As of 12 PST today, the military is barred from enforcing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, thanks to judge Virginia Phillips.
This week has been disheartening for a lot of us queer activists, but cheer up a little bit because Legal Eagle Jessica is here to share some GOOD NEWS about gay adoptions in Florida.
Today a US District Court judge ruled that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell violates the First and Fifth amendments, and issued an injunction to stop the military from further discharges. We also had no idea this was even happening today.
California gay couples can now get married starting on August 18! Walker denied the (permanent) stay of his decision in the Prop 8 trial.
Costa Rica’s solution to Prop 8 was to not let voters pass one — an attempt to have a voter referendum banning civil unions was shot down by the nation’s top court. We support this policy, and want everyone to learn a lesson from our friends and neighbors in Latin America.
Judge Walker’s ruling on the constitutionality of California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 was handed down today: we give you the rundown, and ask for your thoughts. HOLY FUCKING SHIT, DID WE ACTUALLY JUST WIN?