Thursday, November 16, 2017
Another Self Loathing,Closeted Republican, Family Values Homo Outed And Forced To Resign In Disgrace
Representative Wes Goodman, who is married, was reportedly seen by someone who is not a staffer having sex with a man inside his Riffe Center office.
This shocked many of his constituents since Goodman has consistently spoken about "natural marriage" being between a man and a woman. His campaign website, which is now offline, outlined his views on family: "Healthy, vibrant, thriving, values-driven families are the source of Ohio's proud history and the key to Ohio's future greatness. The ideals of a loving father and mother, in a committed natural marriage".
‘I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behavior related to his state office,’ said House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) in a statement regarding Goodman’s resignation.
‘I met with him later in the day where he acknowledged and confirmed the allegations. It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.’
According to the Columbus Dispatch, no harassment complaints were filed against Goodman. Sources reported the situation was consensual and that it did not involve staffers or other legislative members.
Rumors spread there is video of the incident. However, Brad Miller, spokesperson for Rosenberger, said this is not true.
Ohio Republican Chairman Jane Timken supported the decision: ‘I believe Speaker Rosenberger said it best; his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and the House.’
The married politician also released a statement about his resignation.
‘We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life,’ he said.
‘That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service. For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.’
His social media accounts are down, including his tweets and website.
They previously described him as ‘Christian. American. Conservative. Republican.,’ with policies centered around ‘pro-family and pro-liberty’.
This asshole regrets having sex with a man in his office, getting caught and being outed as a cock hungry faggot, but not one word of remorse for his constant anti-gay stances and voting record.
Deplorable doesn't even begin to describe people like him.
Here he is with his wife:
Now, I know what your gonna say: Ulf, she's probably very upset after having her world turned upside down and finding out her husband is a homo, but that's just the point, she married a guy and supported him in trashing the gay community, she's just as bad as him and deserves whatever humiliation that comes their way, because one things for sure, they will never feel a seconds remorse for the damage they caused LGBT people.
A jury on Wednesday found a Los Angeles man accused of torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son guilty of first-degree murder.
According to The Los Angeles Times, jurors deliberated six hours before returning the verdict against Isauro Aguirre.
Aguirre and his girlfriend Pearl Fernandez, who also faces trial, pleaded not guilty to charges of capital murder and a special circumstance of torture. A Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecutor told jurors that Aguirre hated Gabriel Fernandez because he suspected he was gay.
On May 22, 2013, Pearl Fernandez called 911 to report that Gabriel was not breathing. Authorities found the boy naked in a bedroom, his skull cracked, three ribs broken and BB pellets embedded in his lung and groin. He died from his injuries two days later in a hospital.
Prosecutor Jon Hatami said that text messages between Aguirre and the boy's mother prove that they conspired to torture and kill Gabriel. He also claimed that the couple called 911 in an attempt to mislead authorities.
“They called 911 to cover up what they did,” Hatami said.
Defense attorney John Allan said that his client “never intended for Gabriel to die” and argued that he was guilty of second-degree, not first-degree, murder.
The trial's penalty phase begins November 27.
My only question here, is why did it take them 6 hours to determine this mans guilt with so much credible evidence against him... even his own testimony, admitting to why he was hurting the kid to begin with; he didn't deny that he did those things.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Australia has voted Yes in a historic nationwide survey on same-sex marriage.
Almost 13 million Australians voted in the country’s non-binding postal ballot – a bigger turnout than in even the UK’s EU referendum.
The historic vote follows in the footsteps of Ireland by endorsing same-sex marriage in a national vote.
Australia now looks likely to become the 25th country in the world to introduce marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
The results were announced at 9am Australian Eastern Daylight Time, or around 11pm GMT by statistician David W Kalisch.
12,727,920 people responded to the survey with a response rate of 79 percent, which Mr Kalisch said was an “oustanding” turnout.
Yes responses represented 61.6 percent of responses with 38.4 percent voting No.
Higher turnout with older participants and lower with younger participants, but “not markedly so”.
It is understood that Mr Kalisch informed a number of representatives ahead of the announcement, including Government ministers and leaders from the Yes and No campaigns.
Celebrations took place from early Wednesday morning as Yes campaign headquarters across Australia opened their doors ahead of the result.
The No campaign conceded defeat, having previously said it would settle for a result over 40 percent, with Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister, claiming that would be a “moral” victory.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is a personal supporter of the equality law, pledged that his government would support the move in the case of a Yes vote.
Turnbull has previously said same-sex couples could be married by the end of the this year if voters back Yes.
However the decision ultimately has to be approved by parliament.
The public vote is not legally binding, so both houses still need to pass legislation for it to become legal.
Monday is the first day that a same-sex marriage bill can be tabled in the House of Representatives, which is not sitting this week.
A bill must pass in both houses before it can be signed into law by the Governor-General.
Hardline anti-LGBT MPs within the governing Liberal-National Coalition say they will not be conceding – even if the public gives a strong backing for equality.
Two bills will be proposed to parliament – one by a coalition of same-sex marriage supporters proposing simply to introduce the other measure, and another by a right-wing Senator proposing same-sex marriage, but with various “religious freedoms”.
Liberal James Paterson is to introduce the caveated bill that would override any anti-discrimination laws passed by state and territory level legislatures.
It will permit anyone who holds a religious or “conscientious belief” in traditional marriage to refuse same-sex weddings, allowing discrimination by private service providers.
The proposal comes after a bombshell poll found half of Australians support service providers being allowed to refuse same-sex weddings on the basis of private religious views.
Hardliners may also table a string of amendments if their desired bill doesn’t go through, in a bid to seriously change or slow the introduction.
However it seems unlikely same-sex marriage will not be introduced in some form, with the opposition Labor Party supporting the measure, and a majority of parliamentarians in favor.
Same-sex marriage should become legal now the public vote has endorsed the move.
The vote will be followed by legislation, though there could be a bit of a wait for those who wish to marry.
The standard waiting time for legislation to take effect is 30 days.
However, this could be longer if the Government decides that celebrants and other officials need more time to get acquainted with the new law.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Furthermore, there were another 7,321 related offenses stemming from bias against race, religion, sexual orientation, and other traits.
The FBI gathered their information from 15,254 law enforcement agencies.
It is crucial to note, however, while this is the most comprehensive report of hate crimes, it is still incomplete. These incidents are due mostly to voluntary reporting from the various agencies. There is more of a focused effort on reporting these crimes in today’s political climate.
Of the 6,121 criminal incidents, a majority were driven by race and ethnicity.
57.5% were motivated by these factors, while 21% stemmed from religion, 17.7% from sexual orientation, and the remaining rates (all 2% or less) came from gender, gender identity, and disability.
There were 7,615 victims. A majority of the victims — 4,720 — were people and 2,813 happened to property.
In the FBI’s press release, the types of hate crimes were classified as intimidation (44.7%), simple assault (35.7%), and aggravated assault (18.5%).
Most of the property crimes (75.9%) were destruction/vandalism, while arson, robbery, and more accounted for the other 24.1%.
Hate crimes happened in a variety of locations. Most occurred in or near residences as well as roadways.
These numbers correlate with the NCAVP’s recent report. In those findings, the organization determined more LGBT people have died in hate-related homicides in 2017 so far than all of 2016.
The FBI further said hate crimes remain the number one priority for their civil rights unit.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions also doubled down on the importance of addressing hate crimes.
‘The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that individuals can live without fear of being a victim of violent crime based on who they are, what they believe, or how they worship,’ he said in response to the FBI’s report.
Despite what Jeff Sessions says, there are no cases being pursued or in litigation for anti-gay bias by the DOJ even though the number of crimes have increased significantly.
Sessions did order the DOJ (right before appearing before congress to testify on his omissions over the Russian probe) to pursue a case involving a trans woman's assault.
Just this year alone he has upped the DOJ's attack on gay rights:
10.6.17 - Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues a sweeping "religious exemptions" guidance which invites taxpayer-funded federal agencies, government employees, and government contractors to legally discriminate against LGBT employees as long as they cite a religious belief as the reason for doing it.
9.7.17 - Attorney General Jeff Session files an amicus brief in support of so-called “religious exemptions” to discriminate against LGBT Americans.
7.26.17 - Attorney General Jeff Sessions files a brief opposing workplace nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in the case Zarda v. Altitude Express.
4.14.17 - Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Justice Department withdraws lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against the LGBT community in response to HB2, despite the similarities of the HB142 replacement.
This s just a short list and the attack more than doubles when you include transgender rights.