After a year delay, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has announced that a three-judge panel will announce today its ruling on whether or not the ban on same-sex marriage in California, known as Proposition 8, bans the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians!
Apparently, the panel held off on the decision as they wanted to
The executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is in damage control mode after Star magazine quoted him in their Kardashian Sweatshop Scandal article.
Charles Kernaghan says the gossip rag took his quotes out of context and doesn't have any proof the factories producing K-Dash by Kardashian, the Kris Jenner Kollection and ShoeDazzle shoes are violating child labor laws or human rights.
Since the news broke this morning, Kris Jenner has denied the allegations insisting the factories are "strictly policed".
ShoeDazzle owner Robert Shapiroechoed the momager's statement, adding he and his team have "invested tons of time, energy and money to ensure the factories are operating in good standard".
So…how long until they file a defamation lawsuit???
While in China for the premiere of his new movie The Flowers of War, Christian Bale traveled eight hours away from Beijing to meet Chinese human rights activist/lawyer Chen Guangcheng…and it did NOT go as planned.
Guangcheng is currently under house arrest, and he was imprisoned for over four years back in 2006 for "disrupting traffic and damaging property" while campaigning against "forced abortions and the treatment of villagers in China."
When Bale and his CNN camera crew approached Guangcheng's village, a guard told them to go away, and when they didn't immediately comply, Bale was "shoved violently by the dozen guards in olive green military coats." Scary!
Hillary Clinton spoke at the United Nations offices in Geneva on Tuesday and announced the Global Equality Fund, backed by her and President Obama, which is a new global initiative to support gay rights.
The U.S. has committed $3 million to a fund that will work to support LGBT rights worldwide.
In her speech, she said:
"It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look or behave.
It is a violation of human rights when governments declare it is illegal to be gay or allow those who harm gay people to go unpunished. It is a violation of human rights when life-saving care is withheld from people because they are gay, or public spaces are out of bounds to people because they are gay.
Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality."
Yes! Yes! Yes! This is such a momentous occasion and is most definitely a day to remember. We can't even begin to tell you how proud we are of our country for finally taking such an important step forward in human rights and equality. Brings tears to our eyes.
To listen to Hillary's inspiring speech, click above.