gay rights

6:45am

Wed April 22, 2015
Dispatch from Kolkata for 4/22/2015

Sandip Roy: Rights and Responsibilities

Priya Vedi

It is all very well to castigate the Supreme Court for its failure to affirm gay rights. But rights mean nothing without responsibility and those responsibilities begin at home.  

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6:00am

Thu February 5, 2015
Out In The Bay 2-5-15

Tom Nolan on Gay Seniors

Tom Nolan

For almost two decades, Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand, a meal service created during the AIDS crisis.  He's now chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights, specifically the plight of the city's gay seniors.   What kinds of challenges do they face that others don't? You might be surprised. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about the findings of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force. Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 7pm on kalw.org and 91.7fm. 

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6:17am

Wed December 18, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 12/18

Reversal of (Gay) fortune in India.

On December 8th the Indian Supreme Court reinstated Section 377 of the Penal Code making sex against the order of nature a crime again. But India seems to have changed, without their Supreme Court.

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3:46pm

Wed June 26, 2013
Politics

East Bay Express: East Bay to celebrate gay marriage victories today

The Supreme Court issued historic rulings on gay marriage today, dismissing an appeal by Prop 8 supporters and stating that married same-sex couples are entitled to the same federal benefits as opposite-sex ones. While the justices did not rule on the constitutionality of states’ rights to prohibit same-sex marriages or give guidance on the effect of their ruling, legal analysts believe today’s decision regarding Prop 8 will open the door for same-sex marriages in California.

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11:39am

Fri July 13, 2012
Out In The Bay, July 12th, 2012

Out In The Bay: The Immigration Front

Judy Rickard, right, and her British wife, Karin, left.

The Immigration Front. Every day bi-national LGBT couples are denied the same rights as heterosexual couples. Fighting for their lives instead of being free to live them, these couples are subject to the homophobia of antiquated immigration laws. But under Obama, there is both hope and change. Marilyn talks with author Judy Rickard about her book, "Torn Apart," a chronicle of over 20 couples struggling with this punishing policy, and Lavi Soloway, attorney for many of the cases being challenged.

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