By Steve Williams
A married lesbian couple who went to court over the Iowa Department of Public Health’s refusal to put both their names on their child’s birth certificate were issued a new certificate this week as part of a court ruling in their favor. [Image: Heather and Melissa Gartner with child Mackenzie]
Surprise, You're Divorced!
By Kevin Farrell
UPDATE 1/13/12: Canadian Gov’t: YES, We Dissolved Your Gay Marriage, But We’re Working on a Fix
Thousands of LGBT couples across the world awoke this morning to learn that they are no longer married.
A Department of Justice lawyer under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada government has nullified all same-sex marriages performed in Canada in which the couples’ native country does not permit gays and lesbians to marry.
By Daily Mail
Aug. 16, 2011
Two years after he started his gender reassignment process, Chaz Bono appears to have completely made the transition from female to male.
He was snapped sporting a new beard as he ran errands round Los Angeles yesterday. The 42-year-old looked all man with his facial hair and short cropped hair as he filled up his car.
All man: Chaz Bono showed off his beard for the first time as he ran errands round Los Angeles
Also see this RT America interview of Susan Lindauer:
By William Blum
If I could publicly ask our beloved president one question, it would be this: “Mr. President, in your short time in office you’ve waged war against six countries — Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. This makes me wonder something. With all due respect: What is wrong with you?”
The American media has done its best to dismiss or ignore Libyan charges that NATO/US missiles have been killing civilians (the people they’re supposedly protecting), at least up until the recent bombing “error” that was too blatant to be covered up.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, LGBTI, Military, MSM Shills, NWO, Obama and Company, Psy-Ops, Region: Africa, War and Peace
Tagged imf, imperialism, libya, psyops, susan lindauer, us invasions, us propaganda
The 65-31 vote means gays and lesbians will be able to serve openly in the military without punishment after President Obama signs the bill.
By Lisa Mascaro and Michael Muskal
Los Angeles Times
The Senate voted to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, approving a bill that repeals the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” on Saturday.
The 65-31 vote came after an earlier procedural vote that brought the milestone in gay rights to the Senate floor. It also fulfilled a campaign promise by President Obama, who has been under attack from liberals in his own party for seeking compromises with Republicans on economic and tax issues during the lame-duck congressional session.
By Robert C. Koehler
It’s been hard not to think about suicide lately — the act of it, in isolation and, seemingly, incredible despair.
The gay teenagers who killed themselves recently, in acts of private surrender, have made a collective public statement, but what is that statement . . . other than “something’s wrong”?
Whatever is wrong hits the young LGBT community with ferocity, but doesn’t confine itself to that community. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds in the U.S. — evidence of a system backing up on itself.
Supreme Court Ruling Follows Decision Upholding Marriage Rights
In USA: 9th Circuit grants indefinite stay in Prop 8 case 16 Aug 2010 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just granted an indefinite stay in the Prop 8 case, prohibiting any same-sex marriages from taking place. The lower court had ruled that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, and ordered same-sex marriages to be allowed in California again by 5 p.m. Wednesday. But a three judge panel of the appeals court just stayed, or delayed his order, so same sex marriages are on hold once again, in California.
By Human Rights Watch
The landmark ruling on August 16, 2010, by Mexico’s Supreme Court recognizing the right of same-sex couples to adopt children in Mexico City upholds the core principle of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in all aspects of their lives, including family life, Human Rights Watch said today.
Mexico’s high court voted 9-2 to guarantee adoption for these couples. Last week it decided in favor of the right to same-sex marriage and made clear that other states in the country have to recognize the same-sex marriages that take place in Mexico City.
By Kevin Drum
Judge Vaughn Walker has released his long-awaited opinion on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage: in a nutshell, it’s not. There’s no rational basis for prohibiting same-sex marriage, he ruled, and therefore it violates both the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th amendment of the U.S. constitution. The full opinion is here.
But as we all know, his ruling per se doesn’t matter. It will be appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court shortly, and after that it’s sure to be appealed to the Supreme Court. What’s more, a stay is likely in the meantime. So the question is, how compelling is his opinion? Is it likely to sway members of either the circuit or supreme courts?
By Metropolitan Community Churches
On December 15th, the City Council of our nation’s capital announced its passage of legislation guaranteeing marriage equality for the LGBT community. “It is with exceedingly great joy that I join my voice to the chorus of those celebrating this legislative victory, and the promise of Mayor Adrian Fenty to sign the bill into law,” said The Rev. Nancy Wilson, Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches.
The late Harvey Bernard Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to significant public office in America, is to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame at the California Museum in a ceremony next week to be performed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the State’s First Lady, Maria Shriver.
By Rev. Irene Monroe
This Hallowe’en many American children will dress up as witches. And we’ll hear their laughter and see their smiles as they joyfully go from door-to-door trick-or-treating. But in some places across the globe, children would never pretend to be witches because the consequences are not only dire, they can also be deadly.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, LGBTI, Region: Africa, Religion Spirituality
Tagged child abuse, christianity, freedom of religion, freedom to love, homophobia, human rights, lgbt rights, LGBTI rights, pagans, Region: Africa
By David Edwards
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Oct. 13, 2009.
Download video via RawReplay.com
Fox News dedicated hours to coverage of tea party protests in Washington D.C. but ignored the National Equality March for gay rights. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart wants to know why.
Nikolai Alekseev, seen here being arrested by the OMON at Moscow Pride last May: “Justice always comes, it’s only a matter of time.” Photo at GayRussia.ru
MOSCOW, October 7, 2009 (GayRussia.ru) The European Court of Human Rights has given Russia until January 20 to answer the cases of the bans of the Moscow Pride marches and pickets in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
By R. Zeke Fread
Buju Banton, the anti-gay Jamaican dance hall, ragga, and reggae singer, whose song “Boom Bye Bye” advocates killing gay men with submachine guns and by pouring acid on them, is touring in four Florida cities, as part of his Rasta Got Soul Tour.