Short Stack: Hits And Misses Around The World

• In what seems like one of the few states without an amendment banning gay marriage in the state constitution, Maryland has thoroughly sided with us homos, at least for this year. [AP]

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• Despite our words of doom and gloom, there are some regions in Australia that love the gays. In Tasmania, gay couples have some visitation and adoption rights, and the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) is taking things one step further by giving gay couples all the rights of married couples, thereby undermining the institution of marriage and leading to the downfall of mankind. [The Age]

• Trannies will be included in all the discrimination laws in Seattle’s King County, thanks to a vote Monday by the County Council. [Seattle Times]

• The Greek army goes beyond “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to “Don’t Tell or You Don’t Drive.” Greece’s mandatory military service for men and their ban on gays in the military are preventing gays from getting their driver’s licenses. [Khaleej Times]

• Gayness is no longer considered a mental illness in China, and one woman has started talking loudly about gay-friendly sex-ed. [Pink News]