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Published on Sep 6, 2012
FIRST LADY SPEECH - EXPEDIA 4 MARRIAGE - DOC CASTRATES TEEN - EQUALITY MOVE - ELLEN'S STAR
Michele Obama is receiving praise from all sides for her moving speech at the Democratic Convention on Tuesday. Sandra Bernhard said of the US First lady's gay marriage references, "Try and top that my friends - she brought the love."
The campaign to support gay marriage in Washington state has acquired a new supporter in online travel company, Expedia. Their CEO said, "We strive to actively promote equality... and are committed to treating one another with respect and dignity,"
An Australian doctor, who is part of an enclosed Christian sect has been banned from practising after prescribing chemical castration to a gay teenage church member. A medical tribunal decided that Dr Mark Craddock had 'failed to provide appropriate medical management'.
Following this week's UK Cabinet reshuffle, the Women & Equalities department has been moved to the Ministry for Culture, Media and Sport. This puts Maria Miller MP in charge - despite her having voted against gay legislation or been absent during key voting in the past.
And finally, Ellen DeGeneres has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ryan Seacrest paid tribute to her ''integrity, generosity, her good spirit and humour''.