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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Nepal Supreme Court Rules for Equal Rights

"Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-sexual and inter-sex people are... 'natural persons'... And they should be allowed to enjoy all the rights defined by national and international human rights law and instruments." Nepal Supreme Court, December 21, 2007

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules on Sexual Orientation Harassment

"HELD: The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination recognizes a cause of action against a school district for student-on- student affectional or sexual orientation harassment. A school district is liable for such harassment when the school district knew or should have known of the harassment but failed to take actions reasonably calculated to end the mistreatment and offensive conduct. The overarching goal of the LAD is to eradicate the “cancer of discrimination.” This Court has liberally construed the LAD to further the Legislature’s broad remedial objectives." New Jersey Supreme Court, February 21, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Canadian Prime Minister On Canada's Fight Against AIDS and HIV

"I certainly don’t need to tell those in attendance that the global HIV/AIDS pandemic is one of the most heart-wrenching health crises the world has ever seen. HIV/AIDS is a killer that must be stopped. While the ultimate goal is to develop a cure, we must also work on preventative measures to halt the spread of this disease... and to contribute to the global effort to develop safe, effective, affordable, and globally accessible HIV vaccines. The benefits of the Canadian initiative will be numerous. There is no doubt the development of an effective HIV vaccine is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. But Canada is up to the task, because we’re a global leader. Through today’s initiative, Canada, in partnership with the Gates Foundation, will provide the resources necessary to help realize this worthy goal, thus sparing millions of people from the horrific reality of HIV/AIDS." Prime Minister Stephen Harper, February 20, 2007