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
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.
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.
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!”
The governing body for eastern North Carolina Presbyterians has rejected a proposal that would allow the ordination of gay clergy.
The Fayetteville Observer reported the proposal was rejected by the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina with 63 percent of Saturday's vote.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) Book of Order requires clergy candidates either to be in a faithful marriage between a man and a woman or to be chaste. The proposal would have removed references to sexual orientation or behavior and would have left the fitness of the clergy up to local presbyteries.
The final result for Presbyterian Church USA won't be known until all 173 presbyteries across the country vote. An official national vote count is due in May.
Source: AP / The Republic
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