File under “really important things Buzzfeed found about Mitt Romney.” This is from 2002. More.
“Until I run for President.”
Mayor Jean Vila of the French town Cabestany officiated the marriage of a gay couple yesterday. National law in France allows for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, but not marriages.
“To outlaw homosexual marriage is to deny the reality of thousands of homosexual couples,” he said after the ceremony, held in the Cabestany City Hall. “This decision to join these two people for me is an act of anger and revolt in the face of the authorities’ refusal to legitimize such unions.” He did not enter the marriage in the official registry, however, to avoid the possibility of annulment.
Show ‘em how it’s done.
Gavin Newsom in all his hotness beat you to this punch by 7 years.
Too real. This must end.
A college in Texas is being sued for refusing to interview a candidate for a teaching position because administrators discovered she is gay.
Jacqueline Gill is a Ph.D. student and a former high school teacher who was hired as a temporary instructor in 2009 at Tarrant County College. She was told at the time that temporary teachers generally transition to permanent positions.
Though Gill was generally considered a talented and dedicated teacher, she was falsely accused of “flirting with girls in class,” a rumor spread by a student in retaliation after Gill punished the student for academic dishonesty.
The department chair told her that the school “does not like homosexuals.” Towards the end of her contract, she was not allowed to interview for a permanent teaching position. Now she’s suing the school, being co-represented by Lambda Legal and another attorney.
“I’m a good teacher and I work hard,” Gill said in a statement Thursday. “But none of that mattered once Eric Devlin suspected that I’m a lesbian. While I have never hidden my sexual orientation, neither have I ever told anyone on campus that I am gay. My partner and I have been together for over 12 years and we’re both Texas natives. Finding a job these days is hard enough — no one should have to go through something like this.”
I can’t believe this.
I can believe it. Texas fucking sucks.