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!”
Congress has taken two big steps toward ending the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.
The House on Thursday voted to repeal the ban in an amendment to a defense spending bill that will have a final vote Friday. Opponents warn that the "don't ask, don't tell" provision may jeopardise passage of the $700 billion bill (USD).
The Senate Armed Services Committee also approved a repeal of the 1993 law on Thursday in its defense spending bill.
Senate opponents are prepared to filibuster the bill next month if the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal remains in it.
Thursday's votes were a victory for President Barack Obama, who has actively supported ending the policy, and for gay rights groups.
Source : AP
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