In 2015, I posted about the woman who sued Planet Fitness after her membership was cancelled because she bitched for days after spotting a transgender woman in the women’s locker room. I can’t imagine why the woman was staring at someone else’s body, unless she’s a closet Lesbian, but the case was thrown out in January of 2016. Now the woman is taking the case against Planet Fitness to the Michigan State Supreme Court. Clearly there are no other fitness clubs that she can join in here area. Stupid bitch.
A woman who sued a gym after it banned her for complaining about a trans woman in the women’s changing room is taking her case to the state supreme court.
Yvette Cormier sued Planet Fitness in February 2015 after she saw a trans woman in the locker room.
I love how homophobes are so hypocritical. It’s okay for this dude to express his First Amendment Rights of Free Speech, but it’s no okay for him to be punished for infringing on someone else’s civil rights.
A farmer from Michigan is suing the city of East Lansing, Michigan after he was banned from selling produce in a farmer’s market because of a homophobic Facebook post.
Stephen Tennes is a farmer on the outskirts of East Lansing and also rents his land out for weddings.
His farm quickly became a popular location for the joyous celebrations, but in December the farmer announced that he would only permit heterosexual marriages on his premises.
With the stellar response of Mrs Pearlman’s neighbors, I daresay that the woman who found her flag so offensive isn’t a true neighbor, but was probably out for a walk and saw something she didn’t like. I love the passive-aggressive tone of the letter, too. Good to see neighbors still caring for one another. 🙂
Susan Pearlman lives in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. So she was surprised when the day after the election, she came home to find an anonymous letter from a neighbor saying that they were “deeply troubled” by the pride flag that Pearlman was flying outside her home.
The neighbor said in the letter that the flag, designed to look like an American flag but with rainbow stripes instead of the red and white, “overlooks so many things the original American flag represents.” The neighbor goes on to ask Pearlman not to take the flag down but to instead put an American flag next to it, side by side.
People think that Cruz or Rubio are a better option than Trump, but as far as LGBT people are concerned, NONE of them are good options. An all out ban of homosexuality is in the future, folks, if we don’t continue to keep the Rethuglicans OUT of the White House. Otherwise we will be hunted and killed like animals.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made no bones about his opposition to marriage equality throughout his presidential campaign, but the newly announced legislative co-chair of his Michigan campaign takes things a step further.
Republican Michigan state Rep. Gary Glenn — one of nine Cruz legislative co-chairs in the Wolverine State — has said he believes being gay should be a crime.
This is just… beyond words. You’re having an affair (both of you are married) and you pretend to be gay to cover it up? How fucked up is your brain?? Never mind. Don’t answer that. You’re a Tea Bagger. ’nuff said.
A Michigan congressman is claiming that he was blackmailed in a “clandestine operation to control public officials” after local media revealed his attempt to conceal an affair with another lawmaker last week.
The Detroit News reported on Friday that state Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, both tea party-backed Republicans, were having an affair, and were making a bizarre attempt to cover it up.
Both lawmakers, who are each married with children, are now being investigated for violating House rules and misusing state resources.
On May 19, Courser allegedly instructed his former aide, Ben Graham, to email other Republicans with an anonymous accusation that Courser was paying for sex with a man behind a nightclub. The congressman indicated that he hoped the false story would minimize the blowback if news of his affair later spread. Graham, who secretly recorded his conversation with Courser, refused to send the email.
Well this is a happy thought. Hope Michigan does something about this soon, but somehow I doubt it.
Opponents of LGBT equality have recently been trying to justify the discrimination they promote by claiming that wedding vendors should not have to “participate” in same-sex wedding ceremonies — i.e., sell the same service to same-sex couples that they do different-sex couples. This, they argue, is a matter of religious freedom, not discrimination.
Enter Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec, an auto repair shop in Grandville, Michigan. This week, he publicly took to Facebook to lay out some new policies for Dieseltec customers. First, guns are not only welcome at Dieseltec, but customers who bring their guns with them will get a discount — except for on-duty cops, because they didn’t personally pay for the guns they carry.
Secondly, Klawiter is a Christian, which means he will not welcome dishonesty, thievery, nor immoral behavior — particularly homosexuality. “I would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons,” he wrote. “Homosexuality is wrong, period. If you want to argue this fact with me then I will put your vehicle together with all bolts and no nuts and you can see how that works.”
Bravo to Planet Fitness for sticking to its policy and not backing down from anyone.
Carlotta Sklodowska went to the Midland, Michigan Planet Fitness twice. She wore leggings and a baggy t-shirt to work out in, which she admits don’t hide her masculine body structure very well. Her only use for the locker room was to hang up her coat and purse while she exercised. As far as Sklodowska knows, she is the only transgender woman in her community, and that’s why she assumes she is the individual who sparked another gym-user’s outrage in recent weeks.
So it’s okay for us to abide by laws set hundreds of years ago by men who really didn’t necessarily know what they were doing at the time, but it’s not okay for judges we don’t elect to overrule something blatantly unfair? All good Americans cling to the words of the Declaration of Independence when it suits them and ignore those very words when it doesn’t suit them. But there is this sentence within the most beloved document: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” What is happiness if not being allowed to enter into the commitment of marriage – whether with an individual of the same sex or opposite?
Times have changed Mr Schuette. Especially in the 10 years since Michigan made its decision. You only want a vote because you are blindly confident that everyone will feel the same now as they did 10 years ago, which is a very naive assumption.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today took his fight to preserve traditional marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court, telling the nation’s highest court that voters – not judges – should decide whether gay marriage is a good idea or not.
“This case comes down to two words: who decides,” Schuette wrote in his filing, in which he urged the U.S. Supreme Court to respect the will of Michigan’s voters, who decided in 2004 that marriage should only be defined as a union between one man and one woman.
Another victory!!! But of course the state is seeking an immediate stay. *rolls eyes*
WASHINGTON — A state judge in Arkansas declared his state’s ban on marriages between same-sex couples to be unconstitutional, the latest of several judges to have done so since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act last June.
Circuit Court Judge Christopher Piazza issued the decision — finding both a state statute and constitutional amendment to violate the U.S. Constitution — following a hearing in the case last month.
The ruling, posted to the court’s docket at 4:51 p.m. Friday, did not include a stay. As such, if no stay is granted by Monday morning, when clerks’ offices re-open, it is expected that — as happened in Utah and Michigan — same-sex couples will seek to marry at that time.
Extremists really need to GTFO. Seriously. Groups like TYN make me question the future of this country.
A homophobic brief filed in Michigan’s ongoing gay marriage case has been denounced by the state’s attorney general.
Attorney Kyle Bristow filed the amicus brief in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week on behalf of the Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN), a group that espouses anti-gay positions and has links to the white nationalism movement. The brief argues that same-sex marriage is “an affront to the health, safety, morals, and public welfare” of Michiganders and could open the doors to legalizing pedophilia and zoophilia.
Its filing follows a ruling last month in which a judge overturned Michigan’s gay marriage ban. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette appealed the decision, and an appeals court issued a stay halting same-sex marriage indefinitely.