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We’ve known for a long time that the US military exemplifies a lot that is best and brightest about our society. Our service members aren’t comic-book heroes. But they are professional, thoughtful, incredibly dedicated, and courageous...
One of the North Country’s new Republican congressman is a former Army colonel. Rep. Chris Gibson has suggested in the past that he himself administered the don’t ask-don’t tell policy. According to the Albany Times Union, Gibson...
The New York Times is reporting this morning that nine young men in the Bronx have been accused of systematically kidnapping and torturing gay men and teens. Seven of the alleged perpetrators have already been arrested. This account of the crime...
News stories tagged with "human-rights"
Jan 20, 2003 — Retired Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Richard Bass Sr. will be keynote speaker at St. Lawrence University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day service, this evening at 5 in Gunnison Memorial Chapel. The event begins a semester residency for Bishop Bass, who will also lead weekly progressive, multi-racial Christian worship services. David Sommerstein talks with Bishop Bass about the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Go to full article
Dec 23, 2002 — When the State Senate met to debate and pass the gay equal rights legislation last week, those for and against the measure showed up to lobby and demonstrate. Some of the most interesting debates took place away from the Senate floor, and between groups of people who come from very different cultures. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 18, 2002 — By a close vote, 34 to 26, the New York State Senate voted to grant equal rights for gays and lesbians in housing, employment and other areas, despite lobbying against the bill from the left and the right. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 13, 2002 — The New York State Senate will soon vote on a gay and lesbian rights bill that prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and other areas based on a person's sexual orientation. As Karen Dewitt reports, there is lobbying in Albany to kill or amend the bill from two distinctly different groups. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2002 — The state Senate will take up a landmark gay rights bill when it meets in special session later this month. The promise of the chamber's consideration of the Sexual Orientation Non Discrimination Act (SONDA) won Governor Pataki a re-election endorsement from the state's leading gay rights organization. Martha Foley talks with Empire State Pride Agenda's Executive Director Matt Foreman, about the legislation. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2002 — New York State's Comptroller, who is a candidate for Governor, has joined the President of the National Organization for Women to call on Governor Pataki to address a backlog of 9,000 cases at the state's Division of Human Rights. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Aug 31, 2001 — Could New York follow Vermont's lead in allowing same-sex civil unions? We'll find out during a chat with Jennifer Middleton, a lawyer for LAMBDA Legal Defense Fund. She's spent this week in the North Country interviewing gay and lesbian couples... part of a statewide effort to push for same-sex unions in New York. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article