Posts Tagged ‘homosexuality’

US taxpayers to fund sex-change procedures for federal employees

by Kirsten Andersen WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidelines allowing federal agencies to offer coverage for “sex-change” surgeries and procedures to their employees and dependents.  The decision came just two weeks after the Obama administration lifted a ban…

Obama order to grant special rights to gay, transgender employees of federal contractors

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Obama will sign an executive order adding homosexuality and transgender status as a protected class for the employees of federal contractors, the White House has announced. “Following on his pledge for this to be a year of action to…

GOP leaders mum as Obama grants special rights to gay, transgender employees

by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As President Obama prepares to issue an executive order adding homosexuality and transgender status as a protected class for the employees of federal contractors, for the most part Republican Party leaders are keeping mum. Neither Senate…

Latin American nations reject gay agenda at international assembly

by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado ASUNCION, Paraguay — In what local media are calling a “clear and numerous response,” many Latin American countries rejected recommendations to approve same-sex unions during the Organization of American States General Assembly held last week in Paraguay. The debate began after Brazil presented…

Former Johns Hopkins head psychiatrist: ‘transgender surgery isn’t the solution’

by Dustin Siggins NEW YORK — The former psychiatrist-in-chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital is continuing his decades-long fight against transgender surgery as a solution to what he calls “a disorder of ‘assumption.’” In a June 12 Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dr. Paul McHugh wrote that “policy makers and the media…

Transgendered teen to be honored at Pride March in San Francisco

by Dustin Siggins SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A California transgendered boy who made national headlines this winter after an altercation at school for which he was charged with battery is being honored as one of four Community Grand Marshals at the 44th Annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Pride Parade and…

Slovakia enshrines true marriage in nation’s Constitution

by Hilary White BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Parliamentarians in Slovakia enshrined marriage as a “unique bond between a man and a woman” in the country’s Constitution May 4, with 102 National Council members backing the amendment, 18 opposing it, and three abstentions. The amendment was brought to the…

‘WorldPride Eucharistic Celebration’: Toronto Catholic parish hosts Mass on eve of Gay Pride

by Peter Baklinski TORONTO — As Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins makes headlines for his opposition to the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association’s (OECTA) participation in his city’s WorldPride event June 29, a downtown Toronto Catholic church will be hosting a Mass the evening before the parade that…

NYC Catholic parish to hold ‘Pre-Pride’ Mass

by Dustin Siggins NEW YORK CITY, June 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A Catholic parish with a history of flouting Church teachings on same-sex relationships is planning a “Pre-Pride Mass” the day before New York City’s annual Pride March. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi has announced on its website that the Mass…

Rick Perry: Our genes don’t determine our sexual behavior (video)

by Ben Johnson SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is facing withering criticism for a statement he made in San Francisco saying that, if scientists ever prove homosexuality has a genetic component, it would not mean that it is acceptable to act out on one’s same-sex…

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