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03:07 | 29th May 2017

News: World

Fri 15 Oct, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


We don't make determinations about who we love. And that's why I think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong

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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!”


Obama says people are born gay

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US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he believed being gay or transsexual was not a lifestyle choice but was biologically dictated before birth.

As his administration is criticized by gay and lesbian rights groups over what they see as slow progress towards repealing a ban on gays serving openly in the military, Obama weighed in on sexuality at a youth town hall meeting.

"You know, I am not obviously -- I don't profess to be an expert. This is a layperson's opinion," Obama said.



"But I don't think it's a choice. I think that people are born with, you know, a certain makeup, and that we're all children of God," the president said, in answer to a question.

"We don't make determinations about who we love. And that's why I think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong."

The president's position is likely to anger some conservative, evangelical Christian groups, which argue homosexuality is a sin, and therefore involves choice.

 

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