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Equality Roundup from Texas and the Nation

by: Nick Hudson

Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 02:00 PM CDT

Chick-fil-A is anti-gay. Chick-fil-A's Chief Operating Officer opposes marriage equality. Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A's COO gave Americans a good reason to have a hamburger this weekend when he publicly announced his membership in the shrinking minority of Americans who oppose marriage equality.

From Pew Forum on Religion & Public LifeSource: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage

Kerrville, TexasEquality Texas met with Kerrville religious leaders last week.
Equality Texas had a good meeting with some Kerrville religious leaders last week where they discussed what can be done to advance equality locally.

A family delivered 300,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America headquarters petitioning the organization to admit openly gay members. The Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its discriminatory policy in response.

Homophobe and former Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee suggested on his radio show last week that the Boy Scouts of America policy of discriminating against gay scouts and leaders is "right" because it protects boys from abuse.

A homophobic Colorado cakeshop owner refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple yesterday. The cake shop's once-stellar five-star yelp rating has been downgraded to one and one half stars.

A school district in Ohio has agreed to pay up to $35,000 and improve its anti-bullying policies in a settlement with a gay high school student whose videotaped beating went viral on the internet.


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