Monthly Archives: July 2013

Seattle Medical Marijuana Raids Highlight the Clash between State and Federal Law


Regina Garson | Forward Progressives | July 30, 2013 A series of raids this past week on Seattle-area medical marijuana dispensaries brought the disparity between state level changes in drug laws and those at the Federal level into glaring focus. … Continue reading

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Lesbian candidate Christine Quinn emerges as Democratic favorite in NYC mayoral race


Greg Hernandez | Gay Star News | July 30, 2013 A new poll has lesbian candidate Christine Quinn now in the lead in the race to win the Democratic nomination in the race to become the next mayor of New … Continue reading

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Australia will send LGBT refugees to Papua New Guinea despite anti-gay laws


Andrew Potts | Gay Star News | July 30, 2013 LGBT refugees who try to seek asylum in Australia by boat will be relocated and resettled against their will in Papua New Guinea despite the country jailing people for up to … Continue reading

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America’s Real Subversives — The FBI and NSA, Spying on the Public


Amy Goodman | AlterNet | July 30, 2013 A s the 50th anniversary of the 1963  March on Washington approaches, commemorating that historic gathering where  Martin Luther King Jr gave his famous “I have a dream” speech, it is important to … Continue reading

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What do pope’s remarks on gays mean?


Kevin Clarke | CNN | July 30, 2013 Pope Francis ignited a firestorm on the Internet with a few words about gay and lesbian people that seemed to suggest a new church position on homosexuality. I say “seemed to” because … Continue reading

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Gay marriage in the year 100 AD


Annalee Newitz | IO9.com | July 30, 2013 Gay marriage sounds like an ultra-contemporary idea. But almost twenty years ago, a Catholic scholar at Yale shocked the world by publishing a book packed with evidence that same-sex marriages were sanctioned by … Continue reading

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$1.35 Million Grant Will Examine Transgender Military Service


Chris Geidner | BuzzFeed | July 30, 2013 WASHINGTON — The research institute best known for coordinating more than a decade of research into the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the Palm Center, has received a $1.35 million grant … Continue reading

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Cozen O’Connor v Tobits Ruling: Company Must Pay Survivor Benefits To Lesbian Widow


Robin Wilkey | Huffington Post | July 30, 2013 The historic Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act showed its colors Monday when a federal judge ruled that a lesbian widow is entitled to survivor benefits from her … Continue reading

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Russia Will Not Suspend Anti-Gay Legislation For 2014 Sochi Olympic Games: Official


James Nichols | Huffington Post | July 30, 2013 Despite assurance by the International Olympic Committee July 26 that attendees of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi would not be held under the jurisdiction of Russia’s anti-gay legislation, the law’s co-sponsor … Continue reading

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How does a pogrom against LGBT people pass muster in 2013?


John Aravosis | America Blog | July 30, 2013 Nancy Goldstein really is one of my favorite writers. Smart, succinct, and able to pull a lot of data together, from various sources, in an interesting, new way. Her new Guardian … Continue reading

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