[OutVoice] Kagan heat + campaign costs? + global LGBT news + more!

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Wed Jul 7 02:18:41 EDT 2010


 
 
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Program #1,162 - distributed 7/6/10
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(hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Kagan passes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings with rainbow colors;
A new report takes rose-colored glasses off ballot rights battles;
Ireland's lower house green-lights civil partnerships, India's gays
celebrate a year of legal sex, U.S. Supremes rule against a
discriminatory Christian student group, Pride marches large and small
from Augusta to Zagreb, and more global LGBT news
  
- In "NewsWrap": Ireland's lower house of parliament approves a bill creating civil partnerships for gay and lesbian couples... LGBT people and their supporters in several cities in India celebrate "365 Without 377"... the U.S. Supreme Court rules 5-to-4 that a Christian student group that bars membership to LGBT people or those who advocate for them can be denied official recognition and financial support by a public law school... ubiquitous marches, rallies and demonstrations to celebrate queer Pride during the traditional month of June include Istanbul, Zagreb, Paris, Berlin, Tijuana, Mexico City, Sofia, Boston, San Francisco, Nashville, Augusta (Georgia), Chicago, and New York City, but the rabidly anti-queer American Family Association calls the honoring of pre-teen LGBT rights supporter Will Phillips as Grand Marshall of the Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade in Fayetteville "child abuse"... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by RICK WATTS & SHERI LUNN).
  
- U.S. SUPREME COURT nominee ELENA KAGAN passed through her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week with flying colors. However, with a career primarily in academia, she did not have a history of rulings from the bench for her Committee examiners to pour through. ALABAMA REPUBLICAN SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS tried to nail Kagan on her handling of campus military recruitment when she was the Dean of Harvard Law School, and REPUBLICAN SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY of IOWA tried to tempt Kagan into a debate on same-gender marriage. 
  
- Since 1998, ballot measures defining the legal status of same-gender couples have been placed before voters in 33 U.S. states. To what extent did voter intention change over the course of those political campaigns? Veteran queer rights activist ROBERTA SKLAR analyzes a recent study that may answer that question – and have implications for LGBT activism around the world (with thanks to RITA GONZALES for production assistance, an introduction and outro tag by SHERI LUNN, and TOM GOSS singing "You Don't Question Love") [www.haasjr.org].
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