Daily Buzz About March 14


Ill. State Rep. Jeanne IvesTenn. SB 514 to allow counselors to refuse treatment for religious objections

Republican state Sen. Joey Hensley pushed Senators to approve his state bill that would “prevent an institution of high education from discriminating against a student in the counseling, social worker, psychology programs because of their religious beliefs.”

The Tennessean reports that SB 514 was inspired by a Michigan case in which a student was expelled from their master’s program after refusing to treat GLBT patients and those sexually active but not married.

Here’s a novel idea. How about we worry about Tennessee’s real problems and not introduce legislation in order to be proactive about other state’s issues?

Suspect named in openly gay Miss. Mayoral candidate’s murder

Lawrence Reed 22, was charged with the death of Marco McMillian. Whle local officials are not investigating it as,  U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, has asked the FBI to review the case for possible hate crime charges.

Hate crime investigation happening after openly gay Calif. Man hospitalized

Mikey Partida was beaten and left unconscious late Sunday in Davis, Calif.. Officials are investigating whether the assault was because of his sexuality.

Queer Artists Project to open at Lambda Archives of San Diego

Open to the public for three months, the exhibition will include a selection of art from both within Lambda Archives’ permanent collection as well as contemporary work from artists in the local GLBT community.

Reward offered in unsolved beating of lesbian mom

Nearly a month after being attacked for protecting her son, Texas mom Sondra Scarber’s case remains unsolved. Labeled a hate crime by Crime Stoppers, the North Texas Crime Commission has offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

Out chef wins ABC’s ‘The Taste’

Out celebrity chef Khristianne Uy took home the top prize in the first season of ABC’s The Taste. Get to know ‘Chef K’ in this interview with The Advocate.

Judges calls lesbian mom adoption ‘fiction under the law’

Maria Wolfe lost custody of her children after a Michigan judge called the adoption process and resulting birth certificate ‘fiction under the law’. Wolfe, who hasn’t seen her children in more than seven years, also wound up paying the huge legal bills.

Ill. State Rep. Jeanne Ives makes disparaging GLBT remarks

“They’re trying to weasel their way into acceptability so that they can then start to push their agenda down into the schools,” said Ives in a radio interview with Catholic Conference of Illinois Radio Hour.

Sounds like Ives and a certain Tn. Senator who has been known for making stupid statements on radio interviews are an ignorant match.