Police have apprehended suspects in a pair of hate crimes that targeted gay men. The assaults took place in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and Buffalo, New York.
We have to agree with the Courage Campaign on this one. This historic trial about Prop 8, which banned gay marriage in California, should be televised. From the organization's e-mail alert today:
U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker -- who will be overseeing a federal court challenge to Prop 8 starting this Monday (January 11) -- is considering whether or not to open the court room to TV cameras.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow same-sex and unmarried couples the right to plan the funerals of their late partners, overriding a veto by the governor, who warned it eroded traditional marriage.
The bill passed 67-3 in the House and 31-3 in the Senate, and enjoyed support from several Republican lawmakers in the same party as Gov. Don Carcieri, an adamant opponent of same-sex marriage in a state that does not recognize gay unions.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's state Senate is set to vote on whether to legalize gay marriage. Sen. President Richard Codey has scheduled the vote for Thursday. Codey said Tuesday that the people of New Jersey ''deserve the right to a formal debate on the Senate floor.'' Five states now recognize gay marriage. Gay rights advocates have been pushing for New Jersey to join them quickly.
Commitment Ceremony & Reception Hosted by Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Jungle Island
Miami, FL– Gay and lesbian couples are invited to Commit 2 Love on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010 on Jungle Island. The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is offering gay and lesbian couples the opportunity to honor and celebrate their relationships with a special ceremony and reception.