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posted Friday, August 27, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 35
International News - Rex Wockner
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by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

Mexico City mayor sues Guadalajara bishop for defamation
The mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard, has sued the Roman Catholic bishop of Guadalajara, Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, for saying that the Mexican Supreme Court was bribed by Ebrard and others to approve Mexico City's law that legalized Gay marriage and adoption. The court also ruled that Mexico City same-sex marriages are valid nationwide.

'I don't think the judges would arrive at such absurd conclusions, against the sentiment of the Mexican public, without there being very big motives, and the very big motive may be the money that they are given,' Sandoval said.

Ebrard filed a civil suit in the Supreme Court claiming defamation. The archdiocese responded that it has proof to back up Sandoval's claim.

"When the cardinal was talking, he didn't do it just to hear himself speak," said a spokesman.

"Check their bank accounts," Sandoval himself said later.

In the original outburst, Sandoval reportedly also called homosexuality an aberration and said, "Would you want to be adopted by a pair of faggots or Lesbians?"

German Gay couples get equal inheritance rights
Gay couples in registered partnerships have the same inheritance rights as married couples, Germany's Federal Constitutional Court ruled August 17.

The decision reduces the maximum inheritance tax rate for a surviving Gay partner from 50 percent to 30 percent, and lowers the minimum inheritance tax rate for a surviving Gay partner from 17 percent to 7 percent. It also equalizes the portion of an estate that is free from inheritance tax.

Because the setup was unconstitutional, the government must go back and recalculate inheritance taxes in registered Gay partnerships from the point that Germany established same-sex partnerships in February 2001.

Discriminatory Catholic adoption service slapped down in England
A Roman Catholic adoption service in Leeds, England, was denied an exemption to the United Kingdom's ban on discrimination against Gay people August 18.

In a final determination, the Charities Commission said that Catholic Care has to follow the law like everyone else.

The service had wanted to limit its services to married straight people in order to remain faithful to Roman Catholicism's heterosexist teachings.

U.N. tells Cameroon to legalize Gays
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has told Cameroon to decriminalize Gay sex, end anti-LGBT prejudice and stigmatization, and assure that HIV-positive people receive adequate care.

The July 29 move followed a presentation to the committee by Human Rights Watch and the LGBT group Alternatives-Cameroun.

"Since 2005, Alternatives-Cameroun, Human Rights Watch and other Cameroonian and international organizations have documented abuses and violence against LGBT people in Cameroon," Human Rights Watch said in an August 19 media release. "Suspected homosexual men have been arrested and beaten on their bodies, heads, and even the soles of their feet while in custody. Women suffer violence in their families if they are suspected of being Lesbians. In some cases, they have been forced to leave their homes or their children have been taken away from them."

Alternatives-Cameroun head Steve Nemande said that implementation of the U.N. recommendations would result in Cameroon's doing "the bare minimum to realize the fundamental human rights enshrined in its national constitution."

Gay divorce up in Britain
Dissolution of civil partnerships in England, Scotland and Wales almost doubled in 2009 compared with 2008, The Independent reported Aug. 20. The figure jumped from 180 to 351.

At the same time, the number of people entering same-sex civil partnerships dropped, from 7,169 to 6,281.

Female couplings were less successful in 2009 than male unions. Sixty-three percent of English and Welsh dissolutions and 71 percent of Scottish dissolutions were between women.

More than 40,000 couples have entered civil partnerships since they became legal at the end of 2005. The partnerships include all the rights and obligations of marriage, except use of the word "marriage."

With assistance from Bill Kelley

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