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Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996 - File 004. 1996-12-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/915/show/885.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 844, December 27, 1996
Publisher Window Media
Date December 27, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Title File 004
Transcript A Capsule of the Year's Biggest News The Incomparable Lady Victoria Lust By CURT MORRISON 1. The Supreme Court Decision In Romer V. Evans By a 6-3 margin, lhe United Stales Supreme Court upheld a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that stipulated the states 1992 "Amendment 2" denied Gays and lesbians equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. The ruling provided our community with powerful ammunition for the courts to consider if other states attempt to impose laws of similar nature. 2. Senate Passes Defense Of Marriage Act Only three months after the victorious Romer vs. Evans landmark decision, [he United States Senate overwhelmingly (85-14) passed the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) which denies our community lhe rights of oilier citizens to legally marry our partners. President Clinton signed the hill unceremoniously. 3. Protease Inhibitors For the first time in a long time, there is a renewed sense of hope in our community, especially for those who are HIV + or have AIDS. Clinical studies to date appear to be promising indeed concerning the new aggressive drug treatment and therapy called Protease Inhibitors. Of course, il is best to be cautiously optimistic, but the results to date are encouraging. 4. The Employment Non- Discrimination Act The United States Senate defeated pas- sage of ENDA. On a positive note, the defeat of the Employment Non-Dis- .Nltllll.lIHUI A.C1 |,y iJ|1(, V()[e was gjg. nificanl in so far that it demonstrated ihat we are closer to obtaining equal rights in ilie workplace than we have ever been in history. 5. Clinton Sails To Second Victory Presideni Clinton won a second term as President of the United States with relative ease. Clinton angered many community leaders, locally and nationally, with his vacillation on such issues as gavs ,n [he military and DOMA, however, there is a sense in the community ihat Clinton will he an advocate on our issues now that he is lame duck. Time will te|| 6. Hawaii Court Decision As expected, a state court struck down Hawaii's ban on same-sex marriages marking the firsi time a stun* court has ever recognized homosexual marriages First Circuit Court judge Kevjn Chang indicated (hat the sta[e fai|ed ,0 demonstrate a compelling reason why the public interest in the Well-being ol children and families w„uld be affected by s**-me sex marriages Dale Carpenter 7. Governor William Weld Republican Governor William Weld of Massachusetts publicly stated that if Hawaii's rendering in the same-sex marriage case is upheld. Massachusetts will honor marriages, despite DOMA. In addition. Weld stated that he would veto any Massachusetts proposal to ban gay marriages. Weld is considered to be the most pro-gay Governor, Republican or Democrat, in the entire United Slates. 8. Texas Log Cabin Group Sues State GOP The Log Cabin Republicans of Texas (LCR-TX) filed suit against the Republican Party of Texas over the party's decision to deny the group an exhibit booth at the state convention. The suit charged that the patty breached a contract to accept thc booth and that denial <■( rht application violates rights of free speech, due process and privacy under the Texas constitution. "Refusing to listen to reason, shutting their ears to the complaints of (others)...Texas GOP officials have left us no choice," stated Dale Carpenter, State President of LCR-TX. 9. A Great Lady Passes The Houston gay and lesbian community suffered a great loss this year with the passing of Marvin Davis, a.k.a. Lady Victoria Lust. Davis earned the distinction of being the community's biggest individual fundraiser through his tireless efforts and commitment. He was extremely popular and well loved by many. In addition. Davis was an HIV educator and counselor for he City of Houston Health Department. 10. Fatal Intolerance Hate Crimes are still a problem in our city and nationwide. Last year's death of Fred Mangione was a sad reminder of the problem of hate crime's. Mangione was brutally murdered. He was stabbed 35 nines m a van outside Dolly's Place, a bar in Katy. The alleged murder's were --.elf- professed members of a neo-Nazi hate group called German Peace Corps. Houston We tfhnklpur community for a great year fitted with... oLxiyXc*, Peace, and Presideni Ctinlon HOUSTON VOICE / DECEMBER 27, 1996 3
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