Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

July 2, 2009 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

I hope you’re enjoying the third volume of Read These Lips – go here if you haven’t downloaded your copy.

Lots of news to catch up on but first, congratulations to Ireland for passing a same-sex civil unions act, and also to Wisconsin’s Governor (USA) who affirmed a bill that recognises domestic partnerships (Wisconsin actually has a consitutional amendment that prohibits SSMs).  In both places, gay and lesbian couples still can’t have ‘marriage’ but they now have  equal rights when it comes to civil benefits.

(Added later)

In other progressive news, the New Delhi High Court has ruled that the section of the penal code that criminalises same-sex sex is incompatible with the equality provisions of India’s constitution. This is momentous for India as a nation, an ex-British colony, and as an Asian country. However, the ruling applies only to the capital and may be appealed to the Supreme Court. Or the Government could take the next step and repeal that section of the penal code.


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Evecho’s newsy bits

News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.