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Houston Voice, No. 1171, April 4, 2003 - File 010. 2003-04-04. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/17058/show/17038.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 1171, April 4, 2003
Contributor
  • Weaver, Penny
Publisher Window Media
Date April 4, 2003
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE www.houston voice.com APRIL 4, 2003 9 yyyi! yy ::i:y ^ ::: v< w^m %m p -::.._. b mUM%^y >y. : y Palm Beach schools ban bias against gay students FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Palm Beach County School Board voted 5-2 on March 24 in favor of adding sexual orientation to the school system's non-discrimination policy for students, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. "It took a long time, but the school Board made the right decision, and we are ecstatic," said Jamie Foreman, president of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, which lobbied for the policy. The school board rejected similar policies in 1991 and 1999, saying that gay students were protected under general anti-bias rules. During a public comment session before last week's vote, speakers favoring the pro-gay policy outranked opponents three-to-one. Those who argued against the measure said it would encourage homosexuality "If you really care about the gay students, you would warn them about the disease and destructiveness that come with this lifestyle," said Chris Nick, a Lake Worth resident. Tom Lynch, Palm Beach County School Board Chair, was one of two board members who voted against a gay-inclusive bias policy covering students, though the measure passed 5-2. He said existing policies would cover harassed students. Fla. lesbians file lawsuit over retirement community TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A university English teacher and middle school librarian complained March 31 to Leon County officials that their efforts to obtain housing at the Westminster Oaks Retirement Community was denied because they are lesbians. "They said, 'if you say that you're cousins or if you say that you are sisters'... well we're not cousins and we're not sisters," Joy Lewis said. "We haven't lived our lives with tiny lies or big lies." The San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights filed the complaint claiming Westminster officials violated the Leon County Fair Housing Code when it denied housing to the couple, who are otherwise qualified to live there. Lewis, 62, and Sheila Ortiz-Taylor, a 63-year-old English professor at Florida State University, have lived together for 13 years. Their original application was rejected in 1999. They were placed on a waiting list on their second try while the company's board of directors reviews a policy that excludes non-related people from living in their facility. Calif. Supreme Court gets Berkeley Boy Scout case SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court said it will review the city of Berkeley's decision to discontinue free berthing at a public marina for a group affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The justices agreed during their private conference March 26 to hear the Sea Scouts' challenge. The scouts are fighting a 1998 city decision that made their nonprofit group ineligible for free docking because of its membership and leadership policies against gays. The Sea Scouts stopped receiving free marina access after Berkeley City Council members passed a 1997 ordinance prohibiting the city from subsidizing groups that discriminate. In their appeal, the scouts maintain that if Berkeley is gding to provide free berthing to nonprofits, it cannot deny free access to nonprofits whose views run counter to those of City Hall. But a lower appeals court dismissed that argument, holding that "Berkeley's actions have not required appellants to stop discriminating" against gays. Mo. court ruling may help gay families COLUMBIA, Mo. — A recent court ruling involving a heterosexual couple could set an important precedent for gay families, according to attorneys and activists. Last month, St. Louis County Circuit Judge John R. Essner allowed Steven Gain visitation rights with the child he parented for nine years as his own. The child was born in 1989, 10 years after Steven and Terry Gain married. When the couple split up in 2001, Terry Gain attempted to deny her husband visitation rights, revealing that the daughter was not biologically bis. But preventing the daughter from visiting the man she thinks of as her father would be too painful, the judge ruled. "It's just not fair to the girl to have to suffer this additional grief," Essner said. The case marks the first time that a Missouri court has recognized the rights of a non-biological parent without declaring the biological parent unfit, according to the Columbia Missourian newspaper. "This gives the opportunity for people in nontraditional relationships, such as gays and lesbians, to make legitimate requests for visitation," said Ken Jones, editor of Missouri Law Weekly Border Patrol employee sues over alleged transgender bias SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Border Patrol specialist who underwent sex-change surgery has sued the government, alleging discrimination. Tracy Nichole Sturchio, formerly known as Ronald Sturchio, claims in an U.S. District Court civil rights lawsuit she was harassed and discriminated against because she is a "transgender citizen." Her lawsuit says that she can't wear a dress to work or use the women's restroom, and has been subject ed to sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. The lawsuit seeks $500,000 for compensatory and punitive damages, along with an unspecified amount for mental anguish and emotional distress. Sturchio has been employed by the Border Patrol since 1991, and has worked at the Spokane office since July 1998. The defendants are Attorney General John Ashcroft, Border Patrol Chief Gustavo De LaVina and Michael J. Garcia, commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Both sides declined to comment on the case. 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