Hekari and Dwellers lead NSL competition

first_imgHekari tops the southern conference and Dwellers are leading the northern conference after round seven on the weekend.Hekari is unbeaten on 21 points and FC Port Moresby moves up the ladder to level with PKA Rapatona FC on 10 points following its win on the weekend.Huawei PS United FC has gained three points after a win on Sunday to level with Erema Gulf FC on seven points while Gigira Laitepo FC is trailing on five points.In the northern conference, Dwellers lead the points ladder on 17 points followed by Madang FC on 12 and Welgris Morobe United FC on 11 points.After its win, Besta PNG United has moved up to equal with Admiralty FC on nine points.Struggling Goroka Gosiha FC is yet to put a mark on the score board after losing all its seven matches so far this season.The competition has three rounds to go before it enters the National League format.last_img read more

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Senior community denied lesbian couple housing due to relationship lawsuit says

first_imgMary Walsh, 72, and Bev Nance, 68, who are married and have been together for nearly four decades, first applied to Friendship Village senior living community in July 2016.According to the lawsuit, they received a letter on 29 July. It denied them housing based on the community’s ‘Cohabitation Policy’.This policy defines marriage as ‘the union of one man and one woman, as marriage is understood in the Bible’.It also states that Friendship Village is not affiliated with or run by any religious organizations. Their mission statement, however, reads: ‘Guided by Biblical values, continually serve the senior community with quality offerings that promote lifelong well-being.’Walsh and Nance are represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the ACLU, and the firm Relman, Dane & Colfax.They are suing due to discrimination on the basis of sex, which violates both the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA).Friendship Village released the following statement in response:‘We have just been made aware of a lawsuit that we have not yet seen and have not had an opportunity to review. This matter will be discussed with legal counsel and (we) have no further comment at this time.’Denied for ‘one reason and one reason only’The couple have friends who live in the community and love it. That was one of the reasons they wanted to move into Friendship Village. Walsh said she asked on their first visit if it would be a problem for a same-sex couple to live there.‘And the guy looked at me like I had three heads and said, “No, we don’t have any problem at all.” He looked at me so strangely I never asked the question again,’ she said.They visited several more times before making their decision. They even put down a $2,000 deposit. Then the letter came.‘Mary and Bev were denied housing for one reason and one reason only — because they were married to each other rather than to men,’ said Julie Wilensky, a lawyer for NCLR.Walsh and Nance have been together for 37 years. They married in 2009 in Massachusetts.Anders Walker, a constitutional law professor at St. Louis University, says Friendship Village may win because they’re a private institution. Others, however, are looking to see how this case defines the Federal Housing Act and whether it protects sexual orientation.H/t: St. Louis Post-DispatchMore from Gay Star NewsWhat is the Equality Act and why is it the most important thing for LGBTI people in the US?Is it harder to age as a LGBTI person and what scares you about ageing?LGBTI elders give advice to their 18-year-old selves in moving videoGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Mary and Bev | Photo: Facebook/Mary Walsh eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A lesbian couple is suing a senior living community in St. Louis, Missouri for discrimination. Elderly lesbian gains victory against retirement home for harassmentBeloved lesbian activist Connie Kurtz dies following cancer fightElderly lesbian sues senior home for not protecting her from discriminationRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/senior-community-denied-lesbian-couple-housing-lawsuit/last_img read more

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