poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Friday, March 19, 2004

Quebec court decision released tomorrow
A victory expected for Canada's final marriage case
A long-awaited decision in the Quebec same-sex marriage case will be released tomorrow by the province's highest court: the Court of Appeal. Montreal couple Michael Hendricks and René Leboeuf won their case in Quebec's lower court in 2002, however, the court delayed the legalization of gay marriage for two years, in order to give the federal and provincial governments time to adjust to the new reality.


Tough questions such as:

• Can one person make a difference?
• Where do I go to get involved?
• How do I respond to those who still hold onto the “gay is a mental illness” stance?
• Can we really end discrimination in the workplace?
• What about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”?
• How do I correctly answer those hard questions about being gay, lesbian, or bisexual?
• Where do I start when promoting equality?
• Can we ever shake the stigma that all gay people are child molesters?
• How do make a difference in my area to combat hate crimes?
• Is it really possible my family will soon be recognized as a real family under the law?
• Can I help make schools safe for gay teens?

(this is from a book, and I am not promoting this book, just thought the questions where good)


Arkansas group begins petition drive to amend state constitution


Lesbian pastor says trial could be turning point
The Reverend Karen Dammann, being tried by her church for being a lesbian, said Thursday that her case could be a turning point for the United Methodist Church. As she entered Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Wash., for the start of the second day of her trial, Dammann said she felt no animosity toward her church or her jury of fellow pastors. "I don't take it personally. It's the process winding its way to a conclusion," she said. Although that process has been exhausting, she said, she's glad the trial is finally under way. "I feel hopeful," Dammann said. "It's possible that this will be a prophetic moment for the church."


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