Appeals Court Hearing Date Announced For Prop 8 Appeal

By Boyce Hinman

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has announced that it will hear oral arguments regarding Proposition 8 on Monday, December 6 starting at 10:00 AM.

The court will be considering at least two issues:
- Do the proponents of Proposition 8, and the County of Imperial among others, have standing to be heard in the appeals court?
- Did Judge Vaughn Walker err when he decided that Proposition 8 is void because it violates the US constitution?

Read more: Prop 8 Appeal Scheduled


The October 28 Issue is online nowvote

There are few things that are more important, that you can do for your country, than vote. (Military service excepted) If the elections of the recent past have shown us anything, it’s that every person’s vote is important. Hopefully by now you have registered and are studying up on the various candidates because November 2nd is coming up quick! Make us proud! Go get your sticker!


Read more: October 28 Vote Issue


DOE Issues Guidance on BullyingRusslynn Ali

The Department of Education has issued guidance to support educators in combating bullying in schools by clarifying when student bullying may violate federal education anti-discrimination laws.

The guidance, issued Oct. 26, also makes clear that while current laws enforced by the department do not protect against harassment based on religion or sexual orientation, they do include protection against harassment of members of religious groups based on shared ethnic characteristics as well as gender and sexual harassment of LGBT individuals.

Read more: DOE Issues Guidance on Bullying


The Boy Who Talked Like a Girl: The Incredible Transformation of Joel Evan TyeJoel Evan Tye

Joel Evan Tye graces magazine covers and makes appearances around the country today. But it wasn’t always this glamorous for the native Arizonan.

From a repressed, socially abused and confused boy, who refused to speak to anyone for many years, sprang a powerful man who sings, acts, and models professionally.

Read more: The Boy Who Talked Like a Girl


Log Cabin & Lambda Legal File Briefs to Reinstate DADT Injunction

Lambda Legal and the Log Cabin Republicans have filed breifs urging the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to leave in place, pending appeal, the injunction a federal district court judge issued against enforcement of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy.

Lambda Legal's amicus brief argues that DADT takes a heavy toll on lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) service members, forcing them to live in constant fear of being discovered.  

Read more: Briefs Filed to Reinstate DADT Injunction


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