Topics :: anti-gay public official

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Scalia: Court Shouldn’t "Invent New Minorities"

Monday Aug 19, 2013
In an apparent reference to the court’s recent decisions on gay marriage and benefits for same-sex couples, Scalia said it is not the function of the courts to create exceptions outside the Constitution unless a majority of people agree with them.

Ohio Mayor Resigns Over Gay Slurs

By Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Saturday Feb 9, 2013
The mayor Pomeroy, a village in southeastern Ohio, has resigned over accusations she repeatedly put down a police officer by calling him a "queer."

Anti-Gay NY Town Clerk: Marriages with Animals Next?

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 23, 2011
A New York town clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the state’s new law providing family parity says that people marrying animals might be one consequence of the new law.

Calif. County Clerk Defends Ban on Marriage Equality

By Elliot Spagat | Monday Mar 21, 2011
Chuck Storey ran for county clerk-recorder in a remote, desert corner of southeast California on a pledge to run a lean operation in churning out government documents like property deeds, birth certificates and marriage licenses.

Mich. asst. AG accused of harassing student fired

By Tim Martin | Tuesday Nov 9, 2010
An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan was fired Monday.

Berlusconi’s Latest Blooper: "Better to Love Girls Than Gays"

By NICOLE WINFIELD | Thursday Nov 4, 2010
remier Silvio Berlusconi dismissed calls Tuesday to resign over his involvement with an underage Moroccan runaway - and even created a new uproar by claiming it was better to love beautiful girls than gays.

Protection request against anti-gay lawyer dropped

Tuesday Oct 26, 2010
The gay student government president at the University of Michigan dropped a request Monday for a personal protection order against an assistant state attorney general who heckled his speeches and criticized him on a blog.

Harassed Gay College Student Breaks Silence to Anderson Cooper

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Oct 7, 2010
The openly gay student assembly president of the University of Michigan has endured half a year of online harassment by a state official. He directly addressed the "hurtful" blog that has accused him of being "Satan’s representative" for the first time during an Oct. 6 appearance on Anderson Cooper’s CNN news program AC360.

Mich. Attorney General Finally Takes Steps in Case of Asst. Cyber-Stalking Gay College Boy

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Oct 4, 2010
After months of online conduct that some see as cyber-stalking and others characterize as a form of anti-gay bullying, an assistant attorney general in Michigan faces disciplinary action.
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