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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Human rights group protest Russian gay abuse

The attack by neo-fascists and religionists on a gay gathering at a Moscow nightclub has been condemned by the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA).

GALHA has written to the Russian Ambassador in London, Yury Fedotov, to complain about this incident and the increasing persecution of gay people in Russia.


U.S. law separates thousands of gay couples
Immigration Equality report urges Uniting American Families Act

U.S. immigration laws have physically separated thousands of gay Americans from their non-American partners and Congress should act so they can legally reunite, according to a new report.

The report — "Family, Unvalued" released May 2 — evaluates how U.S. immigration policies affect gay Americans and their families. It also criticizes federal officials for not offering gay foreigners an opportunity to live permanently with their partner in the United States.


Ohio's gay-rights policy victorious
Prison chaplain's suspension upheld

Cincinnati- A federal appeals court has delivered a major victory to the gay-rights movement by ruling that Ohio officials can discipline public employees who discriminate, even if the workers say they are following religious beliefs.
The decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is an important legal development because it means employers can enforce workplace policies that forbid bias based on sexual orientation.


Methodist panel upholds anti-gay ruling

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has refused to reconsider its ruling that a minister acted correctly when he refused church membership to a gay man, the church announced on Tuesday.


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