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Stark Discrimination Against Faith-Based Adoption Agencies
September 27, 2012: What is H.R. 1681, the so-called "Every Child Deserves a Family Act"? H.R. 1681 is a bill introduced by Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) on May 3, 2011. It would "prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved."
Homosexual Assault in the Military
by Peter Sprigg
May 26, 2010: Members of the military are regularly placed in positions of forced intimacy with their fellow servicemembers-showering and sleeping in close proximity and spending time with one another twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The military continues to provide separate bathroom, shower, and sleeping facilities for men and women in order to protect their privacy during these intimate activities. However, allowing homosexuals to openly serve in the military would likely result, for the first time, in heterosexuals being forced to cohabit with those who may view them as a potential sexual object. It is almost inevitable that such conditions of forced cohabitation would result in an increase of sexual tension within the ranks, to the detriment of unit cohesion, morale, and good order and discipline. Furthermore, there is a serious risk that such tension in such intimate circumstances would lead to an increase in sexual harassment and even sexual assault.