The Oregon Supreme Court today voided about 3,000 marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples. Multnomah County started issuing the licenses last year. Voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage last November. Oregon’s governor and a group of bi-partisan legislators are vowing to enact civil union legislation. Worldwide Pablo has the story.
Tom Delay issued an apology of sorts for making a statement that many took as a threat on the lives of judges involved in the Terri Schiavo case. After weeks of attacking those who criticized his remarks he said he was sorry for making them but that people needed to understand how upset he was that judges starved Terri Schiavo to death. America’s most ethically challenged politician just doesn’t know when to quit. Let’s hope the voters of Texas wise up and show him the door.
The humanitarian crisis in Darfur continues. Bi-partisan legislation in Congress – called the Darfur Accountability Act – calls for additional sanctions and international pressure on Sudan. Click here to send a letter to your Congressional representatives alerting them to your support of the legislation.
A mistrial was declared last month in the case of five members of the pacifist Catholic Worker Movement in Ireland accused of disarming a US war plane involved in hostile activities in Iraq. A retrial for the group – known as the The Pitstop Ploughshares – is now scheduled for October.