Republican activists push party on same-sex marriage

 

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 As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

This month, the Nevada Republican party dropped statements on marriage from its party platform, making it the second state party in the nation to do so after Indiana’s GOP quietly jettisoned its plank in 2012. A gay-rights group last week launched a $1 million campaign to get the national party to remove from its platform a definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, while a group of major Republican donors is pushing for the GOP to become more supportive of gay rights across the board.
“There are people with sincerely held beliefs on both sides of the marriage issue, and that seems to be where the party is heading,” said Jeff Cook-McCormac, an adviser to the American Unity Fund, which has been financed by wealthy donors such as hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer to push the GOP to back gay rights. “The Republican Party in Nevada is doing something that I think we’re going to see a lot more of, which is appealing to the things that unite Republican voters across the country — bread and butter issues.”
But social conservatives warn that if the GOP abandons its core moral principles, it may also lose loyal voters.
“It is very much a mistake for the GOP to step away from marriage. The rank-and-file Republicans, mainstream Republicans, very much believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Chris Plante, spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage. “For the GOP to give in to elites, to promises of money, and to progressives within the party is the wrong thing. It’s bad politics. Marriage is a winning issue.”

The greatest test will come in Nevada, a swing state where the state party also dropped its opposition to abortion during its biannual convention on April 12. The push arose from Clark County, home to libertine Las Vegas and three-quarters of the state’s population.

“Younger people believe they’re getting screwed by the Democrats on fiscal issues, and screwed by Republicans on social issues,” said Nick Phillips, the Clark County party’s political director. “Take that away, and you’ve got a party you can get behind.”

 

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Costa Rica takes a stand against homophobic bullying

 Costa Rica takes a stand against homophobic  bullying

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Every May 17, private schools and public schools in the country carry out activities to promote respect for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and  transgender community.

Starting this year, the Ministry of Public Education (MEP ) included the celebration against all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The purpose of the celebration is to educate people to prevent bullying in the classroom.

“The idea is to educate to respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation. In grade school  there is a high level of bullying towards people who are gay,” said Francisco Madrigal, head of the  Research Center and Promotion of Human Rights for  Central America  (CIPAC) .

The CIPAC also offers workshops to address human rights and sexual diversity in the classroom.

“This is a crucial step to introduce education regarding affectivity and sexuality in order to break myths that deny our young people the right to form something human and healthy such as the enjoyment of sexuality,” said Education Minister Leonardo Garnier in the presentation of the 2014 school calendar .

Homophobia is the set of beliefs, opinions, attitudes and behavior of aggression, hatred, contempt, ridicule and other related forms of discrimination occurring against sexually diverse people.

In 2008 , was published in the Official Gazette, the Executive Decree N ° . 34399 – S , which declared May 17 as “National Day Against Homophobia .”

That day was chosen because it coincides with the elimination of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses by the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.

Anniversary 2013

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Approaches the 30th anniversary of your hotel colors, and you’re invited to celebrate with us this November 30th, with a lively party, show, welcome cocktails and a very pleasant evening to share with your old and new friends.

from 10am we will have a pool party, the entry completely free so you do not miss it.

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 In colors the fun never ends,

always find new friends and new experiences.