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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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The Church and Gays: Can’t Decide Whether to “”Love” ‘Em” or Leave ‘Em?”

Could it be divine intervention? Just days after Catholic Charities cut off spousal benefits for DC employees to protect itself from the scourge of gay marriage, the Vatican is caught in a gay sex scandal.

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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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UN Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights Urge Uganda to “Shelve” Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Today the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression called on the Ugandan Parliament to drop its proposed “anti-homosexuality” bill now awaiting a vote.

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UPDATED: Effective Immediately, Maryland Recognizes Gay Marriages Performed in Other States

Maryland’s Attorney General says the state’s marriage law allows Maryland to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, even though such marriages cannot now be legally performed in Maryland. A far right conservative has called for his impeachment.

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Democrats Must Share Blame for Spread of Discrimination

Virginia’s Republican governor Bob McDonnell recently removed sexual orientation as a class protected from employment discrimination and wants to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. Blue Dog Democrats are partly to blame.

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Is CBS in Bed With Focus on the Family? (Heterosexually Speaking, Of Course)

New reports of advertising by Focus on the Family during the NCAA basketball tournaments in March on CBS raise troubling questions about involvement by both the collegiate sports association and the network’s support for a right-wing extremist group.

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Hate Crimes Rise as Homophobia Spreads Across Africa

Hate crimes against homosexuals are connected to the political, social and legal environment in which they live. And in Africa religious groups are talking about morals but simultaneously stirring hatred directly leading to violence against homosexuals.

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Malawi Arrests Two Men on “Suspicion of Being Gay”

Malawi appears to be following Uganda’s and Rwanda’s lead on virulent homophobia with the arrest of two men charged with “carnal knowledge of a person against the order of nature.”

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