Tag: Referendum 71

LGBT Notable News Happenings – (August 26, 2009 – September 2, 2009)

FL Gay Adoption Ban Goes to State Appeals Court – November 2008 a Miami-Dade County judge ruled that the Gay Adoption Ban is unconstitutional. The ruling was made in the case of Martin Gill and his partner who had adopted two young boys. State attorneys have taken the case to the court of appeals and and the ACLU is representing Mr. Gill.
Men to be Tried for Murder of Lesbian in South Africa – Last year a group of men assaulted and then stabbed to death Eudy Simelane (29 yrs) who played on national sport teams. Gay Rights activists are using this case to show that women continue to be raped in an attempt to change their Sexual Orientation. Lesbians who attended the hearing were threatened by young men and the three men accused have pleaded not guilty.
Proposal in MI to add Sexual Orientation to Anti-Discrimination Law – The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony recently on whether to add Sexual Orientation to their existing Anti-Discrimination laws.


September 6, 2009 0

LGBT Notable News Happenings (June 2, 2009 – June 6, 2009)

WA LGBT Group Might Expose Petition Signers – There has been a lot of discussion lately about publicly recognizing people who are anti-LGBT in their actions. Previously, contributors to anti-LGBT legislation such as Prop. 8 in CA have been listed on weblogs and other internet sites. When a registered voter signs a petition, and it has been properly certified, the names then do become a matter of public record. Now two organizations are planning to create a similar type of post showing those who sign petitions for Referendum 71. Recently WA passed an expansion of their Domestic Partner Bill and Referendum 71 is an attempt to overturn that approved expansion of LGBT rights.
Denmark Study – Kids of Lesbian Moms More Mentally Healthy – According to a study done in Copenhagen – children raised in families headed by Lesbian mothers have a lesser chance of developing mental illness than those children raised in families headed by heterosexual parents. Merete Lauberg of the University of Copenhagen said, “The findings suggest that concerns that alternative families have a negative effect on child development are over.” Hopefully this will be the beginning of many more adoptions by LGBT parents – to be. Good news and definitely very interesting news for our community.


June 8, 2009 0