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Prop 8 supporters appeal to Supreme Court to prevent broadcast of trial

gay marriage opponents have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and block video coverage a federal trial on the constitutionality California‘s ban on same-sex marriage. Attorneys defending Proposition 8 and its ban on same-sex marriage filed the emergency ...

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Lesbian Utah lawmaker a surrogate for gay couple

Utah lesbian lawmaker, Rep. Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced she’s a surrogate mother, carrying a baby for two gay men. In April, Johnson (pictured) offered to be a surrogate for the Salt Lake County couple, her close friends, ...

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Prop 8 defendant asks to be released from suit, citing personal threats

An outspoken gay marriage opponent, and one of five defendants in the case challenging California‘s Proposition 8, has asked to be removed from the lawsuit over fear the trial publicity that would endanger him and his family. Hak-Shing William Tam ...

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Portugal parliament votes in favor of gay marriage, rejects gay adoption

Portugal’s parliament Friday approved plans to legalize gay marriage, less than three decades after revoking the country’s ban on homosexuality, but rejected proposals to allow same sex couples to adopt. The bill passed with limited public controversy in what has ...

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Seattle gay man attacked outside community center amid anti-gay slurs

A man told police he was beaten Sunday night in the parking lot of the Seattle Filipino Community Center because he is gay, and ...

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New Jersey state senate rejects gay marriage measure

Gay marriage supporters rallied outside the NJ Statehouse in Trenton today before the senate vote. Photo: New Jersey Star-Ledger.
The New Jersey state Senate rejected a same-sex marriage bill today, leaving it unlikely the state will have a gay marriage law in the very near future. The vote was a major victory for opponents who contend the measure would ...

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Federal judge rules to allow internet broadcast of Prop 8 trial

Judge Vaughn R. Walker
Next week’s trial in San Francisco of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, won’t be televised live, but it will be videotaped for delayed internet release on YouTube, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. “This certainly is a case ...

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Letterman under fire from HRC, GLAAD over transgender joke

The HRC and GLAAD issued statements today condemning a sketch on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night, which mocked the appointment of Amanda Simpson to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Last night we posted ...

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Suspect in alleged hate crime attack at gay bar surrenders to police

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A Redwood City man wanted for allegedly beating up a man because of his sexual orientation turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Office around noon Wednesday, reports the Mercury News. Cole White, 24, surrendered a day ...

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NY Times article links U.S. evangelical christians to Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill

L-R: Unidentified woman, Scott Lively, Caleb Brundidge, Don Schmierer, event organizer Stephen Langa, at the March 2009 anti-gay conference in Uganda. Photo courtesy of the Box Turtle Bulletin.
A new report from The New York Times links three American evangelical Christians — whose teachings about “curing” gays have been widely discredited in the U.S. — as influential in Uganda‘s anti-gay legislation that would make homosexuality punishable by death. ...

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