Tuesday, March 23, 2010

News Sweep

In response to the incendiary "bathroom bill" rhetoric sometimes used by anti-gay forces, the Pride Agenda has created a GENDA myth-busting Q&A resource.

A New York mid-level court of appeals has ruled that the state has the power to annul a civil union made in another state. ''This is an important ruling. A different ruling here would leave the persons legally entangled with each other, and people have to move on with their life," said a staff attorney for Lambda Legal.

Last week, Gov. Paterson signed a bill into law that will allow same-sex partners to make medical decisions for their loved ones.

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear oral arguments in a case involving the Christian Legal Society at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. The group has challenged to school for denying it official recognition because it is unwilling to accept gay students as members.

Republican leaders spoke out over the weekend against health care reform protesters who yelled racist and anti-gay slurs at some Democratic U.S. Representatives in Washington, D.C.

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