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ADL condemns 49er's anti-gay remarks

Written by WiG,
AP reports
Friday, 01 February 2013 10:29

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver says he is sorry for saying he wouldn't welcome a gay teammate.

Culliver, faced with an avalanche of criticism as the team prepares for the Super Bowl, says that's "not what's in my heart" and that he was "just kidding around."

Portland bar owner accused of bias against transgender customers

Written by AP,
WiG reports
Thursday, 31 January 2013 16:13

The Oregon labor commissioner has filed discrimination charges against a Portland bar owner accused of telling transgender patrons to stay away.

KATU reports Commissioner Brad Avakian filed the charge this week against the Twilight Room Annex, formerly known as the P Club.

Milwaukee man on trial in Desiree Harrell killing

Written by WiG Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:21

The man accused of fatally shooting Milwaukee community activist Desiree Marie Harrell went on trial this week. The jury began deliberations on Jan. 30.

Raymond Earl Baker is charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

Indiana mayor conducting flashmob gay wedding

Written by WiG Wednesday, 30 January 2013 11:37

The mayor in Bloomington, Ind., plans to protest a right-wing push to pass an anti-gay marriage amendment in the state by conducting a wedding ceremony for more than a dozen same-sex couples on Jan. 31.

Mayor Mark Kruzan announced the wedding ceremony would coincide with a local LGBT Pride film festival in the city and that city officials and local clergy would attend.

A Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation that would require schools to inform a student's parents if the child is engaging in "homosexual" activity.

Under the measure sponsored by state Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville, a school counselor, nurse or principal can inform parents if their children's "circumstances present immediate and urgent safety issues involving human sexuality."

Venice objects to St. Petersburg anti-gay law

Written by AP Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:06

Venice, Italy, is seeking to break off cultural relations with St. Petersburg because of the Russian city’s legislation curbing gay rights.

The city council invoked Venice’s "history, international prestige and conscience” in a motion unanimously approved this week asking the city administration to refrain from cultural exchanges as long as anti-gay laws are in place.

Facebook effort tries to halt euthanization of dog thought to be gay

Written by WiG Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:30

An effort is underway on Facebook this morning to save a Tennessee dog from euthanasia because his owner believed the dog to be gay.

The story was reported yesterday by two reputable media sources, but WiG was unable to authenticate it. Still, given the incidence of prior animal abuse based on perceptions about a pet’s sexual orientation, the story is as plausible as it is bizarre.

Jim Nabors, partner marry in Seattle

Written by WIG Wednesday, 30 January 2013 10:28

Golly: Jim Nabors, the actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle on TV in the 1960s, has married his partner of 38 years in Seattle.

The couple married at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, with the vows exchanged some two months after gay marriage became legal in the state.

Clinton to leave State Department for final time

Written by WiG Friday, 01 February 2013 02:11

Hillary Rodham Clinton will leave the State Department for the final time as secretary of state at about 2:30 p.m. EST today (Feb. 1).

French Parliament debating gay marriage

Written by AP Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:06

The French government has presented a plan to legalize gay marriage and adoption to Parliament for debate.

Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told the national assembly this week that the bill constitutes an “act of equality. ... Finally, marriage will be a universal institution.”

Major drive for gay marriage planned in Delaware

Written by AP Thursday, 31 January 2013 06:04

The advocacy group that won passage of same-sex civil unions in Delaware plans to make a major push for same-sex marriage in the state.

The News Journal reports that Equality Delaware is ramping up its campaign for full marriage equality with meetings in New Castle and Sussex counties. A meeting is set for Wednesday evening in Rehoboth Beach.

Illinois Senate president wants gay marriage vote

Written by AP,
WiG reports
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 08:28

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton.

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said this week that the timing is right to legalize gay marriage.