Category Archives: Law

On the agenda in Virginia

Scrambling to pass Virginia legislation “The Virginia General Assembly voted on hundreds of bills Tuesday, the midpoint of its 60-day session when the two chambers face a deadline to vote on their own pieces of legislation. Lawmakers introduced more than 2,500 … Continue reading

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United Nations’ landmark report calls for worldwide decriminalization of same-sex relations

Source: The United Nations has produced its first ever report on LGBT rights, calling for the decriminalization of same-sex relations between consenting adults, and includes a call for protection and recognition of the self-identified gender of transgender persons. The report … Continue reading

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San Diego Gay and Lesbian News: VIDEO: In Geneva, Secretary Clinton focuses on global LGBT rights in UN Human Rights Day speech

Source: (Editor’s note: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about Human Rights Day to the United Nations today in Geneva. The entire transcript of the speech, provided by, is below.) Good evening and let me express my deep honor and … Continue reading

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IGLHRC: Inter-American Court on Human Rights Hears First-Ever LGBT Case

via IGLHRC (View other Press Releases here) Inter-American Court on Human Rights Hears First-Ever LGBT Case Court to Determine Whether Lesbian Mother Faced Discrimination in Custody Dispute 08/24/2011 Media Advisory Contacts: Jessica Stern, Director of Programs, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission … Continue reading

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Consensus on the Law of Gender Identity (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Terminó la reunión de comisiones con absoluto consenso para la Ley de Identidad de Género!! Se firma en la próxima reunión. – via @mariarachid on Twitter Amplio consenso en Diputados en favor de la Ley de Género | Noticias Congreso Nacional reading

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NJ’s “Here Comes the Bride” Breaks the Law and a Bride-to-Be’s Heart

Imagine this: You get your friends and family together for you own version of “Say Yes to the Dress,” trying on gowns until you find the one that takes your breath away when you see it in the mirror. You’ve … Continue reading

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Asylum Granted to Jamaican Lesbian in the UK

Jamaican lesbian can stay in UK, tribunal rules  BBC Preview: “A Jamaican lesbian has won the right to stay in the UK after immigration judges ruled she risks persecution if she returns to her home country.” Jamaican lesbian appeals deportation … Continue reading

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