11th November 2005
Gay sex just like pedophilia, court hears 11
12:00 AM — A Pentecostal pastor charged with hate speech for denouncing homosexuality as a "cancerous tumor" during a sermon defended his views in Sweden's highest court Wednesday, saying gay sex was an abnormality on a par with pedophilia.Ake Green, 64, delivered a fiery anti-gay sermon two years ago that triggered a legal battle testing the limits of Sweden's freedom of speech. Green told the Supreme Court that his sermon was meant to warn gays that their lifestyle will result in an "eternal divorce" from God.
Texas bans gay marriages but Maine rejects ban 2
12:00 AM — Texas voters this week overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, making their state the 19th to take that step.The same-sex marriage contest in Texas was a landslide victory; near-complete returns showed the gay-marriage ban supported by about 76 percent of voters. Like every other state except Massachusetts, Texas didn't permit same-sex marriages previously, but the constitutional amendment was touted as an extra guard against future court rulings.