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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Multicultural Aotearoa Says 3000+ Marched

3000-4000 people joined the march against racism in Wellington on Saturday, which marched to parliament peacefully to affirm diversity in New Zealand and reject racist ideology. Police have given some strange estimates of the crowd-numbers for the anti-racism march, but the photographs speak for themselves.


Vatican denies trying to influence U.S. election

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Vatican handbook released Monday laid out Roman Church teaching questioning preventive war and denouncing the "horrendous crime" of abortion. But Vatican officials sidestepped questions on whether the war in Iraq was illegal or if Catholics can vote for candidates who back laws permitting abortion.


State civil rights group opposes Proposal 2
Resolution is first time group has taken stance on proposal
Staff writer

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission passed a resolution against Proposal 2 on the Nov. 2 election ballot during a meeting Monday at Holland City Hall. It's the first time the commission has taken a stance against the proposal.

Proposal 2 passage would amend the state constitution to provide that "the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar


this person is evol.. this is just a last minute desperate act!!! do not buy into it....

Bush Says His Party Is Wrong to Oppose Gay Civil Unions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 - President Bush said in an interview this past weekend that he disagreed with the Republican Party platform opposing civil unions of same-sex couples and that the matter should be left up to the states.

Mr. Bush has previously said that states should be permitted to allow same-sex unions, even though White House officials have said he would not have endorsed such unions as governor of Texas. But Mr. Bush has never before made a point of so publicly disagreeing with his party's official position on the issue.

In an interview on Sunday with Charles Gibson, an anchor of "Good Morning America" on ABC, Mr. Bush said, "I don't think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that's what a state chooses to do so." ABC, which broadcast part of the interview on Monday, is to broadcast the part about civil unions on Tuesday.


Gay Marriage No, Polygamy Maybe GOP Candidate Says
by Newscenter Staff

(Salt Lake City, Utah) A debate between two Salt Lake City area candidates for the US House of Representatives shows divisions on whether to an amendment to the Utah constitution to ban gay marriage, and uncertainty about whether the Constitution should be used to stop polygamy.

The issue arose during the taping of a debate between Republican Representative Chris Cannon and his Democratic challenger Beau Babka for airing tonight on TV station KUED.


3 Americans Sought For Injecting Indian HIV Patients With Animal Vaccine
by Newscenter Staff

(Bombay, India) Police in India are seeking government permission to extradite three Americans for allegedly testing an animal vaccine on Indian patients with HIV 10 years ago.

The indictment names Pierre Emanuel De Gaspe, a Florida-based financier, Dr Bharav Bhattacharya, a veterinary scientist from New Jersey, and AIDS-patient counselor Dr Maya Gogte whose hometown in the US was not available.

All three are charged with medical negligence leading to death.

The case dates back to March 1994, when 10 HIV-positive patients were allegedly injected with a Bovine Immuno-deficiency Virus (BIV) vaccine meant for cows during medical trials conducted in Mumbai.


London Banks seek lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students!

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) university students are invited to apply for one of 150 places at London’s annual inter-bank LGBT careers event – OUT in the City – on Thursday 4 November. Undergraduates from across Europe will attend the event, organised by graduate careers publishers GTI on behalf of nine leading investment banks. Interested students from any degree discipline studying at a UK, Irish or European university can apply by visiting


'Two mommies' appeal dies
Colorado high court turns away case that roused GOP ire
By Karen Abbott, Rocky Mountain News

The Colorado Supreme Court refused Monday to consider an appeal in the "two mommies" custody dispute between a former lesbian couple and their adopted daughter.

That leaves intact a ruling in July by the Colorado Court of Appeals, which upheld a lower court decision that split custody of the child 50-50.


Gay Marriage Legal In Nova Scotia, But Couples Must Be 'Opposite Sex'
by Canadian Press

(Halifax, Nova Scotia) Although Nova Scotia has legalized same - sex marriage, the province still wants couples getting married to be pronounced ``husband and wife'' - at least while the paperwork gets sorted out.

It's the latest snarl in the gay marriage saga and it's angered some of the same - sex couples who fought to make Nova Scotia the sixth province or territory in Canada to recognize their unions.


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