Author: Christopher Cherry

First “Martyr” for Anti-Gay Fringe

Christopher Jimenez-Cherry – Equality Wiregrass There is a celebration in Rowan County Kentucky, and the community is receiving eight newly married couples. Yet the fight continues to stop same-sex marriage. What concerns us, is the attempt by Liberty Counsel, and Matthew Staver to Martyr Mrs. Davis, and other probate clerks like her. Liberty Counsel, a right-wing group of lawyers whose sole aim is anti-gay litigation, and defamation, provides free legal assistance in defense of “Christian religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the traditional family.” They are responsible for a series of laughable hi jinx in support of...

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Alabama Taxpayers to Pay Another $200,000 for Discrimination

AL.com reports that fighting gay marriage and adoption rights in Alabama might cost the state $200,000 in reimbursed legal fees. Cari Searcy’s legal team is seeking reimbursement after a lengthy legal battle over adoption rights beginning in Mobile, AL. David Kennedy and Christine Hernandez filed a motion on Monday in U.S. District Court in Mobile seeking $99,175 and $98,535. Kennedy told AL.com that it would be up to U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade to approve the payout. “There’s precedent all over the country for it,” Kennedy said. “Near about any time someone makes a constitutional challenge in terms of...

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ACLU files against Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

Monday Night, the U.S. Supreme court ruled that County Clerk Kim Davis must comply with the decision to allow same-sex couples to marry. Tuesday, plaintiffs in the case arrived to receive their marriage license but were, yet again, turned away by the county clerk. In response the ACLU has filed a motion Tuesday to hold the Kentucky Clerk in contempt of court for failing to comply with the Supreme Court’s Ruling. “It is unfortunate that we’ve been compelled to take further action today to ensure that the people of Rowan County can obtain the marriage licenses they’re entitled to...

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Teen’s Life Cut Short After Conversion Therapy

Another example of the pain that conversion therapy brings to our community, this time the ultimate price was paid for the hope of achieving normalcy. Linda, and Rob Robertson forced their son Ryan to attend weekly reparative meetings. It would be the start of a downward spiral into drugs, alcohol, and depression that would ultimately cost Ryan his life. “What we had wished for … prayed for … hoped for … that we would NOT have a gay son, came true,” Linda writes. “But not at all in the way we used to envision. Suddenly our fear of Ryan...

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