Christian pundit calls ‘sodomite’ Pete Buttigieg the ‘King of Cocks’

In this Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 photo, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks to a South Bend Tribune reporter regarding interest in the Democratic National Committee chairman position, inside the St. Joseph County Democratic Party headquarters in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg announced his chairman candidacy Thursday, Jan. 5.He said that Buttigieg is too “effeminate” to be president, but he’ll convince people to vote for bisexual Senator Kyrsten Sinema – because she has “sin” in her name.

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Arizona Governor Signs Repeal of 28-Year-Old ‘No Promo Homo’ Law Banning Teachers from Promoting a ‘Homosexual Lifestyle’

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey today signed the repeal of a ’90s-era law which forbid teachers from “homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style” or even suggest that “some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex” in health classes.

KJZZ reported: ‘Arizona’s [law] was created in the throes of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and after a 1986 recommendation from the U.S. surgeon general that HIV/AIDS education start at an early age. Lawmakers in Arizona initially resisted that recommendation, but that changed in 1991. “Rather than opposing it, they began to say, ‘Well, if we’re going to teach teenagers about HIV, then we have to make sure that we’re not teaching them how to be gay or how to have gay sex or things like that,’” [University of Utah law professor Clifford] Rosky says.’

The repeal of the law ends a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights on behalf of Equality Arizona and LGBTQ students.

Said Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Puneet Cheema: “The writing was already on the wall, considering that the Arizona attorney general had already signaled they were not going to defend the law in court. We are thrilled that state officials have moved so quickly to get this harmful law off the books and allow LGBTQ students – in fact all students – to get access to the medically-accurate information that literally could save their lives.”

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Arizona repeals law banning LGBTI and HIV instruction for students

A school bus with rainbow decorations

LGBTI advocacy groups are celebrating the passage of a bill in Arizona repealing a ban on LGBTI and HIV instruction in schools.

In majority votes in the state’s Senate and House, lawmakers got rid of a 28-year-old law. The 1991 law used anti-LGBTI language and banned schools from promoting inclusive education.

The law stipulated that no school district would be allowed to teach instruction that ‘promotes a homosexual lifestyle’.

Schools also could not portray ‘homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style’ or suggest ‘some methods of sex are safe methods of homosexual sex’.

This week, legislators voted on Senate Bill 1346. The bill includes an amendment that does away with the old law.

On Wednesday (10 April), House representatives voted 55-5 in favor of the new bill and amendment. Senators voted 19-10 the following day (11 April), and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed it into law soon after.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman celebrated the bill’s passage with a series of tweets.

‘This repeal means students will no longer be denied access to medically accurate, science-based information regarding HIV/AIDS,’ she wrote.

‘More importantly, after nearly three decades of this law placing stigma on our #LGBTQ community, the repeal sends a signal to every student, teacher, and family in Arizona that they are welcome in our schools – regardless of who they are and who they love.’

 Celebrating inclusive and complete education

Many LGBTI advocacy groups are celebrating the bill’s passage. Some, such as Equality Arizona, filed a lawsuit against the state’s Board of Education regarding the former law.

‘Arizona is stigmatizing and demeaning LGBTI students and preventing them from getting medically-accurate information that literally could save their lives,’ Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Puneet Cheema said.

‘They are breeding a school environment that is hostile to LGBTI students and their relationships, and exposing LGBTI students to harassment and abuse in classrooms, hallways, and locker rooms.’

Now, organizations and politicians alike are praising the new bill.

‘We applaud today’s strong, bipartisan action that sends a message of love and acceptance to LGBTQ youth,’ said Zeke Stokes, Chief Programs Officer for GLAAD.

‘Arizona students should never be taught to hate a marginalized group, and LGBTQ youth should never be subject to harassment, discrimination, or erasure just because of who they are.’

Rep. Daniel Hernandez (D), who helped lead the efforts, added: ‘The repeal of No Promo Homo is not a victory for one person or for one group. This is something that all of us share in because we were able to come together in a bipartisan way to ensure that Arizona students never have to feel like they stigmatized for who they are.’

See also

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos admits she knowingly harmed trans students

UK government refuses to force primary schools to teach LGBTI lessons

Birmingham school at center of LGBTI row ‘sent chilling death threat’

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