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21:23 | 25th April 2017

News: World

Wed 6 Oct, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

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Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


SJP – SATC2 = LGBT

Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.


Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.


Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”


Anti-gay church's lawyer study in contradictions

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In one photo, Margie Phelps is stomping on the American flag at one of the numerous protests her fundamentalist church has held nationwide against the military, gays and the Catholic church.

Another picture reveals a warm smile as Phelps is presented an award for her work at the Kansas Department of Corrections, where she helps former prison inmates return to society.

On Wednesday, the lawyer who some see as a study in contradictions will go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

She's representing her family's divisive Westboro Baptist Church in a case that tests the scope of free speech.

The court will decide if the church can be sued over its protests and if the Pennsylvania father of a Marine whose funeral was protested can collect $5 million awarded in a federal lawsuit.

Source: AP

 

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