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NOM transfers $250,000 to Maine campaign against gay marriage

Written by AP Saturday, 22 September 2012 10:57

The National Organization for Marriage is pumping money into the campaign that opposes Maine’s November ballot question seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Washington, D.C.-based group transferred $250,000 to the Protect Marriage Maine political action committee, which is spearheading the campaign against the ballot initiative, said campaign manager Frank Schubert.

Support for gay marriage over 60 percent among young Brits

Written by WiG Friday, 21 September 2012 12:29

If a referendum took place today, younger voters would be the most likely to vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in Britain.

The proportion of people in Britain who are in favor of allowing same-sex marriage in their country has increased since earlier this year, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

Motions heard in Maine case of transgender child barred from girls bathroom

Written by WiG,
AP reports
Friday, 21 September 2012 10:14

A Maine judge will decide whether a lawsuit filed by an Orono family over the school district’s treatment of their transgender child will go forward.

The Bangor Daily News reported that Justice William Anderson heard oral arguments on motions for summary judgments on Sept. 19.

Poll gives Obama the lead in Wisconsin

Written by WiG Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:35

A new Wisconsin poll finds Barack Obama with 52 percent support in Wisconsin while Mitt Romney's support is at 45 percent. The lead is the largest Public Policy Polling has found in Wisconsin since February.

The PPP survey in Wisconsin also found that 53 percent consider Romney's comments about 47 percent of Americans to be inappropriate and 39 percent of independent say they are less likely to vote for the Republican after learning of them earlier this week.

Philly developers plan groundbreaking for LGBT senior housing

Written by AP Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:46

Developers plan to break ground next month on a $20 million affordable housing project for elderly gays now that it has received the necessary state, federal and local approvals and funding has been secured, officials said this week.

The project, planned for a section of Philadelphia’s downtown affectionately known as the Gayborhood, had long been stalled before receiving tax credits earlier this year from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Florida school board recognizes LGBT History Month

Written by WiG Friday, 21 September 2012 11:53

The Broward County, Fla., School Board has unanimously voted to officially recognize October as LGBT History Month.

The vote was this week and followed comments from officeholders and citizens, including the captain of a high school football team, 18-year-old Leo Washington, who offered an emotional defense of the program.

Paris Hilton apologizes for calling gay men ‘disgusting’

Written by WiG Friday, 21 September 2012 05:24

Celebrity personality Paris Hilton said she was sorry on Sept. 20 for saying gay men are “disgusting” and “probably had AIDS” in a private taxi cab conversation in New York City.

“I am so sorry and so upset that I caused pain to my gay friends, fans and their families,” Hilton said in apology she released through the national Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “Gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people I know.”

Obama observes anniversary of DADT repeal

Written by WiG Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:04

President Barack Obama today observed the one-year anniversary of the lifting of the ban against openly gay and lesbian servicemembers with the full repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

ELECTION MATTERS: 1 new Supreme Court Justice could change a lot

Written by Mark Sherman,
Associated Press
Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:35

With four justices in their seventies, odds are good that whoever is elected president in November will have a chance to fill at least one Supreme Court seat. The next justice could dramatically alter the direction of a court closely divided between conservatives and liberals. One new face on the bench could mean a sea change in how millions get health care, shape the rights of gay Americans and much more.

LGBT, immigrant groups urge Calif. gov to sign TRUST Act

Written by WiG Friday, 21 September 2012 10:50

A coalition of two dozen LGBT and immigrant groups is calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign AB 1081, the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools Act.

The call is made in a letter co-authored by Lambda Legal and the Transgender Law Center and signed by 22 other groups.

Chick-fil-A says its donations mischaracterized

Written by WiG Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:43

An Illinois civil rights group said on Sept. 19 that it had confirmation from Chick-fil-A that the company’s foundation would no longer make donations to anti-gay causes – or any political efforts. But the company, in a statement on Sept. 20, said it is not really changing the way it operates.

The Civil Rights Agenda on Sept. 19 released a letter that Chicago Ald. Joe Moreno received from Chick-fil-A’s senior director of real estate. The letter said, “The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas.”

Romney loses ‘sugar daddy’ endorsement over 47 percent remarks

Written by WiG Thursday, 20 September 2012 10:07

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has lost a “sugar daddy” endorsement over the “47 percent” remarks that have gone viral this week.

The dating website SeekingArrangement.com announced earlier this summer that Romney was most popular with millionaires using its services. It also endorsed the nominee, citing his “sugar daddy-ism” earlier this year.