LGBT News Roundup: 09.07.12

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Ann Romney Declines To Answer Questions On Gay Marriage, Contraception

Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, repeatedly declined to answer questions about gay marriage or employer-provided contraception in an interview with Davenport, Iowa, television station KWQC conducted Friday.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s Ugly Assault On Gay Marriage In Prayer While Guest Of DNC

“We praise and thank you for granting us the life and the liberty by which we can pursue happiness,” Archbishop Dolan announced, halfway into his lengthy prayer offering. 

Chile General criticized for anti-gay orders

Chile’s government is criticizing one of its top generals for discriminating against gays and religious groups in his orders to military recruiters.

Will his gay marriage stance cost Obama North Carolina?

CNN’s Brianna Keilar takes a look at the impact of President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage in North Carolina.

U.K. Culture Secretary Asks Gay Groups Not to Judge Her on Votes

Maria Miller, the U.K.’s newly appointed Culture Secretary, urged gay and lesbian groups to talk to her before they judge her on her voting record.

Obama Expresses Support for Gay Community in Convention Speech

With a speech that was both a call to arms to the Democratic base and a direct response to Republican critics, President Barack Obama brought the Democratic National Convention to a close on Thursday night.

In adoption rights battle, Hazel Park couple take aim at gay marriage ban

Hazel Park mother April DeBoer said she and her lesbian partner are challenging Michigan’s same-sex marriage law not for themselves, but to protect the rights of their kids.

‘I’m for gay divorce’ says Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge appeared on Current TV’s new show, Joy Behar: Say Anything Thursday night. In the interview, Etheridge discussed gay marriage and divorce with Behar.

Gays join the Syrian uprising

Gay men and lesbians lead tough lives in Syria, where homosexuality is illegal. One man has taken it upon himself to bring the community together, whether or not they, like him, have joined the anti-regime opposition.

British producer arrested in Uganda over play exploring gay issues

Ugandan ethics minister says play was not granted clearance because it ‘justified the promotion of homosexuality’

 

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