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Friday, December 10, 2004

And Now for Some Good News!

There have been several recent stories that should give those of us struggling for the rights of gay and lesbian people some hope. Though most of the "good news" is not in the United States, it is important to keep in mind that as things change in other civilized countries, eventually that might swing the tide with reasonable people more toward inclusion in the United States as well.

One of these stories is sure to make big news in coming months. It has to do with how Canada's Supreme Court yesterday gave the go ahead for the national Parliament to legalize "gay marriage". You can read about this at the following links:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=17&u=/ap/20041210/ap_on_re_ca/canada_same_sex_marriage

http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?2004/12/09/1


Links for other important stories that affect both our country and others are as follow:

New zealand grants civil unions: http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?2004/12/09/2

Gay rights group gets official European Union (EU) status: http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?2004/12/09/4

Lambda Defense promotes gay students' rights in wake of US election and rise in hate crimes since the election:
http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?2004/12/09/3

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