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Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan gay rights activist bludgeoned to death

QUOTE: It was unclear whether Kato's killing was linked to his gay rights activism or a front-page story in a Ugandan tabloid that reignited anti-gay sentiments late last year.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan Who Spoke Up for Gays Is Beaten to Death

QUOTE: Many Africans view homosexuality as an immoral Western import, and the continent is full of harsh homophobic laws. In northern Nigeria, gay men can face death by stoning. In Kenya, which is considered one of the more Westernized nations in Africa, gay people can be sentenced to years in prison.

New York Times
Jun 14, 2009 Gay Festival in China Pushes Official Boundaries (Shanghai Journal)

QUOTE: In the 12 years since homosexuality was decriminalized in China, there has been an unmistakable blossoming of gay life, even if largely underground. But official tolerance has its limits.

New York Times
Jan 18, 2009 Marriage Ban Donors Feel Exposed by List

QUOTE: dotting the online display are thousands of red arrows... identifying the addresses of donors who supported Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage in California. It is exactly those arrows that concern supporters of the measure, who say they have been regularly harassed since the election...

New York Times
Jan 20, 2008 After Linking New Strain of Staph to Gay Men, University Scrambles to Clarify

QUOTE: ...the report [that gay men were “many times more likely than others” to acquire a new strain of drug-resistant staphylococcus] also seemed to cast an unfair, and all too familiar, stigma on their sexuality.

New York Times
Sep 18, 2007 Lawyer Claims Defendant in Hate Crime Is Gay, Too

QUOTE: All along, homosexuality has defined the case. Prosecutors have used it as a sword, seeking heavier sentences for a hate crime. As the trial began in Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday, Mr. Fortunato’s lawyer, Gerald J. Di Chiara, sought to use sexual orientation as a shield.

New York Times
Sep 02, 2007 When Fighting Crime Means Enticing Crime

QUOTE: The term entrapment has been used loosely outside the legal world to describe, often with outrage, many sting operations, including the one that snared Mr. Craig. Such stings are typically intended to crack down on prostitution, drug dealing and sex in public.

New York Times
Aug 31, 2007 Toobin: Entrapment defense rarely works in case like Craig's

QUOTE: A person is entrapped if they are lured into committing a crime that they are not otherwise predisposed to commit. Basically an entrapment defense shifts the burden of proof to the prosecution to prove that the defendant was not predisposed to commit the crime.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Aug 21, 2007 Criticism of a Gender Theory, and a Scientist Under Siege

QUOTE: In his book, [J. Michael Bailey] argued that some people born male who want to cross genders are driven primarily by an erotic fascination with themselves as women… scientists praised the book as a compelling explanation of the science… [but] transgender women found the tone of the book abusive…

New York Times
Mar 23, 2006 Christian group backs off case against blog parody

QUOTE: Exodus International initially claimed the altered image of one of its billboards by Justin Watt infringed its copyright...debate over fair use of copyrighted material beyond print and electronic media and to blogs...

Dec 15, 2005 Ford to Advertise In Gay Press: Reversal Follows Condemnation

QUOTE: Ford Motor Co. yesterday said it will resume advertising Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in gay-themed publications, following an outpouring of fury from gay groups that said Ford's recent decision to pull the ads fed anti-gay sentiment and emboldened enemies of gay rights.

Washington Post
Feb 16, 2005 Request to Obfuscate Title Of Talk on Gays Stirs Ire: HHS Is Being Accused of Marginalization

QUOTE: A federal agency's efforts to remove the words "gay," "lesbian," "bisexual" and "transgender" from the program of a federally funded conference on suicide prevention have inspired scores of experts in mental health to flood the agency with angry e-mails.

Washington Post
Oct 01, 2004 How long should culpability last?

QUOTE: The charges against Bishop Dupre, like so many recent allegations against clergy, date back decades, and because of statutes of limitations, are beyond legal reach. The case has renewed attempts in Massachusetts to end those time limits in an effort, say advocates, to protect future victims and those who have yet to come forward.

Christian Science Monitor
Oct 11, 2002 Vatican Contemplates A Ban on Gay Priests

QUOTE: The Vatican is internally circulating draft proposals that would bar homosexuals from becoming priests, a policy...getting renewed attention in the wake of sex abuse scandals in the United States.

Washington Post
Feb 04, 2002 Group Backs Gays Who Seek to Adopt a Partner's Child

QUOTE: The American Academy of announcing its support today for the right of gay men and lesbians to adopt their partners' children.

New York Times
Jan 29, 2002 For Calif. Dog-Attack Trial, Anger Slows Jury Selection

QUOTE: No one has ever been convicted of murder in California for a dog attack.... But prosecutors contend that what happened to Whipple was much more than a horrible accident.

Washington Post
Jul 23, 2001 Foes of Gay Rights Law a Varied Group: Md. Conservatives, Christians and Muslims Join Effort to Defeat Measure in Referendum

QUOTE: ...unusual coalition of Catholics, Baltimore Muslims, social conservatives and Christian activists...

Washington Post
Mar 29, 2001 Couple Indicted in Deadly Dog Mauling: Wife Faces 2nd Degree Murder Charge in Killing of Lacrosse Coach

QUOTE: A husband and wife lawyer team whose dogs mauled to death a popular lacrosse coach in a savage attack that horrified this city have been indicted for murder and manslaughter in connection with the attack.... [which] sparked national debate about the responsibilities of owners of certain breeds of dogs."

Washington Post