Republican Fake Gay Sex Story; Kim Davis Files Appeal, Again; UK Angers Trans Activists

Republican Fake Gay Sex Story

In an unusual twist, a Republican who claimed to be having sex with a rent boy but was really allegedly having an affair with some woman, recently resigned from office. The woman was also a conservative lawmaker. She was expelled, but he wasn’t, and he resigned anyway.

‘I felt is was the appropriate thing to do. I put everybody through a whole bunch, my family, constituents and the people in this room,’ Courser told the Detroit Free Press. ‘You go 14-15 hours later, they would have been doing a third vote. I felt they were just going to go until they got their answer.

‘It’s an unfortunate chapter where we’re at, but it’s time to turn a page and go in a different direction and obviously heal, in my own house and in this body as well,’ he also said. ‘It’s been hell.’

You can read the rest here.

I don’t even know where to begin to comment on this one. 

Kim Davis, Again

Yes, I’m getting sick and tired of hearing about Kim Davis, however, she just filed yet another appeal and as long as she’s not going to let this whole thing go away I don’t see how any LGBT person in the US can ignore it as if it’s not happening.

According to MSNBC, the legal team for the Rowan County clerk filed papers with the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals. The Liberty Counsel lawyers maintain because the gay couples who sued received certificates when Davis was in jail, the office should not be required to process licenses for other LGBTI couples.

‘I hate to use a religious metaphor, given the circumstances,’  Sam Marcosson, a constitutional law professor at the University of Louisville, said to MSNBC, ‘but this strikes me as a Hail Mary pass.’

You can read more here. I’m still not sure why there haven’t been measures taken to remove her from office. If this were anyone else, and under any other circumstance, would she have gotten this far?

And here’s the latest update:

 The New Civil Rights Movement reports that a federal judge hastily slapped down Rowan County clerk Kim Davis’ latest motion for an emergency request on Friday, using states’ rights as his rationale.

 Davis asked U.S. District Judge David Bunning to provide an “accommodation:” she wants her name removed from all marriage forms so that it doesn’t look like she personally sanctions same-sex marriages. 

You can read more about that here. 

 UK Angers Trans Activists

Admittedly, I’m not all that familiar with things like this so I’m treading with care. Evidently, trans activists are upset in the UK because the government is dismissing a review on the law for gender recognition…what gender you are legally defined as in the UK.

It’s interesting…

A petition, launched in July 2015 by York student Ashley Reed, complains trans people must pay to obtain official recognition of their gender through the Gender Recognition Panel.

It condemns this process as ‘humiliating, outdated and unnecessary’.

Instead it asks that the UK join a growing list of countries, including Ireland, Italy and Argentina, in allowing ‘trans people to self-define their gender’.

The rest is here. I absolutely agree with the trans people who want to self-define. 

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