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Title Houston Voice, No. 1006, February 4, 2000
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date February 4, 2000
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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Title File 008
Transcript HOUSTON VOICE • FEBRUARY 4, 2000 NEWS James Walter Moreland, 39, was executed last week in Texas, years after a 'gay panic' defense foiled to clear him of two murders. Southwest Airlines adds anti-discrimination provisions for gays DALLAS—Southwest Airlines, the nation's fifth largest airline, has instituted anti- harassment, anti-discrimination and EEOC policies that include sexual orientation as a protected category, the Dallas Voice reported. The Dallas-based airline announced the new protections in a letter sent to employees by Herb Kellaher, the airline's chairman, president and t EO. I he protections may be the result of an ongoing controversy between the airline and the flight attendants' union over domestic partner benefits for unmarried employees, as well .is longstanding charges of homophobia at Southwest. The issue came to a head in December when Southwest pilot Gary S. Ward claimed in a pilots' newsletter that "the homosexual community alone is a high-risk group medically." Ward also wrote that if Southwest adopted 1)1' benefits, it would be "a stab in the back of the American family." Right attendant Marty Nelson ol San Francisco said many pilots will not speak to male flight attendants, and some will not let men serve cabin crews. Ft. Worth rights commission accused of pro-gay 'litmus test' FORT WORTH, Tex.—A man who was rejected for a seat on Fort Worth's Human Relations Commission has charged officials with using nominees' positions on a possible gay rights ordinance as a "litmus test" for appointment to the body, the Dallas Voice reported Nominees opposed to the proposed ordinance were automatically rejected, Larry Stevens alleged. Stevens, who previously ran a failed bid for a city council seat, was one of six nominees interviewed for possible appointment to the commission. "They asked me, 'Mow do vou feel about special protections based on sexual preference7'" Stevens said. This question was not about matters of justice or about my history of working against discrimination. It was just about how 1 felt about someone who practices a certain behavior that is against the law in this state," Stevens said. Council member Becky Haskin, who chaired the selection committee, said candidates for the commission all were asked several questions. "I think he had some issues ahead of time... that's why I think he wasn't selected," she said Human Rights Watch set to monitor 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' in S.C COLl MBIA, S.C (AP)—The military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is getting a review by Human Rights Watch. The group, best know for investigating international torture and child abuse, has sent a delegate to Fort Jackson, the Army's largest training base, to collect information about bow the policy is working. The New York-based organization monitors human rights issues in about 70 countries, reporting on topics that include prisons, freedom of speech and land mines. "1 guess the simple goal is to look at this policy and the treatment ol gays and lesbians in terms of the context of international human rights standards," said senior researcher Allison Collins. She visited the fort with permission of Army officials The group also will compare the lives of gay U.S. service members with those in the military of other countries. Ihe United States and turkey are the only NATO countries that ban gays from military service, according to the Service Members I 'dense Network. —from staff and win reports Around the South [ For more extensive coverage: www.houstonvoice.com Gay man, another who claimed 'gay panic/ executed in Texas HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)—Glen Alan McGinnis, 27, was executed Jan. 25 for gunning down laundromat clerk Leta Ann Wilkerson in 1990. McGinnis admitted shooting Wilkerson and leaving for dead the 30-year-old mother of two. Defense attorney William Hall described McGinnis as a deeply troubled teen whose race and homosexual orientation doomed him in the eyes of the jury. "He was polite, respectful, legitimately sorry about what he'd done," Hall said. "But he was also a black man who killed a white woman. And he was very, very gay, and that didn't help." The Vatican, the European Union, the American bar Association and a collection of anti-death penalty groups pleaded for the life of McGinnis because he was a juvenile when he killed Wilkerson. The execution came just five days after another gay man, Rickey Lee Bryant, 31, was put to death in Texas for killing his lover and four neighbors in 1982. Meanwhile, James Walter Moreland, 39, condemned for a knife attack that left two Fast Texas men dead more than 17 years ago, was executed Jan. 27. 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