Tag: death penalty

Appeals court rejects ‘homophobic panic’ claim

Lawyers for Robert Van Hook, convicted of murdering gay man in 1985, told court psychological reports could have supported his claims of mental disease LISA CORNWELL  |  Associated Press editor@dallasvoice.com CINCINNATI — A...

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National news briefs • 09.02.11

Judge puts trial on hold in case against Dan Choi WASHINGTON — Dan Choi may be closer to having charges against him dropped after the judge in his case put the trial on hold this week. Choi, a gay former Army lieutenant, was...

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Cult leader kills 4-year-old for being gay

Peter Lucas Moses, 27, right, faces capital murder charges after allegedly shooting to death 4-year-old Jaden Higganbothan, left, because Moses thought the child was gay. Moses lived in Durham, N.C., with several women,...

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What’s Brewing: 3rd El Paso suspect arrested

Ivan Gallardo Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. A third suspect has been arrested in a brutal beating outside a gay nightclub in downtown El Paso on May 7. Ivan Gallardo, 17, is charged with aggravated assault with...

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Ugandan lawmakers hold hearings on anti-gay bill

Supporter says death penalty provision is ‘something we have moved away from,’ but measure expected to pass if it’s voted on this week GODFREY OLUKYA | Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan parliament...

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Does U.N. vote mean dark days ahead ?

With a simple majority vote of 9 countries, LGBT people are removed from category of ‘vulnerable populations,’ left exposed to arbitrary execution Hardy Haberman Flagging Left The United Nations recently took a vote and with a...

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Killer who preyed on Montrose gays set to die

Derrick Jackson (TDCJ) Derrick Jackson is scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday, July 20 for fatally slashing, stabbing and bludgeoning two Houston opera singers in 1988. Jackson was a predator who preyed on patrons of gay...

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Uganda softening law against gays

Just in time for the holiday season here in the states comes word that Ugandan lawmakers are “softening” proposed legislation that would have called for gays and lesbians to be put to death in some circumstances....

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Death penalty to remain in Ugandan anti-gay bill

Despite reports last week that a clause in a new law being considered in Uganda imposing the death penalty on repeat offenders accused of homosexuality, TheAdvocate.com reports today that the death sentence remains part of the...

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