CABN: House of Blues Protest
Gay activists will rally in front of the House of Blues (HOB) nightclub, 329 N. Dearborn, at 7 pm, Thursday, September 23 to protest the Club's sponsorship of a performance by reggae singer Capleton. Jamaican-born Capleton openly calls for killing Lesbian and Gay people in a number of his most prominent songs, and hails from a country widely seen as particularly vicious towards gay people.
As part of the protest, activists with the Chicago Anti-Bashing Network (CABN) will call for a the beginning of a full-scale boycott of the club by all who oppose hate violence against any group.
Court to hear arguments in marriage amendment today
By Rob Moritz
Arkansas News Bureau
LITTLE ROCK - The state Supreme Court is to hear arguments today on whether to keep the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.
Oral arguments are set for 9 a.m.
The drive to get the measure on the ballot was in response to a ruling earlier this year by the Massachusetts Supreme Court, which said there is nothing in that state's constitution that prohibits civil unions between same-sex couples.
The Arkansas Marriage Amendment Committee gathered more than 200,000 signatures by the July 2 deadline to get the proposal on the ballot. Just 80,570 were needed.