Sept 9, 2005
Volume 33
Issue 36

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Section One

California becomes first to pass marriage equality measure
Schwarzenegger says he will veto it

by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

California's Legislature passed a bill to legalize full same-sex marriage Sept. 6. But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sept. 7 that he will veto it. It was the first time in U.S. history that any legislature voted to let Gay couples marry.

The Assembly passed the bill Sept. 6 in
HRC Dinner to raise funds; recognize LGBT Community Center
Comedian Sandra Bernhard to keynote

Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest advocacy group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered rights, has announced that Sandra Bernhard - comedienne, actress, author and longtime advocate of equal rights - will be the Keynote Speaker at the group's 2005 Pacific Northwest Dinner, to be h
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Roberts: Gay groups call for heightened scrutiny of Bush's nominee for Chief Justice
Roberts' writings gives him the appearance of a wolf in sheep's clothing

By Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

Although John G. Roberts Jr. has spent barely two years on the bench as a federal appeals court judge, virtually no one questions his legal qualifications to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
HIV-positive man sues doctors for refusing operation
A Spanish Fork, Utah, man last month filed a civil rights lawsuit against HealthSouth Provo Surgical Center and two physicians, saying they refused him surgery for an ulcerated toe because he is HIV-positive, the Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News reports.

According to the lawsuit, Daniel Richardson was referred to HealthSouth Provo and
California marriage equality measure applauded
[Editors Note: On September 6, the California Assembly joined the state Senate in approving a measure that would legalize marriage for same-sex couples. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will veto it.]

"California's elected representatives stood up for equality for all Californians yesterday as they became the
State's largest pro-Gay groups to raise funds this weekend
Gregoire, McDermott, Inslee and Sims are expected

By SGN Staff

Governor Christine Gregoire, U.S. Representative's Jim McDermott and Jay Inslee and King County Executive Ron Sims are expected to join members of the region's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community for a benefit for the Religious Coalition for Equality
Ninety-two percent of Fortune 500 companies protect their LGBT employees
Companies represent a workforce of over 10 million employees

A record 460 (92%) of FORTUNE 500 companies include Gay and Lesbian employees in their nondiscrimination policies, according to Equality Forum, a national Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) civil rights organization.

"When over 90% of the FORTUNE 500 compa
About 50 Gays picketed Iran Air's Vienna office Aug. 26 protesting the Iranian government's executions of Gay men, the death penalty and sodomy laws.

The action was organized by the groups Rosa Lila Villa and Homosexual Initiative Vienna.

Iran recently executed two Gay teenagers. The government said they raped another boy but some

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