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The United Nations Just Acknowledged Gay Rights in a Way All Nations Should

The United Nations Just Acknowledged Gay Rights in a Way All Nations Should

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Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order

Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Orgs Want Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order

*explosion of expletives* 

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In Photos: Thousands Gather for Istanbul LGBT Pride

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by | July 1, 2014 · 6:27 pm

The Vatican Just Took a Major Step Forward on Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

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On Thursday, the Vatican unveiled a planning paper, called an Instrumentum Laboralis, for a worldwide conference of bishops in October with an unexpected recommendation: allowing children of same-sex couples to get baptized.

When it comes to adoption by same-sex couples, most church officials are “opposed to legislation which would allow the adoption of children by persons in a same-sex union, because they see a risk to the integral good of the child,” reads the document. “However, when people living in such unions request a child’s baptism, almost all the responses emphasize that the child must be received with the same care, tenderness and concern which is given to other children.”

What does this mean? Francis has previously signaled his willingness to consider gay clergy, but this document, a synthesis of previous discussions held at earlier bishops’ conferences, makes it very clear that at the heart of the Catholic Church, “There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family.”

Still, it reminds clergy members that LGBT members “must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”…”

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by | June 27, 2014 · 5:24 pm

“No state shall…”

Applicable to so many social justice issues..

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by | June 25, 2014 · 6:55 pm

7 Things I Wish…

7 Things I Wish Parents Would Stop Teaching Their Children:

That nudity is inherently sexual
That people should be judged for their personal decisions
That yelling solves problems
That they are too young to be talking about the things they’re already starting to ask questions about
That age correlates to importance
That interacting with someone of the opposite sex is inherently romantic
That the default for someone is straight and cisgender

Source: http://goddess-river.tumblr.com/post/88498498959/7-things-i-wish-parents-would-stop-teaching-their

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by | June 22, 2014 · 6:44 pm

1) You are allo…

1) You are allowed to take up space. You are a human.

2) You are allowed to have a voice.

3) You are allowed to leave whenever you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.

4) You deserve more than someone who doesn’t know how to respect you.

5) You are allowed to put your own needs first.

6) You are allowed to love yourself.

— 6:11 p.m. (Six reminders for bad times)

Source: http://expresswithsilence.tumblr.com/post/87848616484/1-you-are-allowed-to-take-up-space-you-are-a

 

Applicable to so many social justice issues.

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by | June 22, 2014 · 5:44 pm