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!”
The Pentagon is at odds with gay rights groups after sending out a survey asking troops what they would do if gays were allowed to serve openly.
Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters Friday it was "nonsense" to suggest that the 103-question survey was biased.
But gay rights groups say the survey assumes troops don't want to serve with openly gay service members and uses repeatedly the term "homosexual," which they say is derogatory. The survey also doesn't ask troops if they think the current ban is harmful.
The survey was prepared by the researching firm Westat under a $4.5 million contract. Among the questions in the survey is how a service member would respond if assigned to a room with a gay person.
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