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Prop 8 trial will air on YouTube

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker yesterday ruled that cameras will be allowed in the courtroom when the case challenging Proposition 8 (Perry v. Schwarzenegger) begins.

Community leaders react to Pride scandal

"As the leader of a LGBT non-profit I can attest that your general base of support must have full
confidence in the leadership and direction of the organization," said Empowering Spirits President & CEO A. Latham Staples.

San Diego Pride scandal raises tax compliance issues

A source close to SDGLN has indicated the California Franchise Tax Board has received 11 complaints regarding San Diego Pride since the story first broke Tuesday morning.

Gay partners in Rhode Island granted right to make funeral arrangements

Yesterday lawmakers and members of the General Assembly in the state of Rhode Island overrode a veto by Governor Carcieri and passed into law legislation that allows domestic partners the right to make funeral arrangements for their deceased partners.

Human Rights Campaign sends letter condemning CBS Late Show with David Letterman skit, asks for apology

In a skit during Letterman’s opening monologue last night, the host announced Simpson’s historic appointment and revealed that she is transgender, displaying a photograph of her. The show’s announcer, Alan Kalter, then feigned “trans panic,” implying he had some prior relationship with Simpson but was not aware of her gender history, and ran yelling from the stage.