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The court ruling I was talking about today for New Jersey.

New Jersey's Supreme Court opened the door to gay marriage Wednesday, ruling that homosexuals are entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals, but leaving it to lawmakers to legalize same-sex unions.

So, not definite, but a very good step in the right direction! :D

- Helen <3
Well, the first meeting was definitely a success...25+ people came, and we talked about a variety of topics, including the activities we do during the year, and Safe Spaces.
If you missed the first meeting, it's fine! Come whenever you can...new comers are always welcome. :]


PS: As Vice President of Treasury, GET S.O. CARDS as soon as you can!
Hey y'all. Just posting to remind everyone:


We need as many old members to be there as possible to welcome in the new members. If you really can't make it, that's okay, but please make sure we know you still want to be in the club. We'll be sending out a mass email about it tomorrow. If for some reason you don't get it you can email me (bxsgsa@yahoo.com) about it or just give us your email at the meeting, whatever. ;)

This year's gonna be kick-ass, so please come to the meetings! Especially the first one. :D As always, there will be food!

-Helen, your very, very excited vice-president of communications.
hey you guys! just got back from the holy land where i spent my summer. i'd just like to post here now that for anyone who hasnt been watching the news, the decision on gay marrage came out from the court, and has been denied.
the lgbt community is still fighting.

Pentagon lists homosexuality as disorder By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer Tue Jun 20, 6:23 AM ETCollapse )


Session draws to a close in Albany – let your voice be heard!

With only two weeks left to the regular legislative session in Albany, there are a number of important bills still in play where our community needs to be heard. Call our legislative leaders on these two measures. Be sure and mention the bill name and bill number when you make your call. They are:

1. The Family Health Care Decision Act would give spouses and domestic partners equal legal authority to make medical decisions for their loved ones who are unable to do so for themselves. Besides helping every New Yorker who has not filled out a health care proxy saying who they want to make health care decisions for them, the bill makes sure that LGBT New Yorkers will not be treated as legal strangers when their partners and spouses are in need of someone to make medical decisions for them.

Call Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno at 518.455.3191 and tell him to let the current Assembly version of the Family Medical Decision Making Act (A.5406B) come to the Senate floor for a vote before the end of session.

2. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) would explicitly prohibit in state law discrimination based on gender identity and expression in employment, housing, credit, education and public accommodations. This bill has never received a vote in either chamber of the legislature, even though eight other states and the District of Columbia have adopted similar measures, as have scores of private companies here in New York from Pfeizer to Xerox to JP Morgan Chase. The Assembly has traditionally been the place where civil rights measures are first acted upon, and the measure already has 55 Assembly sponsors who support the bill.

Call Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at 518.455.3791 and ask him to bring the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (A.7438) to the Assembly floor for a vote before the end of session.

The Gay Pride Parade in New York is going to be amaazing this year, so definitely come check it out!

Date: Sunday June 25, 2006
Time: Starts at 12:00pm
Place: Starts at 5th Avenue and 52nd Street and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets.
Events: Fun, drag queens, floats, fun, rainbow flags, motorcycles, fun.
Admission: Free!
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