2015 May 6

Nebraska Woman Sues All Gay People on Earth


Sylvia Ann Driskell of Auburn, Nebraska, filed a suit in federal court, in was reported on this day, suing all gay people n earth because homosexuality is a sin. In her petition in Driskell v. Homosexuals, which was filled with spelling errors, she cited several passages from the Bible to support her argument. She asked the judge to not “judge God to be a lier [sic].” The judge quickly dismissed her petition.

Learn more: Dudley Clendinen and Adam Nagourney, Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America (1999)

Visit the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco: http://www.glbthistory.org/museum/

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