Salem Mayor Has The Perfect Response For Anti-Gay Phone Calls

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll speaks in her office at City Hall in Salem, Mass. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Driscoll is donating $5 to a local LGBT nonprofit for each anti-gay phone call her office receives. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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US: Struggling anti-gay NOM launches boycott against JPMorgan Chase

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The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is urging supporters to boycott international mega-bank JPMorgan Chase, following claims that the bank asked employees if they were

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Leeds: Police appeal over anti-gay assault at train station

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British Transport Police are appealing for information following a homophobic assault at Leeds train station.

Officers have released CCTV images of two men they are looking to trace in connection with the incident.

A 21-year-old man was attacked by four individuals after leaving a McDonald’s restaurant at 3.10am on Saturday 5 July.

The victim suffered swelling and bruising to his face and a cut lip.

PC Daniel Worthington said: “The victim, a 21-year-old man from Leeds, was in McDonald’s in the station when he was approached by four men. After chatting, the group followed him to the taxi rank where they shouted homophobic abuse. Two members of the group attacked the victim, punching him in the head and face before running off.

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Anti-gay former French National Front candidate jailed for racist remarks against minister

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A former candidate of the homophobic French Front National (FN) has been sentenced to nine months in jail for comparing a black Justice Minister to a chimpanzee.

France’s Justice Minister Christiane Taubira last year faced legal action from the FN for saying the group is racist and homophobic.

She made the remarks in response to Anne-Sophie Leclere, an FN candidate who was then standing in a small town in the north-eastern Ardennes region, and who posted images on her Facebook page of a baby chimpanzee, with the caption:

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Rugby league player says ban for using anti-gay slur has made him a ‘better person’

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A rugby league player who was banned for using an anti-gay slur, has said the time spent away has made him a “better person.”

Leeds Rhinos player Zak Hardaker, 22 was thought to have called referee James Child a “f

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Nicky Morgan calls constituent ‘typical man’ for questioning her anti-gay marriage stance

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The new Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan, earlier this year told a constituent that he was a “typical man”, when he asked about her stance opposing same-sex marriage.

Mrs Morgan was in April promoted to Minister for Women, but the Equalities remit was at the time given to Culture Secretary Sajid Javid.

On Tuesday, David Cameron appointed Nicky Morgan as the new Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities. The MP voted against same-sex marriage last year.

Sky News reports that Mrs Morgan sent the email to constituent Gary Chadwick back in April, who is in a civil partnership, and who questioned how she could work as Minister for Women whilst opposing same-sex marriage.

Mr Chadwick, a solicitor, wrote: “As Minister for Women, charged with promoting equality for all women regardless of their sexuality, can you please explain to me how your new job is compatible with your strident opposition to gay marriage, which as you have said many times before ‘can only be between a man and a woman’”.

To which Mrs Morgan responded: “Your e-mail is typical from a man so I suggest you watch what I do in the role and you will see for yourself.”

Downing Street this week defended the appointment of Mrs Morgan as Minister for Women and Equalities, saying as she is also the Education Secretary, she will be responsible for tackling issues such as homophobic bullying in schools.

Many have questioned her appointment as Mrs Morgan, elected to Parliament in 2010, voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act at second and third reading last year, stating that

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