Year's Top Issues: Gay & Lesbian

Struggles around human rights and sexuality achieved a high profile in 2008, with Prop. 8 in California capturing the bulk of the headlines.

Worldwide, the issue saw plenty of give-and-take. In Australia, advocates cheered the establishment of the nation’s first gay- and lesbian-focused retirement home.

Elsewhere, a gay Muslim seeking asylum in Britain became a flashpoint of controversy, while the Vatican quietly introduced a psychological screening program to prevent homosexuals from entering the priesthood.


“Australia Breaks Ground on Gay Retirement Home”
Aug. 21, 2008

“Gay Muslims Seek Political Asylum in Britain”
Mar. 19, 2008

“Vatican Says Screenings Will Prevent Gays in Priesthood”
Nov. 5, 2008

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