Written by Instinct Staff | Monday, 14 January 2013
Tags: tracy thorne-begland
, virginia circuit court
, full-time appointment
, interim appointment
, gay judge
Updated on Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. PST
Today, openly gay interim judge, Tracy Thorne-Begland received a full time appointment to the Virginia Circuit Court following a vote by Virginia's General Assembly. This comes after last year's rejection of his nomination based on his sexual orientation.
More after the jump!FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 08 January 2013
, snap judgement
, performance of the year
, 15 year old
, noah st. john
, two moms
Noah St. John, 15, won NPR's Snap Judgement Performance of the Year for his electrifying story about his two moms. Grab the Kleenex and follow the jump for the award winning performance!
Written by Instinct Staff | Friday, 07 December 2012
, city hall
, mass wedding
, same sex
, their time
, dan savage
Hundreds of same-sex couples planning to tie-the-knot at Seattle City Hall on Sunday as part of Dan Savage's mass gay wedding were in need of an equally impressive number of judges to officiate the ceremonies. So, nearly a dozen judges announced today that they will volunteer their time and chambers to marry the couples as needed for the big celebration!
Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Tags: continental airlines
, federal judge
, sex toy
, gay couple
, emotional distress
We brought you this story back in August when Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger discovered, to their horror, that Continental Airlines had removed a giant dildo from their bag, greased it up with lube (maybe??), and taped it to the top of their bag for all of the world to see.
So what happened to the lawsuit that they filed against the airline?
Find out after the jump!FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 04 December 2012
Tags: federal judge william shubb
, ex gay
, three psychiatrists
, same sex
, kimberly mueller
, liberty counsel
Updated Tuesday 4:40 p.m. PST
Following Monday's ruling, on Tuesday a second federal judge ruled against a similar injuntion requested by the Liberty Counsel and the National Assocation for Research and Therapy (NARTH). Unlike Judge William Shubb, Judge Kimberly J. Mueller found that California's ban on "ex-gay" therapy does not infringe upon the First Amendment rights of ex-gay therapists or the parents sending their children into reparative therapy.
More after the jump.FULL STORY
Written by Instinct Staff | Friday, 30 November 2012
Tags: federal judge
, robert c. jones
, same sex
The George W. Bush-appointed Federal Judge Robert C. Jones has ruled that discrimination against same-sex couples is Constitutional in Nevada. Details follow.