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10:43 | 18th August 2017

News: World

Thu 1 Jul, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


Enacting the clearest possible protections for students represents a great victory for New York’s students, parents and educators

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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!”


NY Senates passes school anti-gay bullying act

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The New York Senate passed a bill entitled, Dignity for All Students Act, in a bid to prevent children being the victim of bullying and taunting related to their sexuality in the states public schools.

After already passing the State Assembly and past Governor David Paterson, who also supports gay marriage, the bill passed 58-3. The bill prohibits any form or harassment or discrimination in its schools that could be related to someone’s sexual orientation.

According to Gay Today, Hayley Gorenberg, form Lambda Legal’s said about the decision: “Enacting the clearest possible protections for students represents a great victory for New York’s students, parents and educators.”

 

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