Tag Archives: gay rights

LP.org: ‘Millennials support gay marriage … and the Second Amendment!’

Libertarian youth

From a media release by the Libertarian Party:

What do gun rights and gay marriage have in common among millennials? Surging support. A recent NPR article notes that people younger than 30 in the United States “are no more liberal on gun control” than earlier generations, “despite diverging from their elders on the legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage and other social issues.”… Read more ...

Pat Dixon via Libertarian Party blog: ‘The Gay Agenda’

Pat Dixon’s column introduced by Brad Ploeger at Libertarian Party blog:

The Libertarian Party of Texas’s Chairman, Pat Dixon, wrote an excellent piece and with his permission I am reposting it here on LP.org the original post may be found here.

"I don’t know why you feel compelled to support a queer lifestyle when there are so many more important items on our agenda.

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Chicago Reader (alt weekly): ‘A Libertarian Perspective on Our Recent Election’

Lauri Apple in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly:

logo_lp_illinois_blue.png The Libertarian Party of Illinois ran a full slate of candidates this year, with a guy named Lex Green at the top of the ballot. A “Green” Libertarian? Confusing! No wonder they didn’t meet the five percent threshold required to more easily get on the ballot in 2014.… Read more ...

Randy Shaw: ‘Media Falsely Brands Corporate Plutocrats as Libertarians’

Excerpts from an article by Randy Shaw in Beyond Chron:

(T)he notorious Koch Industries – run by the type of corporate plutocrats who battled FDR – are described in the October 19 New York Times not as selfish profiteers but as “longtime underwriter of libertarian causes.” Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, another large right-wing donor, is also described as “active in promoting libertarian causes.”

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Rhode Island independent gubernatorial candidate joins Democrats in calling for marriage equality

On Top Magazine:

Both men seeking the Democratic nomination for Rhode Island governor, along with an Independent candidate, say they’ll back a gay marriage bill.

Attorney General Patrick Lynch and General Treasurer Frank Caprio, along with Senator Lincoln Chafee, the Independent, have agreed they’ll sign a gay marriage bill if elected, gay rights group Marriage Equality Rhode Island announced Monday.… Read more ...

New Jersey’s largest gay rights group to stop donating to the Democratic Party

From Raw Story:

The largest gay-rights advocacy group in New Jersey has announced it will no longer give money to the Democratic Party.The move follows the state legislature’s failure last month to legalize gay marriage and amid growing signs that the effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is already faltering.

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Elected Libertarian leads repeal of anti-homosexual law in Missouri

From LP blog:

From Doug Burlison, Libertarian city councilmember in Springfield, Missouri:

On September 8, at my urging, our City Council (of which I am a member) repealed a local ordinance that prohibited homosexuals from “soliciting” each other. In other words, it was O.K. to put the “heterosexual moves” on a member of the opposite sex, but if you’re gay, any talk about sex could’ve invited punitive measures…until now.… Read more ...

Atlanta Libertarians Not Happy About The Eagle Raid

The Libertarian Party of Atlanta is calling for Mayor Shirley Franklin to apologize and for police chief Richard Pennington to resign over the controversial raid on popular gay bar “The Eagle.” The LP chapter says the police “acted in a manner that would have been common in a different age.”

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Georgia candidate for governor admits to bestiality

In Georgia, the Creators’ Rights Party candidate for governor is creating quite a stir by admitting to the fact that he’s had sex with a mule, men, and a watermelon, among other things.  He has done these things even though he advocates a strongly anti-gay agenda.  Here is an excerpt from  the candidate, Neal Horsley, appearing on the Alan Colmes Show:

“Hey, Alan, if you want to accuse me of having sex when I was a fool, I did everything that crossed my mind that looked like I…”

AC: “You had sex with animals?”

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Party for Socialism and Liberation members participate in gay rights march

From the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

As LGBT people around the country await the California Supreme Court ruling on the legality of Proposition 8, around 40 activists set foot on a five-day march from San Francisco to Sacramento to call for its repeal and to build solidarity with other communities.

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Libertarian Party of Massachusetts Resolution on Proposition 8

Emailed by George Phillies:

As passed without opposition by our state committee:

WHEREAS individuals have a natural right to associate with whomsoever they choose;

WHEREAS this right is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by the sacred institution of marriage;

WHEREAS the definition of marriage continues to be made, regulated, and enforced by government;

WHEREAS all people are equal before under the law of that government, including members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Polyamorous, Queer, and Leather communities;

WHEREAS reserving legal marriage exclusively for heterosexual couples makes other adult relationships unequal by denying them the same benefits of legal marriage that other families enjoy;

WHEREAS gay couples’ freedom to marry harms no-one, while declaring any kind of person unequal potentially harms everyone, because history shows that once governments abandon equality with public approval, they tend to broaden the less preferred category, so people who thought they were safe do not remain safe;

WHEREAS the courts and voters of our Commonwealth of Massachusetts have shown historical leadership in the support of Gay Marriage; and

WHEREAS we owe a solemn duty to all citizens of the United States to continue that leadership, and to refuse to remain silent in the face of intolerance and bigotry;

THEREFORE be it RESOLVED, that the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts deplores the passage in California of Proposition 8, which prohibits Gay Marriage, and urges the People of California to reinstate the right of gay couples to marry.

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UK Green Party Parliamentary candidate Peter Tatchell: ‘allowing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s alternative Christmas message is aiding and abetting a homophobic tyrant’

From pinknews.co.uk:

Channel 4’s decision to allow Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deliver the Alternative Christmas message is aiding and abetting a homophobic tyrant says gay rights campaigner and Green Party Parliamentary Candidate Peter Tatchell.

President Ahmadinejad is a torturer and a murderer. His regime executes gay people, children, journalists, Sunni Muslims, political dissidents and ethnic minorities.

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