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!”
An Air Force Reserve flight nurse who sued to overturn her dismissal under the military's ban on openly gay service members is retiring with full benefits rather than resuming service.
Maj. Margaret Witt announced her decision Tuesday at a news conference with the American Civil Liberties Union in Seattle.
A federal judge ruled last year that Witt's dismissal violated her constitutional rights.
The judge ordered that she be reinstated.
Witt's lawyers and the government spent several months negotiating her reinstatement before finally reaching an agreement to let her retire. Her discharge will be erased from her records.
Witt was dismissed in 2006 after serving 18 years. She now works as a rehabilitation co-ordinator at a hospital for veterans.
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