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!”
Navy chaplains would be allowed to perform same-sex civil marriage ceremonies under new training guidance that would take effect if the Defense Department should move this year to recognize openly gay military service.
The Navy says it is updating its training after questions arose about civil ceremonies for gay couples. Same-sex marriage ceremonies were not mentioned in Defense Department training guidelines, but also were not prohibited.
The Navy ceremonies would be allowed at military facilities only in states that already recognize same-sex unions.
Such a union, however, would not give a same-sex partners health, housing or other benefits that are provided to married couples involving a man and woman.
The Air Force and Army do not currently include the same-sex marriage provision in their training.
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