Chief Justice Roberts Protects DC Gay Marriage LawChief Justice Roberts

Commentary by Boyce Hinman

I have long assumed that, with the advent of the new more conservative U.S. Supreme Court, that court would return to its long standing tradition of judging gay rights cases based on the prejudices of the justices rather than the facts and the constitution.

But yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts did something astonishing. He refused to prevent a Washington DC same sex marriage law from going into effect.

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DC United Methodist Congregation To Celebrate Same-Sex WeddingsMarriage Equality

A United Methodist congregation in Washington, D.C. has vowed to celebrate same-sex weddings, putting itself at odds with other Christian churches protesting the District of Columbia's new marriage equality law.

"As a pastor, I am called to extend care and grace to all people even as Jesus did," said Rev. Mary Kay Totty, pastor at the 238-year-old church. "We celebrate love and loyalty wherever it is found."

Read more: DC UMC To Celebrate Same-Sex Weddings

 

Positively Aware HIV Drug Guide is Now AvailableDrug Guide

The 14h Annual Positively Aware HIV Drug Guide, widely recognized throughout the country as the "must-have" tool for HIV service providers and consumers alike, is now available.

With 28 FDA-approved HIV therapies to choose from, finding the most effective regimen is more important than ever. The Positively Aware HIV Drug Guide provides vital information to individuals living with HIV as well as their caregivers on how best to manage their treatment.

Read more: Positively Aware HIV Drug Guide is Now Available

 

Bill Addresses Problems of Same Sex Divorce

Commentary by Boyce Hinman
AB 2700 has been introduced in the state legislator and is designed to ease the process of legally ending the relationships of registered domestic partners, and married same sex couples, in California. Sadly, sometimes this is necessary.

Here is why this bill is important. According to the Williams Institute, of the UCLA Law School, roughly 18,000 same sex couples got married legally in California between June 17, 2008 and when Proposition 8, which bans the recognition of such marriages, was passed on Election Day that year. Under a later ruling by the California Supreme Court, those marriages remain legal, and recognized under California law.

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SV Psychological Association Donates $1,000 to Sac G&L Center.NorCal Psychological Association

The Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center has received a $1,000 donation from the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association (SVPA). The donation will be used to support programs that offer peer discussions and other support activities for all age groups sponsored by the Center.

“This is the largest donation the Association has given to a non-profit organization,” said Dr Rob Woodman, SVPA President. “We think the gift is appropriate for the Center because it addresses the needs of some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens. We acknowledge the mental health benefits of the Center’s many peer support groups and for providing a place where people can find others like themselves.”

 

Read more: SV Psychological Assoc. Donates to Sac G&L Center

 

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