Transgender Woman Kicked from DC Restaurant

I love how restaurants and other public places will bully these men and women until they get pushed back. Then they’re all “that’s not what we meant”. Bull-fucking-shit.

When a transgender woman got up to use the woman’s bathroom at a restaurant, she said she was asked to show her ID.

And when she refused, she said she got kicked out.

Charlotte Clymer, who identifies as female, works for the Human Rights Campaign. She said she was at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar in Washington on Friday with a group of friends for a bachelorette party.

Clymer wrote on Twitter that the group was having a good time. But things shifted when she and a friend went to use the bathroom.

On her way there, an attendant at the restaurant asked Clymer for her ID, she wrote. But, she said, he didn’t ask anyone else for theirs.

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Bachmann Clarifies That ‘Boring’ Gay Marriage Remark

This woman. Ugh. It’s very telling when a woman like this is allowed into politics. We’re desperate I guess.

Michele Bachmann is singing the same, tired tune on same-sex marriage after all.

The Minnesota representative spoke about marriage equality with The Huffington Post’s Michelangelo Signorile for his SiriusXM Progress show during the Values Voter Summit in Washington Friday. During the brief conversation, she said marriage equality is “not an issue” and is actually “boring” now.

Although such remarks might suggest Bachmann — a staunch conservative who has campaigned against gay rights — has shifted her stance in the fight over marriage equality, she has not.

“What I said is that this won’t be the issue that drives the 2014 [midterm] election,” Bachmann later told WND. “I told the reporter it’s getting boring having them only press this issue with Republicans while ignoring Democrats.”

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America’s gay rights battle goes global

Do they really think that taking their “fight” global will make things change here? I think foreign countries are far more accepting of LGBT than we are here in the US.

Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport.

As federal judges struck down gay marriage bans left and right at home, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown appeared at meetings and marches for various anti-gay rights causes in France, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia and Australia — a surprising uptick in travel for the stateside activist. The result: In June, Brown’s group began discussing rebranding itself as the International Organization for Marriage, according to materials from a “March for Marriage” meeting in Washington, D.C.

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