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Manning’s gender transition sets up legal showdown for life behind bars

| Sunday, August 25, 2013
Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning is the first transgender military inmate to ask for hormone treatments, officials say, a request that could lead to a legal showdown over how - and if - the soldier convicted in the WikiLeaks case will be allowed to live as a female behind bars.

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Manning plans to live as a woman, wants to begin hormone therapy

| Thursday, August 22, 2013
In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick.
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the U.S. soldier said Thursday, a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history.

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American journalist hijacks live Russian newscast to denounce anti-gay law

| Wednesday, August 21, 2013
James Kirchick
An American journalist, invited to appear on RT -- Russia’s state-funded international news network -- to discuss the Bradley Manning Wikileaks case, highjacked the broadcast for more than two minutes on Wednesday to sound off against Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law.

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Linda Harvey: Gays are empty inside, seek to ‘absorb’ the personality of others

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Linda Harvey
Linda Harvey of Mission America explained Monday that gays and lesbians are attracted to people of the same-sex because they are empty inside and seek to “absorb” the personalities of others.

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Justice Antonin Scalia: Supreme Court shouldn’t ‘invent new minorities’

| Monday, August 19, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to "inventing" new classes of minorities, Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday.

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Colo. pastors: Boy Scouts will soon have a ‘sodomy merit badge’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, August 19, 2013
Kevin Swanson (left) and Dave Buehner.
Christian Right talk show hosts Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner, who compared the decision allow openly gay Boy Scouts members to inviting serial killers to teach preschool, told Generations Radio listeners Friday that the youth organization is “finding the very worst [sins] and creating merit badges for them.”

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Hall of Fame QB Steve Young promotes acceptance of gays in Mormon Church

| Thursday, August 15, 2013
APSteve Young
SALT LAKE CITY — Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barbara are scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming conference promoting acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Mormon Church.

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Manning takes the stand at sentencing hearing, apologizes for hurting U.S.

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013
APBradley Manning
FORT MEADE, Md. -- U.S. soldier Bradley Manning took the stand Wednesday at his sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case and apologized for hurting his country, pleading with a military judge for a chance to go to college and become a productive citizen.

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Linda Harvey: LGBT rights lead to the ‘oppression’ of parents

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Linda Harvey
Linda Harvey of Mission America is furious about the United Nations Human Rights Office’s Free and Equal initiative, warning that it will contribute to the “oppression” of parents and curtail the freedom of speech.

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Pat Buchanan defends Putin on anti-gay law, Pussy Riot prosecution

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Pat Buchanan
In his syndicated column Tuesday, conservative activist Pat Buchanan defends Russian president Vladimir Putin’s persecution of gay people and political prosecution of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, saying that Putin is just “trying to re-establish the Orthodox Church as the moral compass of the nation it had been for 1,000 years before Russia fell captive to the atheistic and pagan ideology of Marxism.”

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