Monday, August 09, 2010

LGBT News Round Up

By: Ben Crowther

Prop 8 Overturned
"Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional."

Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Marriage Equality in Mexico City
"Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a law allowing same-sex marriages in Mexico City is constitutional, rejecting an appeal by federal prosecutors who argued it violated the charter's guarantees to protect the family."

Target Sort-of Apologizes for Political Donation
"Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel wrote employees to say the discount retailer was “genuinely sorry” over the way a $150,000 contribution to MN Forward donation played out. Steinhafel said Target would set up a review process for future political donations."

Ugandan Bill Stalled
"The “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” renders gay sex to be punishable by death. In particular, the bill endorses capital punishment for HIV positive citizens who engage in same-sex relations. It also extends the death penalty to those who have “gay sex” with a minor."

Hospitals Now More Queer-Friendly
"Nearly all U.S. hospitals are now required to administer health care to LGBT people and their kin, effectively voiding discriminatory state and municipal laws."

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