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Bigot of the Week Award: April 22

22 Apr

Bigot of the Week Award

Of course, Nike earns a dishonorable mention this week for its full support of the bigot Kobe Bryant.  Just a point of interest: Gilbert Gottfried was immediately terminated by Aflac for his distasteful jokes about the earthquake in Japan, as he should have been. When Kobe Bryant says “faggot,” Nike’s response is: we fully support the athlete Kobe, despite what our hollow diversity statement purports. Boycott Nike!

How very sad for our LGBT brothers and sisters in Montana this week when Judge Jeffrey Sherlock ruled that it is completely legal to discriminate against same-sex couples.  The six couples were not pushing for marriage equality, but rather  they wanted to be able to make burial, health care and other decisions, while enjoying such benefits as jointly filing taxes.  Sherlock’s verdict earns him this week’s BWA.  Same-sex couples don’t even have hospital visitation rights to see their partners.  Montana’s attorney general responded that: Montana can’t extend spousal benefits to gay couples because those benefits are limited to married couples by definition.  Then allow for Marriage Equality you bunch of bigots.  We can add Montana as not a safe place for the LGBT community–if you go to visit, be sure to wear your pink triangle!

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