All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 20, 2011)

Judge rules for gay-rights backers in health suit
San Francisco Chronicle
Preview: “A federal judge has issued a favorable ruling for gay-rights advocates involving state employees and long-term health care.”

Charles Barkley Says Martin Luther King Supported Gay Rights
On Top Magazine
Preview: “Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley says his hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. supported gay rights.”
Related: Invoking Dr. King, Charles Barkley Stands Strongly for LGBT Rights‎ (The Nation (blog))

Census finds South hosts more gay families than other regions
The Seattle Times
Preview: “Being gay in this Southern city was once a lonely existence. Most people kept their sexuality to themselves, and they were reminded of the dangers of being openly gay when a gay church was bombed in the 1980s. These days, there are eight churches that openly welcome gay worshippers. One even caters to couples with children.”

European Union Tells Obama to Help Lawyer Gao Zisheng
The Epoch Times
Preview: “Kidnapped and tortured for supporting Falun Gong, Gao has become a potent symbol of Chinese oppression during Hu Jintao’s state visit”

Sanctions Must Respond to Iran’s Anti-Gay Genocide
Gay City News
Preview: “Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s lethal homophobia requires strong medicine. The international campaign to stop the stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman who was sentenced to death for alleged adultery, shows that the Islamic Republic of Iran is vulnerable to a human rights pressure-point campaign.”

Trafficking in human beings in the northern Sinai is a plague
The Tolerance Webzine
Preview: “Trafficking in human beings in the northern Sinai is a plague that Egypt is preparing to face in 2011 with a special anti-terrorism unit. The Egyptian government is setting up a special body whose goal is to stamp out trafficking in human beings and weapons.”

The EU’s Hungary headache – and a whiff of double standards
The Guardian
Preview: “The controversy over Hungary’s new media law has sparked debate over the power of the EU to deal with ‘rogue’ states”

Does Arab Money Fund Left-Wing Israeli NGOs?
The Jewish Daily Forward
Preview: “In the context of Israeli politics, it is the most incendiary charge made thus far against human rights groups and other left-wing nongovernmental organizations: that some of the money that funds their work comes from Arabs — or even from terrorists.”

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