Congress Hears Story of Gay Soldier Killed In Action In IraqCongressman Jim Moran (D-VA)

In testimony before Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) read a letter on the floor of the House of Representatives from an active duty soldier in Afghanistan, relating the story of a fellow soldier killed in Iraq.

Congressman Moran stated that the soldier had, “learned that a fellow soldier was also gay, only after he was killed by an IED in Iraq. The partner of the deceased soldier wrote the unit to say how much the victim had loved the military; how they were the only family he had ever known.”

Read more: Story of Gay Soldier Killed In Action In Iraq

 

Auditions Announced for Gay ComedyOpening Lines

The Lambda Players are holding auditions for their next production, Opening Lines.

Opening Lines is a comedy about the ultimate sacrifice - your freedom. Chris and Richard are both looking for a relationship and decide that they should approach dating the way they do in movies, taking it slow and getting to know each other before they jump into anything serious.

Read more: Lambda Players Auditions

 

Golden Lesbian Wins Olympic 1,500 MeterIreen Wust  in Vancouver

Lesbian speed skater Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands powered around the final lap to win the women's 1,500 meters in Vancouver. Wüst posted a time of 1 minute, 56.89 seconds to beat Canadian Kristina Groves by .25 seconds to capture her country's fifth speedskating medal of the Vancouver Olympics.

At the podium, Wüst broke down in an emotional moment as the Dutch national anthem surrounded the crowd.

Read more: Golden Lesbian Wins Olympic 1,500 Meter

 

Ammiano Reintroduces Bill to Tax and Regulate MarijuanaFile photo of Assemblymember Tom Amiano testifying before an LGBT Health hearing in the Assembly

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has reintroduced his landmark marijuana regulation bill (AB 2254) today, building on the momentum from the Assembly’s first formal consideration of marijuana legalization in American history in early January.

The Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act (AB 2254) would create a regulatory structure similar to that used for beer, wine and liquor, permitting taxed sales to adults while barring sales to or possession by those under 21.

 

Read more: Ammiano Reintroduces Bill to Tax and Regulate Marijuana

 

New Hampshire House Overwhelmingly Rejects Attempt to Repeal Marriage Rights

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would repeal the states new gay marriage law, just an hour after it also rejected a resolution seeking to amend the state constitution to restrict marriage between a man and a woman.

Both attempts by same-sex marriage opponents were soundly defeated, the first by a 210-109 vote and the second by 201-135 vote. The constitutional amendment required a three-fifths majority to pass.

Read more: NH House Rejects Repeal Marriage Rights

 

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