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FROM CHANGE.ORG: Obama's Best Gay Week Ever

Monday, November 2, 2009 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 8:19 PM

A couple of bills made into Law this past week. It was way overdue and they are welcome. Tomorrow several initiatives that want to take equal rights away from the LBGT community will be on the ballot. I trust common sense, if not something else, will prevail.
Still, We have cause to celebrate! Here is this article by Michael A.Jones:
"The last week of October certainly looks like it's going to go down as President Obama's best week yet in regards to LGBT rights. While it's not high time to call up the Vh-1 casting department to pitch a new 'Best Week Ever' show, this week has finally seen some progress on issues at the heart of the LGBT rights movement -- most notably hate crimes legislation and the imminent end of the HIV travel ban.

History was made this week when President Obama signed expanded hate crimes legislation into law, which will now include protections for sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability status. It's a law that has been fought over for more than ten years, and a law that despite its fierce opposition by the radical right -- notice Pat Robertson's freak out about the law, saying that it will place a noose around the necks of right-wing Christians -- becomes the first piece of civil rights legislation signed in a pretty long time.
Read the whole article at Change.org/gayrights



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