist in the southern states, and that we are not silent. Sign and share, folks.

MINIONS … REBLOG!

timekiller-s:

jmbalfour:

PETITION TO LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE IN OKLAHOMA

With Fallin in charge, it will probably be sleeting in hell before same sex marriage is legalized in Oklahoma. But it certainly can’t hurt anything if this petition reaches 150k, right? It will show that a desire for equality does exist in the southern states, and that we are not silent. Sign and share, folks.

MINIONS … REBLOG!

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At its congregational meeting on March 25, United Church of Chapel Hill, U.C.C., by unanimous vote endorsed the following resolution:

“We believe LGBT people should have the rights of all citizens including the right to marry. Thus by resolution adopted at a congregational meeting on March 25, 2012, the congregation of the United Church of Chapel Hill pledges action to encourage our citizens to vote against Amendment One.”

Consistent with this resolution and as co-pastor of United Church of Chapel Hill, I urge the voters of our state to vote “no” on Amendment One on May 8. Our Christian denomination, The United Church of Christ, has been marrying same-gender couples since the early ’80s. We are pleading with our state and with our country to honor our religious freedom to do so. We believe that no right is more precious than the freedom to enter into marriage, thus in 2005 the General Synod of the United Church of Christ affirmed “marriage equality” for heterosexual and same-gender couples.

We should recognize that marriage controversies are nothing new: Two hundred years ago there was debate about whether slaves should be allowed to marry; 150 years ago it was whether married women should remain their husband’s property or whether women should be regarded as their own persons with full rights and responsibilities; 45 years ago there was controversy concerning the freedom of interracial couples to marry. More recently the freedom to marry has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court as fundamental to our humanity – in the mid 1980s the court ruled on whether incarcerated prisoners on death row retained the right to marry even though their marriages would never be consummated. The court said “yes,” death row inmates should have the freedom to marry because it found this freedom to be a person-defining freedom, essential to human identity and community. Marriage, the justices affirmed, is a fundamental human right.

Christian ethicist Marvin Ellison has written, “To deny any group of our citizens the right to marry is not a minor inconvenience nor merely unpleasant, but rather an exclusion that is dehumanizing, oppressive, unjust, and violates the religious freedom of Christians who recognize these marriages.”

Let’s protect the fundamental freedoms of North Carolina’s citizens: the freedom to practice one’s faith according to the dictates of one’s church and the freedom to marry the person of one’s choosing. Let’s protect all families and children in North Carolina. On May 8, vote “no” on Amendment One.

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Rev. Dr. Jill R. Edens co-pastor of the United Church of Chapel Hill, U.C.C. (via voteagainstamendmentone)
stfuconservatives:

oddityball:

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Help bring Courtney home!
Please read the above article and please donate to bringcourtneyhome@gmail.com through Paypal if possible. If not, we’d like to spread the word as much as possible. Locally, we are selling buttons for $1 on our campus, but we would love if the message could get spread further. Not only are we trying to bring a friend home, but we are trying to spread awareness about homeless LGBT+ youth and the struggles that they face. If you’d like to find out more about UWEC Campus PRIDE, the organization running the fundraiser, you can visit their Facebook at https://facebook.com/UWECCampusPRIDE
Though this is a local story in Eau Claire, WI, LGBT+ homelessness is a widespread problem. As stated, 20% of homeless youth in the United States are part of the LGBT+ community. 
Please spread the word and donate! Any amount helps. (Also, please use the Personal - Gift option in Paypal so that there is no fee taken out on our end!)
Thank you!
Edit: 100% of the received donations through Paypal will go toward the cause. Also, as well as donations, words of support that can be forwarded to Courtney would be much appreciated by using the same email above. Thanks again! 

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stfuconservatives:

oddityball:

(Click the picture to bring up a larger scan of the article.)

Help bring Courtney home!

Please read the above article and please donate to bringcourtneyhome@gmail.com through Paypal if possible. If not, we’d like to spread the word as much as possible. Locally, we are selling buttons for $1 on our campus, but we would love if the message could get spread further. Not only are we trying to bring a friend home, but we are trying to spread awareness about homeless LGBT+ youth and the struggles that they face. If you’d like to find out more about UWEC Campus PRIDE, the organization running the fundraiser, you can visit their Facebook at https://facebook.com/UWECCampusPRIDE

Though this is a local story in Eau Claire, WI, LGBT+ homelessness is a widespread problem. As stated, 20% of homeless youth in the United States are part of the LGBT+ community. 

Please spread the word and donate! Any amount helps. (Also, please use the Personal - Gift option in Paypal so that there is no fee taken out on our end!)

Thank you!

Edit: 100% of the received donations through Paypal will go toward the cause. Also, as well as donations, words of support that can be forwarded to Courtney would be much appreciated by using the same email above. Thanks again! 

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