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Category: Gay rights
April 11, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Mozilla: The right to free speech doesn’t protect you from consequences

The recent stir about Brendan Eich’s departure as Mozilla chief executive and the reported backlash related to free speech issues are baffling to me [“Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues,” Business / Technology, April 5]. Yes, corporations are considered people under the law and hence are entitled to First Amendment rights. Eich, as the living, breathing…


Comments | More in Gay rights | Topics: Firefox, gay marriage, Jos van Schagen

April 11, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Mozilla: CEOs should think twice before donating to hot-button issues

The story “Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues” [Business / Technology, April 5] brings up interesting issues. “Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down Thursday as chief executive, just days after his appointment. He left the nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser after furious attacks, largely on Twitter, over his $1,000 contribution to support of…


Comments | More in Gay rights | Topics: Brendan Eich, Firefox, Free speech

April 11, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Still a long way to go on gay rights

Danny Westneat’s column “Fanaticism on both sides of gay-rights issue” [Local News, April 5] makes an interesting point. But Westneat makes a gross overstatement when he says that the pro-gay-rights side has “basically won.” While gay marriage has made legitimate progress in the United States, America has a long way to go in terms…


Comments | More in Gay rights | Topics: Danny Westneat, gay marriage, Grant Bronsdon

April 3, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Boy Scouts can’t shy away from discussing homosexuality

Geoff McGrath holds his scoutmaster shirt for the Seattle Boy Scout troop he led. The Boy Scouts of America says he has made a public issue out of being gay. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press).

Is there something about being a modern conservative that makes one’s grasp of logic go away? [“Boy Scouts take steps to oust gay leader of Seattle troop,” Local News, April 1]

Boy Scouts spokesman Deron Smith states, “[homosexuality] is not discussed unless it is deliberately injected into Scouting.” He, and the Boy Scouts in general, have apparently lost


Comments | More in Gay rights | Topics: Boy Scouts, Deron Smith, Geoff McGrath

December 23, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Eastside Catholic: More reader responses from both sides of the debate

The majority of emails and letters we received over the weekend concerned the dismissal of gay vice principal Mark Zmuda. Here are 3 reader submissions:

The real outrage at Eastside Catholic High School is not the firing of the vice principal, it is the lack of moral formation shown in the rallies [“Thanks to the Students of Eastside Catholic,” Opinion, Dec. 20, 2013].

This is a common problem. That is why the pope called for a new evangelism. The Ten Commandments are binding on all people. Christians are not to be conformed to the world. The idea that the church needs to change to conform to the world violates scripture.


Comments | More in Gay marriage, Gay rights | Topics: Catholic, Eastside Catholic, Mark Zmuda

May 31, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Boy Scouts lift gay ban on Scouts

Don’t discriminate based on sexuality or religion As a heterosexual Cub Scout who never quite made it to a Boy Scout, I congratulate the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on its vote to allow gay boys to join this commendable organization [“Scouts’ vote on gays met with celebration, sadness,” page one, May 24]. As the proud…


Comments | More in Gay rights | Topics: Boy Scouts of America, gay ban, gay rights

May 28, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Immigration and gay rights

The two should not be separated I truly believe Thanh Tan in her online blog is trying to be helpful [“Do not exploit gay rights issue to stop immigration reform,”, May 22]. But this statement undermines her good intentions: “ … now is not the time for any special interest groups to exploit an emotional…


Comments | More in Gay rights, Immigration | Topics: gay rights, immigration, same-sex marriage

May 2, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Bill supports discrimination against gays

Leave behind those who are unsupportive and move on I live in Victoria now but I lived for years in Seattle. I legally married my same-sex sweetheart of 34 years 10 years ago in Vancouver, B. C. I have this thought about florists, churches, businesses, etc., that say they support the person but not the lifestyle: Thank…


Comments | More in Gay marriage, Gay rights | Topics: florist, gay marriage, gay rights

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