Monthly Archives: December 2010

Senate votes to repeal ban on gays openly serving in military – CNN.com

Washington CNN — The military’s prohibition of openly gay people serving within its ranks is one step closer to ending, after the Senate voted Saturday to repeal the armed forces’ “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.Eight Republicans and independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut joined the chamber’s Democrats to back the legislation, which passed around 3 p.m. by a 65-31 margin. The bill needed a simple majority — meaning support from 51 of the Senate’s 100 members — to pass.

via Senate votes to repeal ban on gays openly serving in military – CNN.com.

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Transgender woman says DMV clerk warned of hell

What the f*ck??? In San Francisco of all places?

(12-09) 18:34 PST SAN FRANCISCO — A few days after Amber Yust visited the Department of Motor Vehicles in San Francisco to register her sex change from male to female, she got a letter at home from the DMV employee who had handled her application.

Homosexual acts, he informed her, were “an abomination that leads to hell.”

The same day, Yust said, a DVD arrived from a fundamentalist church warning of eternal damnation for anyone “possessed by demons” of homosexuality. The DMV employee’s letter had referred her to the church’s website as a source of “critical information for your salvation.”

What’s more, the DMV had kept the employee on in 2009 even after he refused to process another transgender woman’s name-change application, Yust said in a damage claim filed with the state, the precursor to a lawsuit.

via Transgender woman says DMV clerk warned of hell.

Live-blogging the Prop 8 Appellate argument on Monday | News Story on 365gay.com

And here we go for round 3 of the Prop 8 journey.

By John Culhane, Professor of Law, Widener University12.03.2010 4:01pm EST

This coming Monday Dec. 6, at or shortly after 1 pm EST, I’ll be live-blogging the Prop 8 oral argument in the Ninth Circuit federal appellate court.Send / ShareAdd CommentThe first hour will focus on the issue of standing which, if denied to the Prop 8 supporters, could end the case without consideration of the substance of their arguments.This will, I promise, be more interesting that you might think.The second hour is expected to deal with the constitutional and factual issues that Judge Walker found in favor of the plaintiff couples. The argument should continue until about 3 pm.

via Live-blogging the Prop 8 Appellate argument on Monday | News Story on 365gay.com.