[OutVoice] France & R.I. OK equality+Duberman vs. The Borg

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 30 16:21:43 EDT 2013


"THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine"
Program #1,309 - distributed 04/29/13
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(hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Author-historian Martin Duberman reconsiders the gay movement;
France finalizes its "Marriage for All" bill;
A Roman Catholic lawmaker converts to equality in Rhode Island;
Colombian marriage activists are undaunted by legislative rejection,
Cuba's sex ed head is denied an "Ally" award, ignorance muddies
Mongolian activists' magic moment, and more global LGBT news

-
 In "NewsWrap": French lawmakers give final approval to a marriage and 
adoptions equality bill, but not without violent protests and assaults 
on police and gay people by its opponents, while the overwhelming 
rejection by Colombian lawmakers of a marriage equality proposal defies a
 Constitutional Court order… Rhode Island has all but officially become 
the 10th U.S. state to open civil marriage to same-gender couples, while
 the Nevada Senate becomes the first legislative chamber in the U.S. to 
overturn a constitutional amendment defining marriage as exclusively 
heterosexual, as SENATOR KELVIN ATKINSON of North Las Vegas comes out 
during floor debate [with brief excerpts from his remarks]… the U.S. 
State Department denies permission to leading Cuban LGBT rights advocate
 Mariela Castro to accept an "ally" award at a civil rights summit in 
Philadelphia... Mongolian lawmakers discuss LGBT rights for the first 
time ever, but some of their comments suggest a long learning curve to 
liberation.. and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG 
GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by SARAH SWEENEY
 and MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON).

- France's parliament defied 
months of protests this week to give final approval to a bill that would
 make it the 14th country in the world with marriage equality. 
Increasingly violent opponents of the law, however, vowed to continue 
the fight. "Al Jazeera's" JACKY ROWLAND filed this report from PARIS (with brief intro music by THE BEATLES).

-
 Marriage equality is also coming soon to the U.S. state of RHODE 
ISLAND. Passage of a bill to open civil marriage to same-gender couples 
passed in the state Senate by a wide margin this week. The state House 
approved a similar measure in January. SENATOR MARYELLEN GOODWIN had the
 last word during floor debate on April 24th before the final tally was 
announced. She told colleagues about what had influenced her vote (with outro music from a live performance of  "Married" by ALAN CUMMING).

-
 For 20 years the Kessler Award at City University of New York has 
recognized a scholar whose body of work has had a significant influence 
on GLBTQ Studies -- and no one fits that description better than 2012 
recipient DR. MARTIN DUBERMAN. His over twenty books include a recent 
biography of radical historian Howard Zinn, as well as three memoirs and
 an off-Broadway play. We share an excerpt from Duberman's Kessler 
lecture, which he titled "ACCEPTANCE AT WHAT PRICE? THE GAY MOVEMENT 
RECONSIDERED."
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(hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Kiwi lawmakers and a retired Episcopal bishop address marriage matters;
Paris protests get uglier as equality draws near, Ireland's
constitutional convention issues a marriage parity proposal, a half-
baked policy change gets the Boy Scouts less-than-honorable mention,
dozens of gay and lesbian high school students are expelled in Ghana, a
celebrated Sydney crossing is robbed of its rainbow, and more LGBT news

-
 In "NewsWrap": New Zealand becomes the first country in the Asia 
Pacific region, and the 13th in the world, to open civil marriage to 
same-gender couples, while France's road to expected marital equality is
 a bumpy one, and a convention in Ireland proposes a constitutional 
marriage equality amendment… America's Republican Party doubles down on 
its opposition to civil marriage for same-gender couples, while the Boy 
Scouts of America offers a half-measure change to its ban on openly gay 
members… two of the leading Catholic schools in Ghana expel a total of 
53 students for "practicing homosexuality" and trying "to convince more 
students to practice the act," or "the detestable act of lesbianism"… 
the removal of Sydney's cherished Oxford Street rainbow crossing sparks a
 "chalk revolt" across Australia and in at least one other seemingly 
unlikely corner of the world… and more global LGBT news (written by GREG
 GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by RICK WATTS 
& WENZEL JONES).

- NEW ZEALAND lawmakers voted to open civil 
marriage to same-gender couples following debate on the third and final 
reading of the "Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment" on April 
17th. The final tally wasn't really in doubt, though no one knew exactly
 how large the margin would be. 62-year-old National Party M.P. MAURICE 
WILLIAMSON became an Internet sensation for his humorous and heartfelt 
comments during debate. Sustained cheers in the public galleries 
following the announcement of the favorable 77-to-44 vote led to the 
joyful singing of "POKAREKARE ANA", an indigenous Maori love song 
(segment intro'd by a few bars from an instrumental version of "God 
Defend New Zealand", the country's national anthem).

- He was 
ushered into office under heavy security in 2003, and retired recently 
as a respected religious leader and author. That may sound like an 
episode of "The Borgias", but it’s the story of GENE ROBINSON, the 
Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop. The former head of the 
diocese of NEW HAMPSHIRE has been speaking around the country about his 
book, "GOD BELIEVES IN LOVE: STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE" (Random 
House), and a documentary on his life called "Love Free or Die". He 
visited his home turf in Concord, New Hampshire recently, where 
award-winning WNHN broadcaster ARNIE ARNESEN took him back to the 
beginning (with intro/outro music from "Married" by DANIEL J. CARTIER).
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listener-supporters. Thank you!
=> Please log on to thiswayout.org
 to add your support [a tax-deductible charitable donation in the 
U.S.].  We really can't go on without you!
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On
 the air since April 1988, "This Way Out" is the multi-award-winning 
internationally distributed weekly gay and lesbian radio news magazine. 
The program currently airs on more than 200 local community radio 
stations around the world, globally distributed at www.radio4all.net, 
www.indymedia.org, to Pacifica Radio station affiliates in North 
America, and in Australia via the Community Radio Network.  Listeners 
can also hear "This Way Out" through our podcasts at thiswayout.org; 
across Europe, Africa/the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific regions on the 
World Radio Networks (wrn.org); and on audio CD by individual 
subscription. For lots of other information about "This Way Out" please 
visit www.thiswayout.org, email TWOradio at aol.com, or write to P.O. Box 
38327, Los Angeles, CA 90038-0327.
********** Thank you for $upporting "This Way Out"! **********


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