Category Archives: Human Rights

Physicians Group says Bush-Era Doctors Helped Perfect Torture Methods

Monday, June 7, 2010 This report is enough to make Dr. Joseph Mengele proud! Physicians for Human Rights, a prominent physicians group is alleging medical personnel were used to refine the effectiveness of waterboarding and other harsh torture techniques used … Continue reading

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Taliban Texas Still Executing Mentally Retarded Prisoners

Friday, January 15, 2010 Why won’t Texas just get on with it and secede from the Union? Despite the fact it is unconstitutional to execute mentally retarded prisoners in the United States, Texas has found a loophole to the law, … Continue reading

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Obama White House Condemns Uganda Kill Gays Bill

Saturday, December 12, 2009 From The Advocate: In its strongest statement yet, the Obama Administration condemned a homophobic Ugandan bill that would carry a death sentence for acts of homosexuality in some cases. Responding to an inquiry from The Advocate, … Continue reading

Posted in Gay and Lesbian, Homophobes, Human Rights, International News, LGBT, News, President Barack Obama, Religious Extremists | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Obama Has Time for Immigration but Not DADT and DOMA?

Sunday, November 15, 2009 President Obama has moved immigration reform to the top of his to-do list and well before the all-important 2010 midterms. The New York Times reports: The Obama administration will insist on measures to give legal status … Continue reading

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Mixed-Race Couple Denied Marriage License in Louisiana

Thursday, October 15, 2009 A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an mixed-race couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell,  justice of the peace in Tangipahoa … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, International News, KKK, News, Racism, Southern Loon Watch | Tagged , , , , , | 24 Comments

The Catholics Really Hate the Gays

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 As the battle over a Maine ballot initiative that seeks to reverse the recent legalization of gay marriage equality in the state drags on, a homophobic Roman Catholic group called is demanding the removal of … Continue reading

Posted in Catholicism, Gay Marriage, Human Rights, LGBT, News, Politics, Religious Nutcases | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Washington DC Archbishop Enters Antigay Marriage Debate

Friday, September 4, 2009 The Catholic church is up to it’s old queer-hating tricks again. This time, Washington DC Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl has increased the church’s involvement in opposition to marriage equality in the nation’s capital. Wuerl addressed 300 … Continue reading

Posted in Antigay, Catholicism, Gay Marriage, Human Rights, LGBT, News, Religious Hypocrites | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Washington Post Defends Torture

Sunday, August 30, 2009 Katherine Graham must be turning over in her grave. In a piece appearing on  Saturday, August 29, 2009, Washington Post writers Peter Finn, Joby Warrick and Julie Tate penned a chirpy missive enthusiastically defending torture as … Continue reading

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President Obama’s First Rendition Called “Bizarre”

Saturday, August 22, 2009 Unable to stand up to Republican terrorists like Sens. Chuck Grassley and Olympia Snowe, President Obama instead chose to flex his administration’s muscle by snatching a Lebanese contractor for the crime of bribery but not before … Continue reading

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Life for Gays Better Under Saddam?

Sunday, July 12, 2009 It may come as a surprise to people but not everyone in Iraq is better off today not living under the dictatorship Saddam Hussein. This is especially true if you’re gay, lesbian or transgendered. Stories of … Continue reading

Posted in Gay Iraqis, Human Rights, International News, Iraq war, News, Religious Extremists | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

BREAKING: Obama Administration Withholds CIA Torture Report Implicating Cheney Until August 31

Thursday, June 2, 2009 I know President Obama and former Vice President Cheney are 7th or 8th cousins — family, kin folk, but this is getting ridiculous. Now comes word the Obama administration is seeking to withhold the CIA’s 2004 … Continue reading

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40 Years After Stonewall, Fort Worth, TX Cops Raid Gay Bar Gestapo-Style

Monday, June 29, 2009 The Fort Worth, TX police had a special gift for the queer community on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. They raided the newly-opened Rainbow Lounge, arresting and beating numerous patrons, gestapo-style, for no apparent reason other … Continue reading

Posted in Hate Crimes, Homophobes, Human Rights, LGBT, Texas | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

President Obama is a Coward

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Seventy-seven members of Congress led by Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida sent a letter to President Barack Obama Monday urging him to take immediate action to stop the investigations under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Despite vowing … Continue reading

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No Het Weddings Until Gay Marriage Ban Lifted, Pastor Says

Sunday, May 31, 2009 Rev. Art Cribbs, of the 60-member San Marino Congregational United Church of Christ announced Friday that he would no longer perform straight wedding ceremonies in California until the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is “repealed, overturned … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 The California Supreme Court today upheld Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriage but also ruled the 18,000 gay couples who wed before the election will continue to be married under state law. The court’s split 6-1 … Continue reading

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Drip, Drip, Drip

Friday, May 15, 2009 People have longed to find the proverbial smoking gun linking former Vice President Dick Cheney and torture. It appears we have found it. CNN reports: The main purpose of the torture program the Bush administration authorized … Continue reading

Posted in Cheney, Human Rights, International News, News, Republican Lunatics, Torture | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Cheney is Up to His Knees in Torture

Thursday, May 14, 2009 The Daily Beast reports: Former NBC News investigative producer Robert Windrem reports that the vice president’s office suggested waterboarding an Iraqi prisoner who was suspected of knowing about a relationship between al Qaeda and Saddam. Robert … Continue reading

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Obama Flip-Flops on Release of Gitmo Torture Photos

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 The more things “change” with the Obama administration, the more they remain the same. After initially promising to release hundreds of photos showing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan being abused by the U.S. military and CIA, … Continue reading

Posted in Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights, International News, News, Politics, President Barack Obama, Torture | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments