YEAR IN REVIEW

The Top Ten LGBT News Stories Of 2011 Revealed!

The Proposition 8 roller-coaster ride continues

Earlier this year, marriage-equality foes asked California’s District Court to vacate Judge Vaughn Walker’s overturning of Prop 8, given that he himself was light in the judicial robes. One day later, Judge James Ware denied their motion—and later denied their request to keep trial testimony tapes sealed.

Responding to a request from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court did rule however that even though the state of California no longer wished to defend the amendment, pro-Prop 8 forces had standing to appeal Walker’s verdict. That clears the way for the case to make it to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Which is potentially a good thing. )

Meanwhile, in December, the marriage-equality group Love Honor Cherish got the green-light to get signatures for a ballot initiative that would undo Prop 8 in the voting booth. So right-wingers can’t say boo about “activist judges.”

 

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8 Comments

  • Hyhybt

    A good list.

  • kawneekwa

    Go Navy!

  • Mark

    8 out of 10 stories are US-centric. Of the two stories that aren’t, Hillary Clinton’s UN address is the only one on the list that has any tangible significance to people outside the US.

    Not to diminish the impact caused by some of the stories in your list, but I would have included something like the protests in Russia as it faces having mention of LGBTs being outlawed, rather than a single person being booed by someone in the audience in a debate between several minor political figures in America.

  • Triple S

    As Mark said, not to diminish the niceness of the list items, but I seriously doubt that transgender man on Dancing With he Stars is one of the most important things of this year for gays. I don’t know a whole lot of other examples, but I’m sure there would be something in another continent that North America or to do with America.

    Again, I don’t mean to diminish any of the importance of these articles.

  • Dan

    As a result of the Supreme Court ruling and subsequent top Appellate Court ruling, marriage equality in Brazil is the top story of 2011, followed by marriage equality in New York.

  • gay greece

    Most reviews in U.S. sites tend to be way too centered on what’s happening in the U.S. By the way, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed by the Senate December 18, 2010. Even though it went into effect in 2011, politically the repeal is a newsstory from 2010.

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