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    November 23, 2008

    The Week on GNW (Nov. 16-22)

    Posted by: Chris

    Here are the five biggest stories from Gay News Watch over the last week:

    1. Obama transition issues gay rights planOBAMA TRANSITION ISSUES GAY RIGHTS PLAN: QUICK LOOK: The Obama-Biden transition team has released its official civil rights agenda on Change.gov, the official transition website, and the expansive and far-reaching section... (MORE)
    2. Calif. high court agrees to hear Prop 8 challengesCalif. high court agrees to hear Prop. 8 challenges: QUICK LOOK: The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider complaints by opponents of Proposition 8 that it improperly revised the constitution to ban gay marriage... (MORE)
    3. Lawmaker expects 'Don't Ask' repeal within one yearLawmaker expects 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal within one year: QUICK LOOK: The U.S. military's "don't ask-don't tell" policy could be overturned in the first year of President-elect Barack Obama's administration, according to the lead sponsor... (MORE)
    4. 5 years later, views shift on gay marriage in Mass.Five years later, views shift on gay marriage in Mass.: QUICK LOOK: When the Supreme Judicial Court handed down its landmark decision five years ago tomorrow allowing same-sex couples to wed in Massachusetts, opponents warned that traditional... (MORE)
    5. Gays in India fear blackmail and unhappy marriageGays in India fear blackmail and unhappy marriage: QUICK LOOK: Homosexuality is illegal under the Indian penal code, which describes the act as "against the order of nature" and declares it punishable by 10 years to life in prison,... (MORE)

    And here are a few of the most popular from the last week:

    • Dr. Phil dedicating entire episode to Prop 8 debateDr. Phil dedicating entire episode to Prop. 8 debate: QUICK LOOK: Dr. Phil is dedicating an entire episode to the ongoing controversy surrounding Proposition 8, the California gay marriage ban. Frank Voci, founder of WhiteKnot.org,... (MORE)
    • Tony Curtis defends 'Brokeback' slam, loves gay fansTony Curtis defends 'Brokeback' slam, loves gay fans: QUICK LOOK: Tony Curtis gained fame cross-dressing with Marilyn Monroe in "Some Like it Hot," but he found himself in an odd position in 2005, when he was widely quoted as blasting... (MORE)
    • With Prop 8, Calif. high court takes on people's voiceWith Prop. 8, Calif. high court takes on people's voice: QUICK LOOK: When the California Supreme Court begins weighing arguments over same-sex marriage — again — in December, some 18,000 such marriages could hang in the balance. Opponents... (MORE)
    • Three D.C. gay men indicted in sexual assualt, deathThree gay men indicted in sexual assault, death: QUICK LOOK: A grand jury has handed down an obstruction of justice indictment against three gay men who were under investigation for the August 2006 murder of Robert Wone, a prominent... (MORE)
    • Prince slams gays for 'sticking it wherever they want'Prince slams gays for 'sticking it wherever they want': QUICK LOOK: Asked about his perspective on social issues — gay marriage, abortion — Prince tapped his Bible and said, “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing... (MORE)

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    These were the five stories on Gay News Watch with the biggest buzz over the last seven days, along with some of the most popular stories from the last week. You can also view the stories with the biggest buzz factor from the last month or year, and the most popular from the last month or year.

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