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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

GLBT activities posted on-line due to flier vandalism
By Katie Backman / Daily Nebraskan

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Month is approaching, but the University of Nebraska-Lincoln GLBT community won’t be hanging up fliers to post announcements this semester.

D. Moritz, assistant director for GLBT, Ally Programs and Services, said the group isn’t printing fliers because they might get torn down.


'Sexual identity' could be added to NU policy
Stewart Rainbow Alliance co-president
By Amy Hamblin

As the gay rights movement gains momentum, some Northwestern students are concerned that recognition of the transgendered community is lagging behind both at the university and in the state of Illinois.

Without hate crime protection from the state, some students are starting to lobby NU to add "sexual identity and expression" to its nondiscrimination policy. The policy states NU will not discriminate "on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status."

Adding "sexual identity and expression" would cover transgendered students as well as those who may not identify themselves as transgendered but defy the stereotypes of their sex.


Psychiatric group opposes gay-marriage ban
The Courier-Journal

The executive council of the Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association voted yesterday to oppose a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to the union of one man and one woman.

"Our view is that homosexuality is not a illness, nor is it a choice, and it is a civil-rights issue," said Dr. Mary Helen Davis, a Louisville psychiatrist and member of the executive council.

The association represents about 350 psychiatrists in Kentucky. Its executive council has 10 members.

Earlier this summer, the Kentucky Psychological Association and the Kentucky Mental Health Coalition also went on record against the proposed amendment, which would bar civil unions or gay marriage. The amendment will go before voters on Nov. 2.


New group targets gay marriage
Allies for Marriage and Children want to amend state's constitution

Hoping to end the possibility of legalizing same-sex marriages in Washington, Jeff Kemp joined conservative social and religious leaders Tuesday to announce formation of a group dedicated to amending the state constitution.

"We're going to be campaigning and letting people know the long-term implications of changing marriage," Kemp said.

Same-sex marriage would be damaging to children, who should grow up with their biological parents, said Kemp, a former Seattle Seahawks player, and other members of the newly formed Allies for Marriage and Children.


Gays to Withdraw Cash from Banks October 8 - Could Total Billions

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2004 -- Organizers of the Boycott For Equality are expanding their nationwide walkout to include a coordinated cash withdrawal from the economy on October 8.

To demonstrate the need for equality in marriage and the workplace, straight and gay supporters will each take out $80 from their local ATM.

Boycott For Equality expects the action will exhaust the cash in many ATMs, leaving a reminder of gay economic power to all who try to use them throughout the long bank weekend.

To further drive home the lessons taught during the Boycott, participants should refer to the Boycott when communicating with their elected representatives, particularly when candidates ask for money to fund their campaigns.


Boswell criticized over gift from gay backers

Washington, D.C. - Republicans on Tuesday criticized U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Ia., for accepting campaign contributions from the nation's leading gay rights organization.

Boswell at the same time had declined to take a position on a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, on which the U.S. House may vote as soon as next week.


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