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Recent Items of Interest

Explanations of the Terrorist Actions in New York and Washington
Jerry Falwell:
"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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