Mar 272013
Ecuador - Un espacio para el debate de los gais

The light from the incandescent bulb draws their silhouettes on the floor. There is almost no space. A creaky fan calms the warm winter evening. 18:30 And the walls are color melon of the narrow room in the casa 325, close to the Zona Rosa, wallpaper color. There are photos of the Gay Pride Parade [...]

Mar 262013
USA - Supreme Court expert: Prop 8 ruling will be "modest step forward for gay rights advocates", DOMA "potentially significant ruling"

Much will be written about the Proposition 8 oral argument. The bottom line, in my opinion, is that the Court probably will not have the five votes necessary to get to any result at all, and almost certainly will not have five votes to decide the merits of whether Proposition 8 is constitutional. Several Justices [...]

Mar 252013
USA - The same-sex marriage cases before Supreme Court: A primer

California Gay Marriage Ban Challenge The Case: Hollingsworth v. Perry, 12-144 (Argued Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET) At Issue: This case centers around a challenge to California’s voter-approved gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8: Does it violate the 14th Amendment, which prevents states from denying people equal protection under the law? In this case, [...]

Mar 252013
Canada - Gay marriage is a non-issue in Canada, but it still riles America (Konrad Yakabuski)

We have had almost 10 years of gay marriage in Canada and, as far as anyone can tell, the family unit has not gone to hell in a handbasket. Polygamists are not clamouring for marriage equality. And the institution of marriage has not fallen any further in esteem than it already had by 2003. Opposition [...]

Mar 222013
USA - Students protest at Senate Majority Leader Reid's office over "Robin Hood tax" to help end AIDS

The words written on her body: Robin Hood Tax to end AIDS. On her mind: Outrage over funding cuts to global AIDS programs. The bikini-clad co-ed stood among several nearly naked student AIDS activists who took over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office Thursday to protest funding cuts to global AIDS programs. The students convened in [...]

Mar 202013
USA - Gay rights advocate buys house across from Westboro Batptist Church, paints it rainbow colors

By the end of today, the inhabitants of the Westboro Baptist Church compound in Topeka, Kansas, should have a new view out their windows, just past their FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS sign: a new gay-rights center across the street, painted in brilliant rainbow colors, with a pride flag flying from a 30-foot flagpole. Right now, [...]

Mar 192013
Danmark - Kristne fundamentalister er meget aktive i Afrika for at genvinde tabt styrke i USA

To the new Pope for the Catholic religion will create a stronger Church in the world's poor countries, where most of its believers live, is not a new invention. Fundamentalist protestestanter in the United States has long been in time with the same strategy. The Christian fundamentalists in both the United States and Europe have their eyes directed towards Africa, [...]

Mar 122013
USA - How much money has your doctor been paid by pharmaceutical companies?

Dr. Jon W. Draud, the medical director of psychiatric and addiction medicine at two Tennessee hospitals, pursues some eclectic passions. He’s bred sleek Basenji hunting dogs for show. And last summer, the Tennessee State Museum featured “African Art: The Collection of Jon Draud.”

But the Nashville psychiatrist is also notable for a professional pursuit: During the last four years, the 47-year-old Draud has earnedmore than $1 millionfor delivering promotional talks and consulting for seven drug companies.