July 6, 2006

New York State's High Court Upholds Exclusion of Same-Sex Couples from Marriage

Filed by Annette Gross | July 06, 2006 | 7:50 PM | comments

More news on marriage.......Annette New York State's High Court Upholds Exclusion of Same-Sex Couples from Marriage 'Today's decision refuses to recognize that gay and lesbian New Yorkers and their families are full citizens of this state. But this struggle is...Read More


A Little Humor

Filed by Annette Gross | July 06, 2006 | 7:21 PM | comments

Five Surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on. The first surgeon, from New York, says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is...Read More


Attack on Transgendered Person Points To Need For Hoosier Queer Anti-Violence Organization

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 06, 2006 | 8:46 AM | comments

Gary Welsh on Advance Indiana has posted an alert to a horrifying story in the Indianapolis Star about an attack on a transgendered person at a local gas station. I encourage you to read it. Indiana now has a legal situation where criminals get a free pass on the bias aspect of their crimes and the state merely has to get the count right -- and, from what I've seen, nobody's really making them do that, failing instead to use the best tool to establish need for passage of penalties legislation we could give you at the time. It is long past time for the establishment of a stand-alone LGBTQQIA anti-violence/police-community relations organization in Indiana so this vital work does not continue to fall through the cracks. Read More