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20:39 | 21st July 2017

News: World

Fri 9 Jul, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


He ruled Thursday in favor of gay couples' rights in two challenges to the law, which the Obama administration has argued for repealing

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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!”


Judge says gay marriage ban is unconstitutional‎

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Legal experts say a judge's rulings in Massachusetts that the federal law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional could have implications beyond the state if upheld on appeal.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro says the Defense of Marriage Act interferes with a state's right to define marriage and denies married gay couples some federal benefits. He ruled Thursday in favor of gay couples' rights in two challenges to the law, which the Obama administration has argued for repealing.



The rulings apply to Massachusetts. Constitutional law expert Kent Greenfield says if a higher court with a broader jurisdiction were to hear an appeal and uphold the rulings, their impact would spread.

An appeal would be considered by the First Circuit, which includes Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire.

The Department of Justice says it's reviewing the rulings.

Source: AP

 

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