Apr 132014

(Blogmensgo, gay blog April 13, 2014) The High Court of Australia confirmed, April 2, 2014, that any person considering himself nor woman neither man had the right to administratively a kind “non-specific”. This judgment of the highest Australian jurisdiction could apply to the entire federal territory.

Judgment of the High Court: all | conclusions in PDF , RTF (Judgment made ​​by the Chief Justice and judges French Hayne, Kiefel, Bell and Keane, after hearing three hours of March 4, 2014)

The case began in 2010 when Norrie (see above video interview, March 8, 2012 ) has requested and obtained from the register of civil status of New South Wales that his identity be accompanied by an ‘unspecified’ sex. We had discussed the history of Norrie when, four months later, the government of New South Wales have backtracked and private Norrie its “gender neutral.” Norrie was 48 years and was previously called Norrie May-Welby (Norrie May Wellbeing). This person born man underwent sex reassignment surgery, but then feel more comfortable in a woman’s body than in a man. The physical appearance of Norrie is perfectly androgynous.

Norrie has appealed to the Administrative Court of New South Wales. After losing in the first instance, Norrie has appealed. “The word sex is not limited to the binary meaning of” male “or” female “,” according to the judgment of the Court of Appeal made unanimously by three judges.

The register of civil status of New South Wales has brought the matter before the High Court of Australia , with the main argument that the creation of a third category of sexual identification could create confusion unacceptable.

The judgment of the High Court of Australia states that Australian law on marriage is “the main – perhaps the only – where the sex of the parties regarding the establishment of a relationship effective legal significance.”  The court was referring to its judgment of 12 December 2013 which cancels the law on gay marriage in the Federal Capital Territory .

“Most often, says the supreme court, the sex of the individuals involved has nothing to do with their legal relations. “And the five judges to” consider unanimously that the 1995 law on the registration of births, deaths and marriages [New South Wales] authorizes the register of civil status to mention that sex a person is “non-specific”, “that is to say incapable of being specified.

However, the High Court refused to impose the creation of an administrative type name “intersex” or “transgender” as called Norrie. Although the court states in its decision, the fact that New South Wales has approved an amendment in 1996 that confirms the existence of people of indeterminate gender, shows that “the sex of a person is not [...] in all cases and unequivocally male or female. “ The Supreme Court ordered that the New South Wales make up a “non-specific” genre on Vital Norrie documents.

The judgment of the High Court of Australia is required in New South Wales and could set a precedent in other states and territories in Australia.

The Federal Capital Territory no longer requires people since March 2014 to be identified as a man or woman. In addition, the change in the type “administrative” there is subject to a sex reassignment surgery.

As for Australian passports, since September 15, 2011 they left their holder the free choice of sex between male, female or X (unknown).

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca / MensGo (via any Australian Press April 2, 2014, including The Sydney Morning Herald [comprehensive] and The West Australian [more succinct])

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Apr 032014

(Blogmensgo, gay blog on May 3, 2014) Who will succeed Tony elected Mister Gay in February by the community Yagg / Stubborn  ? This may well be Thibault. Yes, Thibault, ourhome MensGo Thibault and LadiesGo  ! In any case, Thibault is seeking the title of Mister Gay March 2014 .

Mister Gay Yagg / Stubborn | Thibault (presentation)

Update March 31, 2014. Votes are open, it is here , but only until midnight tonight!]

It is both facilitator, video editor and community manager in a professional capacity. In private, he is also a chef (his heart artichoke havoc), music lover and evenings box.

Update March 31, 2014. Votes are open, lesbian social network LadiesGo , that is to say, the little sister MensGo .

Remember, O reader loved, O beloved reader, that it is that we must Thibault wishes for the end of 2013 and the opinion of birth LadiesGo assembled in one video that made ​​apotheosis winter delights of YouTube mondiovision . For the record, it was here:


Thibault why is he a candidate? Among others, as he explained to our friends Stubborn / Yagg, to share his desire to give the community the best lighting and the greater visibility it deserves .

Oh, you just want to see the pictures  ? Here - and you will discover, at the same time, what are the sports brand and favorite animal.;)

Voting will begin soon, now you know who to vote for . Thibault, yes we go !:)

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca / MensGo

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Apr 022014

(Blogmensgo, gay blog 02 April 2014) A nun has excited the Charlotte Catholic High School.  In this school of North Carolina, students and parents are not at all appreciated the homophobic remarks. They know everyone, including the pope.

Beginning of the petition. Click to enlarge.

Beginning of the petition. Click to enlarge.

Sister Jane Dominic Laurel is not a nun like no other. It supports neither homosexuality or divorce, or single mothers. And she indicated in selected words, 21 March 2014, at a conference in Charlotte Catholic High School. The nun was invited on the basis of his doctorate in theology. Many teachers are left with tears while the nun uttered imprecations against gays, lesbians, divorced and single mothers, whose sinful life would be contrary to the precepts of God.

A few days later, a group of students and parents launched this petition Emma Winters I just signed. The petition formally addressed to “those who organized / authorized the conference March 21, 2014 at Charlotte Catholic High School.” The petitioners are furious that the organizers “knew the content of the speech [Nun] and allowed the expression of those ideas in a school that should preach a message of love and acceptance.”

The petition, which was sent to the bishop and even the Pope Francis, lists ten major complaints against the organizers of the conference and the nun. “We believe that same-sex couples are able to raise happy children, well-adjusted and holders of satisfaction,” says the text. And specifying that “gay couples are capable of monogamy” and that “most gay people lead healthy, normal and productive lives as their heterosexual counterparts.”

The rest of the petition portrays Chinese shadow of the nun and her strange argument homophobic.

Other students have launched a petition against-motivated by their “Catholic beliefs” and railing that “anyone can rise against a nun who gave his life to the Lord.”

Comment. Why am I talking about this obscure case in an obscure school in an obscure town in North Carolina? This story I read on a Catholic news site that has very pointedly summarized the arguments against the nun before discussing briefly – to balance his article – the cons-petition.

I also mention this because the arguments of the nun, as they appear in the petition that condemns, worth their weight in peanuts. Guys become gay because they masturbate or watch porn, etc.. These arguments are more about psychiatry than rhetoric.

Finally, I mention to show that even among practicing Catholics there are progressive and rational minds. It suffices to be convinced, compare the phraseology of the two petitions: one side a clear and factual argument, the other a candied bondieuserie in dogmatic nonsense.The petition of the students and parents of Charlotte Catholic High School is more meritorious than Charlotte – where I briefly stayed there a few decades – is a city whose morals are corrupted by a pronounced religious obscurantism.

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo (via CatholicCulture.org )


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