Monthly Archives: September 2011

Census drops couple estimate by 40%

The Census Bureau on Tuesday released a new estimate for the number of same-sex couple households in the United States in 2010, and it is almost 40 percent fewer than it actually counted. But it’s 80 percent higher than the

Senate to vote soon on court nominee

The full U.S. Senate is expected to take up the nomination of lesbian attorney Allison Nathan sometime on or before October 11, says a staffer for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

U.K. government announces move towards marriage equality

The government of the United Kingdom announced September 17 that it would begin a “consultation”--a formal process of soliciting input--on how to implement civil marriage for same-sex couples. But some LGBT activists have criticized what they see as delay over

DADT repeal booed during GOP debate

The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was driven home before a national television audience Thursday, September 22. That’s when an active duty soldier in Iraq identified himself as being gay and asked Republican presidential hopefuls whether they would, as

Yes on 8 appeals videotape ruling

Attorneys for the proponents of California’s same-sex marriage ban filed notice Thursday, September 22, that they intend to ask a federal appeals court to overturn a recent decision to make public videotapes of the landmark trial.

FY 2012 AIDS budget: up, down, flat

The current fiscal year’s budget was cut to the bone; next year’s will be cut to the marrow, said Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the U.S. Senate subcommittee on appropriations for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services,

President to keynote HRC dinner

President Obama has agreed to deliver the keynote address to this year’s annual Human Rights Campaign dinner October 1 in Washington, D.C.

DADT repeal benefits servicemembers’ children, though inequalities remain

When repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" goes into effect September 20, children of gay servicemembers will reap many benefits. But they will still lack many of the protections available to children with opposite-sex parents because of the federal Defense