Tuesday, July 27, 2010

LGBT News Round Up

By: Ben Crowther (tumblr)

Dan Choi gives Sen. Reid his West Point Ring

"Choi gave Reid his West Point ring. Reid initially declined keeping the ring, but after pressure was put on him by Choi and audience members, he agreed to keep it until the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy is finally repealed" Article

Court Stops Arizona from Canceling Domestic Partnership Benefits
"A federal judge is blocking Arizona from implementing a state law that eliminates domestic partner benefits for gay and lesbian state employees." Article

Dan Choi Officially Discharged
"News has just come out that Army Lt. Dan Choi was discharged from the military on June 29, though the actions were not made public and Dan made no official comment. Lately, Dan has been more known for his activism (and arrests, including yesterday's in Las Vegas), but he has long been an outspoken opponent of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell,"" Article

Uruguay Next American Country for Queer Marriage?
"Canada, Argentina, and Uruguay fell at the positive extreme with over 50 percent support, while Guyana and Jamaica fell at the negative extreme with less than ten percent support." Canada and Argentina have both legalized queer marriage. Uruguay, you're up next. Article

GetEQUAL protests in Las Vegas
"In a rare incidence of civil disobedience in this destination's tourism corridor, eight activists protesting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's inaction on gay rights legislation were arrested for blocking traffic at one of the Strip's busiest intersections today" Article, Video

Seattle Ranks #5 "Gayest City"
"Same-sex couples per thousand households: 6.71 " Article

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