Blogger Shane May was turned away from a nearby city's recreation facility because it didn't recognize a married gay couple as a family. Here he stresses the importance of equality.
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One Cleveland Heights couple says raising their son with the benefits of marriage can make a critical difference.
Tom Schumann's parents help the 9-year-old with the kinds of things most parents do. They help coach his Cleveland Heights hockey team, they help him with his homework, they play ball with him in the yard. But because the 9-year-old boy's parents are gay, they can't provide for him what married, heterosexual couples can provide. Mostly, one of them can't assume parenting of the boy if the other dies. Benefits stop at discounted family membership at rec center They'd get married if they could, but it's not legal in Ohio. “We’ve been together 11 years,” Betsy Schumann said of she and her partner, Eve Prikryl, whom she met while playing ice hockey at the city’s ice rink. Both are 43. As a couple, Betsy and Eve enjoy some benefits. As …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Gay rights advocacy group GetEQUAL kiss, picket to protest Dan Cathy's stance on gay marriage.
About 50 gay rights advocates picketed at the Cuyahoga Falls Chick-Fil-A Friday night to protest the company president's stance against gay marriage. The group, organized by members of gay rights advocacy group GetEqual, picketed and same-sex couples kissed in front of the restaurant. Did you participate in National Same-Sex Kissing Day? Upload your photos by hitting the green button above! "We all know that Dan Cathy has a right to his personal beliefs and he has a right to support anti-gay organizations that seek to keep our community from getting full equality under the law, but we also have the right to protest," said Liberty Manos, who organized the local event with her partner Shannon Glatz. The local event was one of many across the…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Locals flocked to Beachwood Place Mall Wednesday to support restaurant president Dan Cathy's statement that he does not endorse gay marriage.
Customers lined up at Chick-Fil-A at the Beachwood Place Mall Wednesday as part of an organized effort to support the company after its president said that he does not condone gay marriage. Teens Alessaia Fiucci and Shannon Roberts said they were eating at Chick-Fil-A to support Dan Cathy, who said in an interview earlier this month that he supports the “Biblical definition of the family unit,” adding, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about.” See more from The …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The gay advocacy group contends the "Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote" bus tour works to discriminate against minorities, women and the gay community.
GetEqual of Ohio, a gay rights advocacy group, gathered at Falls River Square to protest the “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote” bus tour, which rolled in with the Akron Tea Party Rally on Sunday. The nationwide tour, which is funded, in part, by the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council, is traveling from city to city to register voters, promote prolife ideals, vie for a stronger economy and work toward ensuring religious liberty, said FRC member Connie Mackey. Where the two groups differ is on their interpretations of what marriage should be. GetEqual lead organizer Tom Morgan criticized the group for their "discriminatory stances," and said the FRC's acceptance of known bigots has led to it being placed on the Southern Poverty …