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Commentary: Gays have the civil right to marry

<i>Commentary</i>: Gays have the civil right to marry
Branden del Rio, News Editor Although there was nothing close to it on the Nov. 2 ballot, gay marriage is still an issue that must be dealt with. And by that I mean it should be legalized. The fact of the matter is there is no real argument against legalizing gay marriage. First, there is no point in “protecting marriage.” That is not to be taken negatively, but the truth is that the institution... 

Trust us, it gets better

Bullying has become an epidemic in the United States. Recently this has come to the forefront of the media with the large number of suicides in the past few weeks. All of those who took their lives were homosexual youths. Bullying in itself is already a problem but when a homophobic sentiment is added it only makes matters worse. Students need to stop bullying one another. The tragic stories of Tyler... 

Let’s not hound our heros

As Americans we are told to love our country, to honor her and fight for her. Many say that it is a privilege to fight and that as Americans we should be willing to serve our country yet that right is being taken away from many young men and women everyday because of their sexuality. The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy that prohibits homosexuals in the military from revealing their sexuality is currently... 

Do not take their word for it

Believing in a cause is a great thing, and as citizens we should all do our part to help out some sort of non-profit organization. But when our beliefs begin to stem from the endorsements of celebrities, there is something very wrong with that picture. Lady Gaga decided to take to the web to plead with United States Senators to get them to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The video ended up all over... 

Faculty aids LGBT community

Kevin Garrity Editor in Chief The University of La Verne Ad Hoc Action Group has recently conducted a four-part symposium on issues relating to gender and sexuality. From the meeting, those involved have decided to organize a “safe list” comprised of faculty, staff and administrators who are open allies of the LGBT community. Phone numbers and whether or not the individual has had Safe Zone Training... 

Corvino speaks out to ensure equality

Corvino speaks out to ensure equality
“If you think of soccer, you’re probably straight, if you think he’s cute, you might be gay, and if you think the chair is horrible, you’re definitely gay.” Although this example of an “are you gay” question might have been simplified by John Corvino, he used this test to illustrate how loosely scientific studies are constructed to determine homosexuality. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Rebecca... 

Coming out builds effective leaders

Coming out builds effective leaders
Guests pack the President’s Dining Room on Monday to listen to Kathy Duncan’s lecture on issues of homosexuality in pastoral leadership. The lecture, “In and Out of the Closet: Gay and Lesbian Pastoral Leadership,” was focused on how homosexual leaders in religious communities cope with discrimination and manage to keep their private lives a secret./ photo by Christopher Guzman Michael... 

Allow gays to serve openly

Since 1993 the U.S. military has discharged more than 13,000 men and women from serving our country because they were gay. Able-bodied people who voluntarily wanted to make the ultimate sacrifice and protect our freedoms were sent home because of who they are. Under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy enacted by President Clinton, our military has turned away people that are valuable, not only... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We do not agree with any references in the column “Diversity leading to destruction,” published in the Nov. 6 edition of the Campus Times, that implied that AIDS is a gay disease, because this statement is far from factual. If the author did not intend to insult, we expect a written apology addressing everyone that was hurt. True, Obama did repeal the AIDS Ban; it was not, however,... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, After reading the Nov. 6 edition of the Campus Times, a few members of our student body became extremely concerned about a certain opinion piece entitled, “Diversity leading to destruction.” First of all, I would respectfully like to question the use of this title in a University that means to promote diversity among its student population. At first glance it would seem that the author... 
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