This is something heart-wrenching. A post recently made on Reddit by RegBarc or James, describes the pain and suffering he went through after he disclosed to his father that he was gay five years ago.
He narrates the story by saying that in August of 2007, he finally built up the courage to tell his father that he was gay. The moment he said it the phone went quiet and his father got off the phone after a few ‘OKs’.
This film, ‘Kidnapped for Christ’ follows the stories of several American teenagers who were sent to Escuela Caribe, an American-run Evangelical Christian reform school in The Dominican Republic. The film is not yet complete due to the lack of funds. These kinds are not kidnapped by anyone else but their own parents. Countless homosexual children were literally kidnapped from their bed and dragged away to Escuela Caribe. Sadly, it is perfectly legal by law. Those who undergo mental, physical and emotional abuse during this reform are none other than the children themselves.
A federal appeals court has declared California’s 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. It even concluded that the ban did nothing more than to ‘lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians.’
The 2-1 ruling by the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was narrowly written to limit its scope to California’s borders and [possibly even avoid review by the Supreme Court. However, gay-rights advocates are hailing Tuesday’s decision as historic, while supporters of Proposition 8 immediately vowed to appeal.
The court did not expand on the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians, instead, based their decision on a 1996 US Supreme Court precedent that stated that a said majority may not take away the rights of a minority without legitimate reasons.
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