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LGBT Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Questioning (or Queer) Rights including the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, same sex marriage, adoption by gay couples, DOMA, and other issues.

Special Guests for July Book Club Meeting

Phil Ennin, who was CEO at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers at the time The Hospital was written, has agreed to join our discussion of the book. Without him, there would have been no book. He allowed the author to have almost complete access to the hospital's inner workings.

Why Obama seems to back off 'don't ask, don't tell'

Confused by reports that the Obama Administration asked the Supreme Court not to take on an appeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy banning gays in the military?

Here's a lucid explanation from the Washington Post, June 8, 2009.

City Council Series: Leslie Heath in Support of Library Censorship?

Issue Background

UAPA agrees with the UA Public Library’s philosophy that “…everyone matters and is respected.“ And we support its goal, which is “…to have an unbiased collection representing many points of view…”

However, in Upper Arlington, there is a growing intolerance of others’ views by a small, vocal minority influenced by outgoing Council member Tim Rankin. One of the most egregious examples is the 2005 dispute about the distribution of gay publications at the Upper Arlington Public Library. A group of conservatives tried to sway the Library Board with the claim they were protecting children.

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