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Representative Wu Refuses To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has called for an ethics committee investigation of Representative David Wu. A newspaper had reported allegations by a young woman of “aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior” by the congressman after last year’s election. This is the second time Wu has faced accusations of unacceptable sexual behavior. In 1976 Wu […]

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New York Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Major Gay Rights Victory

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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New York has become the sixth U.S. state to legalize same sex marriage. By a vote of 33 to 29, the legislature in the populous northeastern state approved a bill late Friday allowing same-sex unions after four Republicans crossed party lines to support it. Gay rights advocates hailed the vote, calling it a major victory […]

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New York Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Major Gay Rights Victory

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the U.S. state of New York have voted to approve same-sex marriage, handing American gay rights advocates a major victory in their quest for equality. After extensive debate, the New York State Senate approved the legislation Friday night by a vote of 33 to 29, as two previously undecided Republican lawmakers cast the […]

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New York Senate Again Delays Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the U.S. state of New York have yet to decide whether to vote on legalizing same-sex marriage. State senators had been expected to vote on the bill Thursday but ended their session without doing so. The Senate’s Republican leader said members of his party are meeting privately Friday to take up the issue […]

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New York Legislature Delays Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in New York state have postponed a final vote on legislation to legalize same-sex marriage until Friday. The bill has already been approved by the Democrat-controlled Assembly, but remains one vote short of passage in the Republican-controlled Senate. The majority party has introduced several amendments that would exempt religious groups who disapprove of gay […]

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Vatican to Launch Online Database, Intl. Conference to Combat Sex Abuse

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Vatican says it is taking new steps to combat sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, including preparations for an online database and an international conference to offer guidance to priests and abuse victims. At a news conference Saturday, Vatican officials said they will launch a multi-lingual e-learning center to educate Catholic authorities around the […]

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