“I will give you a scaring sentenceso that the public be protectedfrom people like you, so that weare not tempted to emulate thishorrendous example.”
—Judge Nyakwawa Usiwa-Usiwa of Malawi, sen-tencing gay couple
to 14 years in prison under hardlabor for “gross indecency.” The couple’s publicengagement ceremony is believed to be the ﬁrstfor the nation, where homosexuality is illegal.Amnesty International has deemed the coupleprisoners of conscience. (BBC News, May 20)
“How can they get 14 years simplyfor loving one another? Even if theyare jailed for 20 years you can’tchange their sexuality.”
— Grift Trapence, a leader of the human rightsgroup Centre for Development of People, inMalawi (BBC News, May 20)
“Just over one yearago, when the IowaSupreme Court de-cided to ignore Iowalaw and grant samesex couples theability to get married in our state, Ipredicted that the decision, absentaction by the state legislature toenact a marriage license residencyrequirement, would turn Iowa intothe gay marriage Mecca.”
— U.S. Rep.
(R-Iowa,) arguing that to pro-tect Iowa from gay “altar shoppers,” the state shouldenact a marriage license residency requirement andamend the state constitution to stop gay marriage.
Atlanta police want to sweeten relation-ship with LGBT community.
First federal hate crimes conferenceheld in Atlanta.
Ga. Senate race pits longtime allyagainst gay-friendly newcomer.
Savannah LGBT rights rally attractshundreds.
LGBT immigration forum focuses onAsian Americans.
White House endorses plan to repeal‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’
Where Georgia’s congressional delega-tion stands on DADT, ENDA.
Editorial: It will take more than a breakfast torestore trust in APD’s LGBT liaison.
Speaking Out: Readers react to RegularGuys, Shirt Off My Back campaign.
All-night party to create what Back-street would have been.
Theater: Find forbidden ‘Loot’ atOnStage Atlanta.
Sports: Atlanta Bucks rugby team isBingham Cub bound.
Books: Atlanta therapist delves into‘lesbian bed death.’
Atlanta Cotillion pits debs in race to raisemoney for HIV ﬁght.
Premiere Party puts ‘festive white’ in therainbow.
Georgia Spotlight: South Georgia Pride,Georgia Equality.
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