gay rights

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,

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5:20pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

GLBT museum celebrates fight for social justice

Photo courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society http://www.glbthistory.org/index.html

The rainbow flag flying over the Castro District is symbolic of the gay community. But back in Harvey Milk’s day, San Francisco was not as gay-friendly. Consider the words of Milk’s speechwriter, Frank Robinson, from a promo for the film 2008 Milk: “When he came to town, there were a lot of gays living in town but there was no such thing as a gay community per se. People were friends of the community who would be your friends until you got between a rock and a hard place, and then they didn’t know you.”

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2:04pm

Wed February 1, 2012
Politics

Civil Rights lawyer fighting UC Berkeley police over gay rights

Photo Courtesty of Flickr user Kellie Parker, http://www.flickr.com/photos/sigmaration/233499524/

A couple of weeks ago, KALW’s Holly Kernan was reading the San Francisco Chronicle and there was an article about a U.C.gay  Berkeley teacher being arrested for soliciting sex in a bathroom. The teacher is suing over it. Kernan found it strange that police would be doing sting operations in university bathrooms. It also seemed odd to her that consensual sex would be a crime.

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