Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Today's Headlines From LGBTQNation (Updated)

Native American tribe votes to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples

August 2 — The Suquamish Native American Tribe in Washington state's Kitsap County on Monday voted to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Read more »

ACLU settles suit against City of Miami Beach in wrongful arrest of gay man

August 2 — The ACLU of Florida on Monday reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the City of Miami Beach and two police officers on behalf of Harold Strickland, a gay former Miami Beach resident wrongfully arrested in March 2009 in retaliation for calling 911 to report that police officers were beating and kicking a man who lay handcuffed on the ground.Read more »

NOM whining that Al Franken ‘ambushed’ Tom Minnery during DOMA hearing

August 2 — Over two weeks after an incident in which a Focus on the Family spokesperson was busted during a Congressional hearing for distorting a study, the National Organization for Marriage is trying to sneak in a defense of that spokesperson. Read more »

NOM’s Proposition 8 hypocrisy will not be forgotten

August 2 — It’s ironic that the National Organization for Marriage spent over 1.8 million in the effort to pass California's Proposition 8, but was nowhere to be seen when it came to defending it in court...Read more »