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Malawi gay couple denied bail

A Malawian judge today rejected the bail application of two gay men who have been charged with public indecency after participating in a public engagement ceremony.

Obama appoints trans woman to Department of Commerce

Amanda Simpson has been appointed to the Department of Commerce as a senior technical advisor, working in the Bureau of Industry and Security. Simpson is the first transgendered woman appointed to a federal government position.

Waging class warfare - the rich win again

On New Year's Day, the estate tax, which has been part of the US tax system for nearly 100 years, will disappear due to the failure of the Senate to pass an extension in December.

When lesbian mommies collide: birth mom disappears with child prior to custody turn-over date

A Vermont Judge ordered Miller to transfer custody to Jenkins by January 1, 2010, seeing this as the only way to guarantee visitation between the two mothers. However, in the weeks prior to the court-ordered turnover date, it appears Miller has vanished with the child, cutting off contact even with her attorneys.