[OutVoice] Prop 8 flunks the U.S. constitutionality test + more LGBT news

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A U.S. federal judge flunks California's Proposition 8;
Mexico City marriage equality withstands a Supreme Court challenge, but
a similar bill gets a chilly reception in Chile, cross-dressers get the
lash in Sudan, Uganda's "kill the gays" bill is reportedly comatose
in a parliamentary committee, the clown mayor of Rekjavik drags out his
city's Pride launch, and more global LGBT news
- In "NewsWrap": In a comprehensive ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker declares California's marriage equality-banning Proposition 8 to be a violation of the U.S. Constitution, while Mexico's Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of Mexico City's law opening civil marriage to same-gender couples, but pundits don't think a new bill to eliminate references to gender in Chile's marriage laws will pass... 19 young men in Sudan are publicly lashed for wearing women's clothing at a party raided by police, but Uganda's draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill is stalled in a parliamentary committee and may not even come up for a vote during the current legislative session... Reykjavik, Iceland's Mayor Jon Gnarr shows how LGBT Pride celebrations can be a real drag... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by JENN MAHONEY and MICHAEL LEBEAU),
- When CALIFORNIA's PROPOSITION 8 met the U.S. Constitution before District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, the voter-approved ban on same-gender marriage fell apart. A community more accustomed to protest marches as LGBT rights are stripped away than celebration when they win them had reason to party on August 4th. Euphoric crowds hit the streets of San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and other cities around the state and across the country (with reports from PACIFICA RADIO's California Evening News by JOHN HAMILTON, CHRISTOPHER MARTINEZ in San Francisco, and DAN FRITZ in Los Angeles that include comments by anti-Prop 8 legal eagles DAVID BOIES and TED OLSON; San Francisco Chief Deputy City Attorney THERESE STEWART; American Foundation for Equal Rights leader CHAD GRIFFIN; JEFF ZERILLO representing one of the plaintiff couples in the federal lawsuit; and ROBIN TYLER, who with her partner were among the plaintiffs in the original state Supreme Court case; Republican MAYOR JERRY SANDERS addressing the crowd in SAN DIEGO; additional comments by L.A. City Council President ERIC GARCETTI, RABBI DENISE EGER of Congregation Kol Ami, BILL KAISER of the ONE Archives, and recently-out country music star CHELY WRIGHT gathered by SHERI LUNN at the rally in West Hollywood; and the "pretzel logic" of White House Senior Advisor DAVID AXELROD).
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