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Senate Confirms Kagan for U.S. Supreme Court

Elena Kagan has been confirmed by the Senate as our next Supreme Court Justice.

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DC Upholds Same Sex Marriage

In a narrow ruling last week, the DC Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling barring a referendum by opponents of a recently enacted law legalizing same sex marriage in the District.

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What Transgendered Parents Can Teach Us About Motherhood and Fatherhood

Transgendered parents should help us see that we must pay less attention, as a legal and policy matter, to the gender of parents and more attention on what it means to parent a child.

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In The Interest of “Equality,” Malawian Woman’s Identity Is Erased

 

The mainstream media is notorious for misgendering trans people; when trans women are written about, they are described as being “men dressed as women” and referred to persistently as “he.” And although many gay rights groups include the letter “T” in their acronyms and claim to be inclusive of diversity in gender identity, they don’t hesitate to blatantly disregard gender identity when it serves their purpose of arguing for “equality” in the treatment of gays.

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California Anti-Gay Rights State Senator Comes Out of Closet

A California Republican state senator with a history of voting against LGBT rights has officially come out of the closet. Roy Ashburn: “I’m gay.”

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VA. Attorney General Tells State Colleges They Can’t Ban Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli sent a letter to state college presidents and other officials last Thursday telling them that the state’s public colleges don’t have the authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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Catholic School Kicks Pre-Schooler Out of Class for Crime of Having Lesbian Parents

God Bless the Child.  Unless of course her parents are lesbian.  A Catholic School kicks a pre-schooler out of class for the crime of having gay parents.

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Removal of Mental Illness Diagnosis for Transsexuals in France Called “Symbolic Victory”

Last month, France became the first country in the world to remove transsexualism from its official list of mental disorders, reports Time magazine, in what is being considered a major, though some say largely symbolic, victory.

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Top Ten Wins for Women’s Health and Rights in 2009

The International Women’s Health Coalition surveys the top 10 wins for women’s health and rights worldwide in 2009 and outlines the next steps and challenges in each area.

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Catholics, Evangelicals Pledge to Ignore Gay Rights and Abortion Laws

Human rights advocates stated that a pledge signed last Friday by religious leaders that they won’t abide by laws supporting gay marriage or abortion “perpetuates the fallacy that equality and religious liberty are incompatible and that civil rights are another burden on religious people.”

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