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 Gay Rights: Balance is Sought on a Sensitive Topic
Backers of gay rights have done "a good job of playing the victim," thereby blurring the distinction between opposition to "the homosexual lifestyle and opposition to homosexuals," Muffett said.
Although opposition to and promotion of gay rights both sometimes appear to have an internal logic, striking the right political chord has proven elusive.
Of all the issues along the front in the culture wars of the last two decades, gay rights is the "one where the frontier is moving most rapidly," he said.
www.sodomylaws.org /usa/michigan/minews19.htm   (708 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage&; to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (699 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage&; to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (771 words)

  
 Gay rights highly charged political issue
Gay rights advocates said his careerlong opposition to gay rights was hypocritical in light of his statement.
As the gay rights movement is gaining momentum in Washington's urban and suburban communities, ideological resistance from rural conservatives has so far been enough to brace the opposition and defeat legislation intended to expand legal rights and public benefits to gays and lesbians.
Although Murray and gay rights groups are still optimistic that civil rights bill will eventually pass, he said the wider issue of gay marriage will be a wedge issue in politics for years to come.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/223338_gaypolitics07.html   (847 words)

  
 Gay marriages issue sparks row in Spain - Jan. 02, 2004
Varela decried plans by the opposition Socialist Party to grant equal rights to non-traditional couples, including single-parent families and gays, dubbing the latter form of union "incapable by nature of having children."
Left-wing opposition groups joined progressive Catholics and gay rights groups -- including some Popular Party members -- in condemning Varela's stance.
MADRID- A row is coming to the boil in Spain over gay couples' rights with the powerful Roman Catholic Church and the governing Popular Party ringing in 2004 by claiming that demands for greater social benefits for unmarried couples will ruin the social security system.
www.inq7.net /wnw/2004/jan/02/wnw_7-1.htm   (847 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage” to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (771 words)

  
 Gay rights measure irks blacks IndyStar.com
In petitioning God to guide the council members who will decide the issue, the ministers uniformly expressed bitter opposition to the idea that the gay rights movement is the modern equivalent of the struggle for civil rights in the 1950s and '60s.
Nearly 30 clergy members from black churches throughout the city gathered in opposition to a gay rights proposal.
Ferguson said that because of its success, the civil rights struggle is a good model for gay rights groups seeking to bring about change.
www.indystar.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051201/NEWS01/512010476   (1017 words)

  
 Iei! Spain legalises gay marriage - National Youth Rights Association
Gay rights activists embrace under a flag made up of the Spanish and rainbow flags outside parliament in Madrid after same-sex marriages were legalised despite fierce opposition from the Catholic church.
The Spanish parliament today voted to legalise gay marriage despite heavy opposition from the Roman Catholic church.
Gay rights groups welcomed today's vote and said the first gay marriages in Spain could take place as soon as 15 days after the law is published in Spain's official journal.
www.youthrights.org /forums/showthread.php?t=4219   (1421 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage” to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (740 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage” to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (740 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Politics -- Conservative group to oppose Roberts because of work on gay rights case
Gay rights groups sued, and the measure was declared unconstitutional in a 6-3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1996.
The Colorado gay rights case involved Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1992 that would have barred laws, ordinances or regulations protecting gays from discrimination by landlords, employers or public agencies such as school districts.
NARAL Pro Choice America plans to start running television ads opposing Roberts on Wednesday, and other abortion rights groups including the National Organization for Women, the National Abortion Federation and the Feminist Majority all have announced their opposition to Roberts.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/politics/20050809-1439-roberts.html   (482 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage” to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (740 words)

  
 "Gay Rights" Strategies Involve Conscious Deception And Wholesale Manipulation of Public Opinion
Gay extremists often attempt to gain sympathy by recalling the extermination of thousands of homosexuals under the tyranny of Hitler's Third Reich.
Beyond the general claims of gay supremacy and focus on dominant white muscle men in black leather (symbols of nazi power) issues of THE ADVOCATE often carry ads of men in fascist caps, wearing black SS-type hip boots or carrying the inevitable SS whips and such.
In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be cast as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex action to assume the role of protector...Straight viewers must be able to identify with gays as victims.
www.leaderu.com /marco/special/spc15.html   (1293 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage” to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (1293 words)

  
 aaron :: » Arab News Editorial Title: ‘Outlaw Hatred’
Saudi Arabia does not have political parties, and the only semblance of organized political opposition exists outside of the country, with many Saudi opposition activists being based in London.
Saudi Arabia is consistently ranked dead last in political and civil rights by bipartisan group Freedom House’s annual ranking of nations in 2005, joining lovely tourist hotspots Burma, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Turkmenistan.
Allegations of torture by police and prison officials are frequent, though access to prisoners by independent human rights and legal organizations is strictly limited.
aarons.cc /2006/02/01/arab-news-editorial-title-outlaw-hatred   (2368 words)

  
 The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline
President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
The Mattachine Society, the first national gay rights organization, is formed by Harry Hay, considered by many to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
The Massachusetts Chief Justice concluded that to “deny the protections, benefits, and obligations conferred by civil marriage” to gay couples was unconstitutional because it denied “the dignity and equality of all individuals” and made them “second-class citizens.” Strong opposition followed the ruling.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0761909.html   (2368 words)

  
 Communitarianism
The Singapore government does not hide the fact that it makes life difficult for many who aim to enter the political arena on the side of opposition parties: Between 1971 and 1993, according to Attorney General Chan Sek Keong, eleven opposition politicians were made bankrupt (and hence ineligible to run in elections).
Still, there may be a concern that marginalized groups demanding new rights, e.g., homosexual couples seeking the right to legally sanctioned marriage, will be paying the price for the excesses of others if the communitarian proposal to declare a moratorium on the minting of new rights is put into effect.
Or a gay liberation activist may claim that it is both impossible and undesirable for gays to repress their biologically-given sexual identity.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/communitarianism   (8749 words)

  
 NYT: Microsoft faces new criticism on gay rights position - Apr. 22, 2005
Microsoft officials denied any connection between their decision not to endorse the bill and the church's opposition, although they acknowledged meeting twice with the church minister, Ken Hutcherson, the Times reported.
Gay rights advocates denounced Microsoft, which had supported the bill for the last two years, for abandoning their cause, the report said.
Dow Jones Newswires 04-22-05 0443ET Copyright (C) 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
money.cnn.com /2005/04/22/technology/microsoft_gayrights.dj   (439 words)

  
 SOIN - Gay Events Timeline
Dade County, FL, gay rights ordinance sparks opposition from entertainer, former Miss America runner-up and orange juice pitchwoman Anita Bryant that results in nationwide focus on the issue, repeal of the ordinance and a nationwide conservative backlash.
The Vermont Supreme Court rules that the state must grant gay and lesbian couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.
In ruling that "a state cannot so deem a class of person a stranger to its laws," the court held that gay-rights laws were not creating "special rights" for homosexuals, as conservatives argued, but guaranteeing gay men and lesbians the same rights enjoyed by all Americans, rights to which they are equally entitled.
www.usc.edu /schools/annenberg/asc/projects/soin/enhancingCurricula/timeline.html   (5499 words)

  
 Gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Regionally, opposition to the gay rights movement has been strongest in the Southern states.
The gay rights movement in Germany was almost completely obliterated or exiled by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement (See: Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, Night of the Long Knives, and History of Gays during the Holocaust).
The gay rights movement comprises a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and related causes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_rights   (5499 words)

  
 Gay Rights Movement:
Within the Gay Right’s Movement, a movement that grew out of the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements of the 1960s and 70s, there are as many issues facing activists today as there were forty years ago.
Over the course of this semester, we hope to learn more about this controversial issue, the arguments by queer people who are for or against, and the place of marriage rights for same-sex couples within the larger movement as a whole.
An issue that has both strong support and vehement opposition even within the queer community is the legalization of same-sex marriage.
www.unc.edu /%7Ekimmy   (98 words)

  
 mcall.com - Gay-rights movement struggles in Puerto Rico
The presence of Pro-Life at Puerto Rico's 12th annual gay pride parade was only the latest evidence of the growing conflict between an increasingly vocal gay-rights movement and a similarly rising opposition campaign on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island.
During hearings, gay-rights organizations told legislators the Puerto Rican law violates rights to privacy and intimacy guaranteed in the island's constitution.
Ten state supreme courts -- including that of Massachusetts, in February -- have declared similar legislation unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico is reviewing a case on the point filed by the Lesbian/Gay Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.
www.mcall.com /news/nationworld/all-gay0603,0,5102554.story   (707 words)

  
 2000 in gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The equalisation took place after a long struggle, in which the Labour Party eventually invoked the Parliament Act due to repeated House of Lords opposition.
See also: 1999 in gay rights, other events of 2000, 2001 in gay rights and the list of 'years in gay rights'
12 January- the ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the United Kingdom armed forces is lifted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2000_in_gay_rights   (236 words)

  
 Gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Regionally, opposition to the gay rights movement has been strongest in the Southern states.
The gay rights movement in Germany was almost completely obliterated or exiled by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement (See: Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, Night of the Long Knives, and History of Gays during the Holocaust).
The gay rights movement arose in response to homophobic discrimination and prejudice against homosexuals.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_rights   (5084 words)

  
 Gay News From 365Gay.com
But further attempts to strengthen LGBT protections in Slovak law are expected to be met with stiff opposition from Catholic politicians.
Slovakia is also under pressure from the European Union to improve its record on gay civil rights.
But, in a country were 70 percent of the population identify themselves as practicing Catholics the mere fact the protest was staged is a growing indication of the presence of Slovakia's LGBT community.
www.365gay.com /NewsContent/091103popeTrip.htm   (330 words)

  
 glbtq >> social sciences >> Poland
Despite the now favorable legal situation, the Roman Catholic opposition to gay rights shapes national attitudes in Poland, holding back the progress of Warsaw's gay and lesbian community; and most of Warsaw's gays and lesbians are still in the closet.
Although the foundation for a gay and lesbian community has been laid and the legal framework is favorable to gay life, the Roman Catholic Church encourages public anti-gay attitudes so the lives of individual gay men and lesbians continue to be difficult.
Warsaw is the center of Polish gay life with bars and baths, in addition to the cruising areas mentioned earlier.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/poland,2.html   (330 words)

  
 The GULLY Gay Mundo Anti-Gay Panic Sweeps Poland
A lesbian and gay culture festival was held in May in Cracow, Pope John Paul II's hometown, despite virulent opposition from local and national politicians, much of the press, and the powerful Catholic Church.
The Campaign Against Homophobia, Poland's largest gay civil rights group, which organized the march, identified the attackers as members of All-Polish Youth, the militant arm of the League of Polish Families, the main far-right party.
Homophobes are on the rampage in Poland, banning or attacking gay pride activities, equating gays with pedophiles in the media, quashing queer studies in universities.
www.thegully.com /essays/gaymundo/040827_gay_lesbian_poland.html   (330 words)

  
 German Opposition Leader Calls for More Gay Rights Germany Deutsche Welle 24.07.2004
Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Opposition party leaders: FDP, Guido Westerwelle, (left); CDU, Angela Merkel, (mid); and CSU, Edmund Stoiber (right).
Gay rights could become a top political issue in Germany after Guido Westerwelle, leader of the Free Democrats, acknowledged his homosexuality for the first time and urged greater equality for same sex couples.
Westerwelle said gay couples should have the right to adopt any child and not, as in a law proposed by the government, only the legal child of one partner.
www.dw-world.de /english/0,3367,1432_A_1275662_1_A,00.html   (653 words)

  
 Supreme Court nominee helped advocates win landmark gay-rights victory in Colorado case - 08/06/05
Gay rights groups sued, and the measure was declared unconstitutional in a 6-3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1996.
The gay rights case involved Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment approved by Colorado voters in 1992 that would have barred laws, ordinances or regulations protecting gays from discrimination by landlords, employers or public agencies such as school districts.
An attorney who worked with Roberts cautioned against making guesses about his personal views based on his involvement in the Colorado case, which gay rights advocates consider one of their most important legal victories.
www.detnews.com /2005/politics/0508/06/polit-271362.htm   (1093 words)

  
 Independent Gay Forum
For the Human Rights Campaign crowd and others, opposing abortion is a de facto signal of opposition to gay equality.
Gay rights groups praised a filibuster deal under which Democrats agreed to put an anti-gay judge permanently on the federal bench.
During the 2004 election, the lion's share of funds collected by the Human Rights Campaign, and most of its staff time, was spent on behalf of Democratic candidates rather than in organizing grass-roots efforts to fight state anti-gay initiatives (some of which were supported by the very candidates HRC was financially backing).
www.indegayforum.org /index.shtml   (1093 words)

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