All Rights All Around the World (Feb. 3, 2011)

GOP amends abortion bill language
Preview: “Sponsors of a bill to ban U.S. taxpayer subsidies of abortion have removed language from the bill that would have applied the ban to some forms of rape.”
Related: Redefining Rape (All Rights All Around the World, Feb. 2, 2011) (All Rights for All – Todos los derechos para todxs), Did bill try to redefine rape? GOP backs down after public outcry.‎ (Christian Science Monitor); Hyde and seek on ‘forcible rape’‎ (Washington Post), House Republicans Drop “Forcible Rape” Language from Bill on Abortion‎ (CBS News), Representative Chris Smith Redefines Rape (Huffington Post), House GOPer re-writes abortion language in bill (, ‘Forcible rape’ cut from antiabortion bill after backlash from women’s groups (Washington Post), Republicans Won’t Try to Redefine Rape (Slate Magazine)

Uganda: Police Say Killing Is Unrelated to Gay Rights
New York Times
Preview: “A suspect who confessed to the killing of David Kato, a prominent gay-rights activist, said it was unrelated to Mr. Kato’s activism, the police said Thursday. The suspect, Enock Nsubuga, 22, said Mr. Kato had reneged on a promise to pay Mr. Nsubuga for sex, officials said. Mr. Kato, left, had received numerous death threats because of his work. Parliament is considering a bill that would call for gays to be executed under certain circumstances, and a newspaper had published photos of Mr. Kato and other activists on the front page under the headline ‘Hang Them.’ Mr. Kato was beaten to death in his home last week.”
Related: New York vigil held for murdered Uganda gay activist‎ (AFP), Funeral of Ugandan gay leader marred by hostile priest‎ (Washington Blade), What gay activist’s death can teach the world‎ (The Citizen Daily)

Groups Skip Conservative Gathering Over Gay Sponsor
Preview: “This year’s event is set for next week, but it is being boycotted by some high-profile groups. The reason: GOProud, a 2-year-old group that represents gay conservatives, is on the list of co-sponsors — alongside the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the National Rifle Association, Americans for Tax Reform and more than a hundred others.”
Related: The Fix: Why Sarah Palin keeps skipping CPAC‎ (Washington Post), GOProud rocks CPAC boat‎ (UNLV The Rebel Yell), Sarah Palin declines to keynote conservative event‎ (USA Today)

Iowa House votes to ban gay marriage, even after lesbians’ son’s passionate plea
Chicago Pride
Preview: “Zach Wahls, a University of Iowa engineering student, took a trip to the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Thursday to try to stop legislators from approving a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.”
Related: Son of Iowa Lesbians Fights Gay Marriage Ban‎ (ABC News), Iowa House votes to repeal gay marriage despite 19-year old’s eloquent plea‎ (, The politics and morality of gay marriage‎ (The Economist (blog)), GOP senator supports gay marriage‎ (Annapolis Capital), Senator backs Maryland gay marriage bid(Pink Paper)

What other dictators does the U.S. support?
Preview: “There are now reports of anti-American sentiment among the Egyptian protesters, who are angry about U.S. support for Hosni Mubarak over the years and about the Obama administration’s hesitance to throw its full support behind the movement. A powerful symbol has emerged in tear gas canisters bearing ‘Made in the USA’ labels that police have fired into the crowds.”
Related: A Reminder: Mubarak Isn’t the Only US-Backed Dictator‎ (The AtlanticWire)

Journalists, human rights activists arrested and detained in Egypt
Los Angeles Times
Preview: “The BBC, New York Times, Associated Press, CNN and Washington Post all reported that foreign journalists’ equipment was taken or that journalists were being arrested and detained. The Washington Post reported their Cairo bureau chief Leila Fadel had been arrested, along with at least one dozen other journalists. The Post also reported that they have contacted the U.S. State Department regarding the arrests.”
Related: All Rights: What’s Happening in Egypt? (Jan. 31, 2011) (All Rights for All – Todos los derechos para todxs), Mubarak Regime Targets Journalists, Human Rights Workers As Violence Spikes‎ (Neon Tommy), Human Rights Activists Criticize Obama’s Egypt Response‎ (NPR)

Sophia Keshavjee: Racial profiling violates human rights
Buffalo News
Preview: “I had a 2 p. m. class to attend a few weeks ago, a required course to complete my master’s degree in social work. I arrived late. Shortly after showing my citizenship to a U. S. border guard at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, two customs officers charged at my vehicle, attempting to strip me of my dignity.”

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