Alex Blaze

Friday update, one day late edition

Filed By Alex Blaze | May 26, 2007 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Weekly Reader

  • The FDA upholds the ban on gay and bi men donating blood despite objections from the American Red Cross. (Time)
  • Lawrence, Kansas, will be the first city in that state to offer a domestic partnership registry for both homo- and heterosex couples. (Lawrence Journal-World)
  • Nebraska's Senate voted down an employment anti-discrimination act that was inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. (365gay)
  • Despite the official ban, 5000 marched in Warsaw Pride 2007. (
  • A Pakistani transman and his wife have been thrown in jail for perjury and "unnatural acts" after they went to court to get the wife's family to stop harassing them. They married to prevent her from being sold into marriage to settle her uncle's gambling debts. (International Herald-Tribune)
  • The House is asking for hearings on 58 gay Arabic translators discharged under Don't Ask Don't Tell. (Houston Chronicle)
  • A New York couple is suing Countrywide for foreclosing on their mortgage after the company found out they were a lesbian couple. (Lambda Legal)
  • Mitt Romney says he's not "intolerant", referring to gays, because he's arrogant enough to define that term now. (beliefnet)
  • Washington state introduced legislation to hand out condoms, teach sex ed, and HIV test in prison. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

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