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A Few Items of Interest from the News (Aug. 2012)

Posted by Giovanna_X on 08/03/12 18:14 - Updated on 09/01/12 23:40

Some of these you may have seen already, but they still make for interesting reading/viewing. Disclaimer: No political endorsements or condemnations are explicit in my posting of any of the following news items.

- Gio

Texas A&M Students Block Westboro Baptist Protesters With Human Wall
http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/texas-am-students-block-westboro-baptist-prot?fb_ref=recbar

First Female U.S. Astronaut, Sally Ride, Comes Out In Obituary
http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/first-female-us-astronaut-sally-ride-comes-out?fb_ref=recbar

Federal Trial Court In Connecticut Strikes Down DOMA's Marriage Definition
http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/federal-trial-court-in-connecticut-strikes-down-do

Wendy's Franchise Owner Sides with Chick-Fil-A, Wendy's Corporate Apologizes (Repeatedly), Signs are Taken Down
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/wendys-sign-angers-liberals-wendys-tweet-angers

Matt Bomer Steps Out With His Partner And Kids
http://www.buzzfeed.com/stacylambe/matt-bomer-steps-out-with-his-partner-and-kids

A Gay Chick-fil-A Employee Speaks Out
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/02/a-gay-chick-fil-a-employee-speaks-out.html

Edit: Somehow I forgot to add this one:
Congress Passes Restrictions On Military Funeral Protests, Delivers Blow To Westboro Baptist Church
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/02/veterans-bill-military-funerals_n_1733080.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Edit, 2012-08-19: Changed the coding a bit to make the email version more useful while retaining the usefulness of the original at the groups page, also added the next item ...

This could get very interesting:
Bill banning parents from trying to 'cure' gay kids moves forward
http://now.msn.com/bill-would-ban-parents-from-trying-to-cure-gay-kids

Edit, 2012-08-26: A couple more articles of interest:

Chik-fil-A is not the only company with anti-gay policies
http://voices.yahoo.com/companies-anti-gay-policies-10988406.html

Trans Rights
http://michiganmessenger.com/28868/in-kalamazoo-anti-discrimination-struggle-turns-on-gender-identity

Edit, 2012-09-01: A few more articles:

Anderson Cooper Comes Out
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/anderson-cooper-gay-comes-154527163--finance.html

US Heartland Cities Debating Gay Rights Measures
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8DRyRcB19vaMIPotM5JPVEpX4mQ?docId=22d66ef5812a47638fc314752eb5e83e

Three-Person Civil Union in Brazil Sparks Controversy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19402508

Final Edition, "A Few Items of Interest from the News," August 2012 issue.