The policy-making body of the American Psychological Association (APA) this week unanimously approved a resolution supporting marriage equality. APA's Clinton Anderson: "Now as the country has really begun to have experience with gay marriage, our position is much clearer and more straightforward — that marriage equity is the policy that the country should be moving toward."
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) all recently signed the National Organization for Marriage’s marriage pledge. By signing the pledge, the presidential candidates promise to support a federal law that would ban marriage for same-sex couples. The pledge also includes other anti-gay positions.
In other anti-gay news, The New York Times profiled the anti-gay American Family Association, one of the groups sponsoring Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) upcoming prayer event. The Associated Press previously wrote a piece that called the event “a potentially risky gamble.”
The All Politics Blog of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on Wednesday signed legislation extending health protections to the domestic partners of county employees. On the other hand, LGBT advocates in Holland, Mich., held a demonstration at City Hall in support of a proposed measure that would add protections for LGBT people to the city's policy.
Rudolf Brazda, one of the last known Holocaust victims Nazis deported for being gay, died Wednesday at the age of 98. Brazda was sent to the concentration camp of Buchenwald on August 8, 1942, and given the number 7952 and a pink triangle. The website Yagg posted an interview with Brazda in October 2010.