Blog

Israel Grants Full Adoption for Gay Couples

The Advocate
February 13, 2008
Gay and lesbian couples in Israel will be allowed the same adoption rights as heterosexual couples, the Israeli government announced Tuesday. [Link]

Read More »

As marriage battle looms, CA gay people look back

Reuters
February 13, 2008
The trajectory of the battle for gay rights from Milk's era to today was on the minds of the movie extras for "Milk." If the upcoming California court ruling legalizes gay and lesbian couples' marriages, many supporters will see it as an epic victory and the climax of the work that Milk began. [Link]

Read More »

High schooler spars with Rove over so-called “gay marriage”

Think Progress
February 12, 2008
During his controversial speech at New England prep school Choate Rosemary Hall yesterday, former Bush adviser Karl Rove was challenged by a student “to explain how giving gay people the right to marry would endanger other people.” Rove dodged answering her at first, saying that the issue “should be resolved by a legislature or a referendum, not a court.” But the student, Choate senior Marla Spivak, continued to press him. [Link]

Read More »

Marriage discrimination challenge set for hearing

Denver Post
February 12, 2008
The first legal challenge to Colorado’s anti-marriage constitutional amendment goes to court Wednesday, with the goal of unraveling Amendment 43, which voters passed in 2006. The main legal case is misdemeanor trespassing: Catherine Burns and Sheila Schroeder, a lesbian couple from Englewood, went to the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office on Sept. 24 to get a marriage license. [Link]

Read More »

County residents say same-sex marriage bill will help them

The Frederick News
February 11, 2008
At least 15 residents from Frederick County will travel to Annapolis to attend an Equality Maryland rally in support of legislation that would end the exclusion of same-sex couples and their families from marriage in the state. [Link]

Read More »

EDITORIAL: A Victory for Marriage Equality

New York Times
February 5, 2008
The Times editorial staff says a N.Y. appeals court ruling in favor of recognizing out-of-state marriages of gay and lesbian couples is "...important progress toward changing laws and attitudes that deprive gay people of equal rights and deny the dignity of New York’s many gay families. They should be able to live, marry and raise children with the same respect and the same rights as anyone else. [Link]

Read More »

Same-Sex Pairs Make it Legal

The Oregonian
February 5, 2008
After a judge ruled against a hold in Oregon on domestic partnerships which the legislature passed in 2006, 300 couples registered the first day; Williams Institute says the state can anticipate 4,500 registrations over the next three years. [link]

Read More »

Group To Rekindle Rights for Same-Sex Couples Debate In Minnesota

WCCO
February 4, 2008
When state lawmakers open the new session next week a new group will try to rekindle the debate over whether same-sex couples should have the same rights as men and women who are married. Project 515 focuses on 515 state laws that it says discriminate against same-sex couples and families. Some affect couples in their professional lives, others in times of tragedy. [link]

Read More »

ACT wants resolution to gay stand-off

The Age
February 4, 2008
The ACT government has told a gay-rights rally it expects a disagreement with the commonwealth over its plan to allow same-sex civil unions to be resolved by the end of March, but neither side are giving any ground. The ACT also used the rally to announce plans to give gay couples equal access to parental leave. [Link]

Read More »

‘We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’

Mail Tribune
February 3, 2008
When they fell in love 29 years ago, they were afraid to hold hands in public, worried that their relationship could prompt the loss of their jobs or even physical violence against them. But on Monday, Fanda Bender and Sheila Gam of Talent plan to register as domestic partners, part of what they hope will be a wave of gay and lesbian couples around the state acting on a state law and federal court decision that cleared the way for such partnerships. "We've come a long way, baby," Bender said. [link]

Read More »

« First  <  634 635 636 637 638 >  Last »