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Hunter of Justice - Part 203

Death in Turkey

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July 21, 2008

Was Ahmet Yildiz the victim of Turkey’s first gay honour killing? – Europe, World – The Independent By Nicholas Birch in IstanbulSaturday, 19 July 2008 In a corner of Istanbul today, the man who might be described as Turkey’s gay poster boy will be buried – a victim, his friends believe, of the country’s deepening […]

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A good summer for the Americans with Disabilities Act

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July 21, 2008

Leonard Link: In BIG Surprise, D.C. Circuit Holds "Sleeping" and "Having Sex" Are Major Life Activities In BIG Surprise, D.C. Circuit Holds "Sleeping" and "Having Sex" Are Major Life Activities But you shouldn’t do them on the bench…. In two recent decisions, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge David Tatel has found on behalf of D.C. […]

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Showdown in SD

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July 20, 2008

Ruling Gives South Dakota Doctors a Script to Read – washingtonpost.com CHICAGO — In a victory for antiabortion forces, doctors in South Dakota are now required to tell a woman seeking an abortion that the procedure "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique living human being." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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Polls and musings

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July 20, 2008

Almost simultaneously with the new Field poll showing Californians rejecting a state constitutional amendment to bar same-sex marriage, the Quinnipiac Polling Institute released a new national poll  on attitudes toward same-sex marriage. Not surprisingly, the results were less supportive of equal marriage rights overall, although with a few interesting specifics.  Quinnipiac asked a series of […]

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Maintaining the “bright line” of marriage

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July 19, 2008

Last week, the highest court of Massachusetts ruled that an unmarried partner could not bring an action for loss of consortium, even if the couple married as soon as it was legally possible for them to do so. Charron v. Amaral, 451 Mass. 767, 2008 WL 2672967, involved a lesbian couple who obtained a marriage […]

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Sexual politics, Obama style

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July 19, 2008

From a new blog, "Carnal Knowledge," by JoAnn Wypijewski, on The Nation website – a savvy take on what the media now routinely describe, inanely, as Obamamania – Obama as Sex Symbol … By ’07 even the boys were Obama Girls, and their parents were borne along on the energy, feeling young and hip and […]

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