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Recent Items of Interest
Explanations of the Terrorist Actions in New York
"I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists,
and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are
actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle,
the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who
have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in
their face and say 'you helped this happen.'"
NGLTF Executive Director Lorri Jean:
"The terrible tragedy that has befallen our nation,
and indeed the entire global community, is the sad
byproduct of fanaticism. It has its roots in the same
fanaticism that enables people like Jerry Falwell to
preach hate against those who do not think, live, or
love in the exact same way he does," she said.
"The tragedies that have occurred this week did not
occur because someone made God mad, as Mr. Falwell
asserts. They occurred because of hate, pure and simple.
It is time to move beyond a place of hate and to a place
of healing. We hope that Mr. Falwell will apologize to
the U.S. and world communities."
Minnesota Sodomy Law Struck Down
Hennepin County District Judge Delila Pierce ruled in May that Minnesota's sodomy law
was an unconstitutional violation of the right to privacy under the Minnesota Constitution.
The state's attorney general's office has allowed the appeal deadline to pass after deciding
that the Court's decision was correct.
Anti-Gay Bill H.R.7 Passes in House 233-198
Bush's faith-based initiatives bill passed in the House
in a form that will allow charities such as the Salvation Army
and other discriminatory religious groups to use federal tax dollars to
discriminate against gays and lesbians, regardless of local and
state nondiscrimination laws. See which representatives
voted for this outrageous legislation.
Reported increase in same-sex couples living together
The 2000 Census data thus far released reveal a dramatic increase in the
number of reported same-sex couples living together. The increase ranges from
66% in DC to 2590% in Wyoming, with an average increase of 514% in the 50 states
plus DC. Check out the numbers state by state
at the NGLTF web site: Census 2000 Same-Sex Household Data. [updated 4 Sept]
Marriage as a condition for benefits is discriminatory
On July 2, the highest court in New York state unanimously ruled that
university policies that require couples to be married in order to qualify
for subsidized housing can be challenged as discrimination based on sexual
orientation. Check out the report on the case by Prof. Arthur S. Leonard of
New York Law School in the Summer
issue of Lesbian/Gay Law Notes.
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