In other news…

8 Apr

So, remember that time they found a gay caveman?

Czech archeologists believe they may have found the remains of a gay man who lived more than 4500 years ago. If so, he would be the world’s oldest known gay person.

The man was found buried in a fashion reserved for women: head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs.

“From history and ethnology, we know that people from this period took funeral rites very seriously so it is highly unlikely that this positioning was a mistake. Far more likely is that he was a man with a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transsexual,” said the lead archeologists.

Traditionally, a man would be buried lying on his right side with their heads pointing towards the west, usually buried with an assortment of weaponry.

Us gays have a lot more to worry about today than lions and tigers and bears (oh my). Like, lawsuits and appeals courts.

While Walmart is fighting its own battle in a gender inequality suit, an appellate court this week ruled that Walmart did not discriminate against the religious freedoms of an employee when she was fired for making anti-gay remarks towards a co-worker.

In the ruling, the court said that the fired employee was “‘screaming over her’ that God does not accept gays, they should not ‘be on earth,’ and they will ‘go to hell’ because they are not ‘right in the head.'”

Yikes. Imagine being greeted by her!

In another court victory, a judge ruled earlier this week that a San Diego-based pro-gay rights group has the right to canvas outside of Target stores. Last month, in the wake of their Lady Gaga PR disaster, Target sought to bar the group from petitioning outside of its stores.

The opinion states, “Target has not met its burden to show that its blanket policy to ban all solicitors at all stores in California is proper.”

Target, hi. You’re making it easy. Really easy. Like, you’re making Walmart look good.

Just letting you know.

2 Responses to “In other news…”

  1. Grace April 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    I’m incredulous that the woman tried to base her case on religious grounds. I have never heard the caveman story before, thanks for the information!

    • combscp April 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

      It’s pretty ridiculous, isn’t it? 😉 I typically don’t do a lot to praise Walmart, but good for them.

      The caveman story is so fascinating! I’ll be interested to see if they find any more of these… I know they’ve found a female buried in a male position too!

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