Monday, January 4, 2010

Morning Sweep

Today the U.S. officially lifted a 22-year immigration ban which prevented anyone with HIV/AIDS from entering the country.

New Hampshire officially began marrying same-sex couples on Jan. 1. The state passed its law in June, becoming the fifth state with marriage equality.

Three U.S. anti-gay activists may have been a driving force behind Uganda's proposed legislation to persecute gay people. The activists presented a series of talks in Uganda last March about "the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based values and the traditional African family."

The LGBT community in Uganda feels threatened by the high level of official government-sponsored anti-gay hate speech.

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