Flood Of Prop 8 Supporters Petition Appeals Court

Commentary by Boyce Hinman

September 17 was the deadline for the submission of briefs by those who want the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals to overturn Judge Walker's decision on California's Proposition 8.

The latest petitions in support of Proposition 8 came from a variety of religious organizations, conservative legal groups that litigate against gay rights, other conservative groups, individuals, and even one association of health care professionals.

Read more: Prop 8 Supporters Petition Appeals Court

 

Where is the Commitment to Helping with HIV/AIDS Drugs?

Commentary by Jeffrey R. Lewis

America’s commitment to helping tens of thousands of people suffering from HIV/AIDS obtain access to the medications they need to survive has failed. Instead, the White House, Members of Congress, Governors and State Legislators have created a new, life-threatening epidemic – functional malaise.

Why is there a problem when we have ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Programs) - a system of federally funded, state-run programs to supply low-income, uninsured individuals with access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications?

Read more: Where is the HIV/AIDS Drugs Commitment?

 

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Senate Fails To End Don’t Ask, Don’t TellPhoto by Anthony Loverde

Sacramento , California - 09/22/2010

Yesterday, in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Senate blocked the vote to begin debate on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which contains an amendment calling for repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.

The vote, 56 – 43, was four votes short of the needed 60 votes to stop a filibuster by Senators opposed to repealing DADT. At this point, the NDAA would be put on hold until after the midterm elections.

Read more: Senate Fails To End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

 

The September 23rd Issue Is Out Now!417 cover

For 19 years the Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF - pronounced: “sig-lif” the second F is silent) has been bringing a truly eclectic assortment of GLBT films, movies and shorts to town, for us to enjoy. This year is no different! Our very own, Chris Narloch, takes a sneak peek at the movies we will get to see, starting October 7 at the fabulous Crest Theatre. Check out page 19.

Read more: September 23rd Issue

 

Second National Poll Finds Majority Support for the Freedom to Marry

New York, NY, Sept. 20, 2010

For the second time, a national poll has found that a majority of Americans now support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

Echoing the findings of last month's CNN poll, the Associated Press released a poll which found that 52 percent of Americans support marriage equality.

Read more: Poll Finds Support for Freedom to Marry

 

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