30 Sep 2010

vote

MSNBC is taking an online poll as to whether colleges & universities should require a course in respecting gays & lesbians and anyone “different”.  Leave that up to parents (at college age ?!) is currently winning the tally (09/30/2010).

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11 Sep 2010

make a stand

A Saudi Arabian diplomat, Ali Ahmad Asseri, has asked for asylum in the U.S.   He has been exposed as gay and a friend of a Jewish woman. Now he fears returning to his country.  This an an opportunity for the Obama Administration to speak to homophobia both at home

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20 May 2010

Malawi’s horrid homophobia

I just read Barry Bearak's article in the New York Times on a young Malawi gay couple who were sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment and hard labor because they demonstrated their love and commitment with a celebratory party.  The magistrate said that malawi is not ready for gay relationships.

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19 Nov 2009

No marriage in any form in TX

<!–StartFragment–>             In a 2005 Texas Constitutional Amendment which aimed to ban gay civil union & any other partner privilege as well as gay marriage a subsection was added: “This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status

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03 Nov 2009

progress is staggered

As we delight in the recent hate crimes bill success in the U.S. Johann Hari of the London Independent (whose article I read via Huffington Post) bemoans violence against gay/lesbian persons in the UK.  He cites some horrendous statistics.  His comments belie the law in Britain.  While a jury exonerates

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27 Jun 2009

Section 377 may go

A report in The Times of India (byline Vishwa Mohan) indicates the home ministry may go along with the health ministry in doing away with a law the British introduced a century and a half ago, Section 377.  Section 377 criminalizes same sex activity, even in private.  A New Delhi

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05 Jun 2009

Good news from WV Supreme Court

Associated Press reports (I saw it in the Charleston Daily Mail) that the West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the right of a same-sex couple to retain custody as foster parents.   They wish to move forward as adoptive parents but a local county Circuit Court Judge, Paul Blake Jr.,

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