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News items affecting gays, lesbians, bisexuals & transsexuals

2008-April, May and June

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In the following, "SSM" refers to "same-sex marriage."

News during 2008-FEB:

bullet 2008-MAY-14: CA:  Same-sex marriages legalized in California: By a 4:3 split decision, the California Supreme Court overturned Proposition 22 -- the plebiscite that outlawed same-sex marriages in the state and prevented same-sex marriages solemnized elsewhere from being recognized in California. The court also legalized same-sex marriage in the state. 1More details.

bullet 2008-JUN-11: Norway: Same-sex marriage legalized in Norway: The Norwegian parliament passed a bill that extended marriage equality to same-sex couples. It will take effect in early 2009. More details.

bullet 2008-JUN-22 to 29: Conservative Anglican leaders hold conference: Over 1,000 conservative leaders of the Anglican Communion attended the GAFCON conference in Jerusalem. They rejected the St Andrews Draft Text of An Anglican Covenant which was produced by the Anglican primates at their meeting in Dar es Salaam during 2007 as an attempt to heal the division within the Communion over homosexuality and biblical authority. They found that the covenant was "... both seriously limited and severely flawed." More details.


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  1. "California lifts gay marriage ban," BBC News, 2008-MAY-14, at:


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Copyright 2008 by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2008-MAY-14
Latest update and review: 2015-DEC-02
Compiler: B.A. Robinson

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