The Colorado Baker Who Refused Service to a Same-Sex Couple is Back In Court

Last June, the Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused service to a gay couple. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, is making headlines again. This time, the baker is declining to make a blue and pink birthday cake for a transgender woman. Lawyers for Philips responded to the complaint in U.S. District Court on Tuesday: “The cake’s design would have celebrated messages contrary to his religious belief that sex — the status of being male or female — is given…

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Joe Biden Starts LGBTQ Acceptance Campaign

It’s been a while since ex-Vice President Joe Biden has made a public appearance. However, his most recent appearance shows that his spirit for change and innovation remains as strong as ever. Biden has started a new initiative, “As You Are,” which focuses on promoting community acceptance for LGBTQ youth. The campaign focuses on giving a voice to LGBTQ youth, parents, family members, and educators. He hopes that their stories will inspire others to accept LGBTQ people in their community. In Biden’s words, he created the program “with the hope…

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Shunned Gay Valedictorian, Seth Owen, Receives Over $80,000

Seth Owen, First Coast High School’s 2018 valedictorian, received over $80,000 in donations after his parents shunned him for being homosexual. Georgetown University wrote that their financial services have been adjusted for the student and that “his expected contribution is now $0.” Owen has more than expressed his gratitude.  Owen’s Southern Baptist parents enrolled him in gay conversion therapy. According to the American Medical Association, conversion therapy lacks scientific credibility and promotes harm. After Owen had gone to therapy for a year, his parents gave him an ultimatum. They told…

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Sen. bill adds sexual orientation and gender identity questions to censuses

A group of Democrat senators have created a bill that would require for citizens to identify their gender identity and sexual orientation in the 2030 census, which is the nation’s largest survey. Questions related to those two topics have been included in the Census Equality Act, as a difference from previous constitutional requirements. So far, U.S. citizens have had to select “male” or “female” when it comes to their gender during the censuses, and described their marriage in either “same-sex” or “opposite-sex”. Analysts have stated that opening more options for…

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Scarlett Johansson Steps Down from Transgender Role

Scarlett Johansson faced criticism when she accepted a transgender role for an upcoming move, Rub & Tub. When the public found out, many complained over the fact that a cis female received the part of a transgender man. Because of the backlash, Johansson dropped the role.  Before discarding her film character, Johansson replied to people who commented about her accepting the part. She said, “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.” These are examples of cis actors who played…

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